A Plan for all Seasons

Chris Scarcella, Esq.

I am an attorney and founder of C.S. Scarcella & Associates, a law office dedicated to providing estate planning and elder law solutions.  Recently, over 12,000 Inland Empire Daily Bulletin readers voted me as the 2015 Inland Empire’s Favorite Attorney.  I am also the proud recipient of the 2015 Avvo Client’s Choice Award.  I am truly honored to have such fantastic clientele who feel so strongly about the value of the services that I provide.

As an estate planning attorney, I pride myself on helping people leave their loved ones with positive and lasting memories of who they are and the values that they stand for.

As an elder law practitioner, I pride myself on helping the elderly enjoy their golden years in a dignified manner and on their terms.

I’m an actively involved member of the Academy of Special Needs Planners and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and communicate with my peers to stay on the cutting edge of the law.

While I am proud of the value that I provide to my clients through my career choice, I like to think that I can do so much more for the community, and seek a lifetime of giving back.   To this end, I run a legal clinic that has led the California State Bar to honor me with the Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services.  I also serve on the Board of Directors of Community Senior Services, a well-respected non-profit organization serving our senior population.

Born and raised in Southern California, I went to Colorado College for my undergraduate education, wanting to experience the snow.  I then attended and graduated to the University of Texas School of Law to experience the “South” and receive a top-15 law school education.  Realizing that there’s no place like home, I have since moved back to Pasadena.

I now happily live with my lovely wife Denise and his sometimes disobedient dog named Alps.  In my spare time, I like playing with tools.