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Sally K Chenault

Family Attorney at Sonora, CA

4.2   5 reviews

also known as Chenault Law

  • Licensed for 37 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1985
    Active No misconduct found

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About Sally

Learn Sally’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Family
    Child Custody and Community Property/Separate Property Litigation; Family Law Mediator; Premarital Agreements, Guardianship Litigation, Conservatorship Litigation.

    27 years, 175 cases

  2. Car accident
    car, truck, motorcycle, bicycle, trains, public transit vehicles; multi-vehicle collisions; pedestrian vs. vehicle.

    22 years, 200 cases

  3. Litigation
    Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Premises Liability, Products Liability, Slip and Fall, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Elder Law Litigation, Probate Litigation; General and Complex Civil Litigation.

    22 years, 300 cases

  4. Business
    Contracts, Agreements, Business Litigation, Real and Personal Property Litigation, Fraud Litigation, Mediation

    33 years, 150 cases

  5. Mediation
    Personal Injury, Family Law, Landlord-Tenant, Contracts, Fraud, Restraining Orders, Real and Personal Property.

    20 years, 100 cases

  6. Trusts
    Trusts and Estates; Litigation, Mediation and preparation of Estate Planning documents.

    33 years, 100 cases

Chenault Law is dedicated to providing exceptional legal services, representing clients in the areas of complex and general civil litigation, family law, personal injury, business law and trusts and estates.  The practice emphasizes catastrophic injuries, wrongful death, and premises liability as well as complicated and highly contested community property division, spousal support and child custody.  Sally K. Chenault has been specially trained in the practice of mediation.  Sally Chenault is Martindale-Hubbell Rated AV Preeminent®, is current president of the Stanislaus County Bar Association and is a graduate of the Jerry Spence Trial Lawyer's College.


Chenault Law has offices in Sonora, CA and Modesto, CA.  The Modesto office is located at 1231 8th Street, Suite 275, Modesto, CA 95354.  Ms. Chenault is listed on the San Joaquin County and Stanislaus County certified list of mediators.  

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Chenault Law
67 Linoberg, Suite B
Sonora, CA, 95370


4.2 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | December 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Worth Every Penny
So happy I contacted Sally Chenault and hired her to represent me in my custody matter. Sally cares about her clients and focuses on making a hard situation better especially with children. She negotiated a fair settlement of our dispute and did it with heart. Plus, her staff is amazing, caring and responsive. I would definitely recommend Sally and her firm!
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Posted by Bruce | November 1, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Lady Lawyers work twice as hard plus Sally has a soft spot for rescued dogs which tells me she is a caring and a honest person.
11/1/17 I needed to consult with a lawyer on some General Litigation. I called around town to 3 local Sonora Lawyers explaining that I just needed a consultation for now about what to do in Small Claims Court but none would see me and actually recommended I try the Chenault Law firm. I called and the Chenault Law receptionists setup an appointment for me for a free half hour consultation with the owner of Chenault Law...Sally Chenault. They also have offices in Modesto, Ca. I am 67 years old and over the last 50 years I have had to deal with a lot of lawyers and it has been my experience that female lawyers work twice as hard and are more honest then male lawyers in general. I explained my pending ligation to Mrs. Chenault who I will just call Sally who explained to me in detail what I needed to do in great detail for the full half hour. Since my damages where under 10K, Sally recommended Small Claims Court as my least expensive avenue. Her advice was so good that I was able to force a large National Corporation to pay me my damages due with out going to Small Claims Court by just sending a few choice emails through the proper channels. I received my money in 3 weeks instead of years without any litigation involved. Sally did not make a dime on me but gave me her legal expert advice willingly and for free. My first impressions of Sally--very nice looking woman with a soft spot for dogs. She had a big "older" dog in her office she recently rescued (that tells me right away she has a kind heart). Also on her desk about 10-15 very organized hard bound case files in alphabetical order with different colored posted notes hanging out at various spots. I was greeted with a warm smile and firm handshake- Sally is a sincere honest and hardworking woman that was not a bullshitter and informed me about the pros and cons of court and my case with this big Corporation....whether you wanted to hear it or not. I was impressed with Sally Chenault and when another legal problem, big or small comes my way I will be sure to consult with Sally Chenault and her Law Firm first as this "Lady Lawyer" has your back. Sincerely, Bruce
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Posted by anonymous | December 23, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Sally is the absolute best lawyer! She truly made me feel positive and comfortable going into court. She took care of everything for me. I would recommend Sally to anyone
Posted by anonymous | July 26, 2015
Good Experence with Chenault Law
Sally assisted me with my needs. She is very knowledgeable, professional, and friendly. I would recommend Chenault Law to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | April 19, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
horrible service
overcharged and aggravated the situation. nightmare to work with. her paralegals took hours to do intake because she couldn't figure out how to fill out the documents, I had to go in several times for them to fix it because it kept "getting lost" and they charged each time.
Response from Sally Chenault April 21, 2022
I am sorry for your experience, I am not familiar with this situation. We do not complete intake for clients nor do we charge for it. I am unsure what documents to which you are referring. We have never lost our client's documents because we digitalize them when we receive them. Please call our office so we can correct the error if there is one and we'd be happy to mend the issue.
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AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner-Attorney
  • Chenault Law
  • 2014 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Damrell Nelson Schrimp Pallios Pacher & Silva
  • 2005 - 2014
  • Associate
  • Morrisumi & Simmons
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Associate
  • Law Offices of Robert Brantner
  • 2000 - 2004
  • Owner
  • Law Office of Sally K. Chenault
  • 1997 - 2000
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of David B. Douds
  • 1993 - 1997
  • Attorney
  • Kinko's Service Company
  • 1985 - 1987
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  • Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law
  • Certificate
  • 2009
  • The Trial Lawyer's College
  • Certificate
  • 2009
  • Univ of San Diego SOL
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 1984
  • Univ of California Santa Barbara
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1978
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Legal Cases

  • Kinerson vs. Kinerson, Merced County Superior Court Case No.: PR000345
  • Verdict for son of decedent
  • Weber vs. Sky Trek Aviation, Stanislaus County Superior Court Case No. 642734
  • Defensed; Jury awarded defendant all damages requested in cross complaint.


  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Active Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Stanislaus County Bar Association
  • Board Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Tuolume River Trust
  • Advisor
  • 2008 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Active member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Wray Ladine American Inn Of Court
  • Active Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Stanislaus County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Active Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Stanislaus County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Democrats of California
  • State Delegate
  • 2008 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • University of Madrid
  • University of California Education Abroad Program
  • 1970

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Sonora Family Lawyer Sally K Chenault
Sally K Chenault
Family Attorney
Sonora, CA
Licensed for 37 years
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