Skip to main content

Paul Edward Lerandeau

Family Attorney at Fresno, CA

4.3   29 reviews
Virtual consultation available
Virtual consultation available
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1989
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Paul

Learn Paul’s areas of practice.

THE LESSONS I LEARNED DURING MY OWN DIVORCE HAVE SHAPED OUR FIRM. I WANT TO HELP YOU AVOID THE MISTAKES I MADE.

There is no shame in getting a divorce, nor is there any stigma for having had one these days. The overall divorce rate in California is close to 60 percent. It can happen to anyone, at any age, for any number of reasons. While I am sure that you feel the whole experience is very overwhelming and hard to accept at this time, you will eventually recover and enjoy life once again, just as I did after my divorce. Just how long this will take, however, is not the same for everyone. Each of us is a different person, and so are our circumstances.

I grew up a long time ago when you rarely ever heard of a divorce lawyer. My parents were never close but stayed together because that’s what they thought they should do. So many years later when I had my own marital problems, I did the same. I went through a cycle of trying to solve the problem, thinking it was her problem, thinking it was my problem, and finally thinking I could just live with the problem. However, after many years of this, I had been so emotionally worn down that it was all I could think about. I finally realized that life was short and I had to be happy, so I resolved to do something about it.

Once I had made that decision, the biggest hurdle for me was the feeling of being overwhelmed. How was I going to do it? How could I find a place to live where I could take my pets? What would I tell my family? How would I move out, etc? In retrospect, it was not that difficult. At the time, however, it felt virtually impossible due to the emotions I was going through. I only managed to overcome my fear by just taking the first step. Once I did that, each subsequent step became progressively easier until finally, I had completed them all.

I never realized just how much my emotions would impact my ability to make good decisions during my divorce, or almost any decision for that fact. I was acting just like everybody else going through a divorce despite the fact I had been a family law attorney for many years and should have known better. I felt vulnerable and no longer in control of my life. What I needed the most was to be able to talk to my attorney when I had a question, honest advice about what was going to happen, a realistic assessment of what things were going to cost, and to know that my case was a priority to him.

This experience transformed the way I practiced law. I did not want clients to feel the same way I did and resolved to make customer service the hallmark of our firm. I wanted each and every client to have whatever we could provide to reduce the anxiety of their divorce and to know that their needs were a priority to us. That’s why I make sure that we are available whenever they have a question, take whatever time necessary to educate them about how the process works, and always give them honest advice about the merits of their case and what things are going to cost. I want clients to know that we appreciate their business and will gladly do whatever necessary to make their divorce a better experience.

Awards

Client's Choice 2012
Client's Choice
2012

Photos and videos

Location

Lerandeau & Lerandeau
265 E. River Park Circle, Suite 490
Fresno, CA, 93720-1584

Reviews

4.3 / 5.0
  29 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2012
Client's Choice
Client's Choice is an Avvo award granted to attorneys with a significant number of client reviews over 4 stars in a given year.
Posted by Kam S | October 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trained Assassin
If you want a lawyer on your side who will do whatever it takes to show you results, Paul is the man. I hired Paul and he did just that. Yes I read the other comments about him using some swear words but I truly appreciated it. I felt like I was speaking to a human and not a BS robot who pretended to be someone he’s not. He put my kids moms lawyers in their place. You can’t mess with Paul. I feel bad for anyone that’s on the other end. Not really! Thank you for everything Paul!!
Read less
Response from Paul Lerandeau October 24, 2019
Thank you. I truly appreciate your vote of confidence. It means a lot to me. I really do try to work things out amicably with other attorneys because we are dealing with very important things like families and children. It is only when those lawyers try to take advantage of that kindness do I have to become an aggressive litigator.
Read less
Posted by Judee | December 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
So thorough and dedicated to do the best for you
Paul Lerandeau was highly recommended to me and I am very appreciative for what he has accomplished for me. During my extreme stress, I felt a calming trust in his knowledge and experience with the complexity in company business, contracts and properties, along with every other aspect involved in this legal action. He is very honest, extremely hard working, never gives up and is committed to you as a person not just a client. He discusses everything, customizing to your individual needs and keep you in the right direction. His good character and strong purpose to protect his client comes through in all his actions. His professional office is always accommodating and available for you and services you in a timely manner. He has provided excellent legal representation and provision for me and I also highly recommend Paul Lerandeau.
Read less
Response from Paul Lerandeau October 23, 2019
You are too kind. Your satisfaction is the most important thing to me. I am very fortunate to have such a great group of professionals working with me that it makes my job a lot easier. Their dedication to our clients is really the secret to our firm’s success.
Posted by Bryan | June 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I am so thankful for Paul and his firm.
I am so thankful for Paul and his firm. Paul’s expertise has helped me navigate a very complicated divorce case and I would be lost without him. When my children needed additional protections, Paul was always willing to discuss ideas advocate on their behalf. Paul and his firm have always been there for my children and I when we needed them most and I would highly recommend them to anyone.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | April 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Representation
A very good friend of mine, who is an attorney, recommended Paul Lerandeau to me. Paul Lerandeau and his team were extremely professional and knowledgeable. The firm looked out for my best interests and I was more than satisfied with the outcome. Although the process was lengthy, I was always kept informed every step of theway. My case was exceptionally involved and challenging which we acknowledged from the beginning. I felt very confident in their ability to represent me. I would highly recommend Lerandeau and Lerandeau.
Read less
Posted by Christine | March 30, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best Divorce Attorney
I am fortunate to have Paul Lerandeau as my divorce attorney. Paul is highly compassionate, brilliant, helpful and charismatic to my legal information needs. Furthermore, he is very quick to respond to my inquiries and provides multiple options of solid advice and counsel. Paul made sure I received an order of temporary support and payment of attorney's fees. I am always updated on my case and receive every piece of documentation produced. I highly recommend Paul for legal representation.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | March 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Paul E.Lerandeau An Experienced And Knowledgeable Attorney
Having lived in Canada and knowing no-one as Family Law Attorney in Fresno California, I was so lucky to have been referred to Paul and his team by my lawyer in Canada. I was so stressed and had a really difficult time going through a complicated divorce filed far away from where I used to live. Hiring Paul was one of the best decisions ever. He was always supportive, caring, diligent and understanding. My calls and emails were always responded by him or his nice and kind staff quickly. The service was phenomenal. I couldn't be more pleased. Thank you for all the time and effort you put in for me. I will never ever forget your help and support in my case. I highly recommend him to any person who needs to hire a Family Law Attorney.
Read less
Posted by Ingrid | January 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Paul Lerandeau, divorce attorney. The best!
I was blessed to have had Paul Lerandeau as my divorce attorney! After being in my marriage for over 25 years, I was in complete devastation when it came to an end. Paul took my case and was very sensitive to my emotions and needs. I had no idea how to begin my divorce. He guided me on how to begin a new chapter in my life as my divorce process began. He made the best recommendations on how to begin by moving on with another home. As I was stressing on how to support my three kids through college as well as hire a divorce attorney, Paul became sensitive to my fears and worked with me. He was always available to me and was able to produce the best case in my defense. He did his best to be as affordable as possible for me. I was always updated on my case and received every piece of documentation produced. Paul saw a lot of my tears and yet I always was reassured that I would be okay. And he was right. When my divorce was final he gave me his final advice on how to continue a safe and healthy life with my kids. I was sad to know that I would no longer see him and cried. Years later I have continued to share my sad and happy, successful life events with him via email. I have grown to be the best mom and friend to many others. And I can thank Paul and his staff for this success. Because my case has been closed for almost six years, his office was kind to have called me and offer copies of any of my files before shredding them. I have so much respect and love for this attorney and friend! I highly and strongly recommend him to any person in need to hire a family law and divorce attorney!
Read less
Posted by anonymous | August 30, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent family law attorney
Paul's legal advice was thorough and candid. He managed my expectations throughout the process and did an excellent job clarifying what options were available. This enabled me to make the best choices for myself and my child under the circumstances. I would highly recommend him for child custody and support cases.
Posted by David | January 13, 2015
A very competent family law practitioner
Paul very ably handled my complex child custody dispute involving three jurisdictions (including one in a foreign country), an appellate angle, and a very deep-pocketed ex. He was accessible when I called, his staff were unfailingly polite and capable, and ultimately the matter was sent to the jurisdiction where it belonged. I was impressed, and I'm a lawyer myself. Even more importantly, he knew what his strengths were as well what he needed to defer to outsiders. He found a superb expert for me, and brought a subpoena against a branch of government that I frankly wouldn't have thought would result in a reply--but it did. That was great work. Paul's fees were quite reasonable. And he impressed me as a fundamentally decent person who works his way through the family law courts by dint of his outstanding knowledge of the law. But also because other people--judges and opposing counsel--respect him for his forthright, fair, and results-oriented outlook. Often family law litigants feel compelled to engage a jerk for a lawyer, which is ultimately counterproductive. Paul is not that; he is tough, and certainly not a pushover, but he was always conscious of what was in the best interests of my child (who, as it turns out, is the same age as his). The result was certainly good for me and for my family. I recommend Paul to other family law litigants without reservation.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | June 11, 2014
Outstanding
Paul is not only a superior attorney, he and the members of his firm have a unique ability to “connect the dots” between the client, the disputes and the family legal quagmire. My divorce, while unique and emotional, was navigated by Paul and his staff with vigor, expertise and they provided a necessary calming effect. Paul’s ability to maintain relationships with all parties involved, while keeping the best interests of his client is exemplar. My divorce required an attorney that could wade through the muddy waters of emotion and see the nuanced realities and their relationship to the legal process. He brought all of it back down to earth. My divorce included unique filings, several children and a long difficult legal road ahead. It is a comfort that Paul will continue to represent me and the best interests of my children.
Read less
Posted by Mark | April 26, 2013
Found The Best Attorney
When one looks for a divorce attorney, well connected people get referrals. Everyone else reads reviews or searches the Internet. Luckily, I was referred to Paul Lerandeau by our business attorney. Referrals work because the referring person is a trusted friend and connects you with another trusted friend of theirs. Let me then refer you to the smartest and most creative family law practice in the state, Lerandeau & Lerandeau. My divorce was extremely complicated and difficult. Paul, Jennifer, Rebecca, and Toni were all very knowledgeable and helpful throughout the process. I never went to a courtroom, saw a judge, or dealt with a mediator. The attorneys at Lerandeau and Lerandeau forged a relationship with the opposing counsel that benefited me. There were many times their advice both legal and personal were beneficial during and after the divorce. You will not meet a more capable and friendly group of attorneys. Call Paul before your future ex does.
Read less
Posted by Tim | October 31, 2012
If you need help with anything involving Family Law in Fresno, do yourself a favor call Paul Lerandeau. You'll thank me later.
I have worked with many attorneys in my personal life, but more so in my professional career and I have to say that Paul Lerandeau is without question the finest attorney that I have ever met. Simply put, he is a real stand-up guy. But what makes Paul a special attorney is his dedication to his clients, the "diplomatic tenacity" that he applies to his work ethics, and his natural ability to "think outside the box". He doesn't miss a trick. In my situation he performed what I called "Paul's magic". I was married to a lady who was a French citizen. Prior to us getting married, with the belief that she would inherit a sizable amount of high valued property in the South of France, my soon-to-be-wife asked me to sign a prenuptial agreement. I had no problem with that. Six years later we were going through a divorce. Paul represented me in this matter. I had told Paul that we had a prenuptial agreement that was written and filed in France, but that my copy had strangely disappeared. The only information I had was that the document was written in July of 1998 by a Notary (a very high level position in France) in a small city about a two hour drive north of Aix-en-Provence. I also remembered that the city had a small "Coca Cola Memorabilla Museum" in it. Paul wrote a letter to my estranged wife's attorney requesting a copy of the document. A few days later Paul called me and said, "I've got some good news and some bad news. The bad news is that I received a response from your wife's Attorney and she said that they don't know anything about any prenuptial agreement. The good news is that I found the city that you signed the prenuptial agreement in. It was in Salon-de-Provence. I also found the Notary who wrote the prenuptial agreement and he just faxed it to me. Oh ya and I just faxed it to your wife's attorney so she could have a copy too." Well I was absolutely amazed!! I'm thinking, how did he do that?? But Paul's magic wasn't over quite yet. When we went to Court for our Pre-Trial Hearing the Judge looked at the prenuptial agreement. It was written in French and it referenced French Laws. The Judge told Paul that she wanted an attorney who was a member of the California and French Bar Association to translate the document into English and explain how the French Laws related to California Laws. I thought, oh no, how do I find a guy like that? The next day Paul found that guy. At that point the show was about over. And my divorce was over too. Thank you Paul.... During the time that Paul represented me he consistently displayed the highest levels of integrity, honesty and I would have to say brilliance. If you need help with anything involving Family Law in Fresno County or maybe even anywhere in the Central Valley, do yourself a favor and call Paul Lerandeau. You'll thank me later. Tim O'Leary
Read less
Posted by Female Client | October 26, 2012
I literally put my life in this man's hands & I'm so glad I did!
I have read all of the other reviews and could not agree more with all of the positive comments. In response to the individuals who did not post positive reviews, with all due respect, I'm inclined to think there is more to you and your case than what you are revealing. I was totally blindsided when my spouse of 15 years served me divorce papers. He had a young girlfriend & had already moved in with her unbeknownst to me. I had no family on the west coast, no money & no resources. I had three young children and had been a stay at home mom for 10 years. I was distraught. I immediately asked around for the name of the best divorce attorney in town. Two names kept coming up again and again. I went to a consultation with the first attorney. I told him that I was from the east coast & had only moved to Fresno 10 years ago for my husband's job. I had no family, no job & I wanted to go home where I would have a better chance with employment & help with my children. He informed me that a "move away order was next to impossible," I would never get it, it was messy and expensive & he didn't want to get involved with it. I met Paul the next day. He was amazing. He listened, helped me figure out where the money was going to come from & most of all, he gave me hope. Paul and Jennifer (Byers-Lawton) walked me through every step of the process. The most profound thing Paul said to me was, "Tell the truth. Do the right things. Always do what's best for your children no matter how you feel." Paul has integrity and always encouraged me to take the high road. Paul was very honest and straightforward. He fought hard to get me a fair support order. He and Jennifer prepared me well for court and mediation situations, letting me know exactly what to expect. Paul knows family law & it was obvious that he was very well respected in court. His office staff was extremely courteous and efficient. The lines of communication were always open. Jennifer always responded in a very timely manner & was my lifeline during a very dark time. She really knows her stuff but approaches things with warmth and humor. She is the kind of person you would want to be friends with in real life. This is the kind of person Paul chooses to be his associate. Like all good things, Paul is expensive. I won't argue that, but really, you get what you pay for. This is you life and the lives of your children we're talking about. He is worth every penny. It was a long and painful process but I know I would not be where I am today without Paul Lerandeau. I am writing this review from the east coast where my children and I now live.
Read less
Posted by Sue | July 22, 2012
The voice of reason
I highly recommend Mr. Lerandeau. He was my sanity when I lacked any. After being married for over thirty years, I was devastated to find out that my husband was cheating on me with a woman half my age. At first I couldn’t believe it, hoping that my husband was coming back to me. When that didn’t happen, I fell into a deep state of depression and could not get out of bed. It was not until I started to become angry over my husband’s betrayal did I seek Mr. Lerandeau’s assistance. At that time, I didn’t know what I needed just that I needed help. Paul knew just what to do and made sure I received an order for support, payment of my attorney’s fees and use of my home and car. His staff was extremely helpful during this time and took care of everything I needed. It is truly a full service law firm. Eventually I grew to accept that I was getting a divorce and grew much stronger. Soon I was able to make good decisions in my case and we resolved the whole thing on very good terms with Paul’s expert guidance. However, it was his help during that initial stage of my case that really made a difference. I don’t think things would have turned out nearly as well had I gone to any other attorney; In fact I am sure of it!
Read less
Posted by James | July 16, 2012
LEMONS INTO LEMONAIDE
Paul is a miracle worker. Like an idiot, I gave my wife whatever she asked for after separation because I didn’t want to fight and I was feeling guilty. I let this type of behavior drag on and on until I was seeing very little of my children and giving her almost all of my paycheck. When my wife finally threatened to not let me see the children, I had to do something about it so I hired the best attorney I could find. Paul came highly recommended and boy were they right!. Paul helped me to see what I was doing was wrong for myself and my children. He helped me to get a great custody order and support order. While it was very difficult for a while, I had great faith in Paul from the moment I met him. You could tell he knows what he is doing. Paul is very straight forward and tells you exactly what you can expect both legally and personally. It’s almost like he had a crystal ball. I guess that’s what you can expect from an attorney with over twenty years of experience. I loved his staff. I always felt welcome and like my case was important. I would highly recommend Lerandeau & Lerandeau. They helped me turn my case around completely.
Read less
Posted by Jennifer | July 11, 2012
Paul Cared About My Children
The most important thing to me in my divorce was my children. However, I did not want to get into an ugly fight over them with my husband because I knew they would be the ones to suffer if we did. Paul was able to get me a great custody order without having to turn my case into a horrible contentious feud. He helped me through mediation and convince my husband (and his attorney) at court to agree on a custody plan. Paul is very knowledgeable about the needs of children and how they are affected by divorce. He used this knowledge and his vast experience as an attorney to negotiate a solution that worked for everybody, especially our children. Paul also did a great job on the rest of my case. He negotiated a support order and a property settlement that was fair and did so without a big fight. While the divorce was very painful, I still retain a working relationship with my ex-husband to co-parent our children thanks to Paul. I couldn’t ask for more under the circumstances.
Read less
Posted by Diana | July 9, 2012
Solid Like A Rock
Paul is definitely the person to call when the chips are down. He is cool, confident, and sees the big picture. I had a prior attorney who had a very difficult time getting me anything near what I was entitled to receive. Out of desperation, I asked friends for a recommendation for the best attorney they knew. They all referred me to Lerandeau & Lerandeau. Thank god they did as I had almost lost hope in my case, in myself, and was ready to give in and give everything away because I was so beaten down. Paul did not take no for an answer. He combed all of my paperwork, made my husband substantiate all of his representations and made me hire my own forensic accountant to get a true picture of my husband’s finances. Once he had all of the information he needed, Paul was able to prove my husband made over double what he had previously represented. He is a tenacious bulldog who does not give up no matter what.
Read less
Posted by Katie | June 11, 2012
GUIDANCE DURING A DIFFICULT TIME
I told myself from the outset I would retain the best attorney I could afford in order to preserve my rights and protect my family, and Mr. Lerandeau delivered on all counts. His sage counsel and genuinely friendly staff were everything I could have asked for, and more. Anticipating the process to be ugly, personal and stressful, I was extremely nervous at my initial consultation. I quickly saw that Mr. Lerandeau was the exact type of person I wanted in my corner. He made me feel welcome and understood in a time when such feelings were seemingly impossible to attain. Besides his extensive experience with family law matters, Mr. Lerandeau’s genuine concern and personable nature made me feel like I had the support I needed during this very difficult time in my life. One thing in particular I really appreciate was Paul’s ability to aggressively pursue my rights and options without the kind of rancor and spite that many times accompanies a family law dispute. In hindsight, I can definitely say that getting angry and vengeful, which was my initial sense, would have been very harmful to my children (and my case). His guidance and advice helped me keep a level head throughout, and I can say without hesitation that staying calm helped me make the best decisions for my case. Mr. Lerandeau’s staff was always available and willing to help. They always had an answer for me, an extra copy or whatever I needed whenever I needed it. They are true professionals in their own right and take their jobs very seriously. I recommend Lerandeau & Lerandeau without hesitation.
Read less
Posted by LOYCE | October 14, 2010
Having an attorney is not enough, but having the right attorney is everything
I came to the realization that just having an attorney is not enough, but having the right attorney is everything. Finding myself at 54 and being faced with the most devastating journey of my life, i.e., the demise of my 35 year marriage, I did not know where to turn for professional help. The first attorney I chose was definitely not the right one for me as he wasted a lot of my money and accomplished very little. Out of frustration, I asked an attorney/friend of mine who did not practice family law for a recommendation. He stated, and I quote, "[i]f you have a difficult case and you want to make sure you receive everything you are entitled to, Lerandeau & Lerandeau are the only family law attorneys I would consider." The truth of this statement was quickly confirmed after retaining Lerandeau & Lerandeau. They handled my case as a team making sure that everyone understood the game plan, knew their role and when their tasks were to be completed. This approach caused my case to move forward quickly and decisively. FINALLY I saw the light at the end of the tunnel and on our first court appearance, I was more than thrilled with the results and was able to get everything I was asking for and more. I now have peace of mind and can sleep at night knowing my case will be handled by someone I completely trust. What I appreciate from a financial stand point is that I am not always billed at the full hourly fee of my attorney. Often I am charged much less per hour depending on which member of the team is working on a particular aspect of my case. Hmmm, an attorney that tries to save you money. What a interesting concept! As a 54 year high school educated, stay at home Mom, with no real marketable skills, I was very concerned and frightened about my future. I do not have those concerns any more because the Lerandeau & Lerandeau team has surpassed all of my expectations during this most difficult time in my life. Lerandeau Team members- Jennifer Byers-Lawton: Jennifer has been wonderful to work with, she is extremely knowledgeable and was assigned specific aspects of my case. I worked very closely with her to answer all of her questions so the firm could move forward effectively. Jennifer was always patient, and gave me some wonderful suggestions which helped me to make sure the legal team had everything they needed to fight for me and insure a good outcome… I really appreciated her patience with me and her willingness and ability to answer my questions in a way which enabled me to understand many of the aspects of the case which would have otherwise been way over my head. Kimi Nishihira: Kimi and I worked closely together in getting documents gathered and signed and lists complied. These items were essential to my case. If I was struggling with completing a needed task, because I am facing a process which is new to me and I don’t fully understand. Kimi would patiently help to get me back on track and make sure everything they needed for the process and to insure a positive outcome for me was completed and in their hands…
Read less
Posted by Steven Norton | October 7, 2010
He Gets it done!
I do not hesitate in recommending Paul Lerandeau and the law Firm of Lerandeau and Lerandeau to anyone who is looking for excellent and reputable legal representation. I have worked with and for many attorneys and Paul does not take a back seat to any I've known. He is agressive, strait forward and his knowlege of the law is extraordinary. In short, he took a case that was already in crisis and made it a winner.
Read less
View less reviews

Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 125-450 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney/Partner
  • Lerandeau & Lerandeau, LLP
  • 1998 - Present

Education

  • Loyola Marymount University
  • JD - Juris Doctor (cum laude)
  • 1989
  • California State University, Fresno
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1985

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In re the Marriage of Mikelle Karamardian (Brough) vs. Gregory Brough
  • Prevailed

Associations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Forensic and Valuation Services Section (Associate Member).
  • 2012 - Present
  • CalCPA
  • Associate Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member, Family Law Section
  • 2001 - Present
  • Fresno County Bar Association
  • Member, Board of Directors
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Child Custody Program Advisory Board
  • Director
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Fresno County Bar Association
  • Chairman, Family Law Section
  • 2001 - 2002
  • American Bar Association
  • Member, Family Law Section
  • 2001 - 2021
  • Fresno County Bar Association
  • Chairman, Pro Bono Section
  • 2001 - 2010
  • Fresno County Bar Association
  • Vice-Chairman, Family Law Section
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Fresno County Superior Court
  • Judge Pro Tem
  • 1999 - 2008
View all associations

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2023
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2023
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • Northern California Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Pro Bono Service Award
  • Central California Legal Services
  • 2016
  • Judge Pro Tem, Award for Outstanding Service
  • Fresno County Superior Court
  • 2006
  • Judge Pro Tem, Award for Outstanding Service
  • Fresno County Superior Court
  • 2005
  • Judge Pro Tem, Award for Outstanding Service
  • Fresno County Superior Court
  • 2004
  • Judge Pro Tem, Award for Outstanding Service
  • Fresno County Superior Court
  • 2003
  • Judge Pro Tem, Award for Outstanding Service
  • Fresno County Superior Court
  • 2002
  • Special Congressional Recognition for Pro Bono Service
  • United States of America
  • 2002
  • Commendation for Outstanding Contributions to Pro Bono Service
  • State of California
  • 2002
  • Attorney of the Year
  • Central California Legal Services
  • 1999
  • President's Pro Bono Service Award
  • State Bar of California, 5th District
  • 1999
  • Firm of the Year
  • Central California Legal Services
  • 1997
  • Member
  • Order of the Coif, Loyola Law School Chapter
  • 1989
  • Cum Laude
  • Loyola Law School
  • 1989
  • Member
  • Saint Thomas More Law Honor Society
  • 1989
View all awards

Publications

  • Fresno County Bar Journal
  • Pro Bono Spotlight Series
  • 2011
  • Fresno County Bar Journal
  • Pro Bono Spotlight Series
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • Supreme Court Justice Recognition, Justices present at engagement
  • Pro Bono Service
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (6)
Endorse Paul
Family Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul has a great reputation in the community. Our firm refers family law matters to him and the clients' feedback is outstanding. Paul's clients are uniformly happy with the outcomes he achieves and the personal service they receive."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have referred many business clients to Paul and have never had a single one complain about the services Paul provided. He is a great lawyer and advocate."
Family Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Paul. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Paul and Toni represented a family member I a matrimonial law proceeding. They were top notch, always professional and fair in the whole process."
Family Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have referred many cases to Mr. Lerandeau and will continue to do so without hesitation. Whenever I make a referral to another attorney, I ask the person to let me know after the case has conclued what they thought of the attorney. Inevitably, the persons whom I referred to Mr. Lerandeau call me to thank me, and they tell me that he provided excellent legal services, returned phone calls, and that they'd refer others to him."
View more endorsements
Fresno Family Lawyer Paul Edward Lerandeau
Paul Edward Lerandeau
Family Attorney
Fresno, CA
Licensed for 34 years
Virtual consultation available