Paul Llewellyn is an experienced civil litigator and trial lawyer. He was recently named by the Daily Journal as one of the top 40 lawyers in California under the age of 40, a group which, according to the selection panel, represents some of the best legal talent in the world.
After earning his law degree from Oxford University, England, Paul honed his trial skills as a barrister where he tried approximately one hundred cases as prosecuting counsel for the Crown. After moving to California in 2001, Paul practiced at a Los Angeles litigation boutique—which twice won the highest verdict in California—and Latham & Watkins LLP, one of the world’s premier international law firms.
This unique background makes Paul a highly sought after litigator. As a tenacious advocate and trusted advisor, clients turn to Paul again and again to resolve their most complex and sensitive legal issues, ranging from discrete issues and disputes to bet the company litigation. He has secured recoveries of millions of dollars on behalf of plaintiffs, as well significant defense victories.
In addition to his business litigation practice, Paul has also earned a reputation as one of the country’s leading practitioners in civil lawsuits arising from childhood sexual abuse. He has obtained numerous multi-million dollar recoveries on behalf of his clients, often overcoming significant statute of limitations hurdles. These lawsuits have garnered both national and worldwide media attention, helping to bring about institutional change and raise community awareness, ultimately reducing the opportunity for future instances of childhood sexual abuse.
Paul is a frequent speaker, lecturing regularly on all aspects of litigation practice and procedure. He has served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where he taught legal research and writing, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the British American Business Council and British Benevolent Society. Paul remains a “door tenant” at his former barristers’ chambers in London, the equivalent to “of counsel” in the U.S., and remains qualified to practice law in England and Wales, as well as in California.
PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
Panelist, “What Makes Jurors Tick?,” Bridgeport CLE (April 2017).
Moderator, “Storytelling in IP Litigation – How to talk to Judges and Jurors in Technology Trials,” Federal Bar Association (February 2017)
Panelist, “Mastering the Deposition,” Bridgeport CLE (January 2017).
Panelist, “How to To Take Your Deposition to the Next Level,” Bar Association of San Francisco (December 2016).
Panelist, “Mastering the Deposition,” Bridgeport CLE (February 2016).
Panelist, “Superior Court Boot Camp Conference,” Pincus Professional Education (October 2014).
Panelist, “Mastering the Deposition: A Critical Skills Workshop,” Pincus Professional Education (July 2013).
Panelist, “Business Damages Analysis and Modeling: Litigating & Proving Damages,” Bridgeport CLE (May 2013).
Panelist, “Superior Court Boot Camp Conference,” Pincus Professional Education (October 2012).
Panelist, “Mastering the Deposition: A Critical Skills Workshop,” Pincus Professional Education (April 2012).
“How to enforce forum selection clauses in California.” San Francisco Daily Journal, March 30, 2012.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2017|
|Under 40 Hotlist||Benchmark Litigation||2017|
|Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 in California||Daily Journal||2016|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2007|
|Rising Stars||Super Lawyers||2006|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2005|
|Co-managing Parter||Lewis & Llewellyn LLP||2012 - Present|
|Adjunct Professor||University Of California Hastings School Of Law||2011 - 2013|
|Attorney||Latham & Watkins, LLP||2007 - 2012|
|Attorney||Howarth & Smith||2001 - 2007|
|Barrister||5 Essex Court||1999 - 2001|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|British American Business Council||Board of Directors||N/A|
|British Benevolent Society||Board of Directors||N/A|
|San Francisco Daily Journal||How to enforce forum selection clauses in California||2012|
|Oxford University||JD - Juris Doctor||1997|
|Federal Bar Association||Moderator, “Storytelling in IP Litigation – How to talk to Judges and Jurors in Technology Trials”||2017|
|Bridgeport CLE||Panelist, “Mastering the Deposition”||2017|
|Bridgeport CLE||Panelist, “What Makes Jurors Tick?”||2017|
|Bar Association of San Francisco||Panelist, “How to To Take Your Deposition to the Next Level”||2016|
|Pincus Professional Education||Panelist, “Superior Court Boot Camp Conference”||2014|
|Pincus Professional Education||Panelist, “Mastering the Deposition: A Critical Skills Workshop”||2013|
|Bridgeport CLE||Panelist, “Business Damages Analysis and Modeling: Litigating & Proving Damages”||2013|
|Pincus Professional Education||Panelist, “Superior Court Boot Camp Conference”||2012|
|Pincus Professional Education||Panelist, “Mastering the Deposition: A Critical Skills Workshop”||2012|
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