Frederick D. ChernofF, ESQ


Frederick D. ChernofF, ESQ


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After graduating from the University of Calgary, Fred obtained a Master of Education degree in academic administration from Gonzaga University before beginning his career as a school administrator. Fred discovered his love of the law while advocating for children and families in a school setting.

Having grown up in a family of entrepreneurs, Fred experienced firsthand the challenges of operating a wide variety of businesses, as well as the sacrifices required to allow those businesses to flourish. After gaining experience litigating family law cases, Fred transitioned into the areas of business law and estate planning, where he can combine his interest in helping people with his passion for legal writing and advocacy.

As valedictorian of his Juris Doctorate degree program from St. Francis School of Law, Fred graduated summa cum laude. Having scored the all-time highest score on California’s First Year Law Students Exam in the history of his law school, Fred was selected to design an exam preparation program for future cohorts. Enjoying the rigorous preparation and challenge of California’s bar exam, Fred spends some of his spare time tutoring law graduates preparing to take the bar.

“My husband and I have utilized the legal services of Lisa Odom for a number of years. Her office was originally recommended to us by a family member – who is also a client of the Odom Law Group. We have all been very satisfied with Lisa and her staff with regard to updating our Living Trust. As laws and situations change, Lisa has made the necessary recommendations to keep our trust up-to-date and relevant to our current situation. We appreciate the continual professionalism and caring nature of everyone in the office. “ 
Valerie Tippy

Growing up playing and coaching as many racket sports as he could find, Fred was lucky to travel the world at a young age playing badminton for the Junior American National Team. During his years as an athlete, Fred traveled to California as often as possible for training and competitions, and quickly fell in love with the state. Fred and his wife recently achieved their lifelong goal of moving to California, and are now excitedly raising their first child in the golden state. Fred enjoys playing sports, building computers, learning to surf, and cheering on his favorite basketball team, the Memphis Grizzlies.


St. Francis School of Law,
Juris Doctor, 2021
Summa Cum Laude

Gonzaga University,
Master of Academic Administration, 2015

University of Calgary
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, 2013


Bar Admissions

California State Bar


  • Graduated Valedictorian of Juris Doctor program in 2021.
  • All-Time Highest First-Year Law Student Exam Score Record Holder for St. Francis School of Law

Professional Activities

  • Edison School Society Board of Directors, Director
  • California bar exam coach
  • St. Francis School of Law Adjunct Academic Faculty


Spending time with his wife and daughter. Taking their dogs on adventures. Surfing, longboarding, snowboarding, playing sports, building computers, and cheering on the Memphis Grizzlies.