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Chris Costin, co-founder of Beyers Costin Simon, has practiced law in Sonoma County for over 38 years. His practice covers a broad range of real estate and business matters, including civil litigation, land use, and reorganization. His litigation practice includes construction defect, environmental contamination, real estate finance, purchase disputes, and partnership matters. He has extensive trial experience — among his many victories, he won a $25-million verdict, one of the largest jury verdicts ever awarded in Sonoma County. 

Chris possesses an uncanny ability to remember obscure, but relevant, points of law off the top of his head. He can quickly and precisely evaluate the tax and bankruptcy implications of a simple contract question or legal dispute. As a result of his deep legal knowledge, Chris is one of the most sought-after counselors in the North Bay and is often retained by other attorneys.

Admissions: California State Courts; U.S. Court of Appeals - Ninth Circuit; U.S. District Courts - Central and Northern Districts of California



Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 40%
  2. Bankruptcy: 20%
  3. Commercial Real Estate: 20%
  4. Litigation: 20%

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Beyers Costin Simon

200 4th Street
Suite 400
Santa Rosa, CA, 95402


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Law Firms Tier 1 RankingBest Lawyers in America2015
Careers of DistinctionSonoma County Bar Association2015
Best California AttorneysAmerican Registry2015
Super LawyerNorthern Califorina Super Lawyers2015
Best California AttorneysAmerican Registry2014
Best Law Firms Tier 1 RankingBest Lawyers in America2014
Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2014
Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2013
Best California AttorneysAmerican Registry2013
Best Law Firms Tier 1 RankingBest Lawyers in America2013
Super Lawyers Business EditionSuper Lawyers2012
Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2012
Santa Rosa Real Estate Law "Lawyer of the Year"Best Lawyers2012
Best California AttorneysAmerican Registry2012
Best Law Firms Tier 1 RankingBest Lawyers in America2012
Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2011
Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2010
Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2009
Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2008
Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2007
Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2006
AV RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of CounselBeyers Costin2010 - Present
Managing PartnerBeyers Costin2005 - 2010
ProfessorEmpire College of Law1993 - 1996
PartnerBeyers, Costin & Case1988 - 2005
PartnerMisuraca, Beyers & Costin1980 - 1988
AssociateMisuraca & Beyers1977 - 1980
Association namePosition nameDuration
Honorary Board of the Wells Fargo Center for the ArtsPast Chairman and Current Member2012 - Present
Sixth Street PlayhouseBoard Member2012 - Present
Sonoma County Bar AssociationMember1978 - Present
Main Stage WestPresidentN/A
Shakespeare in the CanneryFounderN/A
California State Judicial Council Advisory CommitteeMember2006 - 2009
Publication nameTitleDate
American Institute of Continuing EducationSyndication for Brokers1980
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
University of California - BerkeleyN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1972
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Empire College of the LawRemedies2000
MultipleReal Estate Law for Brokers1978
University of California BerkleyLegal Research and Writing1977