"Be yourself; everyone else is already taken."

– Oscar Wilde

Founder – Corday & Hartney, PLC, Certified Specialist – Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law


Chrissa N. Corday founded Corday & Hartney, PLC in 1997 after years of a successful litigation practice. Her practice now entirely concentrates on trusts, probate & estates. Her hands-on and practical approach has served clients both large and small, public and private. Ms. Corday is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law by the California Board of Legal Specialization.

A rare native of Las Vegas, Nevada, Ms. Corday moved to San Diego to attend law school and never left. She loves to travel, but when at home, her favorite pastimes are cooking and eating, not necessarily in that order. Although there is usually not enough time in the day, you may often find her at her local golf course.

Ms. Corday was selected a Super Lawyer for Estate Planning and Probate in 2021. She has held an AV rating with Martindale Hubbell for over 20 years. Ms. Corday is also proud to have been selected top lawyer in San Diego (for the past seven years) as published in San Diego Magazine and selected Best of the Best by the San Diego Business Journal. You can read her selection at Best of Bar 2014.

phone  858.381.4827

email  mlanyon@chplc.com

Chrissa N. Corday
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Affiliations & Memberships

  • Member, Citizen’s Oversight Committee
    Poway Unified School District Prop U and Prop C | 2003 – 2010

  • Member, San Diego County Bar Association
    (Estate Planning)

  • Member, USD School of Law Alumni Association | 1986 – present

  • Member, Arizona State University Alumni Association | 1983 – present

  • Chair, Citizen’s Oversight Committee
    Poway Unified School District Prop U | 2008

  • Poway Unified School District:
    Superintendent’s Educational and Facilities Advisory Committee | 2006

  • Delegate to San Diego County Bar | 2004

  • Co-Chair of the Construction Law Section of County Bar | 2001 – 2002

  • Member, San Diego International Airport Dispute Advisory Panel | 2011 – 2013

  • Member, Rady Children’s Hospital Estates and Trusts Council | 2013- Present

  • Provisors Member | 2016 – present

  • Estate Planning, Trusts & Wills, and Probate (Decedent Administration)
  • State Bar of California | 1986
  • Certified Specialist – Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law
  • University of San Diego, School of Law, Juris Doctor | 1986
  • Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science (Real Estate) | 1983
    honored as Most Distinguished Real Estate Student