From general counsel to special counsel for, among other things, litigation defense, administrative hearings, land use or water law, our experienced team of lawyers represents government clients throughout Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties.

Understanding that the issues and constraints that face government clients are often different from those our business clients experience, we pride ourselves on our commitment to serving the public interest. Our unique approach means that we work with our agency clients as partners, not just service providers, to ensure that the work we do has a valuable and lasting impact on those who serve the public.

The attorneys at Buynak, Fauver, Archbald & Spray LLP have many years of combined experienced representing public agencies, municipalities and law enforcement clients in matters ranging from commercial litigation and tort defense to public works projects, land use and water rights. Partners at the firm have served as general counsel to a number of regional public agencies. Between us, we have successfully resolved numerous claims and provided counsel on issues including:

  • General and Special Counsel Services
  • Water Rights
  • Real Estate, Land Use and Zoning
  • Policy & Procedure
  • Adverse and Inverse Condemnation
  • Eminent Domain Cases
  • Dangerous Condition of Public Property Cases
  • Inter-agency Disputes
  • Labor & Employment Claims and Negotiation
  • Education Law & Policy
  • Federal Compliance Issues
  • Civil Rights
  • Brown Act
  • Administrative Hearings

When litigation is essential, we offer a skilled and experienced team of litigators. Our strategy is always to take a cost-effective approach to achieving the desired result. We provide budgeted litigation services and strive for efficiency in our strategic litigation planning. While mediation is always worth considering, our litigation attorneys work to aggressively defend our clients’ rights and have a history of successful representation in the courtroom.

Testimonials

My brother and I can not thank the attorneys at Buynak, Fauver, Archbald & Spray enough for their hard work on our father’s trust administration.  Believe me, we know how difficult and frustrating it has been.  We feel they did an excellent job with the complexities of constant input and requests from everyone involved.  Trying to satisfy everyone was a monumental task.
Beth C.

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