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Adam T. Carralejo

Adam T. Carralejo

Hardest Working Lawyer in Santa Barbara
  • Construction Law, Nursing Home Abuse, Probate ...
  • California
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Biography

Adam T. Carralejo is a trial attorney with broad expertise and a strong, ethical reputation.

Adam started his career handling estate and trust work in Santa Barbara – his first client matter was the infamous case of Butler v. LeBouef, involving an unethical estate planning attorney and successful trust contest in Santa Barbara Superior Court.

Adam would go on to spend several years with a Los Angeles firm advising HOA boards and representing HOA homeowners. During this time, he gained invaluable experience understanding the needs of community managers, boards of directors, and, most importantly, individual homeowners. He’s drafted CC&Rs, provided education on elections, guided the dispute resolution process and advised on vendor hiring.

Adam later moved to the Bay Area practicing with the top Construction Defect firm in California, successfully prosecuting some of the largest corporate builders on behalf of individual homeowners, small business, and HOAs. His construction litigation work has also focused on unethical and incompetent building contractors from Venice Beach, to Santa Barbara, to Shasta County.

He has represented dozens of insurance companies and understands how to make effective claims – quickly and fairly. Adam has represented a wide-range of businesses, including the largest timber company in the nation, an interstate cattle broker, several start-ups and internet companies, along with residential and commercial landlords.

Adam believes a litigation lawyer must be likeable, enjoy a good fight, and have a burning desire to win. As a successful lawyer, Adam is driven by a desire to win every negotiation, every dispute, every motion, every objection, every trial, and every appeal. The key to litigation success is to be persistent while patient and polite while prepared.

Communication is a top priority for Adam and he has a reputation as a responsive attorney who readily communicates on critical issues.

Practice Areas
    Construction Law
    Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
    Nursing Home Abuse
    Probate
    Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Entertainment & Sports Law
    Consumer Law
    Class Action, Lemon Law
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Insurance Claims
    Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
    Civil Rights
    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    We offer contingency fee arrangements to facilitate your recovery
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
State Bar of California
ID Number: 277617
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Portuguese: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney
Marie & Deedon
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Construction Law Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation Nursing Home Abuse Probate Probate Litigation, Will Contests Entertainment & Sports Law Consumer Law Class Action, Lemon Law Personal Injury Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death Real Estate Law Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law Insurance Claims Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance Civil Rights Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
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Kasdan Turner Thomson Booth, LLP
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Construction Law Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
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Michael T. Chulak & Associates, ALC
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Construction Law Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation Nursing Home Abuse Probate Probate Litigation, Will Contests Entertainment & Sports Law Consumer Law Class Action, Lemon Law Personal Injury Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death Real Estate Law Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law Insurance Claims Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance Civil Rights Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
Attorney
Amyx Merrill
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Construction Law Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation Nursing Home Abuse Probate Probate Litigation, Will Contests Entertainment & Sports Law Consumer Law Class Action, Lemon Law Personal Injury Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death Real Estate Law Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law Insurance Claims Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance Civil Rights Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
Education
University of California - Santa Barbara
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Professional Associations
California State Bar  # 277617
- Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Thyne Taylor Fox Howard, LLP
Legal Answers
11 Questions Answered
Q. Can there be intentional misrepresentation post-contract signature where false representations induced me to then amend?
A: Absolutely. You are exactly right. Change orders are one of the most likely areas for abuse by contractors because with the project already in progress, the owner has less leverage to deny the change order.
Q. My brother a California Resident passed and spouse claimed she could not locate his Will. I was informed she was
A: This isn't a bad thing. Now, as executrix, she has all the obligations to you with the Court supervising. One question is whether she got authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administrator of Estate Act (full or limited). This allows her more authority to administer the estate, up to and including sales of property if she has full authority. Otherwise she would need Court authority to make a lot of moves. But regardless, she is accountable to the Court - and you if you participate in the proceedings. For example, she has to account for every piece of property, every penny in the estate, to maximize the value. Ideally, you would have an attorney to stay on top of her (does she have an attorney?). Depending on the County we would be happy to assist at minimal cost as this is a fairly easy task - you just need to understand the process.
Q. Privacy Rights & discrimination can I get a lawyer for that?
A: You need assistance immediately - insurance companies will use any delay against you. The basic idea with harassment is if you can't easily escape the situation (like a job, or an apartment, or the HOSPITAL) you can have a claim. Any tracking of devices or hacking can be the subject of a lawsuit as well. You need to move quickly with an attorney that will fight for your rights and won't get paid unless you win (contingency). Move now.
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Thyne Taylor Fox Howard, LLP
Santa Barbara
205 East Carrillo Street
Suite 100
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Toll-Free: (805) 963-9958
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed