Cossart-Daly Law, A.P.C. grew out of founding lawyer Elise Cossart-Daly’s commitment to social justice, civil rights, and environmental preservation. Located in Santa Barbara County, Cossart-Daly Law, A.P.C. offers services to clients in Santa Barbara County and throughout California.


Attorney Elise Cossart-Daly

Ms. Cossart-Daly fights discrimination and advocates for civil rights in housing, education, and employment. She supports non-profit organizations that champion environmental causes and underserved communities. She also promotes environmental preservation, protection of neighborhoods and communities, and responsible land use in both administrative proceedings and litigation.

Ms. Cossart-Daly advocated for environmental protection and housing rights as an attorney with public interest firm Venskus and Associates, A.P.C. She helped self-represented litigants with housing and general civil litigation matters at the Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara County and represented individuals with disabilities in civil rights cases at Metz and Harrison, LLP.

Ms. Cossart-Daly graduated from Loyola Law School with honors in Loyola’s Public Interest Concentration. As a law student, she helped enforce anti-discrimination laws with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, assisted in excessive force cases against the Los Angeles Police Department, and served indigent clients with housing and employment matters at California Rural Legal Assistance. She externed with the Honorable Harry Pregerson at the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. At Loyola Law School, she was Co-President of Loyola’s Environmental Law Society, and led the Inter-American Court of Human Rights Project as Chief Editor for Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Review.

Before pursuing a legal career, Ms. Cossart-Daly served diverse, low-income communities as a high school educator and assisted international students an advisor. She graduated with honors from the University of California, Berkeley, and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She lives with her husband and daughter in rural Santa Barbara County, and, in her free time, enjoys hiking, yoga, and surfing. She has lived with type 1 diabetes for over thirty years and currently manages a number of other autoimmune disorders.