Maho | Prentice, LLP Attorneys at Law - personal injury attorneys

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Tyrone J. Maho
  • Partner

Tyrone J. Maho is a founder/partner of the law offices of Maho & Prentice, LLP with offices in Santa Barbara and Ventura County, California. His practice is in the area of civil ligation, particularly focused on representing plaintiffs in serious and catastrophic personal injury matters, including wrongful death, premises liability and product liability cases resulting in injuries, including trip and fall, slip and fall accidents due to the negligence of others.  Whether it is a fatal vehicular accident, automobile versus pedestrian accident causing great bodily harm, motorcycle accident, disfigurement from a dog bite, or an injury affecting minors, Tyrone J. Maho takes an active role in protecting the rights of the injured and securing maximum compensation for their injuries.

Mr. Maho's 30-year background includes nine years as primary litigation counsel for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., in Central and Southern California, and five years for Home Depot USA, Inc., in five Southern California counties. Maho & Prentice continue to handle personal injury matters throughout 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 more than 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 six years.

In 2012, Mr. Maho founded and continues to serve as President of the Santa Barbara Trial Lawyers, a local group of attorneys who primarily practice on behalf of plaintiffs in personal injury matters.  Each month, Mr. Maho invites local experts (medical doctors, economists, etc.) to speak to the organization, to continually improve their practice and to foster a collegial environment amongst its members.

Regarding his community involvement, Mr. Maho has served as the President of the Gold Coast Chapter of the U.C. Davis Alumni Association and as 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 has also served as an attorney coach of the Dos Pueblos High School Mock Trial team, which, in 2016, was Santa Barbara County and State of California champion.  Mr. Maho presently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of Bishop Garcia Diego High School in Santa Barbara, CA.

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, 2012 to Present

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


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