Trusted Family Law Attorneys in Santa Barbara County

Meet the Santa Barbara family law attorneys of Wilson & Pettine, LLP:
The firm’s family law attorneys handle all matrimonial matters, from separation agreements to collaborative divorce. These respected Santa Barbara lawyers also assist with estate planning and provide legal counsel in civil litigation.

Rachel Lindenbaum Wilson

Santa Barbara Family Law Attorneys Rachel Lindenbaum Wilson is a founding partner in the law firm of Wilson & Pettine, LLP. She was born in St. Paul, Minnesota and has practiced law in Santa Barbara for more than 30 years. Throughout her career, Rachel has focused on providing top-quality, ethical legal counsel to her clients. She created and established Santa Barbara’s “Children in the Middle” parent education program. Parents are required to attend and complete this mandatory parenting program prior to mediation or court proceedings. Her dedication in the area of family law has garnered her many honors and earned her the reputation as one of the premiere family attorneys in Santa Barbara.

Practice areas

  • Family law
  • Mediation
  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Collaborative law
Education Bar admissions Memberships
  • Santa Barbara County Bar Association
    • Director
    • Co-Chairperson, Family Law Section, 1995–1997
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of California
  • Santa Barbara Women Lawyers Association
    • Founding Director
  • Santa Barbara Family Law Collaborative Group
    • Founding Member
  • National Charity League

Honors

  • Pro Bono Service Award, Santa Barbara County Bar Association, 1996
  • American Jurisprudence Awards
  • University Distinguished Service Award
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Paul A. Pettine III

Santa Barbara Divorce Attorneys Paul Pettine is a founding partner in the law firm of Wilson & Pettine, LLP. He has practiced law in California for more than 20 years, developing the expertise to become a highly trusted Santa Barbara matrimonial and family attorney. In addition to his caseload, Paul also serves as a pro tem settlement judge.

Practice areas

  • Family law
  • Civil litigation
  • Collaborative law

Education

Bar admissions

Memberships

  • Santa Barbara County Bar Association
    • Co-Chairperson, Family Law Section, 1998–2003
    • Past Member, Bench and Bar Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
  • State Bar of California
  • Santa Barbara Family Law Collaborative Group
    • Founding Member

Honors

  • American Jurisprudence Award
Community Involvement
  • Paul is greatly involved with public education. He volunteers weekly at a public elementary school and is President of the Carpinteria Education Foundation, which raises funds for Carpinteria’s public schools.
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Ann Canova

Santa Barbara Divorce Attorneys A native of Stockton, California, Ann Canova is of counsel with Wilson & Pettine, LLP. She is pleased to contribute to the firm her expertise as a highly respected Santa Barbara family law attorney.

Practice area

  • Family law

Education

Bar admissions

Memberships

  • Santa Barbara County and American Bar Associations
  • State Bar of California
  • Barristers Club of Santa Barbara
    • President, 1982
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David Samuel Littenberg

Santa Barbara Family Law Attorneys Practice area
  • Family law

Education

Bar admissions
  • California, 1988
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Contact Wilson & Pettine, LLP today

Finding the right family law attorney is not always easy, but it is important. Contact the experienced lawyers at Wilson & Pettine, LLP to learn how they can help you through your family law, wills, trust, or civil litigation case. Conveniently located one block from the Santa Barbara County Courthouse, Wilson & Pettine, LLP represents clients throughout Santa Barbara and the neighboring area, including Carpinteria, Montecito, Goleta, and Summerland.