125 East Victoria Street,Suite A, Santa Barbara, California 93101
McCarthy & Kroes
Personal Injury Free Consultation 805.564.2085

Santa Barbara Attorneys

Attorney in Santa Barbara

Patrick McCarthy

Santa Barbara Personal Injury Attorney

Santa Barbara law firm founder and senior partner Patrick McCarthy is a prominent civil trial attorney practicing in civil and business litigation, personal injury law, medical malpractice defense, equine-related matters and litigation, products liability, homeowners and nonprofit associations, insurance defense, disabilities, administrative law, and governmental defense.

Attorney McCarthy enjoys spending time with his family and maintains active community involvement as a board member of Embarcadero Municipal Improvement District and a supporter of Bishop Garcia Diego High School baseball.  Mr. McCarthy is a member of the American Quarter Horse Association and a supporter and volunteer with Catholic Charities.

Education:

  • J.D., Southwestern University (1979)
  • B.S., Regis College, Colorado (1973)

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Attorney in Santa Barbara

R. Chris Kroes

Personal Injury Attorney in Santa Barbara Ca - R. Chris Kroes

Firm partner Chris Kroes is a prominent civil litigation trial attorney practicing in a wide variety of areas, including business and general civil litigation, construction defect litigation, discrimination defense, employment defense, FEHA, EEOC, and ADA Defense, geo-technical defense, governmental defense, insurance defense, legal counsel to the medical community, medical malpractice defense, products liability, professional negligence, and real estate litigation.

Mr. Kroes is highly active in the community and serves on many local boards, including the Children's Discovery Museum of Santa Barbara, the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, and the Santa Barbara Citizens Council on Crime.  Mr. Kroes serves on the Leadership Council of the Santa Barbara Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Santa Barbara Athletic Roundtable and the Airline Owners and Pilots Association.

Education:

  • J.D., Santa Barbara College of Law (1987)
  • B.A., University of California at Santa Barbara (1983)

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Attorney in Santa Barbara

Briana McCarthy

Personal Injury Attorney in Santa Barbara Ca - R. Briana McCarthy

Senior Associate Briana E. McCarthy was born and raised in Santa Barbara, and is the eldest daughter of founding partner Patrick McCarthy. She returned to Santa Barbara in early 2015, after practicing at a large litigation firm in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2010. Ms. McCarthy has appeared before judges throughout California and in Washington, and has successfully represented numerous litigation clients. Ms. McCarthy’s practice includes real estate disputes, business litigation, personal injury law, products liability and consumer rights actions.

In 2015, Briana McCarthy and Patrick McCarthy represented the plaintiff in a quiet title action in which the defendant had erected a roadblock to deny plaintiff access to, and use and enjoyment of, his 100 acre parcel of land in Santa Barbara County. At trial, Ms. McCarthy prevailed on the quiet title action, recovering substantial compensatory damages, plus an additional award of almost $100,000.00 in punitive damages.

Prior to joining McCarthy & Kroes, Ms. McCarthy was part of a trial team that successfully sought the imposition of monetary sanctions against a corporate defendant and its counsel for contempt, bad faith, and abuse of the discovery process. The trial judge awarded Ms. McCarthy’s client $45,000 in monetary sanctions against defendant’s counsel for misconduct, and held the corporate defendant in contempt imposing a $10,000 sanction to be paid to the court

Education:

  • J.D., University of San Francisco School of Law (2010)
    • CALI Award (2008)
    • National Institute for Trial Advocacy, IAP (2009)
    • Appellate Advocacy Teams in Trademark and Patent Law (2008-2010)
  • B.S., California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (2004)

Admissions:

  • State Bar of California, 2010
  • Northern District of California, 2011
  • Central District of California, 2014

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Attorney in Santa Barbara

Matthew F. Janowicz

Personal Injury Attorney in Santa Barbara Ca - Matthew F. Janowicz

Mr. Janowicz has worked as Of Counsel for McCarthy & Kroes for over seven years. During that time, Mr. Janowicz has gained extensive experience as a civil litigator representing both individuals and businesses in many different areas of the law. These include employment law, personal injury, contract negotiation and litigation, real property disputes, including arbitration of real estate transactions, corporate law, including corporate dissolutions and shareholder derivative actions, construction defects, bankruptcy litigation, appeals and consumer and employment class actions.

In addition to the diverse areas of law at McCarthy & Kroes, Mr. Janowicz also has been practicing family law and criminal defense in Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and Ventura Counties representing families through difficult and sensitive issues, including divorce, legal separation, child custody and visitation and misdemeanor and felony charges.

Born and raised in San Luis Obispo County, Mr. Janowicz lives in Arroyo Grande with his wife and his five children. He is very active in the community and volunteers as a youth sports coach in football, basketball and baseball.

Education:

  • J.D., Santa Barbara College of Law (2006)
  • B.A., California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (2002)

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  • California State Courts (2007)
  • Central District of California (2013)

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