Christina Samayoa Vanarelli came to Ventura County in 1994, first living in Simi Valley, then Moorpark and, since 1997, have owned a home in the city of Ventura, which I have adopted as my home town.
I am convinced that Ventura County is the best place in the world to live and work – it’s beautiful with its ocean to the west and hills to the east. It is easy to drive around and park. The people are nice, and smart, and passionate. The weather is amazing…
As far as practicing law here, our courthouse is phenomenal in terms of the quality and quantity of work produced for having just over 30 judicial officers and not enough staff. I am amazed at how they get it all done. The camaraderie among lawyers here is unmatched.
I do take cases in other counties from time to time and there are some very pleasant courthouses, no doubt, but I always look forward to coming home to Ventura County where I can walk to the Hall of Justice and be greeted by a friend before I even get in the door.
My point is this: If you have a legal matter in Ventura County, you need a lawyer who practices here all the time. There are many of us, so please call around and find someone here. Do not make the mistake of going out of county because you think a non-local lawyer will do better for you.