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Our organization has benefitted enormously from the expertise and advocacy of Mr. Anticouni. He helped us resolve a delicate human resource matter with great skill and a fair outcome. Mr. Anticouni remains calm and professional under difficult circumstances and prevails with reason, legal expertise and compassion.

-A Client

An excellent advocate

Bruce Anticouni is capable, competent, caring and the best representation to choose in any challenging employment dispute. He is the knowledgeable voice of reason necessary to prevail while providing strong emotional support to his client. I hold Bruce and associates in the highest regard in terms of integrity, consistency, urgency, compassion and detail. I highly recommend Bruce, who is not only top notch representation, but also a pleasure to work with.

– A Client

Great Advocate

I have been retained by Bruce to handle a number of cases referred to Alternative Dispute Resolution. He has always been tough, fair, and mindful of his client’s best interests. If a relative came to me and needed a good lawyer in Santa Barbara, Bruce would top my list.

-A Client

Beyond my Expectations

From the moment I entered Bruce Anticouni’s office, I was impressed by the strong bond that Bruce & his staff had for one another. It was very comforting to me, I felt very much at ease. After speaking with Bruce, and one of his colleagues Nicole, I felt confident that I had come to the right place. Bruce was not only professional, he was trustworthy, confident, very knowledgeable and compassionate too. He attentive when he listens, yet you immediately can tell that he is a force to be reckoned with. While under his counsel, Bruce & his staff were always very responsive, compassionate, and attentive to all my needs. When in need of an excellent attorney whom will fight for you, Bruce Anticouni is the one. Thank you Bruce, to you and your staff for all you did for me. Best of Wishes.


Will go the Extra Mile

Bruce and his team were amazing. I never had a doubt that they would pull through for me. I was uncertain and frightened by the mere thought of having to sue anyone; but the team was there to assure me. I was walked through the process and they told me all the pros and cons. I was never in the dark or misled. They stood by their word and worked hard to see me through my case. I was very please with them and would recommend them to anyone going through what I went through.

-A Client

Knowledgeable, thorough, and supportive

Bruce and his associates recently provided me with top-notch legal support, and I have the highest regard for the way in which they treated me both as a client and as a human being. They worked tirelessly on my behalf, and in addition to their legal skill, treated me with compassion and care during a very difficult time. They have my deep appreciation, as well as my highest recommendation.


Great counselor and litigator

I have worked with Bruce for close to 30 years. I have always found him to be professional and trustworthy. I would hire Bruce I have had a problem or someone else in my family did. That is the highest praise one attorney can give another.


Great to have on our side!

An excellent person to have as a legal advisor for our company. He is completely professional, as is his team. When a delicate situation needed to be addressed, he was there for us. We trust him with the legalities of our business. He has always been very prompt to answer questions for us and to give us sound advice. He was recommended to us by several well known businesses in the community and we would recommend him to anyone.


Employment Defense Lawyer/Peer

Bruce is an extremely knowledgeable and highly experienced individual claim and class action lawyer. An individual with an employment-related issue could do no better in the Santa Barbara area or anywhere else in California.


Very good representation

Mr. Anticouni helped me navigate a very difficult time in my life. I was wrongfully terminated and was being treated very unfairly by my previous employer. Mr. Anticouni let me know what I was entitled to and what I should expect if we would have to go to trial. Fortunately things were settled before it came to any of that.


Excellent representation

Mr. Anticouni represented me in a recent, very difficult, employment case in which I was the plaintiff. I was a 20 yr. employee of a firm that was abruptly discharged by a new board of directors. Mr. Anticouni thoroughly and methodically dug into the issues surrounding my dismissal and was able to win an award for me that was, to my knowledge…the first ever in our industry. I am very grateful to Mr. Anticouni and his staff for there [sic] professionalism, knowledge and ability to expedite the entire process. I would recommend him in a heartbeat.


Twice in Twenty years

I have been represented by this attorney twice in matters having to do with my business. One of the occasions was nearly twenty years ago. Both times he represented me in hearings, both times he did all the preparation for the hearings. He was very thorough and exact. He was capable of sorting through obfuscating details to focus only on the issues that counted. In both cases he was brutally honest with me about the cost of future litigation vs. specific settlements. He is a valuable advisor to my business.

-A Client

Employment Lawyer in Santa Barbara and Ventura

Great lawyer! He is the most experienced and successful employment lawyer in Ventura and Santa Barbara.



Mr. Anticouni is an extremely effective negotiator and attorney for his clients. He has worked with his colleagues to resolve problems and forge many settlements in his clients’ best interests. He is reasoned and tenacious in his approach to negotiation.

-A Client

Mr. Anticouni is one of the best lawyers with whom I have worked as a mediator. He was prepared, sensitive to his client’s needs and desires. His experience, knowledge and masterful approach in representing his clients in mediation is admirable. I hope more lawyers will be as effective and reasonable as Mr. Anticouni has been. It renders it most likely for reasonable settlements to occur more often.


I found Mr. Anticouni to be an ardent advocate, a skillful negotiator and attentive counsellor. He resolved a difficult employment matter with just the right touch of tenacity and reason.

-A Client

Knowledgable, thorough, and supportive

Bruce and his associates recently provided me with top-notch legal support, and I have the highest regard for the way in which they treated me both as a client and as a human being. They worked tirelessly on my behalf, and in addition to their legal skill, treated me with compassion and care during a very difficult time. They have my deep appreciation, as well as my highest recommendation.

A local legend in employment law

Mr. Anticouni’s knowledge, experience, wisdom, and personal efficacy made all the difference in my concerns being effectively resolved. His integrity and trustworthiness were not only appreciated by me but his reputation in these regards preceded my case and help the process be resolved in a beneficial way to all involved.

– A Client


I endorse this lawyer. I worked for Bruce Anticouni for eight years as an associate attorney in the area of employment law ending in 2008. It was a pleasure working for him and he was a great mentor for me in all areas of practice. He is excellent with his clients, is professional in running his business, has an incredible legal mind, and is a highly-skilled negotiator. I learned a great deal from him and often ask myself what he would do when presented with challenging issues in my practice since working there.

-Heather Quest

I endorse this lawyer without qualification. I have known about Bruce’s practice since I started practicing law in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties in 1984. A significant percentage of my own practice for private and public offices has involved employment, labor, and civil rights, representing employers and employees. I have been adverse to him or his associates and aware of many cases he handled. My conclusions: Bruce is a formidable adversary and advocate for the cases he accepts; he is tenacious; he shows good and gutsy judgment and commitment when assessing case merits and taking cases. Finally, I’ve been long impressed with Bruce’s and his wife Judy’s generous and enthusiastic support of and interest in local community and bar efforts, leaders, and civil and legal rights organizations.

-Janet McGinnis

Bruce Anticouni is one of the most knowledgeable and distinguished employment attorneys in California. His concern for each client and case is the gold standard of how every attorney should be with their clients. Bruce is an absolutely brilliant attorney.

-Lorraine Woodwark

I had the opportunity to work with/for Bruce on a litigation matter that had been pending for several years. Bruce was a relatively recent participant in the proceedings and accordingly had to process significant quantities of information to get up to speed in what was a very complex, multi-party litigation matter. Notwithstanding the complexity of and substantial history surrounding this matter, Bruce was able to quickly get up to speed, separate the pertinent information from the voluminous materials generated, and immediately focus on the major issues. Bruce’s participation was indispensable in terms of facilitating client communications, specifically with regard to communicating complex litigation proceedings, important developments and case analysis to the client and facilitating the attorney/client relationship. In addition, Bruce was always courteous, prompt and professional. I would not hesitate to retain Bruce personally or refer others to him.

-Gregory Lew

There is nobody in the Santa Barbara area who knows more about representing plaintiffs in employment law matters than Bruce Anticouni. I have been adverse to Bruce on more matters than I can count over the years and while he is an fierce advocate for his clients, I can also rely on him to exercise the judgment and professionalism that allows us to have a positive relationship despite our passionate disagreements.

-Paul Wilcox

Bruce and I have worked together on several wage and hour class actions. He is extremely knowledgeable about employment law and an excellent attorney and advocate for his clients.

-Brent Clemmer

I have worked with Bruce Anticouni several times during the 32 years that I worked as General Counsel for a $100,000,000.00 company. He was always an excellent source of information; has a perfect demeanor and achieved great results.

-Betty Jeppesen

Over the years, Bruce’s firm has been opposing counsel on 3 or 4 employment matters. Bruce and his partners/associates provide conscientious, strategic representation for their clients. I have been impressed with the quality of their papers and their focus on the client’s best interests, while having professional, courteous relationships with opposing counsel.

-Karen Dinino