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Paul Sommer Esq. B.A., J.D.

Los Angeles, CA 91436
United States
(310) 858-4989


I can provide a neutral location for mediation
Area served: All of Los Angeles

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Consumer - Elder/Inter-Generational - Family - Peer - Personal Injury

Member of: LASC Panel (Former)

PROFESSIONAL: February, 1977 - present: Sommer and Bear, Partner.
EXPERIENCE Private practice, representing consumers who have been injured and suffered damages due to the negligence or wrongful conduct of others.

LEGAL EDUCATION: Whittier College School of Law
Degree: Juris Doctor, June 1976
Academic Honors: Dean’s Honor List
Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity

University of Southern California Law Center,
Advanced Legal Education, Family Law Practice

UNDER-GRADUATE: California State University, Northridge, California.

EDUCATION: Degree: Bachelor of Arts, July 1970
Major: Political Science and Psychology
Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity

PROFESSIONAL: State Bar of California, Litigation and Family Law Sections

ASSOCIATIONS: American Bar Association, Litigation Section
Attorney/Client Relations Committee, Los Angeles County Bar Association.
Mandatory Fee Arbitration Program, Beverly Hills Bar Association and Los Angeles County Bar Association.
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Litigation and Family Law Sections and Member of Delegation to the State Bar Convention
Beverly Hills Bar Association, Litigation , Family Law Sections, and and Member of Delegation to the State Bar Conference
Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles
Consumer Attorneys of California
Cowboy Lawyers Association
Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity

ORGANIZATIONS: Settlement Officer Los Angeles Superior Court
Family Law Mediator, Los Angeles Superior Court.
Mediator Los Angeles Superior Court
Los Angeles Municipal Court Pro-Tem Panel.
Statute of Liberty Ellis Island Centennial Commission.
Patron, Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity
Board Member Pacific Parent Association
United States Equestrian Federation
American Saddlebred Horse Show Association

PROFESSIONAL: Certificate of Appreciation from the Los Angeles County Bar
HONORS Association, for work on the Attorney/Client Relations Committee.

Certificate of Appreciation from the Santa Monica Bar Association and Santa Monica Judiciary, for services of Family Law Mediator.
Certificate of Appreciation from the Beverly Hills Bar Association for services as a Beverly Hills Bar Association Mediator.

Certificate of Appreciation from the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Services, Inc. for services as an arbitrator.

Acknowledgment and Commendation from the State Bar of California Board of Governors, in recognition of outstanding contributions to the delivery of voluntary legal services in California, in the Mandatory Fee Arbitration Program and as a Family Law Mediator.

CONFERENCES: Co-Author and Speaker, Beverly Hills Bar Association
AND SEMINARS Family Law Symposium.

CASES OF NOTE: People v. Marzett (1985) 174 Cal.App.3d 217.

In re Michael G. (1977) 76 Cal.App.3d 872.

People v. Cundle (1979) 98 Cal.App.3d 34.

Gilmore v. Acme Rentals Co-Counsel Los Angeles Superior Court Case Number NC042928, Product Liability, Jury Verdict of $1,375,339.18, the largest jury verdict at the Burbank Courthouse to that date.

REFERENCE: AV Rating Martindale Hubble
The Stanford Who’s Who Black Book
Who’s Who In American Law

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