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Paul Edward Lerandeau

Paul Edward Lerandeau

Practice areas:

Family, Child Custody, Alimony, Divorce & Separation, Domestic Violence

About Me

Divorce/Family Law is a very difficult specialty that involves a very high level of turmoil due to the rawness of the emotions involved. I do the very best that I can in every case to reduce the level of animosity between the parties and do the least amount of damage to their ability to co-parent. 


Languages Spoken: English, Italian

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1989

  1. Domestic Violence: 20%
    26 years
  2. Divorce & Separation: 20%
    26 years
  3. Alimony: 20%
    26 years
  4. Child Custody: 20%
    26 years
  5. Family: 20%
    26 years



Hourly ($125-300/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Jeffrey Tyson Hammerschmidt

    I endorse this lawyer's work. I have referred many cases to Mr. Lerandeau and will continue to do so without hesitation. Whenever I make a referral to another attorney, I ask the person to let me know after the case has conclued what they thought of the attorney. Inevitably, the persons whom I referred to Mr. Lerandeau call me to thank me, and they tell me that he provided excellent legal services, returned phone calls, and that they'd refer others to him.


    Jeffrey Hammerschmidt Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Frank Marvin Nunes

    I endorse this lawyer. Paul and Toni represented a family member I a matrimonial law proceeding. They were top notch, always professional and fair in the whole process.


    Frank Nunes Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Lerandeau & Lerandeau

265 E. River Park Circle, Suite 490
Fresno, CA, 93720-1584



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
10 Superb RatingAVVO2015
Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2013
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
Judge Pro Tem, Award for Outstanding ServiceFresno County Superior Court2006
Judge Pro Tem, Award for Outstanding ServiceFresno County Superior Court2005
Judge Pro Tem, Award for Outstanding ServiceFresno County Superior Court2004
Judge Pro Tem, Award for Outstanding ServiceFresno County Superior Court2003
Commendation for Outstanding Contributions to Pro Bono ServiceState of California2002
Judge Pro Tem, Award for Outstanding ServiceFresno County Superior Court2002
Special Congressional Recognition for Pro Bono ServiceUnited States of America2002
President's Pro Bono Service AwardState Bar of California, 5th District1999
Attorney of the YearCentral California Legal Services1999
Firm of the YearCentral California Legal Services1997
Cum LaudeLoyola Law School1989
MemberSaint Thomas More Law Honor Society1989
MemberOrder of the Coif, Loyola Law School Chapter1989

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney/PartnerLerandeau & Lerandeau, LLP1998 - Present
Attorney/ShareholderMount & Lerandeau, Inc.1993 - 1997

Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Institute of Certified Public AccountantsForensic and Valuation Services Section (Associate Member).2012 - Present
Fresno County Bar AssociationMember, Board of Directors2006 - 2007
Child Custody Program Advisory BoardDirector2002 - 2003
Fresno County Bar AssociationChairman, Family Law Section2001 - 2002
State Bar of CaliforniaMember, Family Law Section2001 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember, Family Law Section2001 - Present
Fresno County Bar AssociationChairman, Pro Bono Section2001 - 2010
Fresno County Bar AssociationVice-Chairman, Family Law Section2000 - 2001
Fresno County Superior CourtJudge Pro Tem1999 - 2008

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
In re the Marriage of Mikelle Karamardian (Brough) vs. Gregory BroughPrevailed

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Publication NameTitleDate
Fresno County Bar JournalPro Bono Spotlight Series2011
Fresno County Bar JournalPro Bono Spotlight Series2010
Fresno County Bar JournalPro Bono Spotlight Series2009

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola Marymount UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor (cum laude)1989
California State University, FresnoBusinessBS - Bachelor of Science1985

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Supreme Court Justice Recognition, Justices present at engagementPro Bono Service2010
Law DayPro Bono Service2010