John J. Thyne III

Attorney / Partner

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John J. Thyne III is an attorney and real estate broker, as the CEO of Goodwin & Thyne Properties, a real estate brokerage company offering high quality representation to buyers and sellers of residential and commercial real estate which was the recipient of the Best Central Coast Mid-Sized Business Award by the Pacific Coast Business News Times in 2014.

Active in the community professionally and personally, John is former law professor at the Santa Barbara and Ventura Colleges of Law. He also served as the president of the University Club of Santa Barbara (2013-2015), former president of the Santa Barbara County Bar Foundation (2004-2007), president of Leadership Santa Barbara County (2001-2004), president of the California Applicants’ Attorneys Association for the Central Coast (2002-2006), president of the Santa Barbara Catholic Singles organization (2000-2007), he is a member of the Honorable William L. Gordon American Inns of Court chapter, he has served on the board of the Santa Barbara Mariachi Festival, he is a lector at Our Lady of Sorrows parish, he was a reader for Reading for the Blind & Dyslexic, he donates blood regularly and he has served on the Board of Directors of the Santa Barbara County Bar Association.

Among his awards John was recognized as the 2014 Santa Barbara’s Distinguished Leader of the Year, he was awarded Santa Barbara Independent’s Best Realtor finalist in 2005, Outstanding Second Year Professor of Law by the Santa Barbara College of Law three times and Overall Outstanding Professor of Law for the Ventura College of Law, he was one of the top “40 under 40” business executives by the Pacific Coast Business News Times, “Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year” in 1999, Outstanding Jr. Alumnus from his law school, an “Everyday Hero” for his work with the American Red Cross, and was a finalist for the national “Golden Rule Award” for volunteerism.

Mr. Thyne earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Tulsa, College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English/Biology from the University of Connecticut. John is the oldest of six children born of John J. Thyne Jr. and Catherine Marie Thyne.

His brother TJ Thyne is an actor starring on Fox’s weekly show “Bones” and who has been in movies including “Erin Brocovich”, “Something’s Gotta Give”, “What Women Want”, “How High” and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” John’s other brother Tone Thyne is a producer of children’s television shows who created “The Amazing Adventures of Napkin Man”, produced Nickelodeon Jr.’s show “The Wonder Pets!” and who worked as an animation supervisor at the Walt Disney Company for 11 years. John’s sisters include a marketing professional at Lionsgate Films, an internet executive for Matter LLC. and a mother of seven children under the age of fourteen.

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