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Christel A. Schoenfelder

Christel A. Schoenfelder


Ms. Schoenfelder has spent her career representing the injured in workers’ compensation cases. Ms. Schoenfelder works tirelessly to ensure that her clients receive the medical treatment they deserve and that her clients receive all the benefits that they are entitled to. She is also actively involved in legislative efforts to care for those injured on the job and to expand the protections to which they are afforded. Ms. Schoenfelder takes the concerns of her clients to heart and works hard to make sure that our laws take these concerns into consideration.

Ms. Schoenfelder obtained her BA from the University of La Verne in 1994 and received her JD from the University of La Verne College of Law in 2003.  She is a partner at the Law Offices of Rose, Klein & Marias.  Ms. Schoenfelder is a member of the State Bar of California and the San Bernardino County Bar Association.  She is a certified specialist in Workers’ Compensation Law.  Ms. Schoenfelder is a past President of the Greater Inland Empire Applicants’ Attorneys Association and University of La Verne College of Law Alumni Association.  Currently, she is serving as the President of the California Applicants’ Attorneys Association (CAAA).  Ms. Schoenfelder is also a co-founder & co-chair of CAAA’s Women’s Caucus.

Areas of Practice

100% Workers’ Compensation

Litigation Percentage

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2003


  • University of La Verne College of Law, La Verne, California
    • J.D. – 2003
    • Law Journal: Journal of Juvenile Law, 2000 – 2002
  • University of La Verne, La Verne, California
    • B.A. (Cum Laude) – 1994
    • Honors: Honors Program Graduate
    • Major: Political Science

Published Works

Timeout! Prosecuting Juveniles for Sports – Related Violence and the Effect on Youth Contact Sports, 22 J. Juv. L. 139(2001), Vol. 22, 2001


  • Various Workers’ Compensation Topics, California Applicants’ Attorneys Association, 2008 – Present
  • Workers’ Compensation Primer for CSEA and SEIU, 2008 – Present
  • Workers’ Compensation Primer, Iranian American Lawyers Association, Los Angeles, 2015 – Present
  • Case Update, California Workers’ Compensation Defense Attorneys’ Association, 2015 – Present

Honors and Awards

Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2007 – Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • California Applicants’ Attorneys Association, Member of Board of Governors, 2007 – Present
  • Greater Inland Empire Applicants’ Attorneys Association, President, 2007 – 2009
  • State Bar of California, Member, 2003 – Present
  • San Bernardino County Bar Association, Member, 2004 – Present
  • University of La Verne College of Law Alumni Association, President, 2005 – 2009

Past Employment Positions

Credit Source / Quality Credit Data, Administrative Assistant, 1995 – 1999

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