|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Witkin's Award – Constitutional Law||The Witkin Legal Institute||2010|
|scholarship candidate (Top 5 in class)||CPA • Law Society of Ventura County||2010|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Santa Barbara Barristers||Secretary||2014 - Present|
|Collaborative Family Law Practitioners of Santa Barbara||Member||2014 - Present|
|Santa Barbara COL||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Posted by anonymous
I recently saw Paul after learning he had successful experience representing tenants in landlord-tenant disputes. I was pleasantly surprised by his simple, yet effective strategy of initiating contact with my landlord after receiving a Notice of Termination of Tenancy. In my mind, I assumed we would approach the situation by throwing all the legal formalites and jargon in a letter, but I was quickly impressed with his idea of starting out with a simple phone call.
Knowing that my landlord was well within his legal right to evict me, I was amazed to hear that Paul was able to get the Notice rescinded and allow me to continue my tenancy at a place I've called home for more than 6 years. Not only was I satisfied with his assistance, but so was my landlord.
Paul is affordable, wastes no time, and will treat you (and those you're disputing with) with the utmost respect, and truly speaks on your behalf as he would his own family.
As someone in the legal field with many connections, take my word for it, Paul Schonauer is one of the few attorneys in Santa Barbara that truly cares for his clients, and will treat your problem like it was his own, which is uncommon these days. Thank you, Paul, for all your assistance in a very stressful situation!!
Posted by Guillermina
Paul had all the awnsers and the angles to my legal matter. He was brilliantly clever and always looking after my best interest. Definitly a attorney you want on your side.
Posted by Barbara
Paul handled my divorce case, and I was impressed by his organizational skills and professionalism. He is practical in dealing with all the parties concerned, uses his knowledge of the law to inform my real-life situation, and is flexible enough to work with what is relevant in my case (something not all attorneys do).
Ian Morse, Criminal defense Attorney
I have known Paul for several years as he shares office space with my law firm, Appel & Morse. While my wife and I practice criminal law, we regularly get clients asking for help with family law, landlord-tenant law, or civil litigation. I have referred many clients to Paul over the years, and every one has been pleased with his efforts. I continue to recommend Paul to anyone looking for an accessible (he answers his own phone!), thoughtful, intelligent, and detail-conscious attorney for family law, civil litigation, or other legal problems. I have seen Paul use his years of experience as a social worker to great advantage with clients, courts, and adversaries. As a strong listener, he can absorb and distil the important facts. He can then apply his thoughtful and detail-conscious approach to looking for solutions within the law. While it is rarely pleasant to need the services of an attorney, if you do, you will be in good hands with Paul. I whole heartedly endorse him. Ian Morse.
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