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Assisting clients throughout the Central Coast since 1988

For more than 25 years, our lawyers at McCarthy & Kroes have been dedicated to helping individuals, businesses and governmental entities resolve disputes in virtually every area of civil law and litigation. We handle personal injury actions, such as car accidents and slip and fall accidents, business law and real estate matters, elder abuse cases and more. Through our commitment to client satisfaction, we have developed a solid reputation on California’s Central Coast.

Business law

A successful business depends on smooth operations and the swift resolution of disputes. At McCarthy & Kroes, our business law attorneys have the skills, knowledge and professionalism to help companies develop comprehensive contracts that are the key to running a business. When disputes arise, we use our substantial practical experience in negotiations and litigation, and our reputation for success, to efficiently achieve a resolution. As a community-based and family-oriented firm, we build long-term relationships with clients. You can depend on us from the initial business formation to dissolution and every matter in between.

Injury and accidents

When an accident occurs because of the negligence of others, dealing with injuries and financial losses can be overwhelming. At McCarthy & Kroes, each attentive Santa Barbara personal injury lawyer is committed to helping you through this difficult time so you can obtain fair compensation and justice. Using our experience in a wide range of personal injury cases ranging from premises liability to all types of vehicle accidents, each seasoned accident attorney provides compassionate support and guidance at every step of your case. As practical problem-solvers, we fully analyze your claim to develop a strategic plan of action, never hesitating to go to trial when it is in your best interest.

Other ways we can help

Over decades of representing a diverse clientele in all types of cases, our lawyers have developed substantial skills and accrued an in-depth knowledge base in our respective fields. Using a hands-on approach, our personable, reliable attorneys provide high-quality representation in real estate matters, elder law including nursing home abuse and neglect, sexual abuse cases and general civil litigation. To learn about the full scope of our practice, please see our practice areas overview.

Contact our lawyers for help with your legal needs

When we take on a case, we commit to being accessible, maintaining open lines of communication and responding promptly to all inquiries. Our hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., with evening and weekend meetings available by appointment for your convenience. You can find our office just one block from the Santa Barbara Courthouse, which is easily accessible by bus. To learn more about our services throughout Santa Barbara, Ventura, Santa Maria and San Luis Obispo counties, contact McCarthy & Kroes online or call 805.564.2085 for a free initial consultation today.


Attorney in Santa Barbara Patrick McCarthy

Patrick McCarthy

Founder/Senior Partner

Briana McCarthy

Briana McCarthy

Senior Associate

Lini Wheelock

Linda Elias-Wheelock

Associate Attorney

Senior Counsel Jake Stoddard

Jake Stoddard

Senior Counsel

Ron Zonen

Of Counsel

William Frusetta

Associate Attorney


McCarthy & Kroes

125 East Victoria Street, Suite A
Santa Barbara, California 93101
(805) 564-2085

Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 8:00 am – 5:00 pm