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that my landlord was well within his legal right to evict me, I was amazed to hear that Paul was able to get the Notice rescinded and allow me to continue my tenancy at a place I've called home for more than 6 years.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).
Posted by Karen
Paul was an absolute pleasure to work with. He assisted my law team with my trial brief, court status reports, research, and was available for overall discussions of my case. He was very attentive to my concerns and really helped ease my worries. I would definitely recommend Paul Schonauer, not only for his outstanding attention to detail but also for being someone who genuinely cares about the well-being of his clients. I can't thank him and my team enough.
Posted by anonymous
After speaking to an attorney who I consider a friend, I still went with Schonauer. He impressed me significantly with his willingness to inform me and address all aspects of the case. He also emailed me more information and continued to communicate with me throughout the case. Schonauer is so incredibly bright I felt positive about my case because I was in such smart and trustworthy hands. As it turns out I was. Terrific lawyer! Knowledgeable and then some. Meet with him and see for yourself. Highly recommend.
Posted by W.R.
Previous to meeting Schonauer, I consulted with six other attorney's. One in particular is regarded very highly, and is known to be one of the most experienced appellate lawyers in town. This lawyer examined my case and told me he was 100% sure I would lose my appeal.
I did not want to give up and at the last minute (with only days left) went to Paul Schonauer. He looked at my case and pretty much exploded with facts that proved my argument lawfully correct.
Not only was he ready with his immediate expansive knowledge of law at hand, he went the extra mile with absolute enthusiasm as well. Schonauer gathered an array of information and examples quickly, that addressed, fueled, proved and covered every angle of my case.
Paul is high energy, super smart, kept me informed and explained what he was doing.
He's easy to listen to, got back to me fast even when he was busy, treated me with respect, did not create false hopes, instead used all his energy to win my case.
And he did!
I highly recommend him after consulting with six other very experienced attorneys.
This was a debt collection case.
Posted by anonymous
Paul Schonauer has recently worked on a case for me. He works fast and thorough. His knowledge of the laws that are relevant to my situation went way beyond what I'd heard from (6) other lawyers. He was also quick to discover specifics that others had not seen which are extremely important to my case. Schonauer is sharp & skillfully - doesn't waste anytime. I trust him- no fluff - but real.
Posted by Armand
Paul is very knowledgeable, trustworthy and answered all of my questions in a way that I would understand. His performance as well as the questions he asked during the custody hearing was excellent.
Posted by Lisa
Paul was prompt in returning messages, emails and phone calls. He wrote my Declaration promptly as well as did extensive research related to my case. Would highly recommend!