james h smith

Santa Barbara Attorney

Phone: (805) 963-9721
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Mr. Brelje is an experienced and respected civil litigation trial attorney, who specializes in the areas of real estate transactions and disputes, construction, landlord/tenant, and trust administration and estate related issues. He began his legal training as a law clerk while attending college and law school. After graduating with honors from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 2003 with bachelor's degrees in Communication and Sport Management, Mr. Brelje obtained his Juris Doctor from the Santa Barbara College of Law in 2008.

Mr. Brelje is admitted to practice before all Courts in the State of California and is a member of the State Bar of California, the U.S. District Courts for the Central and Eastern Districts of California, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Mr. Brelje is also an active member of Santa Barbara legal community. He previously served on the Board of Directors of the Santa Barbara County Bar Association for several years and is a current member, and was the former president of the Santa Barbara Barristers.  As a contributor to the Santa Barbara Rental Property Association, he has lectured on, and authored numerous articles related to, Real Property law, Civil Litigation, and Landlord/Tenant relations and legal issues.   

During his tenure, Mr. Brelje has worked on numerous complex civil and appellate cases in the areas of legal research, discovery, motions, trial and appellate preparation, and law and motion and trial appearances. He has also made oral arguments in the California Court of Appeal on behalf of his clients.  Mr. Brelje focuses his practice in the areas of general and complex civil litigation, real estate law, landlord/tenant issues, construction law, trust administration and estate litigation, and condominium law.

Practice Areas And Regions Served

Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP primarily serves individuals, families and businesses up and down California's Central Coast and North Los Angeles County, including many Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and Ventura County communities.

Our experienced legal team includes business lawyers, real estate lawyers, tax lawyers, estate planning lawyers and civil litigation lawyers. Our areas of legal practice expertise include Business Law, Entity Formation, Real Estate Law, Tax Law, Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, Probate, Wine Law, Vineyard Law, Civil Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution.

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