Christian Varela Barra

Name Partner

56 22 466 3870

Education 

Lawyer, titled year 2007.

Diploma in Family Law and Mediation UAH, year 2009.

Litigation Course California Western School of Law. San Diego, California, USA 2011.

L.L.M. Summa Cum Laude. University of Chile. Year 2014

Background

Christian is an accredited family law specialist with over ten years of experience. Because of his experience in handling complex legal matters in both family courts and criminal courts, he has specialized in relationship matters such as divorce, personal care, domestic violence and family crimes. 

Christian combines his technical knowledge and strategic experience with a naturally empathetic approach. Although he is an experienced and determined litigant, he is committed to helping his clients resolve their disputes in a constructive manner and whenever possible, seeking alternatives to the resolution of the conflict, without having to experience the expenses, delays and uncertainties of the judicial system. 

Prior to founding Varela Silva, and continuing with a family tradition, he worked in his first years in public service, where he became the chief lawyer of a litigation office dedicated exclusively to family matters, an experience that nowadays clients can benefit from.

 

Christian was one of the first lawyers in Chile to have litigation studies at the California Western School of Law, San Diego, United States and is awarded with the highest distinction (summa cum laude) in the Master of Private Law program at University of Chile, a distinction that allowed him to perform assistantships of legal clinic in that university where his thesis: "Compliance of the Economic Compensation" was published and now is used by law students, lawyers and judges.

 

The lawyers of Varela Silva are members of the Bar Association and the Association of Family Lawyers of Chile.