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Christopher James Shenfield

Personal injury Attorney at Burlingame, CA

5.0   2 reviews

also known as Chris Shenfield, Christopher Shenfield

  • State Years
    California - CA 26 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 11 years
    Louisiana - LA 27 years
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1996
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2011
    Inactive No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State LA
    Acquired 1995
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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I am a San Francisco Bay area attorney with 23 years' experience specializing in personal injury and civil litigation (employment, real estate, business, commercial).  My firm has offices in San Mateo, San Francisco, Oakland and San Rafael.  Areas of practice include auto accidents, claims against municipal, county and state governments, products liability, slip and falls, bicycle accidents, wrongful discharge, trucking accidents, dangerous conditions on public property, fraud, negligence, and intentional civil torts.  I represent clients throughout Northern California, including San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Alameda, Marin, Contra Costa, Sacramento, Yolo, Mendocino, Santa Cruz, Sonoma and Napa counties.  Tried eleven cases to verdict. Fully bilingual in English and Spanish.

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Superior Court of California, County of San Mateo
Shenfield & Associates, 533 Airport Blvd, Suite 400, Burlingame, CA  94010
Christopher Shenfield, Attorney at Law

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Shenfield & Associates
533 Airport Boulevard.
Suite. 400
Burlingame, CA, 94010


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Posted by Edward | May 21, 2014
Business purchase, financing, tax structuring, lease
Chris did a great job representing us in the acquisition of a retail business, forming our business entity and documenting a complex transaction that included a secured note, lease, transfer of operating licenses, formation of business entity, and negotiation of non-compete and non-disclosure agreements. In particular, Chris structured the deal in a way that saved and deferred our taxes
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Posted by Glenn | March 8, 2014
Probate Case
Probate procedures were handled efficiently and without a hitch. All issues were handled correctly the first time all court dates were met. The procedure could or have been completed any quicker. I would recommend Chris for probate work. He has also provided me with good counsel on other legal matters.


  • Hourly Rates $ 300-300 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-45%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.6 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Shenfield & Associates
  • 2010 - Present
  • General Counsel
  • Three Square Partnership
  • 2006 - 2010
  • Attorney
  • Carr McClellan Ingersoll Thompson & Horn P.C.
  • 2001 - 2005
  • Visiting Professor of Law
  • Universidad de las Americas
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Attorney
  • Milling Benson Woodward
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Associate Attorney
  • Brook, Pizza & van Loon LLP
  • 1995 - 1998
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  • Tulane University Law School
  • JD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA
  • 1995
  • Claremont McKenna College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1986
  • Autonomous National University of Mexico Faculty of Law
  • Diploma
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • Edward McCoy et al. v Gustafson, CTE Properties et al., No. GNM58994, Superior Court of CA, Monterey County (4/29/02)
  • Defense verdict.
  • Atwood v City of Palo Alto, 106CV057086, Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara (filed 1/30/06)
  • Settled for confidential amount.
  • Portola Investments v. Investment Advantage Group, LLC, CIV804388, Santa Clara County Superior Court (filed 1/9/02)
  • Recovered $4.3 million stolen from §1031 exchange account
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  • San Mateo Professional Alliance
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Council of Mexican Entrepreneurs of the Bay Area (CEMAB)
  • Advisory Board
  • 2006 - Present
  • San Mateo County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Legal Aid Society
  • Pro Bono Attorney, San Mateo
  • 2001 - 2006
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Order of the Coif
  • Tulane University School of Law Chapter of the Order of the Coif
  • 1995

Speaking Engagements

  • Business Law Update
  • Contract Litigation Law for Technology Start-Ups
  • 2012

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Burlingame Personal injury Lawyer Christopher James Shenfield
Christopher James Shenfield
Personal injury Attorney
Burlingame, CA
Licensed for 27 years