|Attorney||Law Offices of Carter Sears||2002 - Present|
|Deputy Public Defender||Mendocino County Public Defender||1992 - 2001|
|Associate Attorney||Law Offices of Susan B. Jordan||1990 - 1991|
|Associate||Law Offices of Charles R. Garry||1989 - 1990|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Mendocino County Teen Peer Court||Mentor Attorney||2008 - Present|
|Northern California Legal Services||Pro Bono Panel||2007 - Present|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||2005 - Present|
|California Public Defenders Association||Member||1992 - Present|
|Mendocino County Bar Association||Member||1991 - Present|
|Fort Bragg Advocate News||5-Part Interview with Public Defender Carter Sears||2000|
|Center for Understanding in Conflict/Center for Mediation in Law||N/A||Mediation Intensive Training||2009|
|Northern California Mediation Center||N/A||Essentials of Mediation and Divorce Mediation||2003|
|National Criminal Defense College||N/A||Trial Practice Institute||1990|
|New College of California School of Law||N/A||Juris Doctorate||1989|
|Town Hall Meeting||Court Services for the Mendocino Coast||2012|
Posted by Jamie
I used Mr. Sears for a difficult divorce. He was extremely prepared and thorough in not only advising me as to the best way to get my divorced settled but also gave great consideration to the lasting impacts that how we settled would impact our son.
He recommended a wonderful marriage mediator (at expense to his fees) to help us get settled.
He also can be very aggressive if dealing with lawyers who push way behind the limits of decency and fairness when dealing with marital settlements.
Posted by Ryan Potter
I would recommend Carter to anyone looking for the best experience with an attorney. His knowledge of the law, thorough work, prompt response, and overall professionalism exceeded my expectations. He was able to translate 'law terms' into more understandable terms. He is very trustworthy and made me feel comfortable. His passion for his work truly shines through. It seemed as though he made the impossible, possible. Again, my overall experience with Carter was great.
Posted by anonymous
I would definitely recommend Carter Sears to anyone looking for trustworthiness and professionalism. He is intellegent, honest, and an amazing attorney. My daughters and I are so thankful to have finally find the right one. We appreciate his expertise, compassion and knowledge, more than words can ever express and I agree with the other comments 100%.
Andrew Mansfield, Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Carter is incredibly bright and dedicated to his work. He believes in representing those most in need when faced with state power. He also is a kind, compassionate, and strong advocate in family law. I've known Carter for many years and he has both integrity and capability. Highest endorsement.