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Carolyn J. Chan

Family Law, Criminal Defense, Animal Law Issues
  • Family Law, Domestic Violence, Criminal Law ...
  • California, Colorado, CA Federal District: Eastern, Southern, Northern
Claimed Lawyer Profile

Ms.Chan excels at working on challenging cases. Over 20+ years in Family law courts with a very high win rate (Sacto, San Diego, Butte,etc.) In news media for prevailing in horrific Family law case Sacto, in early 1990's; Former Volunteer at Facilitator's Office and Volunteer Legal Services. Statewide legal representation in animal law cases since 2003; Admitted to Federal District Courts CA+Bankruptcy Courts. CRIMINAL LAW CASES website * * *Attorney's Cases in the Media* * * ---> San Diego Pet Store owner David Salinas fights back against ban on sales of animals in pet stores; in AZ, Governor signed law that such sales could NOT be prohibited. Attorney Chan won rare post seizure hearing in West Hollywood where animals were seized but there was no actual exigency Attorney was counsel for animal owner, Denver Federal District Court, Aurora likely to drop breed ban if social media keeps pressure on....

Articles & Publications
Toledo v Tellings
Ohio Supreme Court
Published decision, CA State Personnel Board
Professional Associations
USSPCO (Non profit 501(c)(3) SPCA) Community Service
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Activities: Promote animal ownership responsibly
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Non Profit--- Dog Safety and Kids Education
Bd of Directors, Non-compensated
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Activities: Promote education and skills for Kids to Prevent Dog bites, Increase Training Awareness
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Cute Rescue Puppies Dog Safety
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Activities: Promote responsible ownership and safety with canines by educating children on dog safety and care, beginning with pups
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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CA Federal District: Eastern, Southern, Northern
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  • Free Consultation
    Free up to 15min consultation,phone; there is small charge to review documents over 10 pg, but will give credit for 100% of charge if retained. Attorney practices both Civil and Criminal law cases including FAMILY law disputes. And -- ANIMAL related issues, seizure, and improper evaluations of animal husbandry and also bankruptcy, civil litigation (state or federal) and professional negligence defense, protester issues, defamation, and more.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa, M/C, Paypal.
  • Contingent Fees
    In some cases (some civil cases) this may be possible but in most cases, such as family or criminal cases, it is not possible as the law prohibits it. All costs are usually paid by client in advance or by agreement. In some cases attorney may allow an exchange in lieu of cash fees.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Rate for legal services may be adjusted according to income in many cases...affordable, experience with high profile cases and those considered highly political, including property issues, constitutional law.
Practice Areas
  • Family Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • Criminal Law
  • Animal & Dog Law
  • Bankruptcy
Additional Practice Areas
  • Civil Litigation
Websites & Blogs
Criminal defense attorney
Contact & Map
Atty Legal Address for Service
2485 Notre Dame Blvd.
Chico, CA 95928
Telephone: (530) 359-8810
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