|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 Mauricio Vera Nuñez
Happy writing my experience on the lawyer Paul, I felt understood, heard with my bad English and very cleverly advised, I was very happy to see the experience and intelligence of the lawyer, Knowing the laws and in the environment where I develop, I do not think I can find another lawyer like this in Santa Barbara, easy access, easy parking, and fast was the time I got results, 100% recommendable.
Posted by anonymous
Paul is amazing! I had a tough case ahead of me, same sex child custody battle, fighting for my rights as a mother. Given the circumstances and challenges he took it on with no hesitation! Through out the years he put in all his effort to succeed. He's a fighter and will give it his all, he doesn't mess around, he is very clear in explaining and making you understand the law, he's always there to answer any questions and is always available or fast at responding. My case was a challenge and I was very pleased with how he worked with me. He's got heart! He's inspiring, always positive, calm and colected, and very professional! I would recommend him to everyone. I absolutely loved him! hands down best lawyer out there, I'm thankful for him and what he did for me! One of the best!!!
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that my landlord was well within his legal right to evict me, I was amazed to hear that Paul was able to get the Notice rescinded and allow me to continue my tenancy at a place I've called home for more than 6 years.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!!
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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