Calisse M. Courtney, Esq.

Calisse was born and raised in the Santa Ynez Valley.  After receiving her degree at the University of California, Santa Cruz she attended McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento.  Calisse practiced litigation in Sacramento for several years before returning to her hometown to raise her family and start her own practice.

Calisse provides the classic small-town lawyer services many of the Santa Ynez residents have come to anticipate and expect.  She offers general practice services including landlord-tenant, business entity formation, business operating counseling and estate planning.  Her true passion is helping individuals and businesses meet their legal obligations while protecting themselves to the greatest extent possible.

Calisse supports the local community by participating in the following organizations:

Solvang Chamber of Commerce

Santa Ynez Valley Rotary Club

Santa Ynez Valley Young Professionals Club

Business Services

We offer the following business services:


  • Incorporation
  • LLC
  • Partnership
  • Sole proprietor


  • Employment
  • Service-based
  • Vendor
  • Construction


  • Commercial lease drafting
  • Disputes
  • Unlawful Detainer


  • Employment contracts/negotiations
  • OSHA compliance
  • Employee manual preparation
  • Workers’ compensation compliance
  • Debt resolution
  • Litigation


Assistance deciding what form your business should take and assistance navigating the government network of agencies to secure required licensing.  When necessary I refer my clients to competent local experts on feasibility, tax considerations and advertising design.

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Calisse M. Courtney, Attorney at Law is a full-service firm offering business and personal advice and counsel.  She takes pride in getting to know her clients and listening to their needs before offering her services.  The advice, knowledge, experience and accessibility of a hometown lawyer can never be overstated.

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Welcome to Calisse M. Courtney, Attorney at Law

Calisse M. Courtney, Attorney and Counselor at Law specializes in providing individualized small-town legal services to local residents.  She is full-service general practice law firm focused primarily on providing her clients with comprehensive legal advice and assistance on a broad range of topics.

Calisse pride’s herself on getting to know her clients and offering the best-suited services to their needs.  Her hours are flexible as she understands not everyone works 9 to 5.  She also recognizes that not that long ago the Santa Ynez Valley was much smaller and a handshake was all you needed.  Times have changed and with a large influx of people our community members need affordable representation and advice on how to protect themselves.

She is available to answer all your legal questions and looks forward to working with you soon.