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About me

Criminal defense. That's what I do. I'm an in the trenches sort of lawyer. I fight to win. Any courtroom anywhere. When it's your life, stand on my shoulders. We'll find the light together.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 95%
    13 years
  2. Sex Crime: 5%

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  • Lisa Henderson Mattern

    Paul knows and understands the law. He is a zealous advocate for his clients. I endorse this lawyer.


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  • Michael Kevin Cernyar

    Paul is a wonderful attorney who gets great results for his clients.


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Contact info

Puri Law

388 Market Street
Suite 1300
San Francisco, CA, 94111


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
10 Best for Client SatisfactionAIOCLA2016
Premier 100 Trial Attorneys of CaliforniaNational Academy of Jurisprudence2016
10 Best for Client SatisfactionAmerican Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyPuri Law2003 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2014 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. JohnstonNot Guilty by Reason of Insanity
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Daily JournalHarsh sentencing policies are shifting in California2016
www.bloodyelbow.comReferee Josh Rosenthal to be released 18 months early from original 3+ year sentence2015
Ksbw.comDefense Attorney: Pebble Beach fatal crash driver was not drunk2013
Monterey Herald NewsDriver charged in collision that killed two Pebble Beach women2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New College of California School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
University of California - DavisPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Muslim Lawyers GuildDomestic Violence Laws2008