Diana Pugh Lytel, Partner
Diana Lytel has been recognized for her legal excellence by Super Lawyers® for nine consecutive years along with a Martindale-Hubbell AV® Rating, holding the highest "Preeminent 5.0/5.0" in her profession. As a seasoned attorney with considerable jury trial experience, clients have benefited from her impressive record of courtroom successes and the myriad of positive outcomes in mediation, arbitration and professional liability matters. Ms. Lytel demonstrates industry leadership by holding executive officer and board of director positions with prominent law organizations, while also being appointed to chair several of the board committees.
Ms. Lytel's practice focus is general litigation for businesses and individuals, professional liability (conduct & regulatory), premises liability and commercial litigation. She has defended
a wide variety of high-profile clients, including Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, mutual funds and insurance companies. Ms. Lytel also has an active criminal defense practice and is recognized as a "Premier DUI Attorney" with advanced level training by the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys.
Ms. Lytel previously worked in Morgan Stanley's litigation department, served at top securities regulatory agencies and has held senior litigation roles with prestigious law firms recognized by Super Lawyers®, Best Lawyers in America and AV Rating. She received her B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) where she also minored in Anthropology. Ms. Lytel received her J.D. in 2006 from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. Admitted to practice in the State of California, Ms. Lytel has experience in both federal and state courts.
Roger Burton Lytel, Retired Partner
Roger Lytel has practiced law for over two decades and has spearheaded thousands of diverse cases to a successful conclusion. Mr. Lytel has been ranked as the Nation's Top 1% Attorneys, Top 100 Trial Lawyers and holds the Highest "Superb 10" standing from Avvo Lawyer rating service.
Mr. Lytel's legal prowess in the courtroom, along with his distinguished reputation for resolving complex legal matters, has resulted in Mr. Lytel receiving the highest Five Star AVVO Clients Choice Award. He has also been nominated in the Business Digest for the Best Legal Services in Santa Barbara County.
Mr. Lytel is a recognized leader in the legal community receiving the Mayor's Commendation for "Outstanding Service to the City of Santa Barbara," has been the recipient of the Governor's Special Commendation and has served as a Board of Director for non-profit organizations.