July 14, 2024

About O’Hara & Duris

Santa Barbara Mission

Santa Barbara Mission


O’Hara & Duris has been founded to provide Santa Barbara with a quality resource for both mediation and civil litigation representation as well as corporate counsel and appellate law services.  Our mission is to provide aggressive representation of our litigation clients and compassionate mediation services to those who require assistance in resolving their disputes.  In addition, we provide small to medium-sized companies with an economical source of outside counsel services.  Finally, we provide limited appellate law services to litigants unhappy with results obtained  at the trial level.

The firm’s principles, J. Patrick O’Hara and Maureen J. Duris, possess nearly 40 years of combined litigation and appellate experience and high-quality training as mediators.  They offer broad expertise as litigators in the areas of employment law, personal injury, real estate and other civil matters.  Patrick has also served as corporate counsel for a national staffing company.

For those attorneys or parties already embroiled in litigation or involved in a civil dispute, O’Hara & Duris can provide professional, compassionate and dedicated mediation services.