Nye, Peabody, Stirling, Hale & Miller LLP is a civil litigation and appellate law firm located in Santa Barbara, California. The firm’s lawyers handle select cases throughout the state involving employment matters, intellectual property, significant personal injury, product liability, civil rights, consumer fraud, and unfair business practices.
The firms public entity practice has the distinction of representing several of the largest public institutions, schools, and universities in California in a broad range of civil litigation matters arising under Californias Government Code and federal statutes, including Title VII, Title IX, and 42 U.S.C. § 1983 (the Civil Rights Act).
On a local level, the firms employment practice represents Santa Barbara Countys most established employers, providing them with both pre-litigation counseling and defending against state law claims for discrimination, harassment, and retaliation under Californias Fair Employment and Housing Act, wage and hour and whistleblower retaliation claims under Californias Labor Code, and federal claims for violations of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
Over the course of its history one of the defining features of the firm is that its attorneys continue to prosecute cases with causes. The firm brings these cases on behalf of catastrophically injured and effected victims. In particular, the firm utilizes its extensive litigation experience to take on cases of national importance involving childhood and adult sexual abuse. The firm has successfully prosecuted sexual abuse cases against the Roman Catholic clergy, the Boy Scouts of America, and various other religious and corporate entities. A leader in this area, the firm has been instrumental in exposing decades-long history of abuse and has obtained significant policy change to better protect victims in the future.
Every client of the firm receives the personal attention of one of the firms lawyers, each an experienced civil litigator. The firms exceptional trial experience provides the ability to develop a strategic plan for each client, incorporating an extensive array of creative approaches and solutions.
At Nye, Peabody, Stirling, Hale & Miller, providing quality legal representation is our highest priority.