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Charles “Chip” Oxton is a Santa Barbara attorney representing clients in all aspects of family law and civil litigation.


Chip is a highly-skilled and respected legal advisor and litigator with nearly 40 years’ experience practicing law in Santa Barbara. He has represented clients in a broad range of legal matters, including divorce and custody cases, personal injury and civil disputes, conservatorships and guardianships, wills and probate administration, real estate law, and landlord-tenant law.

Legal disputes are often intense, emotionally-charged experiences for the parties involved. Chip’s approach to practicing law involves providing clients with calm, reasoned advice in an environment devoted to constructive problem-solving. Chip combines a wealth of knowledge, experience, and litigation expertise with diligent and exhaustive preparation, to provide his clients with high quality legal representation.


Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 50%
    44 years
  2. Family: 10%
    1 year
  3. Child Custody: 10%
    44 years
  4. Child Support: 10%
    44 years
  5. Other: 20%
  6. More 


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Contact info

Charles M. Oxton

1220 State Street, 2nd Floor
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101-2654


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior PartnerOxton Staab & Gans Attorneys at Law1972 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Santa Barbara, CAJudicial Arbitrator1982 - Present
Santa Barbara Superior CourtJudge Pro Tem1975 - Present
Santa Barbara County Bar AssociationMember1972 - Present
University of California ExtensionLecturer1979 - 1993
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Francisco School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1972
University of California - Santa BarbaraPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1969