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Michelle Paul

Divorce and separation Attorney at San Diego, CA

5.0   13 reviews

also known as Michelle Lemoine

  • Licensed for 9 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Michelle

Learn Michelle’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    60%
    Complete Divorce Cases Property Division Marital Settlement Agreements

    10 years

  2. Child custody
    20%
    Move Away Requests Military Move Away Requests

    10 years

  3. Domestic violence
    10%
    TROs Permenant Restraining Orders Renewal Restraining Orders

    10 years

  4. LGBT+ Law
    10%
    Full Service Dissolution, Legal Separation, Asset/Debt Division, Support, Custody/Visitation/Restraining Orders

    10 years

     

Michelle is an east coast native who has been successful in the business arena as an entrepreneur for 37 years.  She went back to school after 20 years as a non-traditional student and obtained a Political Science degree with Summa Cum Laude 4.0 honors from Coastal Carolina University.   She has worked in Civil Litigation for the past 8 years and obtained her California State Bar license in 2014 after the first try.  Going through a divorce or custody battle with a spouse can be one of the most difficult and emotionally taxing experiences of your life.  Family Law issues are not only about emotions, but about finances as well.  Michelle's expert negotiation skills and business background ensures that you have every fighting chance to retain what is rightfully yours.  Knowing that you are backed by a professional legal team in the field of divorce and family law is an incredible asset to you as you maneuver through the convoluted legal system.
    
       Our team will support you with your legal challenges to obtain a favorable resolution.  Through open communication and commitment toward the empowerment of our clients, we have earned an outstanding reputation among both colleagues and clients for our professional and compassionate approach to the practice of law.
        
        Our record for courtroom success is impressive, as is our rapport with clients, who compliment our reliability, our compassion, our relentlessness, and our sensitivity for dealing with the delicate nature of family law situations.  It is important to work alongside an attorney who will will educate you on your rights as a spouse and/or a parent.  We prioritize the need for our clients to be empowered with knowledge by creating a cooperative environment where attorney and client are partners throughout the entire legal process.  Michelle works relentlessly as a fine divorce attorney and has hands-on experience with high-conflict resolution cases, military divorces, property division, as well as high-value asset division.

 

 

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Location

Michelle Paul
2726 Shelter Island Drive, #495
San Diego, CA, 92106

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Posted by Todd | January 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Nothing was “Sugar Coated”.
Perhaps the thing that impressed me most about Michelle Paul was nothing was "sugar coated". She was very straight forward and told me what to expect each step of the way. Going thru the separation and divorce process from start to finish, Michelle kept me informed of each step and what the options were and what the risks were. There were no empty promises made just to keep the client happy which I know sometimes occurs when seeking counsel. Even though I filed for divorce, 6 months I later had a change of heart and decided to have Michelle stop the paperwork, and the court appearance. Michelle was very supportive of my decision and worked quickly with my wives councilor to resolve all issues. Todd, Retired Navy
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Posted by Carrie A. | October 27, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
WONDERFUL ADVOCATE FOR YOU AND YOUR CASE !
Michelle Paul was our attorney for our family law case and we found her to be the most hard-working, ethical and morally superior attorney. She worked diligently on our case which has been very high conflict. She has been in constant contact with us and we truly have felt like a team. Michelle has superb oral and written communication skills, in and out of court, and her integrity is unmatched. Joe, Michelle's lead paralegal, contributed to our case, an incredible wealth of knowledge and experience. His dedication to our case was invaluable and he provided our family safe and stable support.
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Posted by Corey | August 29, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer in town
Michelle and her team are amazing. They made me and my son feel like family from our first visit. They have a perfect approach to everything they do. They have always been what's in this for me and my son and have Been perfect along the way. I couldn't ask for a better group to be with.
Posted by Sarah | July 10, 2015
Extremely happy
Michelle is on top of it all. I feel extremely comfortable with her. Hard working and always on top of her game. Couldnt be more happier with my decision to have Michelle as part of my team.
Posted by Lilah | July 10, 2015
Michelle Paul
Michelle has been representing us in a lawsuit. I have found her to be knowledgeable and trustworthy. She keeps me informed and follows through with what is needed. She gives me her opinion and advice, but is not pushy about my decisions. She is responsive even if I contact her on a week-end. She has made court appearances for us and has been effective in the courtroom
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Posted by Peter | July 9, 2015
all business is based on TRUST; I trust Michelle.
my title says it all, over the last 10 years I have seen Michelle become a very good business manager, with her own line of products, I have seen her work hard to be a lawyer, I have seen her help people, I have seen her in court, very impressive.,very helpful.
Posted by anonymous | July 9, 2015
You can trust Michelle.
Michelle is trustworthy, responsive and understanding of my situation and needs. She has always kept me up to date and explained to me what was happening before, while and after so I never felt in the dark with my case.
Posted by Amanda | July 9, 2015
More than just a lawyer, a friend
I cannot say enough about Michelle and her team. From the moment I spoke with her on the phone she made me feel safe and secure. She walked me through the process and listened to all my concerns and fears. She was confident in getting exactly what I was going after and made it happen. She cared about how I felt cared about the well being of myself, my children, and my family. I couldn't have made a better decision on a legal team. I recommend Michelle to anyone going through a divorce and/or custody battles.I can not say enough about how amazing she is!!!
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Posted by Janet | July 6, 2015
Highly Recommended
Michelle handled a medical case for me. She took over as my attorney over a year after the lawsuit was filed. (The prior attorney did not appear to be concerned with my case and had no communication with me.) Michelle quickly became conversant with my case and all the background information. After she had discussions with the opposing counsel, she determined that trying to reach a settlement would be the best course of action. Accordingly, we went through alternative dispute resolution. Michelle fully discussed the pros and cons of my case and the position of the defendant as well as making sure I was prepared for the dispute resolution process. When we met with the arbitrator, she was a strong advocate for my position. The process is stressful but she was calm and professional and made it easier for me to deal with the process. A settlement was reached with the best possible result for me and it was because Michelle argued my case so well and always kept my best interests in mind. She guided me through the process of taking care of the settlement papers. After Michelle received the funds, she throughly explained the expenses that were outstanding and ensured that all liabilities were paid before my check was issued. Later, when a government agency contacted me regarding possible amounts due to them for medical expense reimbursement, Michelle handled the matter and made sure the agency straightened out their records. The lawsuit was a very stressful situation for me, but her handling of the case made the process easier to deal with. Michelle Paul is highly professional and ethical, she cares about her clients, puts their interests first and keeps them fully informed. I highly recommend her.
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Posted by mike | July 2, 2015
hornblend property
Michelle was very responsive with our needs and got the result we were looking for in a timely fashion. I would highly recommend her and use her for further work.
Posted by Francisco | July 2, 2015
Inmigration and rwtirement advice
She help me with information abbout my retirement plan and some issues with my permanent residence inmigration due card, She is so friendly and offer you more than what you espected. She is willing to help me in the near future with more issues.
Posted by Janet | July 2, 2015
Divorce
So far everything has been great! We are only in a three week lawyer/client relationship. But everything has been tended to rapidly and throughly. Ms. Paul's paralegal has also been very good.
Posted by Mark | July 2, 2015
She just gets it done!
I have known MIchelle for many years and always known her to be the best at what she does. She will determine the problem or issue, find the best way to solve it, then get on it and make your world better. I recommend Michelle to my friends and anyone looking for help with a problem. If she feels its not a specialty of hers, she helps find someone who it. Very responsible and seems to care more about her client than herself. You will enjoy the results you get when working with Michelle.
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Cost

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Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.9 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Law Office of Michelle Paul
  • 2014 - Present

Education

  • Western Sierra Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • Coastal Carolina University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts - Summa Cum Laude 4.0
  • 2009

Associations

  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Italian American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian

Honors and Awards

  • Summa Cum Laude 4.0
  • Coastal Carolina University
  • 2009

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San Diego Divorce and separation Lawyer Michelle Paul
Michelle Paul
Divorce and separation Attorney
San Diego, CA
Licensed for 9 years