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Mr. Barteau graduated from McGeorge School of Law at the University of the Pacific in Sacramento, California, after completing his undergraduate studies at The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.


Born in Truro, England, his family moved to California in 1978. He grew up in Tulare, California, graduating from Tulare Western High School. Since 2001, he has made his home in the north state, where he currently lives with his wife Charli and their four children.

He has worked in commerical and residential real estate, information technology, and higher education. Mr. Barteau's professional experience includes an internship with the State of California Attorney General's office and an externship with the United States Attorney's Office, Civil Division. Mr. Barteau worked as an Associate Attorney at a well-respected local law firm, but left the firm in 2004 to establish the Law Office of Maximilian G. Barteau in Paradise, California. In 2013, Mr. Barteau joined the Carter Law Office in Chico, California.


In additional to practicing law, Mr. Barteau is highly involved in the communities of Paradise and Chico, and volunteers several hours each week to various nonprofit organizations and boards, including the Butte Youth Soccer League, Paradise Performing Arts Center, Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce, and Paradise Youth Sports and Family Center (Paradise Community Village project), which aims to provide parks and affordable housing to all area residents.


Mr. Barteau also owned and operated two restaurants from 2001 to 2012 and brings that practical knowledge of business to his law practice.


Languages spoken: French

Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 40%
    12 years
  2. Estate Planning: 20%
    12 years
  3. Business: 20%
    12 years
  4. Chapter 7: 10%
    2 years
  5. Divorce: 10%
    2 years



Hourly ($200-250/hour)

Payment types:


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Contact info

Law Office of Maximilian G. Barteau

7076B Skyway
Paradise, CA, 95969


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Louise Stahl Award for Service to the Business CommunityParadise Ridge Chamber of Commerce2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Office of Maximilian G. Barteau2004 - Present
Contract AttorneyCarter Law Office2013 - 2014
AssociateMinasian Law Firm2002 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Butte County Bar AssociationN/A2013 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Marooney v. Bloom et alSettled
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Publication nameTitleDate
McGeorge Law Review•The Horses Have Bolted, but Close the Barn Doors Anyway: Utilities Told Not to Sell Their Generation Assets After All2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Johns Hopkins UniversityPublic HealthBA - Bachelor of Arts1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Chamber of CommerceEmployment Law Changes2011