Santa Barbara & Ventura County Civil Litigation Attorney

It is not uncommon for individuals or businesses to find themselves involved in a legal dispute with another party. Disputes of this nature, such as a breach of contract, typically fall under civil law, in what is known as civil litigation, which entails the use of courts or arbitrators for adjudication.

For plaintiffs involved in a civil law or litigation matter, the objective is to right a wrong, or honor an agreement. Defendants in a civil litigation matter will want to aggressively protect their rights in opposing the plaintiff’s claim.

Whether you are a plaintiff or defendant in Ventura or Santa Barbara County, hiring a qualified civil litigation attorney with experience in civil law is crucial in achieving a successful outcome in your case.

Our civil litigation lawyers represent plaintiffs and defendants as individuals, partnerships, shareholders, and corporations in the following types of cases:

Business-related litigation

  • Fraud
  • Breach of contract
  • Dissolution or breakup of a business
  • Unfair business practices
  • Business disputes
  • Non-compete covenants
  • Breach of warranties
  • Mechanics’ liens


  • Administrative law
  • Liquor license violations


  • Preliminary and permanent injunctions

Real estate and construction litigation

  • Real estate litigation
  • Construction defects
  • Premises liability

Our civil litigation attorneys work closely with clients to evaluate their potential claims or defenses related to a commercial, professional, and personal dispute that is the subject of litigation. We represent clients from Santa Barbara County before administrative agencies, alternative dispute resolution proceedings such as mediation or arbitration, jury or court trials in state and federal court as well as proceedings before appellate courts. We help clients prepare their cases and counsel them on the steps and procedures involved in civil law matters. A skilled attorney can help clients leverage their negotiating position to reach a beneficial settlement which may be the most appropriate and economical manner of handling certain cases. However, when a dispute cannot be resolved satisfactorily, taking a civil law case to court may be the best or only option.

When required, our attorneys will engage and work closely with experts including investigators, accountants, economic impact analysts, and other relevant professionals.

If your civil-law-related legal dispute has risen to the level of civil litigation, our Santa Barbara and Ventura attorneys are ready to help. Contact us today for a consultation!

Brian L. Fox helps his clients with all civil law or civil litigation needs throughout Santa Barbara County, Ventura County, and the rest of California.