This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.
Private reproval, public disclosure means the attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The Bar warns the lawyer in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.
Paul’s comment: “Not related to the practice of law.”
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|American Jurisprudence Award in Constitutional Law||Western State University Law School - AmJur BanCroft Whitney||1995|
|American Jurisprudence Award in Uniform Commercial Code||Western State University Law School - AmJur Bancroft Whitney||1995|
|Trial Lawyer||Ultimo Law Firm, P.C.||1995 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Orange County Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|Consumer Attorneys of California||Member||2005 - Present|
|Association of Trial Lawyers of America||Member||2004 - Present|
|Orange County Bar Association||Member||1996 - Present|
|Confidential v. Confidential (Medical Battery)||$150,000 - Settlement|
|Boughamer v. Diamond Construction (Workplace Injury)||Settlement/Verdict $1,600,000.00|
|Morelli v. Graham Union 76 (Car Accident)||Settlement/Verdict $1,000,000.00|
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|Western State University College of Law||Law||Doctorate in Jurisprudence||1995|
|National University||Business||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1992|
|White Collar Crime & Government Corruption||Mortgage Loan Fraud Prosecution & Defense Stretegies||2001|
Posted by Anita
Paul has handled a number of legal matters for my husband and I and we would confidently refer him to our family and friends. He operates with integrity and openness. Paul possesses a work ethinc that speaks volumes about how much he cares about the "right" outcome in any situation.
Posted by anonymous
I first met Paul about 6 years ago when I was trying to get my dughter back from her grandparents in Texas. The process for me took about 3 years total but Paul was only involved over the final year.
Before Paul I went through an attorney who wasted about 18 months of my time and probably $20 k. Paul got the job done in a fraction of that cost and time and he had to do a lot of research on Texas laws to accomplish this (my previous lawyer did none of that). I am convinced that had Paul been my attorney from the start the seperation from my daughter would have been a year at the most.
Since then I have recommended Paul to several friends and family members and will continue to do so. I have also used him for advice on different matters such as lawsuits and labor issues.
Paul is also very fair when it comes to costs and will pull no punches when discussing these matters. If something is going to take time and/or money he will be very up front with you but will work with you too. If he feels you have no chance to win he will not take your money or give you false hope. He is very up front.
Paul does not like to lose, but this doesn't mean he won't take on a hard case. He is a bulldog and if you decide to retain him for any matter he will go to the mat for you and relentlessly do what it takes for you to walk away happy.
I give Paul an overall excellent rating. I gave him a "good" rating on resposive but he was probably better than good. Surely the fact that he can handle just about any type of matter and he keeps pretty busy made his respose time a little longer than I wanted. With that said, he probably had 20 things going on at once while I was concerned only about my one item.
In a nutshell, I wouldn't hesitate and in fact have hired Paul again for any of my legal needs. He has proven to me to be very competent but just as important in this field he is trust worthy.
If you have a need for legal representation Paul Ultimo is the person you want to hire.
Posted by Leslie
Paul was very understanding and compassionate throughout my entire divorce proceedings. He always had my best interest in mind and fought diligently for me and my children. Paul was constantly trying to make my out of pocket expenses as minimal as possible and was very fair to me regarding those expenses. Paul had great knowledge of applicable case law regarding my situation and was able to obtain the most fair settlement that we could hope for. I have recommended his services to my friends and family already before this service became available. Paul was very professional in his dealings with all parties and when it came time to be tough in the courtroom, he was still extremely diplomatic and respectful which I believe helped me in receiving the best results possible. I wholeheartedly recommend Paul Ultimo.
Howard Serbin, Probate Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I endorse this lawyer. He is an outstanding litigator. I have had the pleasure of observing substantial parts of three of his trials. He is astute at questioning witnesses, and he has mastered trial procedure. His exhibit books and his organization are truly impressive--if a witness contradicts his deposition, Mr. Ulitimo will always catch him on it. Not surprsingly, he won all three cases I observed. You will be in excellent hands with him as your attorney.