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 law firms in the country. It is listed in U.S. News & World Report as a 2017 California Top Tier law firm. Cappello established the practice in 1977 to bring indomitable business litigation services to the Santa Barbara, Calif. region. Cappello is considered among the leading attorneys in the country in matters of complex commercial litigation including lender liability, class actions, catastrophic personal injury matters and environmental litigation. He has tried hundreds of cases and obtained jury verdicts and settlements in excess of $1 billion for his clients. Cappello is considered a pioneer in lender liability, the area of law that requires lenders to treat their borrowers fairly and when they don’t, they can be subject to borrower litigation under a variety of legal claims. As an authority on the topic, he authored the 800-page “Lender Liability” (Juris Legal Information), which is recognized in the industry as the first and leading treatise on the subject.
In 2007 Cappello was selected as one of the Top 100 Trial Attorneys in Southern California by the National Trial Lawyers Association and has been named a “Southern California Super Lawyer” since 2007. He is AV® Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell.