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Paul William Ralph

Car accident Attorney at Orange, CA

5.0   6 reviews
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  • Licensed for 32 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1991
    Active No misconduct found

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About Paul

Learn Paul’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    The majority of the clients I currently represent have been involved in an automobile or trucking accident that resulted in serious injury.

    33 years

  2. Personal injury
    I have been handling general injury claims and lawsuits since beginning practice in 1991.

    33 years

  3. Medical malpractice
    From plastic surgery to a delay in diagnosing cancer, my office currently handles a substantial number of cases on behalf of injured patients and their families.

    33 years

  4. Slip and fall accident
    Premises liability cases, from slip and falls to criminal assaults, make up a substantial part of my current practice.

    33 years

  5. Defective and dangerous products
    From pressure cookers to tennis shoes, I have litigated a number of products liability lawsuits involving injured consumers.

    33 years


As an Orange County personal injury attorney, my office has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of injured clients and their families.  My current practice represents victims of automobile/trucking accidents, slip/trip and falls, products liability, medical malpractice, security/police misconduct and other general negligence claims.


Since beginning practice more than two decades ago, I have had occasion to try civil cases throughout Southern California.  I have argued cases directly to several appellate courts in this State, and prevailed in cases that have become the law in California.  I have been interviewed on CNN by Anderson Cooper and quoted in the preeminent legal newspaper in California, The Los Angeles Daily Journal.


I have always practiced law with a fierce dedication to ensuring my clients the optimal compensation they deserve.


Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice

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Orange County Injury Attorney, Paul W. Ralph


Paul William Ralph


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  6 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
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Posted by Jayne | January 22, 2015
This is a 5-star attorney who is extremely knowledgeable and caring.
Mr. RaIph handled a major slip and fall case for me last year with professionalism, knowledge and concern. He is top notch and a class act. I would use his services again if needed and would send any family member to him. Mr. Ralph truly cares about you and your best interest!
Posted by Mary | September 2, 2010
How Paul Ralph helped me.
Paul Ralph is an excellent attorney and I would recommend him with the highest ratings possible. He helped me when I needed the help. Very organized and explained to me every step of the way. In no way did i ever feel like I was being taken. Paul Ralph made me feel confortable through out the whole process. Thank you Paul.
Posted by Mary Ellen | January 19, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Knowledgeable and Helpful
I contacted Mr. Ralph to consult about a possible medical malpractice claim. He was extremely helpful and knowledgeable about both the subject and realities of what's involved in such a claim. He spent a good deal of time with me on the phone discussing nuances and other details.
Posted by DEBBIE | February 6, 2015
Mr. Ralph was referred to me by a co-worker. I called him and spoke to him right away, had an appointment within a week. Gave him the facts and he took over from there. Always kept me in the loop on everything. Never had to call him for an update. He is AWESOME !!
Posted by anonymous | January 24, 2015
great attorney
I would definitely recommend Paul to my friends and family. He really knows what he is doing. Paul always kept me up to date and explained every step of the process to me. He educated me constantly and I am confident I received the highest settlement possible, all thanks to him! Definitely the best personal injury attorney around. Thanks Paul!
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Posted by wes | January 22, 2015
Bicycle vs Subaru Impreza
Mr. Ralph represented me (a bicycle rider) when I was struck by a driver that turned left against a red light. I suffered 2 broken bones, as well as a number of sprains and contusions. He provided me with guidance, was professional at all times, and obtained what I felt to be a more than fair settlement based on what injuries I suffered. He has excellent people skills, will give you a fair assessment as to whether you should work toward a settlement or pursue litigation. Mr. Ralph was an athlete and understood what is lost when an injury occurs during rigorous training. He was recommended to me, and I was extremely happy with the eventual outcome. The case was settled quickly, and with almost no hassle. He is a true professional in his field.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Paul Ralph
  • 2007 - 2015
  • Trial Partner
  • Stanton T. Mathews & Associates
  • 1994 - 2007
  • Associate
  • DiCaro, Highman, D'Antony, Dillard, Fuller & Gregor
  • 1991 - 1993


  • Southwestern University School of Law
  • JD
  • 1990
  • California State University, Fullerton
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1986

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Doe vs. City of Murietta
  • Reversed a trial court dismissal - settlement
  • Fuller vs. Tucker
  • Reversed a trial court dismissal - settlement


  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • Admitted
  • 2006 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • Admitted
  • 1995 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • Admitted
  • 1995 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015


Speaking Engagements

  • Police Liability in California
  • Police Misconduct
  • 2009
  • Bridging the Gap - Making Your Way to Court
  • Litigation
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (5)
Endorse Paul
Personal injury Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this Paul Ralph. I have known Paul for several years in the Orange County legal community. His reputation as an ethical and highly competent trial attorney is well earned. I strongly endorse him and his legal services."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known and worked with Paul for many years. He is extremely smart and an outstanding trial lawyer. I would highly recommend him for any plaintiff's matter."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Other
"I have known Paul Ralph for years as a colleague, and have found him to be very knowledgeable in both personal injury and medical malpractice matters. I do not hesitate to refer potential clients to Paul when necessary. His ability and drive in this profession are top notch."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"I worked with Paul at a previous law firm. I found him to be very straight forward with clients, responsive to their needs, and dedicated to finding a resolution in each situation. Paul is an effective communicator at all levels - working with clients, counsel, mediators/arbitrators or before judges. His 24 years of experience allows him to identify issues quickly and efficiently. I never hesitate to make referrals to Paul."
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