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Paul is a member of Reed Smith’s Appellate Group, and served as the Group’s leader from 2012 to 2015. Paul returned to Reed Smith in 2011, after serving for approximately two years as a judge on the Alameda County Superior Court, a post to which he was appointed by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Before taking the bench, Paul served as a partner in the Appellate Group for more than 20 years.


  • 美国加州大学洛杉矶分校, 1976, 法学博士
  • Université de Paris, France Law School, 1972, Coursework in law, also taught American and comparative law
  • 加州大学伯克利分校, 1971, 学士, Political Theory

  • 加利福利亚州

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • 联邦地区上诉法院-哥伦比亚巡回区法院
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of California
  • 联邦地区法院-哥伦比亚州区法院

  • Fellow, American Academy of Appellate Lawyers
  • Member and Past President, California Academy of Appellate Lawyers
  • Past Member, California Judicial Council Appellate Advisory Committee
  • Past Member, Appellate Rules Task Force (rewrote California's appellate rules)
  • Past Chair, State Bar Committee on Appellate Courts
  • Past Chair, Appellate Practice Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Past Member, Ninth Circuit Advisory Committee on Rules of Practice and Internal Operating Procedures


      • Ranked in Chambers USA for California Litigation: Appellate, 2014-2021
      • Selected through peer review for inclusion on the Northern California Super Lawyers list for Appellate, 2006-2022 (except judicial service years)
      • Selected through peer review for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© for Appellate Practice and Bet-the-Company Litigation, 2006-2023. He also received the Best Lawyers™ 2020 Appellate Practice "Lawyer of the Year" award in San Francisco.