University of California Santa Barbara, B.A., Political Science / Public Service, with honors, 1989
University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., Magna Cum Laude, Order of the Coif, 1992
State Bar of California
Santa Barbara County Bar Association
Santa Barbara Human Resources Association
American Health Lawyers Association
For over 26 years Paul’s practice has been limited to representation of employers in employment law matters. Paul advises and represents employers on the full spectrum of employment law issues, including wage-and-hour compliance; harassment prevention and remediation; reasonable accommodation and leave of absence issues; management education; and policies and contracts. Paul’s goal is to practice a form of legal preventative medicine for employers, as experience teaches that the best way to “win” an employment dispute is prevent the dispute in the first place and, when disputes do occur, to solve them internally. In his advice and litigation practice, rather than cataloging theoretical legal obligations and potential worst case scenarios, Paul emphasizes practical advice and helps employers find real-world solutions.