“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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A. Barry Cappello Selected 2017 Southern California Super Lawyer

A. Barry Cappello, managing partner in the Santa Barbara law firm of Cappello & Noël LLP, have been selected to the 2017 Southern California Super Lawyers list. No more than 5 percent of lawyers receive this honor. Cappello has been named a Super Lawyer since 2007. Cappello represents plaintiffs in lender liability matters, complex business […]

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Class Action Filed By Property Owners Where Plains Pipeline Located

Santa Barbara, Calif. (May 9, 2016)—Property owners that have easement agreements allowing Plains All American to run its oil pipelines on their property have filed a class action lawsuit against the company. The lawsuit is seeking a preliminary and permanent injunction ordering Plains to repair and improve its corroded pipelines in Santa Barbara County so […]

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

Firm partner Leila Noël was named one of 2016’s “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 one of the “Top […]

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Barry Cappello and Leila Noël Named to the Pacific Coast Business Times’ “Who’s Who in Professional Services”

Barry Cappello and Leila Noël, partners at Cappello & Noël LLP, were selected to the “Who’s Who in Professional Services” 2015 edition of the Pacific Coast Business Times. The annual honor spotlights outstanding attorneys and accountants in Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. Cappello and Noël were two of only 79 lawyers selected […]

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