Chris 250 Of Counsel

Phone: (805) 963-9721
Fax: (805) 966-3715
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Chris Jones, a longtime resident of Santa Barbara, has practiced law since 1972. His philosophy of making law easy, understandable, clear and comfortable (”making you an expert”) has helped him become one of the most well respected and knowledgeable Trusts and Estate Planning attorneys in Santa Barbara and on the Central Coast.

His areas of expertise include: Wills, estates, trusts and probate, including living trusts, tax planning, business succession planning, irrevocable trusts, advanced direction of health care, generation-skipping planning and avoidance of probate. He is a California State Bar certified specialist in estate planning, trust and probate law. As his clients' needs dictate, Chris works with a variety of estate planning, investment, accounting and tax professionals, successfully and creatively assisting clients in developing and managing estates of unique, diverse size and content.

Christopher Jones received his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara and University of California at Los Angeles and his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Southern California (USC). Chris is a member of the State Bar of California and the Santa Barbara County Bar Association (Co-Chair of the Trusts and Estates section). He is also a member of the Boards of Directors of RSVP, Visiting Nurse and Hospice of Santa Barbara and PathPoint. Chris is a hospice volunteer for Santa Barbara VNA Hospice. Chris has also served as a law school instructor at Santa Barbara College of Law, teaching courses in Legal Analysis, Wills and Trusts, and Advanced Legal Writing.

Practice Areas:

  • Wills and Estate Planning
  • Trusts, Administration and Probate
  • Estate Litigation
  • Advanced Direction of Healthcare
  • Tax Planning
  • Business Succession Planning


  • State Bar of California

Education & certifications: 

  • California State Bar Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law
  • University of Southern California (USC), J.D. 1972
  • University of California at Santa Barbara
    and University of California at Los Angeles, B.A. 1969


  • Self-employed attorney in Santa Barbara, 1977-2015
  • Associate, Svenson & Garvin, 1972-1977

Associations and Memberships:

  • Santa Barbara County Bar Association
    (past Co-Chair, Estate Planning and Trusts Section)
  • California Certified Legal Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law
  • Member of County Bar Delegates to California State Bar


  • Board of Directors, RSVP
  • Board of Directors, Visiting Nurse and Hospice of Santa Barbara
  • Board of Directors, PathPoint
  • Hospice volunteer for Santa Barbara VNA Hospice
Practice Areas And Regions Served

Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP primarily serves individuals, families and businesses up and down California's Central Coast and North Los Angeles County, including many Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and Ventura County communities.

Our experienced legal team includes business lawyers, real estate lawyers, tax lawyers, estate planning lawyers and civil litigation lawyers. Our areas of legal practice expertise include Business Law, Entity Formation, Real Estate Law, Tax Law, Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, Probate, Wine Law, Vineyard Law, Civil Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution.


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