"Advocating for the voice of the client." That is the constant effort of Cavassa O'Connell.

The law firm Cavassa O'Connell was founded by Sarah A. Cavassa and Justin M. O'Connell in an effort to create a client-focused law practice, providing exceptional legal services to meet their clients' needs.

Our firm handles cases involving family law, real estate disputes, contract disputes, civil claims, and probate claims. Our client-focused approach to advocacy provides support and education throughout a case, giving clients the information and confidence to make the best decisions for their individual situation. We value constant communication with our clients about their cases, keeping them informed of developments and preparing them for the next stages.

The primary goal in each case is to resolve the matter as quickly and efficiently as possible while achieving the best available outcome for the client. Settlement is favored when reasonable settlement can be reached, but if it cannot, we are experienced litigators prepared to take the case to trial. Every case is unique and every client has her or his personal interest in the outcome. Whether it is an issue over tens of millions of dollars, or an issue over childcare, we know it is an issue that is important to the client, and so it is important to us.

We have not only created strong relationships with our clients, but also with the legal community. Both of us teach at Monterey College of Law, present lectures to attorney groups, publish articles, and are members of numerous professional organizations.

We represent clients in Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito Counties, but have also worked outside that area, such as in Santa Clara and Alameda Counties.