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Business Law

We support a variety of business matters. Including business formation, “start-up” planning & organization, transaction negotiating, drafting & contract review, mergers & acquisitions, divestitures, as well as other activities.Continue reading

Real Estate & Landlord-Tenant

Our firm has decades of experience in an array of commercial and residential real estate matters. This includes sales and purchase transactions, landlord-tenant conflicts, boundary disputes, leases, lot ties, and foreclosures.Continue reading

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Estate Planning & Probate

Estate Planning: Do you know what should be included in your last will and testament? Have you considered who you would like to receive your possessions? Who would take care of your children if you passed away suddenly?Continue reading

Civil & Commercial Litigation

Customer or competitor issues affect the viability of your business. When civil conflicts arise between friends, family, or neighbors we can help find a resolution. We have successfully dealt with an array of civil & business matters.Continue reading


At the Law Offices of John J. Thyne III, we are committed to providing our clients with the highest quality of legal services. Our specialties include real estate, business formations, wills & trusts, litigation, and entertainment law. Our Santa Barbara attorneys work hard to protect the rights of individual and business clients alike throughout California and Oklahoma in many types of legal matters in both State and Federal courts. Our clients can call on us when they need aggressive and effective legal representation and can expect thorough, vigorous, ethical and professional legal representation at a fair price.


Although we are a litigation law firm, we realize that a costly and time consuming courtroom battle is not always in the client’s best interest. We work hard to find other, less costly ways to resolve disputes to our client’s satisfaction. We encourage the parties in a dispute to avoid litigation and to consider alternative methods for resolving their disputes. These alternative methods can be simple negotiations or a more structured mediation or arbitration. In many cases, we find that one of these methods will help the parties involved reach an agreement quickly and cost-effectively. If an agreement cannot be reached and litigation is necessary, we will fight aggressively to get our client the best result possible.


Law Offices of John J. Thyne III
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Randy Wilson
Randy Wilson
04:22 19 Oct 18
I highly recommend John Thyne if you have real estate law issues. We recently purchased a home in Santa Barbara, and a... last-minute issue arose where the sellers were jeopardizing the closing date (possibly costing us thousands of dollars in loan lock extensions) by not dealing with things in a timely manner. John was able to meet with us at the last minute. He got to an understanding of the situation quickly, called several critical people to get details, described concisely to us what the options were and what he recommended, and sent a "Demand to Close" to the sellers to make sure the process stayed on track, all in a single hour in his office. We immediately felt far better, understood our options much clearer, and the sellers jumped into line immediately. Everything turned out fine, and John was a big part of that. John is top notch, knows the Santa Barbara real estate market and law very well, and is no-nonsense. Highly recommended.read more
Christman Kelley
Christman Kelley
19:47 25 Oct 17
I've always been impressed with John's endless energy and professionalism. I can recommend him as a lawyer.
Allison Fox
Allison Fox
17:22 10 Sep 17
Terrific estate planning with my will & trust package
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      Although I am young, I have worked with far more than my fair share of attorneys. John Thyne is by far the best attorney. It can be nerve wrecking trusting someone to handle a situation that is very important to you, but that is why I will always do business with John Thyne. Not only does he truly care about helping his clients, he is timely and just the right amount of assertiveness without being overly aggressive (basically everything you could ever need in an attorney). He never fails to go above and beyond what is expected of him. I truly am so thankful John was able to get me out of my legal mess(es) and have so much respect for what his company represents. Thank you John Thyne!

    thumb Paige F.