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John Joseph Thyne III

Real estate Attorney at Santa Barbara, CA

5.0   3 reviews
  • State Years
    California - CA 23 years
    Oklahoma - OK 27 years
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2001
    Active Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2010
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State OK
    Acquired 1997
    Authorized to Practice Law

About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Real estate
    Deeds, liens, loans, mortgage relief, joint ownership agreements, transactional work, construction defect, unlawful detainers, leases, commercial leases. landlord/tenant law

    20 years, 240 cases

  2. Entertainment
    Contract negotiation, mediations, arbitrations, Feature Film production, Film Finance, Represent actors, singers, writers, producers, composers and other talent

    20 years, 30 cases

  3. Litigation
    Civil litigation, workers' compensation, arbitrations, mediations

    20 years, 200 cases

  4. Corporate and incorporation
    Corporate formation, contract negotiation

    20 years, 50 cases

  5. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    All aspects of Chapter 13 bankruptcy

    27 years, 50 cases

  6. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    All aspects of Chapter 7 bankruptcy

    27 years, 40 cases


John Joseph Thyne III
2000 State St
Santa Barbara, CA, 93105

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5.0 / 5.0
  3 customer reviews
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Posted by Kent | January 14, 2015
Professional and Persaonable
John has represented us several times in the last few years with the utmost professionalism. He has made himself readily available, which is a very reassuring while going through legal issues. He has been a calming influence and voice of reason while we were facing adverse situations. His legal expertise and extensive personal relationships within the legal community has been a valuable asset and helped us to gain favorable outcomes in our unforeseen litigation. Being a business owner you are vulnerable to "exposure" in this environment we live in today and it is calming to know I have a great attorney on my side at all times.
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Posted by anonymous | December 22, 2014
Thank you, John.
John Thyne assisted me in a complex civil case. His knowledge of the law and procedure is superb. His recommendations were spot on, and I am glad I took his advice. I enjoyed working with John and his team of highly experienced professionals, and will continue to recommend his services. Thank you, John for all you've done for me.
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Posted by Michelle | December 12, 2014
The best of SB!
I love John because not only is he a strong and charismatic attorney but has a wide area of expertise and knowledge allowing him to help me across the board on my legal issues.


  • Hourly Rates $ 375-375 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2010.

Private reproval, public disclosure issued in CA, 2010
updated on 12/11/2014

Private reproval, public disclosure means the attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The Bar warns the lawyer in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

John's comment: “This was filed while I was running for office and we believe it was another candidate who filed it. The charge was a technical violation of a probation from a 2007 DUI.”

Work Experience

  • General Counsel
  • Goodwin & Thyne Properties, Inc.
  • 2004 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Law Office
  • 2004 - Present
  • Professor of Law
  • Santa Barbara College of Law
  • 2000 - Present


  • University of Tulsa College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • University of Connecticut
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Michel v. Jones
  • Judgment in our favor $950,000


  • Santa Barbara County Bar Association
  • Board Member / Bench & Bar
  • 2001 - Present
  • Santa Barbara County Bar Foundation
  • President
  • 2004 - 2007
  • Leadership Santa Barbara County
  • President
  • 2000 - 2003
  • Tulsa County Bar Association
  • President, young lawyers
  • 1997 - 1999
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Law Professor of the Year
  • Santa Barbara College of Law
  • 2014
  • Young Lawyer of the Year
  • Tulsa County Bar Association
  • 1999

Speaking Engagements

  • Bench & Bar Conference
  • California Real Estate Law
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Real estate Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John Thyne is both an excellent lawyer and a pillar of our community. He brings to the table a broad range of legal and non-legal experience making him the kind of guy who most definitely "thinks outside the box". As a fellow adjunct faculty member at the Santa Barbara College of Law, I saw first-hand that John is both a dedicated and talented lawyer and scholar. I endorse his work."
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Santa Barbara Real estate Lawyer John Joseph Thyne III
John Joseph Thyne III
Real estate Attorney
Santa Barbara, CA
Licensed for 27 years
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2010. See details