Charles D. Stark

Santa Rosa Attorney and Counselor at Law, and Mediator

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Location: Santa Rosa, California
Phone: (707) 527-9900
Fax: (707) 527-7490
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Over 30 years experience helping clients make the best of their legal situations. Attorney Stark provides effective, professional representation sensitive to personal issues. Attorney Stark is also responsive and accessible to his clients. He keeps clients informed of their case’s progress and strives to return all inquiries promptly, if not immediately.

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1976
  • New Jersey, 1972
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1972

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Sonoma County Superior Courts, 1986-1995 (Judge Pro Tempore, Discovery Referee/Arbitrator)
  • Sonoma County Superior Courts:  Settlement Panelist –  Civil Litigation and Family Law Panels
  • Sonoma County Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Attorney Fee Client Dispute Arbitrator, Family Law, and Probate Sections (Member)
  • American Bar Association, Family Law and ADR Sections (Member)
  • Active 20-30, 1985 – 1987 (International President)
  • World Council of Young Men’s Service Clubs, 1986 – 1988 (Director) Fountaingrove Ranch Master Association, 1998 – 2001 (President)
  • Santa Rosa West Rotary Club, 2000 – 2001 (President)
  • Sonoma County Shriners, 1993 – 2002 (Director)
  • Youth Advisory Council, Santa Rosa DeMolay, 1978 – 2001 (Chairman)
  • Redwood Empire Estate Planning Council (Member)
  • Collaborative Council of the Redwood Empire (Director)
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, (Member)
  • Consultant, NJ Civil Service Commission, 1974 (Law Enforcement)

Honors and Awards

  • Rated “Very High” in Both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Special Recognition from two Presiding Judges for Outstanding Efforts and Results in Civil Litigation, Volunteer Settlement Judge Program, 1995 and 1998
  • Legion of Honor, Order of DeMolay
  • Knight Commander Court of Honor, Scottish Rite Freemasonry
  • Phi Delta Phi (Legal Fraternity)

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Past Employment Positions

  • Assistant Prosecutor/Special Deputy Attorney General, Trenton, New Jersey, 1973 – 1975
  • Lieutenant Colonel, Infantry USA, (Ret.),

Education

  • The College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1972
    • J.D.
  • Pennsylvania State University, 1969
    • B.A.

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Delta Phi

Areas of Practice:

  • Alimony & Spousal Support
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Arbitration
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Successions
  • Child and Spousal Support
  • Civil Litigation
  • Closely Held Businesses
  • Collaborative Law
  • Commercial Leases
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Community Property Division
  • Contracts
  • Conveyancing
  • Corporate Governance
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Co-Tenancy Agreements
  • Dissolution
  • Divorce
  • Easement Agreements
  • Elder Law
  • Joint Ventures
  • Jury and Court Trials
  • Land Use & Zoning
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Litigation
  • Long-Term Leases
  • Mediation
  • Negotiation
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Real Estate Law
  • Residential Real Estate
  • Title Insurance
  • Transactional and Civil Trial Practice
  • Transactions
  • Trusts
  • Wills

 

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Contact me online or by phone at 707-527-9900 to schedule a consultation.  Successful outcomes start with the right choices about your future.

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