Serving all of California

including the counties of Santa Barbara, Alameda, Kern,
Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Francisco, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Sonoma, and Ventura

in State and Federal Court.



Our Services
and areas of practice.

The Law Offices of James B. Devine, APC, is well-versed in many specialized areas of law, bringing a diverse background to the table. This gives us an edge when dealing with complex legal matters. We can provide you with comprehensive legal support allowing us to advocate for you in many areas of law.

We will not advocate for you in any area in which we are not experienced.

Business Formation

C and S Corporations
Limited Liability Companys
Non Profit Organizations
General & Limited Partnerships
Sole Proprietorships
Federal EIN Numbers

Business Litigation

Commercial Disputes
Contractural Disputes
Business Owner Disputes
Land Use Disputes
Zoning Disputes
Dispute Mediation

Business Compliance

Business Licensing
DBA Filings
Annual Minutes & SOI Filings
Business Structure Changes
Dissolution & Cancellation
Asset & Equity Transfers

Business Contracts

Contract Preperation
Purchase & Sale Agreements
Confidentiality Agreements
Property Leases
Shareholder Agreements
Financing Agreements

Construction Disputes

Mechanics' Liens
Stop Notices
Bond Claim Enforcement
Construction Defects
Change Order & Scope Issues
Project Delays

Construction Contracts

Commercial & Residential
Subcontractor Contracts
Public Works Contracts
Statutory Home Improvement
Material Supplier Contracts
Equipment Lease Agreements

Construction Notices

Notice Preperation
Filing and Recording
Preliminary Notices
Mechanics' Liens
Stop Notices

CSLB Matters

CA State Contractor Board
Complaints & Mediation
License Bond Claims
Licensed Contractor Defense
License Disputes

Contractor Services

OSHA/Cal-OSHA Violations
Local Safety Violations
Unlicensed Contractor Disputes
Construction Expert Witnesses
Business Formations

About Us

Through it all the
client comes first

Whether you are on the side of the prosecution or the side of the defense, you can rest assured that the Law Offices of James B. Devine, APC, is on your side. We have access to the information, experience, and resources to ensure that you have the best opportunity to succeed.

Business Representation

Whether you are starting a business or your current business is facing a potential lawsuit, you can count on us. We will represent you effectively and advise you on what is best for your company.

Personal Representation

With accurate representation from a qualified personal attorney, you can face any legal issue head-on, without undue stress. We are focused to minimize or eliminate any potential legal situations you may encounter.

Why Choose Us

We offer experienced
Legal Services

20+ Years of Experience

Representing individuals and business owners with high ethical standards.

Licensed in State & Federal Court

James B. Devine is licensed to practice in all State and Federal courts in California.

Fighting For Justice

We fight for all of our clients, no matter the size, until justice is achieved.

Meaningful Outcomes

We've recovered millions of dollars in judgements and settlements for clients.


418 Chapala Street, Suite B
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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F: 805-845-7505

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