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Bryce Killen

Business Attorney at Santa Barbara, CA

5.0   4 reviews

also known as William Bryce Killen

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  • Licensed for 8 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2015
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About Bryce

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Bryce is a passionate attorney whose dedication to clients shines through everything he does. Over the years, Bryce has helped clients with everything from forming new businesses and reorganizing partnerships, to establishing non-profit organizations, to tackling various licensing issues and lobbying local governments, to developing business and personal succession plans.

Bryce practices client-focused general counsel, providing tailored solutions for difficult matters with an emphasis on small business and estate planning. Bryce’s innovative style draws upon over a decade of experience in diverse practice areas such as corporate law, business litigation and estate planning, allowing him to see opportunities and provide perspectives overlooked in many cases.
By taking time to listen, and to understand his clients’ needs and goals, Bryce helps clients manage risks and stay focused on what matters most - their success. In business matters, Bryce regularly assists clients with the formation and organization of new businesses, resolving business disputes, and managing compliance issues. Bryce has successfully lobbied local governments to adopt new ordinances and business licensing opportunities for clients, and assisted businesses with navigating the sometimes complex regulations governing their industries.

In estate planning matters, Bryce works closely with clients to identify their goals and develop flexible business succession and personal estate plans to ensure clients’ final wishes are carried out accurately and with a minimum of administrative expense. By focusing on the client and taking time to thoroughly understand their individual situations and desires, Bryce is able to simplify the sometimes complex world of estate planning and help clients understand their needs and achieve their goals.

Early in his legal career, Bryce worked as a paralegal at Thelen, Reid, and Priest, and Perkins Coie in San Francisco, working on complex civil litigation matters. After relocating to the Santa Barbara area, Bryce worked with several smaller law firms gaining invaluable experience in corporate and estate planning matters, before finally partnering with Daniella Felix to form Felix & Killen, Attorneys at Law. Bryce is a graduate of the University of Texas, San Francisco State University and the Santa Barbara College of Law. When crafting solutions for clients, Bryce draws upon both his law school education and over 10 years of experience in diverse practice areas including corporate law, civil litigation, and estate planning. Bryce’s educational background and varied work experience allows him to bring fresh perspectives to business law and estate planning matters to help clients better understand the possibilities in any situation.

Bryce lives in Carpinteria, California, with his wife and two children, where he is a member of the Carpinteria Morning Rotary Club. When he’s not representing clients, Bryce enjoys volunteering in his community through local service organizations and the California Avocado Festival, soaking up rays at the beach with the kids, gardening and barbequing.


Felix & Killen
1114 State Street, Suite 244
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
Felix & Killen, Attorneys At Law
1056 Eugenia Pl Ste B
Carpinteria, CA, 93013-2067
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Posted by anonymous | December 10, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, Thorough and Efficient
I retained Bryce Killen to handle a critical matter that needed to be resolved swiftly and decisively. Bryce was extremely thorough, completely familiarizing himself with the situation in short order, and rigorously prepping me in great detail for my hearing. He shepherded me through the process with kindness and professionalism, and achieved an outcome that was much better than I had hoped for. All Bryce's communications were timely and pertinent, and he made himself available to me any time I had a question or concern. I was more than satisfied with his work, would hire him again, and highly recommend him.
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Posted by Andres | November 28, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Bryce was referred to us for formation of an estate trust. We were and continue to be very happy with the result and continued informational support. Bryce was a wealth of personable teaching on the structure of the trust .... a result from all our questioning. Trusts can change and develop going forward and we have the tools to do so correctly with him.
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Posted by Bliss | November 23, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney I have ever worked with!
I was starting a new business and needed the help of an attorney. After interviewing 6 before him I found exactly who I was looking for! Bryce is so easy to work with, extremely knowledgeable and reasonably priced. I wish I could give him 10 stars! Highly recommend him!
Posted by David | November 22, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Certified Public Accountant
I consulted with Bryce two years ago regarding my termination of a client, and he provided me with wise guidance on the matter.


  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 175-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 6.6 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Felix & Killen
  • 2015 - Present


  • Santa Barbara COL
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2015
  • San Francisco State University
  • Paralegal Certificate
  • 2006
  • Univ of Texas
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1999


  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • State Bar of California, Business Law Section
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Santa Barbara Women Lawyers Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2015 - 2016

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Estate planning Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"Bryce is a dedicated, talented and effective attorney with proven results for his clients."

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Santa Barbara Business Lawyer Bryce Killen
Bryce Killen
Business Attorney
Santa Barbara, CA
Licensed for 8 years
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