When you need legal advice, talent and experience are critical factors in choosing the right counsel.  Formed in 1996, the law firm of Howell Moore & Gough, LLP brings together the talents of five outstanding and well-experienced attorneys, each of whom has been practicing in their respective areas of expertise for many years.  The firm offers sophisticated legal advice and services in corporate and transactional matters, entity formation, employment law and counseling, real estate, land use, construction, landlord-tenant, intellectual property and technology transactions, copyright and trademarks, public agency law, and complex business litigation.  With a substantial and diverse client base, the firm is one of Santa Barbara’s premier specialty practice law firms.

We invite you to explore our website to learn more about our attorneys and our practice.  Whether you are an individual, a start-up, or a long-established organization, we have the talent and experience to help you reach your goals.

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Practice Areas

The attorneys at Howell, Moore, & Gough have collective experience in a wide variety of practice areas, ranging from Business Law to Employment Law to Public Agency Law and Civil Litigation.



The members of our firm have long demonstrated their strong commitment to the Santa Barbara community. We serve in leadership positions and on the Board of many local non-profit organizations and community groups. The firm is active as a member and/or sponsor of a variety of local organizations and events, including:


Contact Us

The HMG Law office is located in the historic Presidio area of Santa Barbara at 812 Presidio Avenue.

Presidio Avenue is a short street off of De La Guerra Street that provides access to our courtyard. Free parking is available on Anacapa, De La Guerra and Santa Barbara Streets (75 minute maximum between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.), or for a fee at one of the two city parking lots on Anacapa Street located one block above and one block below De La Guerra Street. (Please call if you need more precise directions.)

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