Sonoma County

Charles D. Stark
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Over 30 years experience helping clients make the best of their legal situations. Attorney Stark provides effective, professional representation sensitive to personal issues. Attorney Stark is also responsive and accessible to his clients. He keeps clients informed of their case’s progress and strives to return all inquiries promptly, if not immediately.
Bar Admissions

California, 1976
New Jersey, 1972
U.S. Federal Courts, 1972

Professional Associations and Memberships

Sonoma County Superior Courts, 1986-1995 (Judge Pro Tempore, Discovery Referee/Arbitrator)
Sonoma County Superior Courts:  Settlement Panelist –  Civil Litigation and Family Law Panels
Sonoma County Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Attorney Fee Client Dispute Arbitrator, Family Law, and Probate Sections (Member)
American Bar Association, Family Law and ADR Sections (Member)
Active 20-30, 1985 – 1987 (International President)
World Council of Young Men’s Service Clubs, 1986 – 1988 (Director) Fountaingrove Ranch Master Association, 1998 – 2001 (President)
Santa Rosa West Rotary Club, 2000 – 2001 (President)
Sonoma County Shriners, 1993 – 2002 (Director)
Youth Advisory Council, Santa Rosa DeMolay, 1978 – 2001 (Chairman)
Redwood Empire Estate Planning Council (Member)
Collaborative Council of the Redwood Empire, 2011-2016 (Director)
International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, (Member)
Consultant, NJ Civil Service Commission, 1974 (Law Enforcement)

Honors and Awards

Rated “Very High” in Both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards by Martindale-Hubbell
Special Recognition from two Presiding Judges for Outstanding Efforts and Results in Civil Litigation, Volunteer Settlement Judge Program, 1995 and 1998
Legion of Honor, Order of DeMolay
Knight Commander Court of Honor, Scottish Rite Freemasonry
Phi Delta Phi (Legal Fraternity)

Past Employment Positions

Assistant Prosecutor/Special Deputy Attorney General, Trenton, New Jersey, 1973 – 1975
Lieutenant Colonel, Infantry USA, (Ret.),


The College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1972


Pennsylvania State University, 1969



Phi Delta Phi

Areas of Practice:

Alimony & Spousal Support
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Business & Commercial Law
Business Organizations
Business Successions
Child and Spousal Support
Civil Litigation
Closely Held Businesses
Collaborative Law
Commercial Leases
Commercial Real Estate
Community Property Division
Corporate Governance
Custody & Visitation
Co-Tenancy Agreements

Easement Agreements
Elder Law
Joint Ventures
Jury and Court Trials
Land Use & Zoning
Limited Liability Companies
Long-Term Leases
Prenuptial Agreements
Probate & Estate Administration
Real Estate Law
Residential Real Estate
Title Insurance
Transactional and Civil Trial Practice

Business Website Address
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(707) 527-7490