Oil Industry Class Certified in Santa Barbara Oil Spill

A U.S. District Court judge certified a class of oil workers and businesses contracted to provide services, supplies or personnel to seven offshore oil platforms and three onshore processing facilities impacted by Plains All American Pipeline’s May 19, 2015 oil pipeline rupture near Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara County. (Keith Andrews, et. al. vs. […]

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Cappello and Noël Selected to 2018 Super Lawyers List

Cappello and Noël Selected to 2018 So. Cal. Super Lawyers List

A. Barry Cappello and Leila Noël, partners in the Santa Barbara law firm of Cappello & Noël LLP, have been selected to the 2018 Southern California Super Lawyers list. No more than 5 percent of lawyers receive this honor. Cappello has been named a Super Lawyer every year since 2007. Cappello represents plaintiffs in lender […]

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Thomas Fire rages in Southern California

So. Calif. Edison Class Action–Thomas Fire & Montecito Mudslides

A class action lawsuit was filed yesterday against Southern California Edison alleging the company knowingly and continually violated safety procedures, which lead to the devastating Thomas Fire and Montecito mudslides. The named plaintiffs are individuals and small businesses who suffered property damage and lost income because of the Thomas Fire.

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Offshore oil drilling rig burns as fire boats attempt to control the blaze.

Shift in offshore drilling policy is a step back

When will America learn that offshore oil drilling in the waters off our coast is a disaster certain to happen again? It seemed our nation was coming to its senses about the pristine nature of our coastal waters; just as the world was beginning to reduce its dependence on oil; we take two giant steps back.

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

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 […]

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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 […]

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UCLA Alumnus Barry Cappello Creates Scholarship for Lambda Chi Alpha

A new scholarship, named for UCLA alumnus Barry Cappello, will soon be available for members of California chapters. The primary aim of the scholarship is to provide for financial need and offset members’ financial obligations. Cappello graduated from UCLA in 1963, practicing law since. He was named one of the Daily Journal’s Top 100 Lawyers in California […]

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Santa Barbara Independent: Barry Cappello Funds Trial Lawyering

Donates $1 Million to UCLA School of Law September 7, 2017, By Nick Welsh After 50 years of high-drama litigation, Santa Barbara attorney Barry Cappello knows the difference between a seasoned trial lawyer and a palooka. “The difference between attorneys in trial skill is immense,” he said. “The problem is the public doesn’t know.” The other […]

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Attorney Leila Noël Donates $250,000 To Alma Mater Marshall-Wythe School of Law

Cappello & Noël LLP law partner Leila J. Noël recently made a $250,000 donation to her alma mater, Marshall-Wythe School of Law at William & Mary. The donation will be used to establish an endowment named for one of Noël’s classmates, Gregory J. Mitchell, and provide needs-based scholarships with a preference given to African-American students […]

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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, […]

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