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Russ Charvonia
Channel Islands Mediation Services

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58 N. Ash Street
Ventura, CA 93001
Fax: 805-832-6744


Description of Practice

Russ Charvonia is the founder of Channel Islands Law Group, a professional corporation, in Ventura, California.

Russ has combined a 35-plus year career as a financial planner with his estate planning law practice to provide a unique perspective to address clients’ needs and concerns.

This unique combination of financial and legal experience allows Russ to identify creative solutions to the most difficult circumstances. And his compassion and good communications skills enable him to help with the emotional aspects of resolving disputes.

He attended various colleges for undergraduate studies and graduated from the Ventura College of Law with a Juris Doctorate in 2004. Russ is a Certified Financial Planner®, Chartered Financial Consultant, Chartered Life Underwriter, Chartered Life Underwriter and Retirement Plans Associate. He is a registered representative holding Series 7, 24 and 63 licenses from FINRA.

Russ is involved with many philanthropic endeavors and currently serves on the board of directors of The Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation, is founder of the Masonic Family Civility Project, and serves on the board of The Conflict Resolution Institute of Ventura County.

He served as the Grand Master for The Grand Lodge Free and Accepted Masons of California in 2014/15.

Russ is married to Linda and has a son, Keith, daughter-in-law, Kendall, grandsons Tanner and Hudson, and daughter, Alissa.


Juris Doctor from Ventura College of Law--2003


Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
01/2016    Ventura Center for Dispute Settlement    Mediation Skills Training 40 Hours


Consultative and facilitative approach to helping parties reach creative and workable solutions.

Areas of Practice

  • Adult Family
  • Commercial
  • Contracts
  • Elder
  • Estate Planning
  • Partnership
  • Probate

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Online Mediator
  • Online Arbitrator
  • Estate Planner
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Arbitrator
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Facilitator

References available upon request.

This dispute resolution professional keeps professional liability insurance.


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