Attorneys

Cappello & Noël is recognized as one of the top complex business litigation law firms in the country.

Cappello & Noël has earned a nationwide reputation as one of the U.S. top law firms.

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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. He is the author of Lender Liability (800 pages, Juris Publishers), the first and leading treatise on the subject. Mr. Cappello has successfully tried jury trials with total verdicts in excess of $300 million and negotiated more than $1 billion in settlements and workouts for his clients. more…
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. She has tried or co-tried the firm’s largest cases, and has obtained jury verdicts in excess of $125 million, and negotiated more than $130 million in settlements and workouts. more…
Lawrence J. Conlan is a trial lawyer who has achieved significant victories for his clients, who include emerging businesses, industry pioneers, and individual victims of consumer abuses and investment fraud.  He represents clients in lawsuits involving business torts, investment scams, wrongdoing by commercial and residential lenders, civil rights violations, financial elder abuse and major personal injuries. more…

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Wendy D. Welkom’s practice involves complex business litigation and class actions, both trial and appellate work. Ms. Welkom rejoined Cappello & Noël as an associate after a period of solo practice. She had previously been associated with Cappello & Noël as both associate and of counsel. more…

David L. Cousineau is an accomplished litigator with first-chair trial and appellate experience before federal and state courts and regulators. He has achieved significant victories for his clients in contexts as varied as fraud, racial discrimination, protecting consumers from unwarranted increases in costs for electricity, allocation of costs for the dismantlement of nuclear power plants (“prudence”), allegations of patent infringement, and constitutional disputes.   more…

Troy A. Thielemann, Of Counsel, has a civil and appellate practice that includes complex business litigation, intellectual property, class actions, construction defect, real estate, land use, plaintiffs bad faith insurance, entertainment and environmental law. more…

Jasper L. Ozbirn, Of Counsel, focuses his practice on business litigation. more…