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Randolph M. Paul — Principal

Areas of Practice

Randy Paul is a litigation principal and member of the Executive Committee of Berding & Weil. He brings to the firm over thirty years of experience as a trial attorney. He has been awarded the highest "av" rating by Martindale Hubbell. He has been named a Northern California SuperLawyer each of the last ten years. In addition, Randy has been inducted as a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, the premier nationwide organization which recognizes those who have tried cases to jury verdict.

Professional History

Mr. Paul has represented a wide range of clients in cases involving highly complex technical and legal issues. The scope of these matters includes professional liability, construction defects, real estate, toxic liability and class actions. His background as an engineer assists in evaluating the technical issues often the focus in our cases and in working with the experts who testify regarding those issues. For over twenty years, Mr. Paul's practice has focused on the representation of property owners in large scale construction defect and property damage litigation throughout California and other states. He is one of the few attorneys who have actually tried construction defect cases to jury verdict, giving him a unique perspective from which to evaluate a client's case. Mr. Paul also takes pride in advising clients on ancillary issues involving post-litigation reconstruction, governmental approvals, contract administration and disclosure requirements.

Educational History

Santa Clara University School of Law, Juris Doctor, cum laude (1974)
Arizona State University, B.S.E., with distinction (1969)

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • State Bar of California
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Consumer Attorneys of Santa Clara County
  • American Association for Justice
  • Executive Council of Homeowners, Legal Affairs (ECHO)
  • Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA)

Licenses

  • California State Bar, 1975
  • United States District Court, Northern District of California
  • United States District Court, Central District of California
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of California
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Appointments

  • Santa Clara University, Adjunct Professor of Law (1985-1987)
  • Judge Pro Tem, Santa Clara County Superior Court (1978-present)
  • Special Master, Santa Clara County Superior Court
  • Extern, California Supreme Court (1974)
  • Lecturer in numerous legal education organizations
  • Mediator and Arbitrator in Construction and Professional Liability matters

Awards