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Charles Douglas Stark

Estate planning Attorney at Santa Rosa, CA

5.0   1 review
  • State Years
    California - CA 47 years
    New Jersey - NJ 51 years
  • Licensed for 47 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1976
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 51 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1972
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Charles

Learn Charles’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    90%
    Trusts, Wills, Advanced Healthcare Directives, Durable Powers of Attorney, Elder Law, Trust Administration and Probate. Family law experience provides valuable insights to estate clients and families.

    53 years

  2. Family
    10%
    After 45 years Family Law and Divorce practice emphasizing business and property settlements, no long acceptin contested cases. Skills and experience now on apply to negotiation, mediation, and neutral evaluation as alternative to litigation.

    48 years

Over my years of practice, I have established a strong record of success in helping clients reach their goals, whether through litigation, negotiation, mediation, collaboration or document creation. With a very personal and caring approach, I provide solutions to all clients with Sonoma County interests in disputes involving income and property arrangements in the family, trust & estates, and business settings.

Location

Charles D. Stark
1550 Airport Blvd
Suite 201
Santa Rosa, CA, 95403

Reviews

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Posted by Sam | December 4, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
California Super Lawyer
Mr. Charles D. Stark prevailed in my case and a very big way and it was not an easy case but with his persistence and extreme knowledge and focus, my outcome much better than I could ever have imagined. I would highly recommend him to anyone that needs the best lawyer money can buy!!!

Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 360-400 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Henderson, Stark & Demartini
  • 1976 - 1991
  • Special Deputy Attorney General
  • Mercer County Prosecutor's Office
  • 1973 - 1975

Education

  • College of William & Mary
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1972
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1969

Associations

  • Collaborative Council of the Redwood Empire
  • Board of Directors
  • 2009 - Present
  • Redwood Empire Estate Planning Council
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Sonoma County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1976 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1972 - Present
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • 2003 - 2017
  • Santa Rosa East/West Rotary Club
  • President
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Fountaingrove Ranch Masters Association
  • President
  • 1998 - 2001
  • Active 20 30
  • International President
  • 1985 - 1987
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Attorneys
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Distinguished Settlement panelist for Civil Litigation
  • Sonoma County Superior Court
  • 2010
  • Distinguished Settlement panelist for Family Law
  • Sonoma County Superior Court
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

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Family Attorney | Apr 04
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Santa Rosa Estate planning Lawyer Charles Douglas Stark
Charles Douglas Stark
Estate planning Attorney
Santa Rosa, CA
Licensed for 51 years