Experienced, Supportive, and Affordable Family Law Attorney
Channe Gallagher Coles understands the struggles which face divorced parents, especially those confronted with the challenge of raising a child on their own while struggling financially.
As a child of divorce herself, she grew up in a single-parent family with her mother and four sisters. She understands the toll child custody battles can take both physically and emotionally on parents, but also from the perspective of the child who often suffers the most when parents fight it out in court.
Channe has two undergraduate degrees from California State University, Northridge; a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy. Immediately following her undergraduate education, she enrolled at the West Los Angeles School of Law, graduated cum laude in May 2008, and passed the July bar in November that same year.
In 2009 Channe joined a general practice law firm in downtown Los Angeles, where she gained a wealth of litigation and trial experience in construction defects, probate, personal injury, and family law. Following her time there, she joined Law Offices of Gregory Johnson, in Oxnard, California exclusively practicing in the area of elder abuse and personal injury, where she chaired long-cause trials through Ventura and Los Angeles County and assisted in complex class action lawsuits. In 2014 she opened her own solo practice in Santa Barbara where 99% of her time is devoted to the area of family law. She brings a wealth of litigation experience and is extremely competent in handling both highly contested, big income and asset cases; as well as, the far less complex issues of a “friendly divorce”.
Channe resides with her husband, teenage son, champion Rhodesian Ridgeback “Truman”, and her two rescue cats in her home in Santa Barbara. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and enjoys camping, sailing, running, skiing, and wine tasting!
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Graduated Cum Laude||University of West Los Angeles||2008|
|Witken Award||The Witkin Legal Institute at Thomson Reuters||2006|
|Owner / Managing Attorney||Law Office of Channe G. Coles||2014 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||McArdle & Associates, PC||2013 - 2013|
|Associate Attorney||Law Office of Gregory L. Johnson||2010 - 2013|
|Associate Attorney||L.A. Law Group, Inc.||2009 - 2010|
|Owner / Managing Attorney||Law Office of Channe D. Gallagher||2008 - 2009|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Santa Barbara Women Lawyers Association||Attorney member||2014 - Present|
|Santa Barbara County Bar Association||Attorney member||2013 - Present|
|Ventura County Trial Lawyers Association||Attorney member||2010 - 2013|
|Law Office of Channe G. Coles Blog Site||How the “Changed Circumstances” & “Best-Interest of the Child” Standards Affect Your Post-Judgment Modification Requests.||2014|
|University of West Los Angeles School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2008|
|California State University, Northridge||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2004|
|California State University, Northridge||BS - Bachelor of Science||2002|
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