The Law Offices of Chad Carlock

Full-service Law Firm located near the State Capitol in Davis, California

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We represent clients statewide who desire personalized, skillful, and pragmatic representation in business and litigation matters.

260 Russell Boulevard Suite D, Davis, CA 95616

The Law Offices Of Chad Carlock Practices In A Variety Of Areas


Developmental Disabilities Law

The Law Offices of Chad Carlock works with Individuals with Disabilities, their families, and Service providers across the State to help them understand, protect, and assert their legal rights. From service coordination and Fair Hearing Representation for individuals and families to Licensing issues, audit representation, and administrative appeals for service providers, Mr. Carlock knows the California DD service system inside and out.


Nonprofit Organizations

Mr. Carlock works with a wide variety of community-based nonprofit organizations throughout the State of California.  He assists with everything from creating and filing formation documents to obtaining nonprofit status to ongoing compliance issues.  Carlock also advises and assists exiting nonprofits with the wide variety of legal issues they encounter in their operations.


Civil Litigation

From breach of contract to employment disputes to injuries to person or property, the Mr. Carlock has the knowledge and experience to represent clients in a variety of civil litigation matters.


Administrative Law

Mr. Carlock regularly advises and represents agencies and individuals throughout California in licensing proceedings, administrative audits, enforcement actions, and other administrative hearings.


Business and Corporate Law

The Law Offices of Chad Carlock assists new and existing business entities in matters of corporate governance and restructuring, as well as organization and compliance issues.  Once formed, businesses also frequently need ongoing advice and assistance with contracts, leasing, compliance, and other issues, all of which Mr. Carlock can provide.


Local and State Government

Carlock has an intimate and firsthand knowledge of how government works, and can provide assistance and counsel in working with government agencies and elected officials.  Mr. Carlock also deals with claims and lawsuits against and involving municipalities and other government entities.


Landlord/Tenant Law

The Law Offices of Chad Carlock is familiar with all aspects of residential leasing, purchase option agreements, fair housing law, reasonable accommodations, and other aspects of landlord/tenant law.  Carlock regularly advises and represents property managers and tenants in resolving disputes and litigating those disputes when necessary.


Land Use and Zoning

Land Use and Zoning law can be a complicated and rapidly-evolving field. It requires knowledgeable counsel to steer through the maze and obtain required approvals, challenge questionable projects, or to understand how local government land use operates. The Law Offices of Chad Carlock can provide that expertise.


Trials and Appeals

Mr. Carlock has the poise, competence, and professionalism to represent you or your business in all manner of civil trials, appeals, and hearings.  He has conducted civil trials in both State and Federal Court, as well as appellate matters, writ proceedings, and matters before administrative agencies.

General Practice

General Practice

The Law Offices of Chad Carlock provides advice, analysis, and options regarding a wide variety of legal situations.

About Chad Carlock

Profile of Chad CarlockEducation

Mr. Carlock opened the Law Offices of Chad Carlock in downtown Davis in May of 2000. Previously, Mr. Carlock was an associate with the Law Offices of David Rosenberg from December, 1996 through April, 2000.

Mr. Carlock is licensed to practice before all Courts of the State of California (State Bar #186184), before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California, the Federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of the United States.



Mr. Carlock received his Bachelor of Arts with Honors in American Studies in 1993 from the University of California, Davis.

He has a Minor in Sociology - Law and Society emphasis. He is a Lifetime Sustaining Member of the Cal Aggie Alumni Association.

Chad was awarded his Juris Doctor in May 1996 from the UC Davis School of Law ("King Hall").

During law school, he was President of the Law Students Association (1995-96) and received American Jurisprudence Awards in Criminal Law and Professional Responsibility. Mr. Carlock was also Co-Editor-in-Chief of Environs Law and Policy Journal(1995-96).

Professional Associations

  • Yolo County Bar Association - Vice President (and Two Time Past President)
  • Conference of Delegates of California Bar Associations (Past Delegate & Delegation Chair)

Community Associations

  • Davis Chamber of Commerce (Vice-Chair, Member)
  • California Disability Services Association (Member)
  • The Arc California (Member) - Public Policy Committee
  • The Alliance Supporting People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (Member)


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The Law Offices of Chad Carlock is located at 260 Russell Boulevard, Suite D on the corner of Russell Boulevard and B Street in the heart of Downtown Davis.

We are open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.