Paul Nathan’s is an experienced litigator and trial attorney. Paul is a graduate of Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College in Dubois, WY. He has litigated and tried a range of cases from prosecuting medical malpractice and personal injury, domestic violence civil and restraining order matters, breach of contract, all aspects of highly litigious family law matters to defending contractors and doctors against the State of California Department of Justice and Attorney General’s office. He has successfully represented people and small business against large corporations, including insurance companies, predatory debt collectors, and the State and Federal Government.
While in law school, Paul was a legal intern at United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in The Hague, Netherlands, working on Prosecutor v. Fatmir Limaj, et al. in 2005 and Prosecutor v. Ramush Haradinaj, et al. in 2007.
Paul is a Fifth Generation San Franciscan, avid tennis player, cook, wine collector and sailor. Additionally, he is a dedicated advocate supporting the adoption of animals in need of homes.
Areas of Practice
Civil Litigation and Civil Trials
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation.
U.S. District Court Northern District of California
U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court Central District of California
Trial Lawyers College, Dubois, Wyoming
Golden Gate University School of Law
- Juris Doctor with Honors
University of San Francisco
- Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude
Published Works and Presentations
Using the Trial Lawyers College Method at Arbitration
The Warrior, Magazine of the Trial Lawyers College2013
$14 billion in Child Support Left Unpaid & What To Do 2013
National Public Radio, Los Angeles
Communicating with a Client Who Speak English as a Second Language
Bar Association of San Francisco Bulletin 2014
Changing Judicial Opinion on Pet Custody 2014
KPIX CBS News
The Divorce Handbook for California Women: What Every 2019
California Woman Needs to Know About Divorce
Employing Civil Sanctions in Family Law Cases: C.C.P. § 128.5 2020
Highlighted Speaker before the Sacramento Bar Association, Family Law Section
How Can I have my Opposing Counsel Sanctioned for 2021
Obstructive Behavior? Utilizing Code of Civil Procedure
Section 128.5 in Family Law Cases
Narcissist Divorce & Custody Battle Handbook for 2021
Trial Practice Guide – Family Law – California Edition
Lawyers and Judges Publishing anticipated Spring 2022
Honors and Awards
AV Preeminent®: The highest peer rating standard.
Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers
Corona-Contreras v. Gruel (2017) 857 F.3d 1025