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Paul Martin Bielaczyc

Litigation Attorney at Santa Barbara, CA

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1989
    Active No misconduct found

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About Paul

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Paul Bielaczyc has an extensive background in civil litigation with over 33 years experience handling a wide assortment of cases in Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo counties as well as throughout all of California. In 1989 he started his law career as a sole practitioner and was then hired in 1991 as an associate for general civil litigation. His area of practice included Contracts, Business Disputes, Construction Defect, Employment, Real Estate and Personal Injury. In 2003, he renewed his work as a sole practitioner taking on injury and property claims while also adding Arbitration and Mediation services. In 2016 he was hired as an associate once again handling a variety of civil litigation.


Bradford D. Brown,; James B. Cole, Slaughter, Reagan & Cole,; John Eck, Griffth & Thornburgh,; Alan H. Fenton,; Bradley J. Hill,; Miles T. Goldrick,; E. Patrick Morris,; Lawrence C. Powell, Bright & Powell; Tom Shapiro, Office of Santa Barbara City Attorney,; Thomas G. Foley, Foley Bezek Behle and Curtis. 


Paul Bielaczyc
3463 State St.
Santa Barbara, CA, 93105

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Posted by Tim S. | October 16, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Limited partnership updated
I asked Paul to review and modify a limited partnership that dated back to 1982. He review it and updated it to current legal standards. I would recommend him to family and friends without a hesitation. Tim S.
Posted by Judy | October 14, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Personal Injury Consultation and Advice
Paul was thorough and detailed about investigating a personal injury claim against me. He listened to the facts and was interested in what I had to say. After much discussion he guided me as to what I should do. His advice was solid and backed by knowledge of the subject claim.
Posted by Bea | October 13, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Compassionate, Understanding & Professional.
Mr. Bielaczyc is an excellent attorney and I highly recommend him. He assisted me with a personal injury matter and I found him to be compassionate, understanding, and professional. I was very happy with the outcome and, in the future, would not hesitate to seek his professional expertise again.


  • Hourly Rates $ 250-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Hager & Dowling
  • 2019 - 2021
  • Associate Attorney
  • Engle & Carobini
  • 2016 - 2019
  • Attorney/Mediator/Arbitrator
  • Paul Bielaczyc, ADR Services
  • 2003 - 2015
  • Santa Barbara & Ventura Settlement Master
  • Superior Court Of California
  • 2003 - 2015
  • Senior Associate Attorney
  • Tharpe & Howell
  • 1991 - 2003
  • Solo Practitioner
  • Paul Bielaczyc, Attorney
  • 1989 - 1991
  • Carpenter/Builder
  • Paul Bielaczyc, Construction Services
  • 1976 - 1989
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  • Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law
  • Certification
  • 2005
  • Santa Barbara COL
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • Western Michigan Univ
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1974

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Ms. M v. Auto Insurance Co.
  • Case Arbitrated
  • Homeowners T v. Builder G
  • Settlement of entire action
  • Ms. College Student v. Ms. Driver
  • Settlement
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  • San Luis Obispo Superior Court Mediation Program
  • Mediator/Arbitrator
  • 2008 - Present
  • Creative Mediation of San Luis Obispo
  • Mediator/Arbitrator
  • 2007 - Present
  • Ventura Center for Dispute Settlement
  • Mediator/Arbitrator
  • 2006 - Present
  • California Dispute Resolution Council
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Southern California Mediation Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Santa Barbara Superior Court CADRe Program
  • Mediator/Arbitrator
  • 2004 - Present
  • United States District Court, Central District of Calif.
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Santa Barbara County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • J. William McLafferty Pro-bono Volunteer of the Year
  • Santa Barbara County Superior Court
  • 2011
  • Settlement Master Volunteer Appreciation Award
  • Ventura County Superior Court
  • 2007
  • BV® Distinguished™ Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2001


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Speaking Engagements

  • California Chapter of IARP (International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals)
  • Litigation Preparation for Expert Witness
  • 2011
  • Santa Barbara Contractor's Assosciation
  • Mediation vs. Arbitration
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (3)
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Personal injury Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Paul for many years and was adverse to him in numerous cases in which he was representing defendants in civil cases. He has an impressive track record of experience and has always been very well prepared, capable and aware of the current law. I recommend his services."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Bielaczyc defended a case I filed on behalf of a personal injury client. I found Mr. Bielaczyc to be direct, up front, and professional. He did a good job defending his client while settling the case on very fair terms. I have also used Mr. Bielaczyc for mediations and would use him again."
Mediation Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A very good lawyer and mediator. Highly recommended!"
General practice Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Paul for many years, as an opponent, colleague, and as a mediator. He excels in all roles and enjoys an excellent reputation in the legal community. I endorse Paul wholeheartedly. Mark Coffin"
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Santa Barbara Litigation Lawyer Paul Martin Bielaczyc
Paul Martin Bielaczyc
Litigation Attorney
Santa Barbara, CA
Licensed for 35 years