Santa Barbara Associate Attorney | Wendy I. Miele
Phone: (805) 963-9721
Fax: (805) 966-3715
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Ms. Miele has been a civil litigator for over 20 years. Her practice focuses on all aspects of real estate, trust and business litigation, and the representation of individuals, investors and financial institutions. She has expertise in handling complex business disputes involving claims of fraud and unfair competition. She also has broad expertise in land use, land title and environmental law.
Prior to joining Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell in 2017, Ms. Miele worked for Severson & Werson, a large regional firm. There, she was on the Bank of America team where she handled a high volume case load of mortgage litigation work. The issues generally involved lien validity and priority claims, reverse mortgages, alleged false credit reporting, work outs, real estate purchase/sale contracts, RESPA and FCRA. She prevailed on hundreds of dispositive motions. Ms. Miele was part of the team recognized with Bank of America’s Mortgage Litigation Excellence Award and acclaimed for defending it in California without a single adverse verdict.
From 2006 through 2010, while serving as a Senior Associate Attorney with Ropers, Majeski, Kohn & Bentley in Los Angeles, Ms. Miele, prosecuted asset recovery actions related to real estate fraud schemes and defended insurance brokers in FINRA arbitrations relating to annuities and alleged broker misconduct.
Ms. Miele was born in Summit, New Jersey and grew up in the New York City area. She graduated from Duke University and received a law degree from Wake Forest School of Law. She was admitted to the California Bar in 1993. She is an avid golfer and enjoys teaching the game to her young son.
LITIGATION Practice Areas:
- Real Estate
- Subrogation (Insurance Litigation)
- Insurance Defense (Construction & Products Liability)
- State Bar of California- 1993
- Duke University, B.A. 1988
- Wake Forest School of Law, J.D.1991
PAST EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS:
- Severson & Werson, Senior Associate Attorney, 2011 - 2016
- Ropers, Majeski, Kohn & Bentley, Senior Associate Attorney, 2006 - 2011
- Clausen Miller, P.C., Associate Attorney, 2003 - 2006