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Christopher Scott Malloy

Family Attorney at Santa Rosa, CA

5.0   14 reviews

also known as C. Scott Malloy

  • Licensed for 13 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2010
    Active No misconduct found

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About Christopher

Learn Christopher’s areas of practice.

Practice area
  1. Family
    Dissolution of Marriage, Legal Separation, Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody and Visitation, Property Division and Settlement, Parentage Actions, Adoption, Modification of Prior Orders, and Restraining Orders

A divorce, separation, and other family related issues are difficult for anyone to experience. I understand that, and that is why I work closely with my clients to help them understand the process and their options regarding all aspects of the case including property division, child custody, child support, and spousal support.


It can be a scary time, but I believe understanding the process, your options, and being fully informed, can help reduce your anxiety and I am here to help.


I represent each client personally to insure your matter will receive the attention it deserves. I take the time to listen carefully to your concerns and questions, and I ask the questions needed to assist you with your matter and goals.


When involved in legal action, I understand your desire to "want this over" and I will take every step I can under the law to minimize delay and keep your matter moving forward.


Finally, I can provide you with several options to structure a fee agreement and keep your legal costs affordable.


I offer a free, virtual and confidential consultation.


Law Office of C. Scott Malloy | | 707 726-2116
Mail: 1014 Hopper Avenue, #433
Santa Rosa, CA, 95403

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Posted by Nadia | April 14, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Grateful for Malloy's guidance and support
I cannot recommend Scott Malloy highly enough. Their thoroughness in handling my case was exceptional. They patiently walked me through every step of the legal process, ensuring that I understood all aspects and options available to me. Their kind and calm demeanor was incredibly reassuring during what was a very stressful time for me. I truly felt supported and well-represented. If you're seeking a lawyer who is not only knowledgeable but also compassionate and composed, Scott Malloy is the one to trust.
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Posted by Chelsea | November 17, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Attentive and efficient
Scott was incredibly responsive, timely, and tactful in handling my case. He stood his ground with the opposition and advocated for me. I definitely recommend Scott as an attorney. He is smart, knowledgeable, and caring and compassionate, as well as receptive to feedback.
Posted by Lena | March 7, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Lis Pendens
I've hired Scott in the past to assist me with another family law issue and was super impressed! Recently I was in the process of selling a property in Sonoma County only to discover that my ex husband had filed a document against the property in Court prior to our divorce while we were separated. He filed a lis pendens unbeknownst to me prior to the divorce. I didn't even know what a lis pendens was when Title discovered it was there. Even though I was awarded the property in the divorce decree many years prior, sadly the lis pendens remained on the property. I didn't even know it was there! I did know that I needed an Attorney to assist me in getting the lis pendens removed, and fast. I contacted Scott and he helped me in getting this resolved. He filed a "Notice of Withdrawal of Lis Pendens" with the Court. Something I could not have done on my own. I'm beyond happy and grateful to Scott! If you need a reliable family law attorney in Sonoma County, look no further ... Scott is your guy!
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Posted by Elena | January 5, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Scott is Amazing and realistic
You will not regret both the experience and respect Scott Malloy brings with him. Sonoma County is growing but it still remains a tight community and you will want this respected professional on your side. His reputation and experience will help you in your case especially where there are any gray areas and a legal professional's reputation will make or break the specific goal you are trying to achieve. Divorce 'is what it is' and both parties may need to make sacrifices but at least you will know that with Scott's realistic approach you are not being conned into 'more court time.' You'd be surprised on the candid conversations I had with other divorce lawyers where they admit to loving court time because they get paid more money whereas Scott has better things to do than waste your time and money with fairytale hopes in your divorce. You get an honest man willing to fight for you but also ensuring you know what you are getting into so you can avoid pushing for unnecessary actions that will cost more in fees than you will gain. Good luck to you on your hunt for an attorney. Thank you Scott!
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Posted by Sheila | April 30, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
He took over from an attorney that made a mess of the paperwork. He worked tirelessly to make it a pleasant process, even through his health battles!
Posted by Eric | November 12, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Very kind, accommodating, efficient, and concise.
My case was very stressful. Scott took the case and handled everything for me quickly and efficiently. He was very kind to both parties which aided with the resolution. He put a lot of thought into every action he took...he was very concise and no nonsense. I felt completely supported and confident with his support.
Posted by Stacey | September 30, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Family Law Attorney
Mr. Malloy handled my division of property for a divorce that was many years old. His prompt correspondence was more than appreciated. The stress of the case was much more tolerable with his steadfast reassurance and patience. He was honest and clear with any direction. I would absolutely recommend his services for someone looking for a lawyer that handles family law.
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Posted by Christine | May 26, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Mr. Malloy ended up being my attorney because of an acquisition from my previous attorney selling his practice. If I could do it all over again, he would have been my first choice! He fixed a bad situation quickly. He was clear and direct with what the process would be. He followed through with what he said he would do by certain dates. He is kind and listens. I highly recommend him if you want things done the right way the first time! Saving his number for my future divorces.
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Posted by Tina Marie | June 20, 2012
It's hard to know where to start. From our initial consultation I knew I had the right man for the job. Christopher is very professional and knowledgeable and at the same time he is very easy to talk to respectful. I felt very safe with him because I knew that he was very capable and actually concerned about the outcome of my case. I noticed right away that Christopher really enjoys his work and goes above and beyond what other attorneys would do - if he isn't familiar with something he will find out. While sensitive and concerned for his clients he is a powerhouse in the courtroom. He is not meek or passive. I was so happy and confident to have him at my side in front of the judge. I really feel strongly about what a great lawyer Christopher is and I want everyone to know if they need a winner - hire Christopher!
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Posted by Harold | January 20, 2012
Thoughtful and practical counsel.
I am the Trustee of my deceased mother's estate and in the process of selling my mother's house. I have known Scott socially for some time but have not interacted with him for a number of years. I ran into him at the post office a few months back and was given his business card. This week I needed some legal advice right away and decided to call Scott to see if he could help me. I called Scott for a telephone consultation regarding dual agency and disclosure with respect to the sale of my mother's property. He told me right away that he doesn't specialize in real estate law but asked what my particular concerns were regarding the subject. After providing some detail on our listing agreement and outlining questions that had been raised by my sister, Scott indicated that he could do some research on the specific topics if I desired, but he could share some general legal views right away on what I had presented to him thus far. It turned out that as we discussed the issues (which were largely concerns of my sister), Scott's observations regarding the general legal meaning of certain terms and conditions and his perspective on the actions and timing of the real estate agent, were right in line with what I felt was the situation but was unable to articulate in as meaningful a way as Scott did. Having attempted to sell real estate for about a year, more than two decades ago, I came away from our conversation with the confidence that Scott's perspective had given me all the information I needed without further investigation. The half hour or so consultation with Scott was without charge but I will not hesitate to use his services in the future.
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Posted by Ayano | December 7, 2011
Great Attorney
I would highly recommend Mr. Malloy to anyone in need of a reliable, dedicated, and compassionate attorney. He went out of his way to help above and beyond what you would expect in a lawyer. He explained the potential outcomes very honestly and provided all the information needed to make my decision about how to proceed forward. Thank you Mr. Malloy for you utmost care and professional help.
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Posted by Tami | November 18, 2011
This Is My Lawyer For Life.
From the start, he tackled several sensitive issues I was having with my ex-husband in regards to child custody and child support with incredible ease and professionalism. Scott always explained my options at every step, listened to my concerns, offered his advice and led me through several sticky legal situations with the best possible outcomes. If you want a smart and professional lawyer that doesn't treat you as just another case number, do yourself a favor and hire Scott, you will not regret it.
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Posted by Stephanie | May 4, 2011
A lawyer I will recommend for life! Truly the best representation I could imagine.
I cannot find the words to express how much Scott Malloy has done for me. My case was not only difficult, but confusing and stressful as well. I posted my exact issue on multiple sites with the response; "Get a lawyer". I felt lost....until someone recommended Scott Malloy. I emailed him as first, not knowing what to expect, and got an immediate response from him that already lifted weight from my shoulders. He spoke to me on the phone, getting every detail of my case and expressing his opinion and concerns. He met up with me and copied all of the case information that I had received and spoke with me about everything from both sides of the situation. I truly appreciated that he really took into consideration everything I would hear from the other party and forewarned me of what could happen in both aspects of the agreement. He stood up for me and was truly passionate about my situation. He made it very clear that he was working hard for me because of what he truly believed in. I felt bullied, but he walked in representing me and got me further in 1 day than I had gotten in 2 months by myself. He researched extensively for me and got expert opinions with ease. This man is my savior. To think of what I have seen my parents go through with lawyers in the past and compare to the experience I had with Scott, I will recommend him to everyone I know needing legal advice/representation and will never turn to anyone but him. Scott went above and beyond for me and I will never forget it.
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Posted by Helen | April 25, 2011
Scott was able to get timely results which enabled me to move forward with my life!!!!
I was in a difficult situation and thought that I had all my bases covered. When it became apparent to me that things were not happening as I had understood they would I knew I needed a professional to help me. Scott not only listened and understood my perspective but also understood the law and helped me to get things resolved to my satisfaction. He explained the options available to me and kept me apprised as to what was or wasn't happening. What I most appreciated was that Scott understood the law and balanced that against the unsettled emotion that I was feeling. His calm and assured words are what helped me through the "waiting period". No one person can understand all things but with Scott I felt that he knew where he could find the answers. He is a man of character, compassion and credibility and I would not hesitate to seek his help should I need to at a later time.
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  • Concord Law School
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • University of California - Santa Cruz
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A


  • Sonoma County Bar Association
  • 2013 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • 2010 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Academic Honors - Dean's List
  • Concord Law School
  • 2009
  • Moot Court Honors
  • Concord Law School
  • 2007
  • First Year Honors Criminal Law Outstanding Achievement
  • Concord Law School
  • 2005

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (47)
Endorse Christopher
General practice Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Friend
"Attorney Malloy is a resourceful, competent, and zealous advocate for his clients. He always strives to ensure that his client's interests are protected and they are given the best advice possible."
Family Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Scott has an excellent legal mind and brings a wealth of life experience to every case he handles. He is a fighter!"
Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Christopher Scott Malloy
Christopher Scott Malloy
Family Attorney
Santa Rosa, CA
Licensed for 13 years