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Christopher Cohade


Christopher R. Cohade is a partner at Nachlis | Cohade | Lopez-Whitaker, LLP. Christopher has practiced law for more than 12 years and has practiced family law exclusively since 2013. He has extensive experience with a wide range of issues including dissolution, asset characterization and division, child custody and visitation, child and spousal support, complex high asset matters, and family law appeals. He is a member of the State Bar of California and the Bar Association of San Francisco Family Law Section.

Christopher received his Juris Doctorate from John F. Kennedy University School of Law, with a Certificate in Public Interest Law in recognition of his hundreds of volunteer hours for public interest legal services during law school. While in law school, he interned with the San Francisco Superior Court Juvenile Division and the Juvenile and Research Divisions of the San Francisco Public Defender, where he gained invaluable experience in legal research and writing and preparing cases for trial. After law school he provided research and writing services to several solo practitioners and small firms in various fields of law, and started his own practice in San Francisco.

Christopher is a first-generation American and was born and raised in California. He received a B.A. in American Studies from San Francisco State University. After receiving his undergraduate degree, he taught English as a second language in San Francisco before moving to Paris, France, where he worked with Business Executives to improve their English presentation skills. Prior to attending law school, Christopher worked at the Bar Association of San Francisco, helping the public to navigate the legal system as the manager of the Lawyer Referral and Information Service. In his free time, Christopher enjoys spending time with his family, seeing live music, and playing guitar.

Professional Memberships

  • The Bar Association of San Francisco
  • State Bar of California

  • San Francisco State University American Studies - University
  • John F. Kennedy University School of Law Juris Doctor

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