Paul Capritto

Paul was born and raised in Ventura County and spent the first 33 years of his career as a sole practitioner. He joined Griffith & Thornburgh in 2014 and is excited to be associated and work with a law firm and group of attorneys he has both admired and respected since he began practicing law in 1980. Paul’s previous career in music allowed him to work and perform with a number of brilliant musicians including Tommy Tedesco, Joe Farrell, Airto Moreira, Shelly Mann, Eddie Harris, Larry Carlton, and Kei Akagi. Paul continues to enjoy music, playing golf, and spending time with his wife, Julie, and three children, Matthew, Toni, and Lauren, whose attention he competes for in a daily battle with an over indulged, exceedingly pampered mini schnauzer, who goes by the name Bo.


  • Partner, Griffith & Thornburgh, LLP: 2014 – present
  • Private Practice, Criminal, Juvenile, Civil  and Family Law Litigation: 1980 – 2014

Practice Areas

  • Civil Trial and Litigation
  • Family Law – Divorce, Spousal Support, Child Support, Child Custody Litigation


  • State Bar of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District


  • Ventura College of Law, J.D.,  1980
  • University of California at Los Angeles, BA, Music Theory & Composition, 1976

Community Activities (Partial):

  • Board of Directors, Multimedia, Arts and Design, Santa Barbara High School 2007 – 2010
  • Board of Directors, Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation, 1994 – 2000
  • Board of Directors, Page Youth Center