Attorney Profiles

Chris Gray

Chris Gray received her law degree from the University of Texas in 1990 and her undergraduate degree in education from Southwest Texas State University, where she graduated cum laude. Chris began her legal career as a criminal prosecutor and has extensive litigation experience. She practiced family law in Ventura County before focusing her practice exclusively on estate planning and probate matters in 2002.

Areas of Practice
Estate Planning, Wills & Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Estate Tax Issues, Pre & Post Marital Property Agreements, Trust Administration, Special Needs Trusts Probate Administration, Probate Avoidance, Probate Accounting, Conservatorship and Guardianship, Elder Law, Medi Cal Planning, Elder Abuse, Advance Health Care Directives

Memberships

  • State Bar of California Trusts and Estates Section
  • Ventura County Bar Association Estate Planning Section
  • Conejo Valley Estate Planning Council
  • Past board member of the Southern California Council of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Past President Planned Giving Council of Ventura County

Claudia E. Barba

Claudia E. Barba graduated from UCLA in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts in History and received her Juris Doctor from UCLA School of Law in 1999. She began her legal career as a business litigator but her devotion to family and community steered her into the practice of estate planning where she provides clear and compassionate legal counsel to her local community in both English and Spanish. Claudia resides in Ventura County with her husband, three daughters, and two standard poodles.

Areas of Practice
Estate Planning, Wills & Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Estate Tax Issues, Advance Health Care Directives, Special Needs Trusts, Probate Administration, Probate Avoidance, Probate Accounting, Trust Administration, Medi-Cal Planning

Memberships

  • State Bar of California Trusts and Estates Section
  • Ventura County Bar Association Estate Planning Section
  • WealthCounsel
  • Christian Legal Society
  • Christian Legal Aid of Los Angeles, Volunteer Attorney
  • Divorce Transition Professionals
  • Past Secretary, Los Empresarios, BNI-Ventura