Paul Sommer

Paul Sommer

Managing Partner
Location:
Encino, California
Phone:
818-922-8987
Fax:
817-550-6323
Email:

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Dog Bites
  • Animal Injuries
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Premise Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Truck Accidents

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of California, 1976
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1977
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1978

Education

  • Whittier College School of Law, Los Angeles, California
    • Juris Doctor - June, 1976
    • Honors: Dean's List
  • University of Southern California Law Center, Los Angeles, California
    • Advanced Legal Education Family Law
  • California State University at Northridge, Northridge, California
    • B.A. - July, 1970
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Political Science
    • Major: Psychology
  • Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon - 1966
    • Major: Political Science

Published Works

  • Beverly Hills Bar Family Symposium , Syllabus , 2005
  • People v. Maezett (Published Opinion) , 174 Cal. App. 3d 610
  • People v. Cundle (Published Opinion) , 98 Cal. App. 3d Supp. 34., 1979

References

  • AV Rating Martindale-Hubbell
  • The Stanford Who's Who Black Book
  • Who's Who In American Law
  • Southern California Top Rated Lawyers by the Los Angeles Times
  • Preeminent Lawyer Rating by Lawyers.com
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 by Martindale Hubbell
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 peer Review Rated
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Client Rated
  • Top Attorney Personal Injury Rated 10.0 out of 10.00 by Avvo
  • Clients Choice Award by Avvo
  • Top Contributor Award by Avvo
  • Certificate of Appreciation Attorney/Client Relations Committee from Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Certificate of Appreciation For Services As A Mediator by the Santa Monica Bar Association and the Santa Monica Judiciary
  • Certificate of Appreciation For Services As An Arbitrator by the Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Commendation For Services As A Fee Arbitrator by the State Bar of California Board of Governors
  • The Stanford Who's Who Black Book

Classes/Seminars

  • Co-Author and Speaker, Beverly Hills Bar Association Family Law Symposium

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of California, Litigation and Family Law Sections
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of California, Member
  • Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles, Member
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association, Litigation, Family Law, Personal Injury Sections and Member of Delegation to the State Bar Conference, Member
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Litigation and Family Law Sections and Member of Delegation to the State Bar Convention, Member
  • Cowboy Lawyers Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association , Attorney/Client Relations Committee
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association , Mandatory Fee Arbitration
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association , Mandatory Fee Arbitration
  • University of Pacific Parents Association , Board Member
  • Los Angeles Superior Court , Family Law Mediator
  • Los Angeles Superior Court , Settlement Officer
  • Los Angeles Superior Court , Mediator
  • Los Angeles Municipal Court , Pro-Tem Panel
  • Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Centennial Commission
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art , Patron
  • United States Equestrian Federation
  • American Saddlebred Horse Association
  • United Professional Horsemen's Association

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon