Christopher M. Mazzia


Chris Mazzia has been practicing law in California since moving here to attend law school after working with the Organization of American States in Washington, D.C.

Chris’s practice focuses on all aspects of civil litigation, representing both plaintiffs and defendants. He has extensive trial experience, including favorable jury verdicts on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants. Chris also advises clients on employment, business, environmental and real estate matters that are not in litigation; his litigation experience is valuable to our clients in resolving disputes out of court, if possible.

Chris has successfully litigated cases that reflect the areas of the firm’s professional expertise: employment cases (discrimination, termination, wage, independent contractor and other matters); real estate cases (purchase and sale, environmental, and partition, among others); business (contract, corporate, and other matters); and probate/will contests.

Practice Areas:

  • General Civil Litigation (including Employment, Real Estate, Business, Probate, Environmental and Personal Injury)
  • Counseling of Businesses and Individuals in Employment, Real Estate, and Environmental Matters

Bar Admission:

  • California State Courts
  • U.S. District Courts of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Tax Court


  • Williams College (B.A., 1976)
  • Golden Gate University School of Law (J.D., 1980)


  • Former Board Member and Officer, Sonoma County Bar Association
  • Sonoma County Bar Association Fee Arbitrator
  • Sonoma County Superior Court, Judicial Arbitrator
  • Sonoma County Superior Court, Settlement Conference Panelist
  • Former Board Member, Officer and Board Chair, Santa Rosa Downtown Wednesday Night Market


  • Professional: Author, “Malicious Prosecution and Abuse of Process” chapter in California Torts (Matthew Bender)
  • Personal: Born in New York City; spent Junior Year of College abroad in Madrid, Spain; Enjoys playing ice hockey, cooking, and hiking.

“Listen to your client, be thorough, and work with your client to reach the best result possible.”