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 recognized as 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 represents plaintiffs in complex commercial litigation including lender liability, intellectual property and class actions. Mr. Conlan joined the firm in 2010 and became a partner in 2014. Previously, he was a senior litigation associate in the Securities Litigation Practice Group at Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker in New York where he focused on complex commercial disputes and securities litigation. He defended large publicly traded corporations, hedge fund administrators and company directors and officers. 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…

Jasper L. Ozbirn focuses his practice on business litigation. 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. Mr. Thielemann joined Cappello & Noël as an associate in 1996, became a partner in 2004 and Of Counsel in 2013. more…