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Christopher James Shenfield

Christopher James Shenfield

also known as Chris Shenfield, Christopher Shenfield

Practice areas:

Business, Construction & Development, Real Estate, Intellectual Property, Personal Injury

About Me

I am a San Francisco Bay area attorney with 17 years' experience specializing in corporate law, construction law, real estate, technology, business injury (fraud), personal injury, taxation and commercial litigation. Clients include start-ups, small to mid-size businesses, multi-state corporations, general and sub contractors, investment partnerships and emerging brands. Special experience and interest in commercial real estate, business financing, software licensing, regulatory & tax compliance, privacy laws, personal injury, business fraud, the software industry, and the food & beverage industry. Tried eleven cases to verdict. Fully bilingual in English and Spanish.


Languages Spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1995

  1. Business: 28%
    18 years, 105 cases
  2. Real Estate: 20%
    18 years, 85 cases
  3. Construction & Development: 20%
    18 years, 75 cases
  4. Intellectual Property: 17%
    10 years, 27 cases
  5. Personal Injury: 15%
    18 years, 43 cases



Hourly ($250-325/hour), Contingent (30-45%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

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Contact Info

Shenfield & Associates

533 Airport Boulevard.
Suite. 400
Burlingame, CA, 94010




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Order of the CoifTulane University School of Law Chapter of the Order of the Coif1995

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyShenfield & Associates2010 - Present
General CounselThree Square Partnership2006 - 2010
AttorneyCarr McClellan Ingersoll Thompson & Horn P.C.2001 - 2005
Visiting Professor of LawUniversidad de las Americas1999 - 2000
AttorneyMilling Benson Woodward1998 - 1999
Associate AttorneyBrook, Pizza & van Loon LLP1995 - 1998


Association NamePosition NameDuration
San Mateo Professional AllianceMember2014 - Present
San Francisco Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2013 - Present
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesMember2013 - 2013
Council of Mexican Entrepreneurs of the Bay Area (CEMAB)Advisory Board2006 - Present
Legal Aid SocietyPro Bono Attorney, San Mateo2001 - 2006
San Mateo County Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Romeo v Cabeceira, CIV435789, Superior Court of California, San Mateo County (filed 11/20/03)Recovered $345,000 for client,
Atwood v City of Palo Alto, 106CV057086, Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara (filed 1/30/06)Settled for confidential amount.
Portola Investments v. Investment Advantage Group, LLC, CIV804388, Santa Clara County Superior Court (filed 1/9/02)Recovered $4.3 million stolen from §1031 exchange account

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Tulane University Law SchoolLawJD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA1995
Claremont McKenna CollegeEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1986
Autonomous National University of Mexico Faculty of LawLawDiplomaN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
San Mateo Professional AllianceCivil Litigation2014
Business Law UpdateContract Litigation Law for Technology Start-Ups2012