Christoffer (Chris) ThomsenMember
Riverside County Native American Land, Business, Real Estate, Estate Planing, Trusts and Probate Attorney
The most recent addition to our law firm, attorney Christoffer J. Thomsen joined Schlecht, Shevlin & Shoenberger, A Law Corporation in 2005, and became a shareholder in 2013. Chris focuses his practice in the areas of real estate transactions and litigation, including cases involving Native American land law (development, leasing and sales) and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. He also represents clients in a wide variety of business law matters, in addition to providing knowledgeable counsel for estate planing, trusts, and probate matters.
Education, Admissions and Affiliations
Chris received his Bachelor of Science degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Arizona in 2001. He subsequently attended the University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law, earning his Juris Doctor degree with honors in 2005. He is admitted to practice law in all state courts in California and the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.
Chris is President of the Desert Bar Association and also past Chair of the Desert Bar Association Fee Arbitration Program. Chris is the Secretary/Treasurer of the Warren Slaughter-Richard Roemer Inn of Court, an organization of lawyers and judges whose mission is to raise the levels of civility, professionalism, and ethics in the legal profession.
Areas of Practice
A dedicated member of the Palm Springs and Coachella Valley legal community, Chris has developed a niche in the area of Native American real property issues (Native American Land Leasing and Sales). He also represents clients with regard to:
- Business Transactions, Disputes and Litigation
- Real Estate Transactions and Litigation
- Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Administration
Like all of the attorneys at Schlecht, Shevlin & Shoenberger, Chris strives to build strong, long-term relationships with his clients. Many of Chris’s clients regularly seek his advice and counsel across all of his areas of practice, and Chris draws on his broad transactional and litigation experience to develop strategies and identify issues across his areas of expertise.
Community Involvement and Awards
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Desert, Trustee
- Outstanding Young Lawyer Award, 2nd Annual DBA-Inn of Court, Hall of Fame Awards (2015)
Contact Attorney Christoffer J. Thomsen Today
If you need a lawyer for a business or real estate transaction or dispute, or if you are looking for thoughtful and experienced guidance for estate planning or probate administration, please contact Schlecht, Shevlin & Shoenberger to arrange an initial consultation with Mr. Thomsen at our offices in Palm Springs, CA.