John J. Thyne III

Attorney / Partner

Practice Areas


Senior partner John Thyne is a long time Santa Barbara attorney who also co-founded the successful local real estate brokerage firm, Goodwin & Thyne Properties where his lovely wife Olesya is a very successful agent. John taught at the Santa Barbara and Ventura Colleges of Law for over twenty years, he served as President of the Santa Barbara County Bar Foundation, and on the board of the Santa Barbara County Bar Association for years.

In addition to civil litigation and real estate matters, John represents many corporate clients, private trusts, and high net worth individuals; he practices entertainment law including representing his brother TJ Thyne who appeared on Fox’s show “Bones” for 12 seasons; he serves as an expert witness for real estate broker duty and property valuations; volunteers as a Settlement Master for the Santa Barbara Superior Court; and he is very active in community service as a founding member of One805; former President of Leadership Santa Barbara County; former President of the University Club; former parish counsel member and lector at Our Lady of Sorrows Church; and a volunteer for several other charitable organizations. John met the love of his life, his wife Olesya Thyne, in Saint Petersburg Russia where she was his English speaking tour guide. 

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