Cappello & Noël LLP | Recognized as one of the top complex business litigation law firms in the United States


Cappello & Noël has earned a nationwide reputation as the pioneer in the field of lender liability. The firm represents individuals and businesses that have been injured or destroyed by their lender. More

Complex Business Litigation

We are experienced in every facet of business litigation, enabling the firm to decisively and effectively develop, litigate and try complex business cases. More

Plaintiffs’ Class

Cappello & Noël represents plaintiffs in consumer, antitrust, toxic tort/environmental, insurance and banking class actions. More


Our firm represents plaintiffs in employment cases, including wrongful termination, discrimination and harassment. More

Catastrophic Injury & Wrongful Death

Cappello & Noël handles serious and complex personal injury claims, as well as wrongful death claims. More
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Lender Liability | 5th Edition | By A. Barry Cappello

The completely updated 5th edition is a primer for every plaintiff's attorney and every attorney defending a lender. A. Barry Cappello, the pioneer and nationally recognized expert in the field of lender liability law, has taken his vast experience and translated it into a comprehensive, authoritative and informative all-new edition of Lender Liability. Cappello & Noël has obtained more than $1 billion in verdicts and settlements against lenders on behalf of commercial borrowers.

There is no one in this nation who is a greater authority than Barry Cappello on the subject of when and how lenders can be held liable to borrowers. As one of the greatest trial attorneys of our age, Barry Cappello's extraordinary success in the courtroom is reflected in every page of this authoritative treatise.

Awards & Recognition

Latest Firm News

For the second consecutive year, firm partner Leila Noël was named one of “Top 50 Women in Business” by the Pacific Coast Business Times. The honor recognizes the outstanding female business leaders in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. Previously, she was named one of 2011’s “Top 75 Women Litigators” in California and […]


For an excellent account of the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill, read the Pacific Standard’s “The Ocean is Boiling: The Complete Oral History of the 1969 Santa Barbara Oil Spill.”  Pacific Standard reporters interviewed those who saw the destruction caused by the spill and who vowed not to rest until those responsible were held accountable. […]


A. Barry Cappello, managing partner of the Santa Barbara law firm Cappello & Noël LLP,  is included in the 2017 Marquis Who’s Who for excellence in business litigation. Factors for selection include position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility and prominence are all taken into account. Cappello’s firm is regarded as one of the top complex business litigation […]