Kroloff, Belcher, Smart, Perry & Christopherson, founded in 1946, is one of the oldest law firms in San Joaquin County and has a strong tradition of community and civic service.  Kroloff, Belcher, Smart Perry & Christopherson, an "AV" rated firm by Martindale-Hubbell (the highest rating available), provides legal services to businesses, individuals and public agencies. We have developed expertise in business and commercial transactions and litigation, real estate transactions and litigation, estate planning, trust and probate law, employment litigation and counseling, health care law, defense of hospitals and doctors in malpractice actions and fertility and surrogacy law. We are dedicated to providing quality, timely and cost-effective legal services.

Our commitment to excellence in every aspect of the practice of law has helped us attract to the firm experienced attorneys with outstanding credentials as well as highly qualified law school graduates. Our attorneys regularly contribute to professional journals and teach law school classes and continuing legal education courses. This breadth of expertise and experience allows us to better serve our clients. Our support staff of trained paralegals and secretaries enable us to deliver our services in an efficient, cost effective manner.

The firm currently provides comprehensive legal services in a wide variety of areas including the following:


Our trial lawyers have the talent, dedication and experience necessary to aggressively protect the interests of our clients. Whenever possible, we strive to resolve disputes without resort to litigation, saving time and money for our clients. When litigation is necessary, we vigorously prosecute or defend our clients’ interests. Our litigation expertise and philosophy, coupled with our experience in many areas of the law, allow us to serve our clients’ needs with the utmost professionalism.

Since the founding of our firm, our practice has been geographically diverse, with our attorneys regularly appearing in the courts of many Northern and Central California counties.

Business, Commercial, Real Estate and Other Transactions

The business, commercial and real estate attorneys of Kroloff, Belcher, Smart, Perry & Christopherson provide counseling to clients and assistance in negotiating and closing many types of transactions. Our goal is to assist our clients in achieving their business and personal objectives. We take pride in helping our clients "make the deal," while at the same time protecting their interests.