Paul Buckley has tried more than 40 cases and handled dozens of arbitrations and hundreds of mediations. In 2015, he had five successful trial verdicts.


Paul has deep experience handling insurance defense, property litigation, professional malpractice, business disputes, employment law, product liability and general civil litigation.

He has handled a wide variety of cases including trucking accidents, premises liability, commercial litigation, trademark infringement/trade secrets, personal injury, subrogation, medical malpractice, industrial accidents, and food safety. He has handled cases in jurisdictions including California, Alabama, Illinois, Arizona, Washington, Utah, Texas, and Massachusetts.

Paul has managed the firm’s San Diego office for more than 5 years.


  • Seminar on Juris Prudence – San Diego Dental Society
  • Government Code 830.6 "Dangerous Condition of Public Property – Riverside County Association of Governments
  • Proposition 213 – Anchor Claims Services, Inc.
  • Proposition 51 – Anchor Claims Services, Inc.
  • Proposition 51 – National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP)

Professional Affiliations

  • California Bar Association
  • Southern California Defense Attorneys Association
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • San Diego Defense Lawyers Association
  • San Diego Insurance Adjusters Association
  • The Defense Research Institute
  • Risk Insurance Management Services (RIMS)
  • San Diego Association of Health Risk Managers (SDAHRM)
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Property Litigation
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Business Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Product Liability
  • Elder Abuse
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, California
    • J.D. - 1989
  • Independent Study of International Law, London
    • 1988
  • Tufts University
    • B.A., cum laude - 1985
  • University of Political Science, Paris, France
    • 1983-1984
Bar Admission
  • California
Court Admission
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
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