We want to thank you so much for such a positive experience in working with all of you.
It was amazing! We felt that you accommodated us so well, your guidance and recommendations were excellent, and that all of our family trust needs were met. Chris and Claudia, you both work so well together, and Kristin, you are such a highly performing paralegal.
We certainly will want to recommend you to anyone that has similar needs, and look forward to a continuing friendship.
Thank you, again, and God Bless!
Family planning made easy
I worked with Chris Gray and her team to create a living trust for my family. She and Claudia made the whole process so easy. We have a single concise pre-meeting to create an outline of how we were going to include in the trust, a quick follow up meeting to review the draft, and a final meeting to sign the final docs. That’s it! Chris and her team made the process so easy. I would highly recommend The Law Office of Chris Gray to anyone!
It is very hard to lose family.
I lost my mother-in-law, whom was the other half of my children. I had to see her through her end of life stages of an unexpected brain aneurysm . . . saddest day of my life. Things turned to the worst with her estate arrangements made 20 years ago, family left us in the dark so not only have I been grieving for the loss of my Mom, I am now dealing with issues nobody wants. I made a promise to her and intend on keeping it. Being in the dark for months, worried, confused, trying to get through each day, Claudia Barba called me and in the next day from speaking to me she had answers. I can’t express my gratitude to her and her colleague enough because I have a little peace in my heart knowing I am in the right direction to carry out my mother’s wishes. Forever grateful and would recommend her to anybody that has a legal issue, she is prompt, very detailed in explanation and patient if you don’t understand and need more clarity to the subject at hand. If my case was in Southern California I would definitely retain this firm. Thank you Claudia
Claudia as a guest speaker on Radio Formula AM 1400
You want to hire someone with the experience and compassion to do what is best for you. I recommend her highly. I am proud to say I’m ninety years old and am still very active and independent. However, something happened to me that I share now to help others. I wanted to make a will and went to a local attorney who drew one up for me but I wasn’t happy with the results. The attorney insisted it be written a certain way. I didn’t know how to get him to do what I wanted, nor was I sure I had options other than what he, the lawyer, was telling me.
After it was done it just kept bugging me so I signed up for free consultation with a volunteer attorney at the Camarillo Health Care District Center. I was told I would be meeting with a Chris Gray. I assumed Chris Gray was a man and was surprised to be greeted by Ms. Gray. Our meeting went very well and she assured me I could easily fix my will so that it would be in accord with my wishes. She also explained why I needed an advance health care directive and power of attorney so that someone would have the authority to take care of me if I was ever incapacitated. A will only applies after death. This was an important point my prior attorney never mentioned. I was very happy with Chris Gray’s advice and decided to hire her to prepare these documents for me the following week.
A few days later I was chatting with a close friend and her boyfriend. I told them my story of this new attorney who surprised me by being a woman. Amazingly, when I mentioned the name Chris Gray, my friend’s boyfriend said Chris Gray was his attorney too and he recommended her highly. It was nice to have someone else with my best interest at heart confirm what I felt about this new attorney, particularly after my experience with the other attorney.
You want to hire someone with the experience and compassion to do what is best for you regarding these very important matters. Not all attorneys do and it is best to ask around before you hire one. I have since completed my documents at Ms. Gray’s office and I recommend her highly.
Outstanding advice and prompt service
Chris provided outstanding advice and prompt service regarding my mother’s conservatorship. I would highly recommend her.
Easy to communicate with and very helpful
I found Chris in AVVO.COM and phoned her with questions about my 85 year old mom’s estate. She provided substantive information on the phone, was easy to communicate with, and overall was very helpful. When I offered to pay her for the information she refused and said it was within the 30 free minutes she offers (which I didn’t even know about). I now plan to follow up and use her as my mom’s estate attorney.
Chris Gray is an amazing lawyer!
Chris Gray is an amazing lawyer. She had been hired by my father for his trust administration and has worked with me thru the horrific last six years. She guided me, advised me, and helped me to remain calm with an infuriating family member threatening law suit time and time again. I endorse her style, her office, and her knowledge. You want smart and tough, you want Chris Gray to represent you in life, and after you are gone for your loved ones!!
An outstanding attorney with an exceptional reputation
I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Gray is an outstanding attorney with an exceptional reputation. She is a strong and zealous advocate for her clients and true credit to the legal profession. I highly recommend her legal services.
A knack for getting right to the heart of what her client needs
Chris Gray is a fantastic choice for any of your estate planning and conservatorship needs. I’ve noticed she has a knack for getting right to the heart of what her clients want (or need) – and a unique ability to describe things in ‘plain English’ rather than complicating matters with daunting legal jargon. Chris is incredibly patient and, in my experience, has proven she can be a great calming influence for clients if they ever find themselves grappling with uncomfortable or stressful intra-family dynamics during the course of their representation. Simply put, I highly recommend Chris…. In fact, I’ve even recommended her services to some of my own family members.
Calming, honest and very knowledgeable
I had the pleasure of meeting Attorney Chris Gray at a luncheon where she spoke on Trusts and the importance of updating them periodically. Yes, most eyes will glaze over at the mention of a Trust let alone updating it periodically! The majority of us have one or think the Will is coverage enough. Listening to Chris’s approach to the subject was a real eye opener and left much food for thought! I walked away from the luncheon knowing that I needed to “take that second look”. “Knowing” and “doing” are two different things. The “knowing” and “doing” ended up on the back burner. Then the day came….my husband was in the ER and then in ICU…the prognosis…not good. No, we hadn’t made final preparations. No, I really wasn’t sure if he wanted to be on life support and what does this mean exactly. No, I didn’t have a power of attorney to make decisions on my own and needed to get my son ASAP. I needed guidance NOW…Chris Gray’s talk came to my mind. I called. She was calming, honest and very knowledgeable. We got thru all the essentials: Trust, Will, Power of Attorney, Health Care Directive. Chris has common sense and says it like it is. I highly recommend Chris!
Trustworthy and Knowledgeable Attorney!
Chris Gray has represented my family for over three years. I was faced with having to set up a trust, power of attorney, directive health care and start managing my elderly parents affairs. I could not have done this without her expertise, guidance and knowledge. She has a great way of explaining things to a laymen like myself; clearly laying out the plan of action and necessary next steps for me. I trust Chris Gray with all of our families legal affairs and she has proven to be a great lawyer and indispensible to our needs. She will continue to be our family attorney and I would strongly recommend her.
Chris is an exceptional attorney!
Chris accepted representation of me over the phone 3,000 miles away in what can only be described as a probate court mine field. I was forced by circumstances to hire a local attorney and to hire one immediatlely. Other attorneys I interviewed either wanted nothing to do with my case, or wanted an exhorbitant retainer. I found Chris on-line and was immediately impressed by her credentials and by the testimonials of previous clients. That was enough for me to inquire further. Chris’s representation of me was zealous advocacy at its best with a hint of common sense and wisdom. She was able to plow through the legal issues, and effectively deal on my behalf with the family dynamics. Chris is one the best attorneys I know: smart, knowledgeable, and effective. I highly recommend her to anyone in need of representation in a California probate or trust matter.
One Smart Lawyer!!
I have used Chris for three issues. Two different trusts and a probate case. She is smart and well informed. She has always been able to answer my questions in a professional and frendly manner. I know there will be other estate issues coming up for me to handle and I know that Chris is the first person I will call for help. She has been very accomodating to the needs of my elderly mother. I am sure that Chris will be able to help you and you will be happy with your choice.
Chris Gray has represented my family for nearly seven years defending a long-standing trust instrument and the best interests of an elderly trustor. Ms. Gray’s extensive litigation experience and exhaustive knwoledge of estate issues speak for themselves. It was her commitemtn to us that made the difference protecting the rights and resources of a vulnerable person. I am grateful and indebted to Ms. Gray for her guidance, dedication and relentless defense of our family.
Chris is caring and personable. I felt comfortable in all my dealings with her.
One word: Ethical
If I could only use one to word to describe Ms Gray it would have to be “ethical”. Throughout the past three years she has been completely professional, helpful, encouraging through the difficulties of this situation and most of all , very knowledgeable about the laws pertaining to this situation.