Recognized as one of Orange County and Los Angeles’ preeminent litigators,
Paul has a diverse background litigating a wide variety of business disputes as well as complex tort matters. A practicing California lawyer since 1985, Paul has successfully prosecuted and defended cases across a broad range of legal issues, including breach of contract, unfair competition, fraud and commercial claims, as well as business torts. He has also successfully handled numerous products liability and toxic tort cases that involve a variety of products, including chemicals and pharmaceuticals, and heavy machinery and equipment. Before joining the firm, he was a partner at a large Los Angeles law firm and then founded his own law firm.
Paul’s representative victories include a favorable judgment involving the interpretation of the Uniform Commercial Code which established new precedent and resulted in a published federal court opinion addressing the negotiation of a forged instrument; dismissal of an environmental remediation case where the client was charged with negligent cleanup of hydrocarbon contamination and the California Court of Appeal’s affirmation of the judgment of dismissal; defense of a seven figure breach of contract action which not only resulted in the client paying nothing but the claimant paying to resolve the case;
prosecution of a breach of contract action resulting in a seven figure recovery for the client; dismissals of multiple products liability actions following successful motions to quash service of the summonses and complaints; voluntary dismissals of multiple products liability cases, including ones brought against a pharmaceutical manufacturer and industrial equipment manufacturer, after summary judgment motions were filed; dismissal of a products liability case brought against a manufacturing client following multiple successful challenges of the plaintiff’s pleading and the California Court of Appeal’s affirmation of the dismissal; and a de minimus, nuisance settlement on behalf of a food flavoring manufacturer client charged with causing serious obstructive lung disease requiring lung transplantations even though other named defendants paid seven figures pursuant to settlement or judgment.
A graduate of University of Pennsylvania Law School and Washington University in St. Louis, Paul has been awarded AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell, and has been named one of Orange County’s Top Attorneys by OC Register Metro Magazine. He serves as an Arbitrator for the Orange County Bar Association Mandatory Fee Arbitration Program, Board Member of the Orange County Korean American Bar Association, and Chair of its Judicial Endorsement Committee.
- University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- J.D. – 1979
- Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri
- A.B. cum laude – 1976
- Major: Political Science
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Orange County Bar Association, Business Litigation and Tort and Trial Sections, Member
- Orange County Bar Association Mandatory Fee Arbitration Program, Arbitrator
- Orange County Korean American Bar Association, Board Member and Chair of its Judicial Endorsement Committee