Christopher R. Cheleden

 Christopher R. Cheleden

Practice Groups

Land Use


Chris Cheleden joined the office in 2022 as a transactional and advice attorney specializing in complex land use and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) matters.  Previously, he served as a Lead Deputy in the Office of the Santa Clara County Counsel where he managed a multi-attorney team responsible for the County’s real estate, construction, and non-regulatory land-use matters.  Prior to his most recent role, his practice focused primarily on land-use and CEQA matters, both for the Santa Cruz County Counsel’s Office and in private practice in Los Angeles.


  • University of California, Davis, J.D.
  • University of California, Los Angeles, MA-Urban Planning
  • University of Pennsylvania, A.B.

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