Attorney G. Michael Brelje Joins Santa Barbara’s Cappello & Noël

Santa Barbara, Calif.–G. Michael Brelje, a civil litigation trial attorney who specializes in complex business, real estate and construction business litigation, has joined the Santa Barbara law firm Cappello & Noël LLP. Brelje’s practice includes all forms of civil procedure, discovery and motion practice, as well as trial and appellate appearances.

Before joining Cappello & Noël, Brelje was a senior attorney at Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP and Grokenberger & Smith, where he represented clients involved in real estate transactions and disputes, construction, landlord/tenant and trust administration and estate-related issues.

“All of us who have gone up against Mike in litigation matters could see his talent and commitment. His joining our firm is a great asset to our clients and our team,” says A. Barry Cappello, managing partner at Cappello & Noël.

Brelje has worked on and tried numerous complex civil and appellate cases, including arguing cases in the California Court of Appeal.

Brelje is active in the Santa Barbara legal community. He previously served on the Board of Directors of the Santa Barbara County Bar Association and is a current member. He was the former president of the Santa Barbara Barristers. As a frequent contributor to the Santa Barbara Rental Property Association, he has lectured on and authored numerous articles related to real property law, civil litigation, landlord/tenant relations and other legal issues.

Brelje was selected to the Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars list for Southern California in 2020-2021. He received his B.A. with honors in Communication and Sport Management from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his J.D. from the Santa Barbara College of Law.

To contact Brelje, go to or call 805-564-2444.


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