James C. Ames (“Chris”) is a general partner in the law firm Brooks & Ames, Attorneys at Law. Mr. Ames is a native of California, born and raised in the San Diego County. Shortly after graduating Carlsbad High School, he joined the Air Force where he served his country while raising his family and completing his undergraduate work in criminal law and sociology.
Mr. Ames served two tours in the United States Air Force from 1990 until 1997 as an electro-mechanical technician on the Minuteman and Peacekeeper Missile systems. He was stationed at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming and Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. He was honorably discharged from active duty in 1997.
Mr. Ames has been a practicing attorney in the Central Coast since 2003. He currently lives in Lompoc where he enjoys spending time with his family and friends.
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
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|Partner||Brooks & Ames||2007 - Present|
|Attorney||Kirk & Simas, A Professional Law Corporation||2005 - 2007|
|Attorney||Michael B. Clayton and Associates||2002 - 2005|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|California DUI Lawyers Association||Member||2016 - Present|
|Grizzly Youth Academy||Mentor||2016 - Present|
|California Public Defenders Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys||Member||2011 - Present|
|Lompoc Rotary||Member||2006 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||2003 - Present|
|National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association||Child Advocate||2013 - 2015|
|Lompoc Chamber of Commerce||Board of Directors||2010 - 2015|
|Lompoc Boys & Girls Club||Board of Directors||2007 - 2009|
|American Inns of Court||Member||2006 - 2008|
|Santa Barbara College of Law||N/A||N/A||N/A|