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Christina Samayoa Vanarelli

also known as Christina Samayoa Stokholm

About me

My motivation comes from the satisfaction of using my legal knowledge to help others.


Practice areas


  1. General Practice: 25%
  2. Real Estate: 20%
    2 years
  3. Business: 20%
    2 years
  4. Criminal Defense: 20%
    2 years
  5. Other: 15%
  6. More 



Hourly ($310/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Mary J Quin

    I endorse this lawyer. I highly recommend Christina she is a very skilled attorney that seeks the best result for her clients


    Mary Quin Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jill Lisa Friedman

    I am a civil litigator. I do not hesitate to refer criminal defense matters to Christina. I have received nothing but glowing reviews about Christina from those referrals.


    Jill Friedman Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Christina Vanarelli, Inc., A Professional Law Corporation

[Formerly Christina S. Stokholm, Inc., APLC]
674 County Square Drive, Suite 209C
Ventura, CA, 93003-0449


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Nominee - 2013 Trial Lawyer of the YearVentura County Trial Lawyers Association2014
FinalistRichard W. Abbe Moot Court Competition2004
Admission ScholarshipVentura College of Law2002
First Place - Stanford Technology Law Review Paper ContestStanford University2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Your Ventura County LawyerChristina Vanarelli, Inc., A Professional Law Corporation2014 - Present
Senior AssociateLaw Offices of Mark Pachowicz, APLC2006 - 2013
Law ClerkLaw Offices of Mark Pachowicz, APLC2005 - 2006
Law ClerkSchley Look & Guthrie LLP2004 - 2006
Law ClerkSanta Barbara County Public Defender2003 - 2006
Vice President/Chief Technology OfficerBusiness First National Bank1999 - 2004
AVP/Information Systems ManagerGoleta National Bank1998 - 1999
AVP/Information Services OfficerCity Commerce Bank1995 - 1998
Customer Service ManagerGreat Western Bank1992 - 1995
Customer Service RepresentativeWorld Savings and Loan Association1991 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of CaliforniaCo-Chair, Legal Services Trust Fund Commission2014 - 2015
Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Tri CountiesVice Chair2014 - Present
Ventura County Legal Services, Inc.Founder2014 - Present
Ventura County Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Directors2013 - Present
VCBA-Volunteer Lawyer Services Program, Inc.Trustee2013 - 2013
Ventura County Bar Association, Barristers SectionPresident2011 - 2011
Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Tri-CountiesBoard Chair2011 - 2014
Ventura County Bar AssociationMember, Board of Directors2011 - 2014
State Bar of CaliforniaMember, Legal Services Trust Fund Commission2011 - Present
Constitutional Rights FoundationMock Trial Coach - Thousand Oaks High School2010 - 2012
Ventura County Bar Association, Barristers SectionBoard Member2006 - 2012
National Association of Women's Gymnastics Judges/USA GymnasticsWomen's Gymnastics Competition Judge2005 - Present
Ventura County Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Spitzer v. Oxnard Union High School DistrictJury Verdict for Plaintiff (client, autistic student)
Law Offices of Rosen & Zimmerman v. Phillip Lee et al.Jury Verdict for Defendants/Cross-Complainants (clients). Affirmed on appeal.
People v. CMSuperior court judge ordered all records of arrest destroyed and all references to client in police reports marked "EXONERATED." NOTE: This outcome was largely made possible because of a prosecutor with integrity.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Ventura College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Amador Valley High SchoolN/ADiploma1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
General Meeting and MCLE ProgramWhen Business Meets Pleasure: Ethical Considerations in Personal Relationships of the Legal Professional2012