Lender Liability Revisited – ABA Banking Journal

Barry Cappello’s phone has been ringing off the hook these days, and, for bankers, this should be a wakeup call. Cappello is a veteran plaintiff’s attorney with a major-league specialization in lender liability cases. And chances are more than good that Cappello or one of his fellow borrower attorneys could be talking to your customers.

Thomas Fire – Montecito Mudslides Southern California Edison Class Action

On January 24, 2018, a class action lawsuit was filed by Cappello & Noël LLP and co-counsel against Southern California Edison alleging the company knowingly and continually violated safety procedures, which lead to the devastating Thomas Fire that began December 4, 2017 and then the deadly Montecito mudslides. Jump to the class action contact form […]

A. Barry

A. Barry Cappello, managing partner, is one of the nation’s leading trial lawyers and authorities on complex commercial litigation including lender liability, class actions, catastrophic personal injury matters and environmental litigation. Mr. Cappello has challenged the “business as usual” way financial institutions, government entities and big corporations conduct themselves. He holds them accountable when they […]

Fiduciary breach for lenders is alive and well

By A. Barry Cappello Note: This article appeared in the Letters to the Editor column of the Los Angeles Daily Journal, Sept, 20, 2011 This letter responds to “Reality check: A bank’s liability is not that simple,” by Jill Switzer (Sept. 1). In cautioning the reader not to assume that bank liability for depositor claims […]

Santa Barbara’s Resident Barracuda – California Lawyer

Barry Cappello, the father of lender liability, takes on the nation’s banks and irritates Santa Barbara’s legal community. Standing in the back of a Los Angeles courtroom during a recess in his most recent case against a big bank, A. Barry Cappello was sounding downright modest about what he had accomplished in his day-long summation.

The Big-Game Hunter’s Big Gamble – Los Angeles Times

The corporate decor at Universal Music Group is high-tech modern, but here, in the Santa Barbara law offices of A. Barry Cappello, it’s the Wild West. To the left is a rattlesnake, coiled and ready to strike. To the right is a bronze statue of a bucking bronco. A muffled hysteria unspools as faxes, phones and modems transmit the breaking news about Cappello’s high-profile entertainment case against UMG. Overlooking all this is a striking William Koerner painting that depicts a stickup.

Cappello & Noël Recognized By 2018 U.S. News-Best Law Firms

Santa Barbara-based Cappello & Noël LLP is listed in U.S. News-Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” 2018 edition. The firm received a Tier 1 (highest) ranking in Santa Barbara for Commercial Litigation. In addition, Barry Cappello, managing partner, was included in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. To be selected to the annual […]

ProPublica: Another Way Wells Fargo Took Advantage Of Customers

Four former employees say that Wells Fargo made clients in its Los Angeles region pay for missing deadlines to lock in interest rates on loans, even though the delays were the bank’s fault. by Jesse Eisinger ProPublica, Jan. 23, 2017, 8 a.m. Wells Fargo, the largest mortgage lender in the country, portrays itself as a […]

Leila J.

Leila J. Noël is recognized as one of the Top Women Lawyers in California, with expertise in complex litigation including complex commercial litigation, lender liability, class actions and catastrophic personal injury/wrongful death. Ms. Noël has tried or co-tried most of the firm’s largest cases, and has obtained jury verdicts in excess of $125 million and […]