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G. Michael Brelje

G. Michael Brelje

Cappello & Noel LLP
  • Construction Law, Real Estate Law
  • California
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Biography

I deal with a wide variety of legal issues on a daily basis, which include, but are not limited to, pre-litigation strategy and negotiation, general and complex civil litigation, alternative dispute resolution, discovery preparation and responses, as well as law and motion, trial, and appellate appearances.

I have been involved as Plaintiff's counsel in numerous complex civil litigation matters, many of which have settled prior to trial; and have also been involved as lead counsel or second chair in multiple cases that went to trial and/or were appealed.

Education
Santa Barbara College of Law
J.D. (2008) | Law
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University of California - Santa Barbara
B.A. (2003) | Communication, Sport Management
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Professional Experience
Associate Attorney
Cappello & Noel LLP
- Current
Cappello & Noël pioneered the field of lender liability. Barry Cappello is the author of Lender Liability (Fifth Edition, Juris Publishing), the authoritative treatise on lender misconduct. The firm successfully prosecutes lending institution misconduct and fraud. It also uses its expertise to negotiate workout agreements between borrowers and lenders. Its record of jury verdicts and settlements exceeds $1 billion. Cappello & Noël has earned a nationwide reputation as the go-to firm when litigating against financial institutions and other large public and private entities. It is known as a fierce competitor when negotiating and at trial. My practice includes, but is not limited to, researching, editing, and writing motions, pleadings, discovery, and legal memorandums that are used to assist our clients in their civil litigation matters. I also make law and motion and trial appearances on behalf of our clients.
Senior Attorney
Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP
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I worked on numerous complex civil and appellate cases in the areas of legal research, discovery, motions, trial and appellate preparation, and law and motion and trial appearances. I made oral arguments in the California Court of Appeal on behalf of my clients. Focused my practice in the areas of general and complex civil litigation, real estate law, landlord/tenant issues, construction law, trust administration and estate litigation, and condominium law.
Senior Associate Attorney
Grokenberger & Smith
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The firm focused its efforts in the areas of general and complex civil litigation, real estate law, landlord tenant issues, construction law, and condominium law.
Certifications
Member
United States District Court, Central District of California
Member
United States District Court, Eastern District of California
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Supreme Court of the United States
Professional Associations
Santa Barbara County Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Santa Barbara County Bar Association
Board of Directors
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Activities: Board of Directors; Events Chair, MCLE Chair, and Mandatory Fee Arbitration Committee
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Santa Barbara Barristers
President
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William L. Gordon Inn of Court
Member
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    $650-750 Hourly Fee
Practice Areas
    Construction Law
    Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Civil Litigation
  • Landlord/Tenant Law
Websites & Blogs
Website
C&N Website
Contact & Map
Cappello & Noel LLP
831 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Telephone: (805) 564-2444
Fax: (805) 965-5950
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed