Christopher J. Shenfield, Esq.



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Christopher (“Chris”) Shenfield is a business, real estate and civil litigation attorney and trial lawyer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a member of the Consumer Attorneys of California and San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association. With over 21 years’ experience handling difficult cases, Chris has a track record of winning litigation against big insurance companies, large manufacturers, trucking companies, and negligent state and municipal governments. Chris has represented individuals and small businesses in numerous jury trials and handled plaintiffs’ cases throughout California in both state and federal courts.

Every day Chris dedicates himself to helping California residents, their families and loved ones in dealing with injuries or wrongful death caused by the negligence of others including corporations. Chris also represents individuals and small businesses in breach of contract and bad faith insurance claims. Chris brings passion and perseverance to every case he takes on.

“I’ve been an insurance defense lawyer for over 20 years and Chris is among the best plaintiffs’ attorneys that I have come up against. If it were my case, I would call Chris.”

(Insurance Defense Lawyer)

Chris prepares each case for trial from day one. Regardless of whether he recommends settlement or that the case go to trial, Chris always acts in his clients’ best interests. Dedicated to serving consumers and small businesses, Chris is an active member of the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Consumer Attorneys of California, Legal Aid Society of San Mateo, Latino Professional Services, and San Mateo Professional Alliance.

Chris also maintains a blog dedicated to issues impacting victims, consumers, small businesses, those interested in consumer rights, personal injury attorneys, civil litigation attorneys, and those in the legal community. In addition, on his blog, Chris answers common questions that persons may have about personal injury, wrongful death, governmental liability, products liability, breach of contract, insurance law, and workplace matters.

If you or a family member were injured, whether it is an automobile accident or trucking accident, or whether a member of your family or friend has been killed as the result of the negligence of another, or were injured by a defective product, slip or fall, wrongful denial of insurance benefits, or were wrongfully injured or discriminated against in employment or workplace setting, contact our office for a free consultation to discuss your case, and how we can utilize our legal experience and expertise to recover full and fair compensation for your losses.

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Education & Training


J.D., Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, 1995
Masters in Trial Program, American Board of Trial Advocates, 2016
Trial Skills, National Institute of Trial Advocacy, 2012

Bar Certifications

California Bar No. 184374, 1996
United States District Court for the Northern District of California, 1999
United States District Court for the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, 1996
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, 1996


Hon. Martin Feldman, United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana

Law Professor

Universidad de las Américas, Mexico City, Mexico, 1999