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Paul J Molinaro

also known as Dr. Paul J. Molinaro, M.D., J.D.

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Paul J. Molinaro, M.D., J.D. brings over two decades as a practicing physician in the fields of Family Medicine, Occupational Medicine, and Urgent Care Medicine into his legal practice. Paul provides legal representation for injured victims with the same high degree of care he provides to his patients. Paul’s unique educational background and experience, covering the fields of medicine and law, sets Paul apart from other attorneys. Whether a client has suffered severe physical and/or mental injury as a result of medical malpractice, product defect, motor vehicle accident, or such event, Paul will fully understand the extent of the injuries and easily explain what is needed to make his client whole to a judge and jury.

If you have suffered an unacceptable complication or adverse outcome as a result of medication or medical device, Paul J. Molinaro, M.D., J.D. and the law firm of Fransen & Molinaro, LLP can help you learn how to recover for your losses from the big corporations manufacturing and selling these medicines and devices. using a team approach and working with other lawyers is what it takes to successfully win cases against billion dollar corporations. Attorney and Physician Paul J. Molinaro knows how to be a valuable part of such teams. These cases almost always involve multiple plaintiffs and are heard before specially assigned courts in what are called multidistrict litigation lawsuits. These cases involve complex legal and complex medical issues and, therefore, should be handled by someone with the ability to understand both.

• Actos
• Accutane
• Actonel
• Antidepressants
• Avandia
• Bextra
• Byetta
• DePuy Hip Implant
• Digitek
• Ephedra
• Fosamax
• Gadolinium
• GranuFlo
• Guidant Implantable Difibrillators
• Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
• Januvia
• Janumet
• Ketek
• Kugel Mesh Patch
• Lipitor
• Mesothelioma
• Nuvaring
• Ortho Evra
• Paxil
• Pradaxa
• Prempro
• Prisma Dialysis Recall
• Reglan
• ReNu with MoistureLoc
• Smith and Nephew Hip Replacement
• Stryker Hip Replacement
• Tequin
• Topamax
• Transvaginal Mesh
• Trasylol
• Vioxx
• Yasmin
• Yaz
• Zelnorm
• Zimmer Durom
• Zyprexa

If you have been seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident, maimed by a defective product, or severely harmed by the negligent actions of another person, Paul J. Molinaro, M.D., J.D. and the law firm of Fransen & Molinaro can help you learn whether you can recover for your losses. We represent victims who have suffered significant injuries as a result of motor vehicle accidents, defective consumer products, and dangerous premises. If you have been severely injured by the carelessness of another person, please call Paul for a free initial consultations.

• Assault and Battery (Bar, Nightclub, Park, School, Workplace)
• Defective Products (Tool, Appliance, Electronic, Mechanical Device, Drug, Medical Device)
• Animal Bites (Dog, Exotic Pet)
• Impaired Drivers (Drunk, Illegal Drugs, Overmedicated)
• Motor Vehicle Accidents (ATV, Boat, Car, Jet Ski, Motorcycle, Quad, RV, Scooter, Truck)
• Poisoning (Chemical Exposure, Overdose)
• Premises Liability (Residential, Home, Commercial, Store, Office, Public Building, Park, Street, Sidewalk)
• Severe Injuries (Amputations, Brain Trauma, Burns, Drowning, Electrocution, Facial Fracture, Hip/Pelvis Fracture, Paralysis, Spine Trauma)
• Wrongful Death (Home, Hospital, Workplace)

If you have suffered a catastrophic injury as a result of the actions of a medical professional,Paul J. Molinaro, M.D., J.D. offers a free initial consultation to discuss your rights and ability to be compensated for your loss. Paul handles cases involving birth trauma, botched surgery, anesthesia problems, misdiagnosis, failure to diagnose, medication errors, and more.

• Anesthesia Problems  
• Bed Sores
• Birth Trauma
• Blood Clots
• Botched Surgery
• Brain Injury
• Cancer
• Drug or Chemical Toxicity
• Failure to Correctly Interpret X-rays, CT Scans, and MRI's
• Failure to Diagnose
• Failure to Obtain Informed Consent
• Foreign Objects Remaining after Surgery
• Hypoxia
• Laboratory Mistakes
• Medication Errors
• Misdiagnosis
• Narcotic Overdose
• Negligent Oversight of Physician's Assistants and Other Staff
• Nursing Neglect or Errors
• Overprescribing Narcotics or Other Addicting Medications
• Overuse of Antibiotics
• Spinal Cord Injury
• Unnecessary Surgery
• Unsanitary Facilities and Equipment
• Unusual Infections

FOR POTENTIAL CLIENTS - CALL FOR A FREE INITIAL CONSULTATIONIf you are a victim of drug effectsmedical device failure, personal injury, or medical malpractice and need a California attorney, call doctor Paul J. Molinaro, M.D., J.D. toll free at 888-MDJDLAW or complete the website form below to request a free initial consultation.


FOR OTHER LAWYERS: Paul J. Molinaro, M.D., J.D. is available for consultation or co-counsel arrangements on legal cases with medical issues. If interested, please call doctor Paul J. Molinaro, M.D., J.D. toll free at 888-MDJDLAW.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 20%
    10 years
  2. Personal Injury: 20%
    10 years
  3. Defective Products: 20%
    10 years
  4. Medical Malpractice: 20%
    10 years
  5. Other: 20%
  6. More 


Payment types:

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Attorney endorsements

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  • Ligia M Melendez Parmenter

    Having had the privilege to work with Paul on a serious personal injury matter I can say without reservation that he is a top- notch attorney. His vast knowledge in both the personal injury arena and the medical field (Paul is also a physician) make him an invaluable asset to a client’s case and a force to be reckoned with by the opposing party. What is more, is that Paul is also an extremely caring and compassionate advocate for his clients. I endorse Paul whole heartedly as a strong advocate and a committed member of our legal community. I would highly recommend Paul to clients!


    Ligia Parmenter General practice Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • John Edward Tiedt

    I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Paul on several medical malpractice cases and he has insights to these cases that most lawyers miss. He is smart and he will work very hard for you.


    John Tiedt Medical malpractice Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Utilization Review PhysicianPaladin Managed Care Services ( - Present
Physician GuideSeaBright Insurance Company ( - Present
Attorney (Partner/Owner)Fransen & Molinaro, LLP ( - Present
MediatorQDR Services ( - 2016
PhysicianSouth County Urgent Care2008 - 2011
Emergency Room PhysicianArrowhead Regional Medical Center (formerly San Bernardino County Medical Center)1994 - 1999
PhysicianCEP America (formerly California Emergency Physicians)1993 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Celtic Bar Association of Orange CountyMember2014 - Present
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesMember2008 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Orange County Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2006 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaAttorney2006 - Present
United States District Court for the Central District of CaliforniaAttorney2006 - Present
United States District Court for the Northern District of CaliforniaAttorney2006 - Present
United States District Court for the Southern District of CaliforniaAttorney2006 - Present
United States District Court for the Eastern District of CaliforniaAttorney2005 - Present
California Department of Real EstateBroker2005 - Present
Medical Board of CaliforniaPhysician and Surgeon1993 - Present
Lex RomanaMember2013 - 2014
American Association for JusticeMember2006 - 2011
Riverside County Bar AssociationMember2006 - 2008
American College of Legal MedicineFellow2006 - 2010
American Bar AssociationMember2006 - 2014
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Patient v. DentistSettlement
Driver v. DriverSettled Prior to Filing Suit
Driver v. DriverSettlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
Outpatient Surgery MagazineMedical Malpractice:EMRs Can Be Your Friend or Foe in a Lawsuit2015
OCTLA GavelSpotting and Handling Mortgage Scams2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Chapman University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical SchoolMedicineMD - Doctor of Medicine1991
Lafayette CollegeBiologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1987
Seton Hall Preparatory SchoolN/AN/A1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
QDRservices Continuing Legal Education LectureMedical Malpractice2015
Invite a Fransen & Molinaro Lawyer to Speak at Your EventReal Estate / Mortgage Law, Bankruptcy, Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice2015
QDRservices Continuing Legal Education LectureMedical Malpractice2014
Housecalls Radio Show (Aired for 2 hours every Saturday morning on 97.1 FM / 980 AM in Los Angeles from 2009-2010)Real Estate Law2009