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Life is shorter than one thinks so live every day as if it was your last. Great quote that is very true.  I respect honest and caring people. Someone who would put someone in need  before themselves or material wants. I  have always believed we have a responsibility to care for those would need us. Unfortunately, their are a number of people who are not what they appear to be in these fields. So be very careful when choosing an attorney.

I am currently taking a personal sabbatical in order to devote myself more fully to my family. If I could give a few words of advice when looking for and attorney, especially for a special education matter, do not believe the marketing. Simply look the attorney's litigation record. Do they win or loose do they start pushing you to settle your case without even reviewing it to determine whether a filing would be in order first.

After retiring as a fighter. Becoming an civil.  disability , special education litigation attorney, I have spent a decade of my time helping people who need a hand. Representing children and families with children with disabilities  against governmental agencies and individuals to ensure their rights are protected and they receive an appropriate education or services and afforded equal access without governmental harassment.  Moreover, after a few year of solo practice s, I founded  a law firm (that became the largest firm of its type  in the country)dedicated to protecting individuals and groups civil rights among other related fields and correlated issues such as family, juvenile, probate court actions.

Had the pleasure of training professionals, parents, attorneys and even judges on how to address these issues in their courts and how to write effective orders. This is in addition to publishing many professional manuals,and books for all to use including Judicial Bench Guides for Judges in, Juvenile and Family Courts.

It has been my honor to have represented and  litigated on behalf of over a thousand kids and their families all the way to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. I have been blessed to have helped the community by receiving both local and national media attention for both myself and several cases over the years. By far the best outcome for me is seeing the little ones grown up and become independent functioning members of society.


Practice areas


  1. Education: 70%
    16 years, 1.12 thousand cases
  2. Lawsuits & Disputes: 10%
    16 years, 282 cases
  3. Appeals: 10%
    16 years, 68 cases
  4. Civil Rights: 10%
    16 years, 334 cases



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  • Hans Albert Gillinger

    I happily endorse Paul as an excellent litigator, zealous advocate for the disabled, and a good teacher of the law. I started my career in law working for Paul, and continue to grow professionally improving skills I learned from Paul. I do so without reservation or condition and do recommend Paul to all. Paul gets results for clients, which is a better endorsement than any words I could write. He does good work for great kids. Thank you, Paul.


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  • Ryan Donald Harris

    I endorse this lawyer's work and look forward to working with him in the future.


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Paul M Roberts, Attorney at Law

19744 Beach Boulevard, Suite 387
Huntington Beach, CA, 92648


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
JD Cum LaudePepperdine University School of Law2000
Dean's ScholarshipPepperdine University School of Law1999
Criminal Justice Outstanding Graduating StudentCSUF Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice1997
William Hobbs Scholarship and AwardCSUF Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice1997
University Outstanding GraduateCSUF Alumin Association1997
Criminal Justice Outstanding GraduateCalifornia State University Fullerton, Department Chair1997
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
On Sabbatical, Top Special Education Civil Rights Trial AttorneyBulldog Litigators Attorneys at Law2009 - Present
ProfessorPpperdine University School of Law Legal Clinic2003 - 2004
Founding PartnerRoberts & Adams Attorneys at Law2002 - 2008
Founding AttorneyLaw Offices of Paul M. Roberts APLC2001 - 2012
CEOThe Law Offices of Paul M. Roberts APLC2001 - 2002
AssociateCadden and Fuller LLP2000 - 2001
Law ClerkHonorable Fredrick P Horn2000 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth CircuitAdmitted to Practice2002 - Present
United States District Court for the Southern District of CaliforniaAdmitted to Practice2001 - Present
United States District Court for the Eastern District of CaliforniaAdmitted to Practice2001 - Present
United States District Court for the Northern District of CaliforniaAdmitted to Practice2001 - Present
United States District Court for the Central District of CaliforniaAdmitted to Practice2001 - Present
Phi Alpha DeltaMember2001 - Present
Golden Key National Honor SocietyMember1997 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Orange County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
AUTISM SPECTRUM CONSULTANTS. INC. vs. GARDEN GROVE UNIFIED Orange County Superior Court No. OSCC12096Recoverry for our clients.
RB v. Capistrnao Unified School District (CUSD)SN05-0009800577RBMs Ellen Bacon Second Chair
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Publication nameTitleDate
LRP Press (2008)“Diagnosing and Addressing the Needs of Students with Emotional Disabilities"2008
Roberts & Adams Attorneys at Law"Providing Effective Assessments and Reports to IEP/IFSP Teams"2007
Orange County Family Courts (2007)“A quick reference guide and Proposed Orders for Family Court Judges regarding Children with Disabilities”2007
Judicial Council and Whittier School of Law (2006)Judges Bench book on Disability and the Relevant Laws2006
Juridical CouncilA Quick Reference Guide on Commonly Used Statutes for Courts of Limited Jurisdiction2001
Foothill Autism Alliance Parental PowerpackAutism and the Law2000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pepperdine University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
California State University, Fullerton University Outstanding Graduating SeniorSociologyMA - Masters Suma Cum Laude1997
Golden West CollegeLiberal StudiesAssociates of Arts with High Honors1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Family Court Judges and Commissioners in Orange County special educationFamily Court Judges and Commissioners in Orange County on the topic of special education and common problems and solutions found in Family Court when dealing with families and children with disabilities.2008
Special Needs TrustsIssues with SNT's and conflicts of interest2007
Seminar “A quick reference guide and Proposed Orders for Family Court Judges regarding Children with Disabilities”A quick reference guide and Proposed Orders for Family Court Judges regarding Children with Disabilities2005
National Epilepsy Foundation Annual ConferenceEffect of civils rights and educatioanl law on adults and children with Epilepsy2004
IEP's and Changes in the IDEAProblems and proposed solution raised by changes in the law2004