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


Practice areas


  1. General Practice: 25%
  2. Real Estate: 20%
    3 years
  3. Business: 20%
    3 years
  4. Criminal Defense: 20%
    3 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
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
State Bar of CaliforniaMember, Legal Services Trust Fund Commission2011 - Present
National Association of Women's Gymnastics Judges/USA GymnasticsWomen's Gymnastics Competition Judge2005 - Present
Ventura County Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaCo-Chair, Legal Services Trust Fund Commission2014 - 2015
VCBA-Volunteer Lawyer Services Program, Inc.Trustee2013 - 2013
Ventura County Bar Association, Barristers SectionPresident2011 - 2011
Ventura County Bar AssociationMember, Board of Directors2011 - 2014
Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Tri-CountiesBoard Chair2011 - 2014
Constitutional Rights FoundationMock Trial Coach - Thousand Oaks High School2010 - 2012
Ventura County Bar Association, Barristers SectionBoard Member2006 - 2012
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Vesco v. Ventura County Superior Court (Newcomb)Writ of mandate granted. Opinion published. (2013) 221 Cal.App.4th 275.
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.
Spitzer v. Oxnard Union High School DistrictJury Verdict for Plaintiff (client, autistic student)
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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