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 list, […]

Complaint Filed Against County of Santa Barbara to Block Illegal Camp 4 Agreement

A complaint was filed against the County of Santa Barbara to prevent it from allowing the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians to develop over 1,400 acres of agricultural land in the Santa Ynez Valley known as Camp 4. The complaint argues that the County cannot agree to a development that violates the Santa Ynez […]

Barry Cappello Gives $1 Million for UCLA Law Trial Advocacy Program

UCLA Law alumnus A. Barry Cappello ’65 has donated an additional $1 million to transform the school’s trial advocacy program, providing scholarship support and extensive training opportunities for students interested in pursuing careers as trial attorneys. Bolstering his longstanding commitment to UCLA Law, Cappello’s donation will create the A. Barry Cappello Program in Trial Advocacy, […]

“The Ocean Is Boiling” : The Complete Oral History of the 1969 Santa Barbara Oil Spill

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 Recognized by Marquis Who’s Who for Excellence

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

Plaintiffs’ Class Actions | Multiple Plaintiffs

Cappello & Noël represents plaintiffs in consumer, antitrust, toxic tort/environmental, insurance and banking class actions. Its success in class action litigation has resulted in multimillion-dollar settlements for class participants. Plaintiffs’ Class Actions | Multiple Plaintiffs Sample Cases Verdict: $3.5 million jury verdict that found Wells Fargo Bank had violated the Unruh Civil Rights Act in […]

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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 […]

Federal Court Hearing on Volkswagen A.G. Emissions Case

Cappello & Noël participated in the April 21, 2016 federal court hearing regarding the Volkswagen emission scandal.  The hearing lasted just 15 minutes.  Clearly, most of the details still are missing from the proposed settlement, and the Court made it clear that these details still needed fleshing out.  We are monitoring the matter closely.  Once […]

Noozhawk: Santa Ynez Valley Ranch Promises Lawsuit If County Allows Fee-to-Trust for Chumash Property

By Gina Potthoff, Noozhawk Staff Writer | @ginapotthoff | Published on 02.16.2016 6:46 p.m. Santa Barbara County’s legal counsel doesn’t have a response for a local attorney’s implied intent to file a lawsuit if officials allow the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians to annex land without going through certain planning channels. Well-known Santa Barbara attorney Barry […]

Ventura County Star: Volkswagen test site in Oxnard a focus of class-action suit over emissions cheating

Gretchen Wenner Sep 30, 2015 OXNARD, Calif. – A Volkswagen emissions compliance laboratory in Oxnard is a focus of at least one class-action lawsuit filed in the wake of the carmaker’s emissions cheating scandal. “Our view is that the Oxnard test center is at the heart of this,” said Leila Noël of Santa Barbara law […]