"Channe really has your back. Dealing with lawyers and child custody is hard enough, stressful beyond; but Channe and staff really stood strong for me and I got the results I wanted. She totally understood my situation after only one meeting, and was there every step of the way. She also tried to help me keep my cost down. I could not be Happier :-)"
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About the Law Office of Channe G. Coles

Experience, Knowledge, Compassion, and Skill.

Family Law Attorney Channe Gallagher Coles
Channe Gallagher Coles

Channe Gallagher Coles understands the struggles which face divorced parents, especially those confronted with the challenge of raising a child on their own while struggling financially. A child of divorce, she grew up in a single-parent family with her mother and four sisters. She understands the toll custody battles can take both physically and emotionally, having witnessed it first-hand with her own parents.

As an attorney, 99% of her practice since 2008 has been devoted to the area of family law. She brings a wealth of litigation experience and is extremely competent in handling both highly contested, big income and asset cases; as well as, the far less complex issues of a “friendly divorce”.

Education:

  • California State University, Northridge, Bachelors of Science in Business Administration: Business Law in 2002
  • California State University, Northridge, Bachelors of Arts in Philosophy in 2004. 

Recipient of several academic awards during her tenure at CSUN for her performance in Symbolic Logic and Economics, and spent several semesters on the Dean's List.

  • University of West Los Angeles, College of Law, 2008

Graduate Cum Laude with internship experience with a senior partner of an experienced law firm in Los Angeles.

Work Experience:

Ms. Coles graduated Cum Lade from law school in 2008. After passing the July 2008 California State Bar Exam, Ms. Coles started work as a junior associate in a downtown Los Angeles law firm, L.A. Law Group, Inc.; a general practice with a primary focus in family law. 

While at L.A. Law Group, she gained invaluable litigation and in-court experience, including conducting both short and long-cause trials in family law, probate, and various civil matters, all within her first year of practice. More importantly, Ms. Coles gained a wealth of knowledge, information, and experience in all areas of family law practice, including high conflict litigation, custody and support disputes, complex estate division, contempt orders, post-judgment enforcement, settlement, and mediation.

In 2010, Channe Coles joined the Law Office of Gregory L. Johnson, located in Ventura, California, where she shifted focus into the arena of elder law, medical malpractice, and catastrophic personal injury for the plaintiff. During her tenure at the Law Office of Gregory L. Johnson, Ms. Coles gained a wealth of litigation knowledge, strategy and trial skills practicum, especially in litigating against much larger defense firms.  

Because elder law cases are litigation intensive, Ms. Coles honed her skills in legal research and writing in both complex pleadings, motions, and pre-trial filings. She brings these invaluable skills to bear in her family law practice, where knowledge of the law and the technical details of discovery, evidence, and civil procedure gives a needed edge for your client from your first pendent lite hearing to the last day of trial.

Memberships: 

Family Law Section of the State Bar of California

American Bar Association

Santa Barbara County Bar Association

Santa Barbara Women Lawyers