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Christopher Cory Carter

Family Attorney at Corona, CA

4.5   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1990
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Christopher

Learn Christopher’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Family
    Family Law, Child Support, Spousal Support, Property Division, Domestic Violence, Paternity

    34 years

  2. Business
    Contracts, Business Disputes, Corporation, LLC, Real Estate Transactions

    34 years

  3. Real estate
    Property disputes, RE sales, broker/agent/escrow, buy/sell agreements, easements

    34 years

Our family has been an part of the legal landscape of Corona/Norco, Perris, and general Riverside County, since 1946 when Charles H. Carter, the founding father, first hung his shingle at 1025 South Main Street, Corona.  Back then, families needed an attorney for a variety of needs which included issues or solving problems concerning marital disputes, land or property, injuries of persons, and how to protect, preserve and maintain of the wealth of these families accumulated over time.


While the times and landscape have changed drastically over the last 60 years, the same challenging problems that families faced then, still exist now. And the Law office of Christopher C. Carter, A Professional Law Corporation, is still here to help guide you through these legal challenges and our family reputation in the legal arena has withstood the test of times because it has maintained its excellence in helping families with all their legal needs. Give us a call today to schedule a FREE consultation.


At the Law Office of Christopher C. Carter, our formula for success is simple—provide clients with straightforward, compassionate, and competent representation, and the firm will excel on its own merits. The measure of this success can be seen in the steady stream of referrals we receive from former clients who were pleased with our representation. Our reputation—among our clients and our peers in the legal community—has been built on the combination of our empathy and the outstanding working knowledge we have of the California Court system.



Law Office of Christopher C. Carter
1025 S Main St
Corona, CA, 92882

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  6 customer reviews
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Posted by Katherine | February 8, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Asset in the Courtroom
I Retained Mr. Carter after interviewing (2) other family law attorney's. I found Mr. Carter to be extremely knowledgeable and thorough in his explanation of my concerns for my legal needs. Through the duration of my case he was punctual and quick in responding to me calls, and questions. I was very thankful for the kindness his staff always extended to me during this very trying time as well as being extremely efficient and prompt. I highly recommend this law firm for any of your legal needs.
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Posted by Woody | February 23, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Resounding Success
I am just now wrapping up a 4 year grueling divorce case. I had previous council that came highly recommended and had a matching fee schedule. Within a very short time I had burned through $10,000 of fees and had nothing in the way of results to show for it. After a short period of going it alone I was forced to retain council once again. I retained Chris Carter and I am very glad that I did. Chris is a regular guy that is very plain spoken and will tell you what you need to hear rather than what you would like to hear. He represents his clients aggressively. He does not hesitate to show a little emotion in the court room when necessary. His knowledge of the of both Family and Civil law were invaluable in my situation. He quite literally made opposing council look foolish in court by correcting their novice interpretation of the law. The bottom line is simple. When you are shopping for an attorney you need a few basic things. Knowledge/Experience - He is a second generation attorney. It's been his whole life! Communication - Plain English without all the BS. Financially Efficient - You get results for what you pay. Proven Success - Plain and simple, Chris wins. I had the attorney with the plush office and all the bells and whistles. They took my money and were offended when I questioned their effectiveness and results. I would much rather have the second generation attorney working out of the same office building that his father built 40 plus years ago. Chris is regular guy that gets you the results you want at a fair price because he doesn't waste your fees on all the frills. Lastly, and I cannot over state this, you will feel like a member of his family. He takes you and the case personally. He feels your pain and gets just as frustrated as you do. In a tough case you want a competent attorney that feels the same gravity as you.
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Posted by anonymous | December 10, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Carter is well worth your time!
After several face to face interviews with other lawyers I chose Mr. Carter to be my attorney in what I thought to be a very difficult family law case. There is nothing easy about dividing up lives in a court room however I was able to walk in with the confidence. Mr. Carter is very professional, knowledgeable and articulate. He made it possible to get through what seemed impossible. I want to thank Mr. Carter again for taking such good care of me and my girls.
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Posted by Pegge | October 4, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family trust liquidation
We spent months trying to transfer the funds to any one our accounts, always a problem. so we hired Mr. Carter to help us and the problem it was resolved within 2/3 weeks. We highly recommend using Mr. Carter. Thank you again Mr. Carter Pegge & Roy
Posted by anonymous | September 1, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Grateful Client
After interviewing Mr. Carter I knew I would be in good hands. He made sure I understood everything and how my case would play out in court. Mr. Carter was 10 steps ahead of the other attorney throughout the trial. I never thought I would need an attorney and I hope I never do again...but If I do I will know who to call. I would refer Mr. Carter to my family and friends. Respectfully, A Grateful Client
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Posted by anonymous | September 13, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dissatisfied more often than note.
I Was with this law office for about a year, almost two when Chris Carter voluntarily signed off on my case due to my inability to make higher payments than what I was at the time paying, of $100.00 a month. I paid all I could manage financially, since he allowed via the judge to order that I pay my child's full private school tuition. The day he signed off on my case, Chris told me specifically that I could leave, "there's no court today." Which resulted in the judge ordering me to pay the ex back $400.00 and up to a total of close to $14,000.00 for criminal attorney fees and the crooked, court ordered monitor that my P.I. Caught breaking the rules of supervised visitation and carrying on a relationship. Chris should've fought harder in court for my child and I. Mr. Carter could've told the judge that we didn't want supervised visitation lifted, but that the judge look at the P.I. Evidence against the NCP (non custodial parent/respondent) and the crooked, court ordered visitation supervisor, but he did not. The money I've been ordered by the court to pay the ex, could've gone to paying Mr. Carter however, I'm now only able to afford a lesser payment than what I had been paying him initially as a result. Mr. Carter's office stopped sending me statements for payments and I had so much going on at that time that I'd forget to make a payment, he ended up suing me for around $7,000 - $8,000, he won, because the judgement was made in my absence, I was at work during the hearing. I'm thankful to Chris Carter for the best thing he ever did for my case, which was to divorce the ex and I.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 100-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.8 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Christopher C. Carter
  • 2015 - Present
  • Partner
  • Carter & Carter, APLC
  • 1989 - 2015


  • Western State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • California State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1985

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In Re Marriage of Enochs
  • Success for my client
  • In Re Marriage of Enochs
  • Success for my client


  • Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Riverside County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Legal Representation
  • Who's Who Legal
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (0)
Endorse Christopher
Business Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Chris is a thoughtful, hard-working, intelligent lawyer, with a keen understanding of the relationship between business and litigation. He works tirelessly to get the best results for his clients. I worked opposite him in a business case, and was impressed with his professionalism and negotiation skills. I recommend him to the fullest."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Christopher for approximately 10 years, having seen him in court and appearing on his behalf as I am a special appearance attorney. I believe him to be very knowledgeable in civil litigation and has demonstrated his ability in court as a strong advocate for his clients. I have referred multiple individuals to him as possible clients and I will continue to do so since I believe him to be knowledgeable, very competent and ethical."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
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