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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Family of Drowning Victim File Claims for Damages Against the City of Santa Barbara

Family members of a drowning victim have filed claims for damages against the City of Santa Barbara. The claims state that one of the City’s tenants, Santa Barbara Sailing Center, rented a stand-up paddleboard on April 29, 2017 to non-swimmer Davies Kabogoza who subsequently fell and drowned in Santa Barbara Harbor. The Sailing Center is […]

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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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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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Leila Noël Named in “Top 50 Women in Business” by Pacific Coast Business Times

For the second consecutive year, firm partner Leila Noël was named one of “Top 50 Women in Business” by the Pacific Coast Business Times. The honor recognizes the outstanding female business leaders in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. Previously, she was named one of 2011’s “Top 75 Women Litigators” in California and […]

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“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. […]

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