Phil 250

Santa Barbara Attorney

Phone: (805) 963-9721
Fax: (805) 966-3715
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Philip I. Moncharsh has been a litigation and trial lawyer since his admission to practice law in 1973.  Mr. Moncharsh has successfully argued hundreds of cases to verdict in state and federal courts throughout California, and has also appeared before the California Supreme Court.  Mr. Moncharsh's practice is focused on complex business and corporate disputes, insurance litigation and coverage issues, trust and estate litigation, real estate litigation, representation and counseling of public agencies and nonprofit organizations, personal injury, product liability, and professional negligence matters. He handles both civil trials and appeals.

Mr. Moncharsh serves as a court-appointed arbitrator for the Ventura and Santa Barbara County Superior Courts and has also sat as a Judge Pro Tem.

Mr. Moncharsh has served as advisor to the Ojai City Council and has counseled the Ojai Community Hospital Board, Ventura County Media Network, Committee for Environmental Education, Ojai Music Festival and Citizens for Responsible Government.  Mr. Moncharsh co-founded and served as President of the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy. He is a past President of the Yale Club of Santa Barbara, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo Counties.

Mr. Moncharsh graduated from Yale University in 1970 and received his J.D. from The Columbia University School of Law in 1973. He is a long time member of the American Trial Lawyers Association and the California, Santa Barbara County, Ventura County, and Los Angeles County Bar Associations and Trial Lawyers Associations.

Practice AREAS:

  • Civil Litigation & Appeals
  • Contracts
  • Probate, Estate & Trust Litigation
  • Personal Injury - Plaintiff & Defense
  • Insurance Law



Honors and Awards:

  • Recipient: Ojai (CA) Community Conservation Award, 1996

Public Service:

  • Judge Pro Tem, Superior Courts, 1992 to Present

Pro Bono Activities:

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Representative Cases:

  • Moncharsh v. Heily & Blase, 3 Cal 4th 1 (Sup Ct. Cal.)

OTHER Languages:

  • Spanish
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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