Tyrone J. Maho
  • Partner
Santa Barbara, CA

Tyrone J. Maho is a founder/partner of the law offices of Maho & Prentice, LLP with offices in Santa Barbara and Oxnard, California. His practice is in the area of civil ligation, particularly focused on representing plaintiffs in personal injury, premises liability, product liability, general business litigation, wrongful death, and serious and catastrophic injuries.

Mr. Maho's 26-year background also includes many years as primary litigation counsel for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., in all of Central and Southern California, as well as for Home Depot USA, Inc., in five different California counties. Maho & Prentice continues to handle matters throughout Central and Southern California, and has twice been voted the Best Small Law Firm in Santa Barbara by the Santa Barbara Legal Secretaries Association.

Mr. Maho is a member of CAALA, a well-known group of Los Angeles-based personal injury lawyers who excel at the practice of their craft. He is a former member of ABOTA, having tried approximately 50 civil jury trials. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Santa Barbara County Bar Association and was a civil litigation teacher at UCSB Extension for over six years.

Regarding his community involvement, Mr. Maho has served as the President of the U.C. Davis Alumni Association, Gold Coast Chapter and as the President of Goleta Valley South Little League from 2014-2016. He is particularly proud of being the founder of SPARKLE (Santa Barbara Patriotic Association for the Return of Kabooms to Light the Sky for Everyone), which is a non-profit organization that brought back the annual 4th of July Independence Day fireworks show to the City of Santa Barbara.

Mr. Maho is a founding member of the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Council, a non-profit organization that helps raise money for specialty equipment for law enforcement needs in Santa Barbara County. He is also an attorney coach of the Dos Pueblos High School Mock Trial team, which, in 2016, was Santa Barbara County and State of California champion.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Serious and Catastrophic Injuries
  • Wrongful Death
  • Injuries to Minors
  • Serious Automobile Accidents

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1990


  • University of California, Davis School of Law, Davis, California
    • J.D. - 1989
    • Honors: Trial Practice Honors Board
  • University of California, Davis, California
    • B.A. - 1985
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: Political Science
    • Major: Public Service
  • University of California, Davis, California
    • M.A. - 1986


  • Instructor, Civil Litigation for Paralegals, UCSB Extension, 1990 to 1996
  • NBI Judicial Forum, NBI

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Santa Barbara County Bar Association, Director, 1993 to 1994
  • Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles (CAALA)
  • Santa Barbara Trial Lawyers, Founder and Current President

Pro Bono Activities

  • Goleta Valley South Little League, Board President, 2014 to 2015
  • Goleta Valley South Little League, Board Director, 2012 to 2014
  • Dos Pueblos High School, Mock Trial Coach, 2014 to 2015
  • SPARKLE [Santa Barbara Patriotic Association for the return of Kabooms to Light the Sky for Everyone], Founder/President, 1993 to 2002
  • Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Council, Director/Founding Member
  • Cal Aggie Alumni Association, Gold Coast Chapter, President, 1990 to 1993
  • UCSB Extension, Instructor, Civil Litigation, 1990 to 1996
  • Clear Cause Foundation, Advisory Panel


  • English
  • French