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Attorney Cristi L. Michelon practices in the areas of business, real estate, landlord tenant, trust litigation, and general civil litigation. Known for her strong client service skills, the clarity of her advice and straightforward legal approach, Cristi frequently serves small businesses as their on-call house council.<br>< br> Cristi is the former President of Santa Barbara Women Lawyers, former Vice President of the Santa Barbara Women Lawyers Foundation, and former affiliate governor to the Board of California Women Lawyers, and Santa Barbara County Bar. Cristi is the immediate past president and a current board member to the Santa Barbara Rape Crisis Center.<br>< br> Cristi received her law degree from Santa Barbara College of Law in 2001 and was admitted to practice law in the State of California in May 2001. She was also admitted to practice before the United States District Court, United States Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court of the United States.<br>< br> During law school, Cristi worked as an intern for Santa Barbara County Counsel, Small Claims. Following law school, Cristi was employed by a general civil litigation practice handling both civil transactions and disputes and continued her career with a firm handling business, real estate and trust disputes before starting her own firm.<br>< br> Cristi is a member of the State Bar of California, the Santa Barbara County Bar Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Santa Barbara Women Lawyers and California Women Lawyers       


Practice areas


  1. Trusts: 30%
    11 years
  2. Landlord & Tenant: 30%
    11 years
  3. Probate: 20%
    11 years
  4. Lawsuits & Disputes: 10%
    14 years
  5. Business: 10%
    11 years



Hourly ($285-350/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Chad Mitchell Prentice

    Cristi Michelon is an exceptional lawyer. I have referred numerous clients to her to handle trust matters as well as landlord tenant issues. The response from these clients has been extraordinarily positive. She is trustworthy and works incredible hard for each and every client.


    Chad Prentice Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Jennifer Suzanne Rouse

    I worked with Cristi on an estate litigation matter and we also served on a non-profit board together. She is my go-to litigator in the Santa Barbara/San Luis Obispo area as she works efficiently and effectively.


    Jennifer Rouse Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Law Office of Cristi L. Michelon

120 E. De La Guerra St., Ste. B
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2008
Top 40 Under 40Central Coast Business Times2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Office of Cristi L. Michelon2010 - Present
PartnerLitigation Firm in Santa Barbara2005 - 2010
AssociateLitigation Firm in Santa Barbara2000 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Santa Barbara Rape Crisis CenterPast President2008 - Present
California Women LawyersPast Delegate2005 - Present
Santa Barbara Women LawyersPast President2001 - Present
Santa Barbara Women Lawyers FoundationPast Vice President2001 - Present
Santa Barbara County Bar AssociationPrevious Board Member2001 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Santa Barbara LawyerVarious - Santa Barbara Lawyer Magazine2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California - Santa BarbaraN/AOther - BachelorsN/A
Santa Barbara College of LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Self Employment Training ClassesBusiness Entity Selection2011