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Paul Andrew Wilkins

Litigation Attorney at San Carlos, CA

5.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2007
    Active No misconduct found

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About Paul

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A Northern California native, Paul received his undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California and earned his law degree at the University of the Pacific. Paul has spent his entire career in the courtroom. He started as a prosecutor at the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office where he quickly learned the essentials of criminal law and how to effectively try a case before a jury. However, Paul discovered that he had a passion for helping those who had found themselves lost in the legal system and wanted to give them the quality of representation they deserved. He and his wife subsequently moved to San Mateo County, where he joined a criminal defense practice and developed strong connections in the local legal community. He continued to build those relationships and broadened his experience as an associate attorney with a reputable law firm in San Mateo County, where he practiced trust and estate litigation. There he found another area of law that allowed him to use his courtroom skills to effectively advocate for the rights of his clients.


As a former deputy district attorney and civil litigator, Paul has seen cases from all sides of the table. With long-standing relationships among Bay Area prosecutors, attorneys and judges, Paul has successfully negotiated and argued numerous cases to a successful resolution. Many cases are resolved favorably for his clients without going to trial, which is highly preferred. However, if a trial is in his client's best interest, Paul is well versed in jury dynamics and experienced in making convincing cases in court.


Paul has been able to use his experience as a trial attorney to provide exceptional representation to those who need it. He is committed to finding just resolutions for each of his clients so that they can get back to what matters most to them in life.


Paul Wilkins, Attorney at Law
1640 Laurel St
San Carlos, CA, 94070-5217

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Posted by Raj | September 14, 2018
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Super lawyer
Paul is the definition of a super lawyer. Needed help with dealing with a bunch of misdemeanors and Paul was able to get me through. He was always available, giving the best advice and is one of the coolest person I've met.
Posted by anonymous | October 5, 2017
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Paul Wilkens's is terrific
Paul worked with my son and was so patient and kind. With that said, Paul explained the gravity of the situation with seriousness and didn't sugar coat the offense. Paul is truly a compassionate lawyer and person. He has excellent listening skills and knows how to present you with your options and set realistic goals. I would recommend Paul to anyone who needs an excellent, hard working , approachable and caring criminal attorney.
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Posted by Charles | October 4, 2017
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Exceptional Lawyer and a Better Person
Paul helped my son with some criminal matters and I couldn't have been happier with his representation. He's an exceptional attorney and a great person.
Posted by judy | April 6, 2017
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wonderful attorney, better man
paul helped me when i had family bullying me, to get a trustee installed, to deal with a messy estate, and referred me when an area was not his specialty. always puts his client's needs before his own; a true gem.


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Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Law Office of Paul Wilkins
  • 2014 - Present
  • Litigation Attorney
  • Barulich Dugoni Law Group
  • 2012 - 2016
  • Associate
  • Law Office of Joshua Bentley
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Law Clerk
  • California Department Of Justice Office Of The Attorney General
  • 2006 - 2008
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  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
  • N/A
  • University of Southern California
  • N/A


  • San Mateo County Law Library
  • Board of Trustees
  • 2018 - Present
  • San Mateo County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2017 - Present
  • St. Thomas More Society
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • The Private Defenders of California, Inc.
  • Attorney
  • 2014 - Present
  • San Mateo County Bar Association, Estate Planning Probate Section
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • State Bar of California, Litigation Section
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • San Mateo County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • San Mateo County Barristers
  • President
  • 2009 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015


  • California Lawyer Magazine
  • Dealing with Debt
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • 2015

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Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul is a former DA who is known to be a very competent defense attorney practicing in San Mateo county. I have known Paul for several years through the local bar association where he is VERY active and considered a rising star. I see Paul all the time at the courthouse. Paul is simply one of the stars in the local community. I seek Paul's advise for some of my own cases. He is very insightful. He knows the local judges and DAs better than anyone. If you are facing a serious criminal matter, I endorse and recommend him highly."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul is an extremely hard worker. He is highly respected by the judges and is passionate about defending his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul has truly distinguished himself as an excellent defense attorney. He is well respected by other lawyers, and I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone in need of an experienced advocate."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Paul to be knowledgeable, compassionate, and effective. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Wilkins is a great advocate for his clients. His worth ethic, decisiveness and strong interpersonal skills serve his clients well. I strongly recommend Mr. Wilkins and would not hesitate to refer friends and family to him."
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San Carlos Litigation Lawyer Paul Andrew Wilkins
Paul Andrew Wilkins
Litigation Attorney
San Carlos, CA
Licensed for 16 years