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Paul David Fromson

DUI and DWI Attorney at Merced, CA

4.6   31 reviews

Licensed for 47 years

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FOCUSED ON RESULTS. COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE. DEDICATED TO ADVOCACY. LITIGATORS. FIGHTERS. ADVOCATES.

Serving the Central Valley for More Than 40 Years in the Areas of Family Law & Criminal Law

We listen carefully to your concerns. The Fromson Law Firm is a full-service, client-oriented law firm, actively engaged in family law and criminal defense in Merced, California. Attorney Paul D. Fromson has over 45 years in the practice of law, providing aggressive and effective representation based on years of knowledge and experience gained in the field. We can help you with your legal needs across the range of civil and criminal litigation, with particular emphasis in the following areas:

Family Law – divorce, child custody, child support, spousal support, property division
Criminal Defense – DUI, theft, assault, murder, all misdemeanors and felonies

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The FROMSON LAW FIRM is dedicated to providing each client with the highest quality legal services in the most efficient and cost-effective manner. Our focus is on developing close, effective attorney/client relationships based on trust and confidence that recognize the paramount importance of each client’s interest and specific needs. See our Practice Areas Overview to learn more about the services we provide, or visit our Attorney Profiles page to learn more about our firm’s attorneys. We have helped countless individuals with their particular legal needs and look forward to assisting you as well. Contact The FROMSON LAW FIRM for a consultation with one of our experienced attorneys.

Client's Choice 2017
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Licensed for 47 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1975
Updated 12/01/2022

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4.6 / 5.0
  31 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2017
Client's Choice
Paul received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2017
Posted by Julie | May 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Superman in a suit!!!!
Lampe and Fromson is an attentive, discreet, powerful law office. Mr. Fromson is beyond proficient with a strong establishment of experience. He is accessible day or night and will discuss any concern sincerely with you. Lampe and Fromson not only won my child custody case, but went above and beyond to ensure my child receives the support that is deserved. Mr. Fromson will battle for you paying little heed to the "status" of your adversary or their threats. Moreover, his group is unbelievable...silent, yet dangerous rings a bell. I wish I would have searched him out from the very beginning of my divorce!!! Lampe & Fromson is worth every penny and more.
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Posted by Sarah | April 12, 2016
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Very Satisfied
Paul was excellent in my case. When I approached Paul back in January with a very unique child custody case he didn't hesitate to take it on. He made me feel very confident in the process that everything would work out in my favor. Paul does charge for his services all upfront which makes for a large retainer fee but it saves in the long run. I can’t tell you the countless hours of conversation and time both Paul and Gina (his paralegal) put into my case. He stays in constant communication and returns every call. I would highly recommend his services.
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Posted by Tim | January 30, 2023
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Incredibly helpful!
When my life was turned upside down and calling jeopardized I was recommended Paul as an attorney. Paul and his team did a great job. They listened to me and was willing to work with me. I am grateful and will always recommend Paul and his team.
Posted by Wendy | October 27, 2022
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Simply amazing in the courtroom
If you are looking for an attorney who will not settle for less than you are entitled to, that would be Paul. He and his legal secretary, Alondra stood by my side during a lengthy court battle until they prevailed. Paul is AMAZING in the courtroom and he has a heart of gold. He put a lot of time and energy into winning my case. I am so thankful to both he and Alondra.
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Posted by Devin | April 29, 2021
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Paul is why I have primary custody of my child
When I walked into Paul Fromson’s office about two years ago, I was dealing with a very difficult child custody case with a person set on preventing contact at any cost. I was confused about my rights, the options available to me, and how I could possibly stand a chance in a system many men and women agree still favors one parent over the other. From the moment I retained Mr. Fromson, I knew I made the correct decision, and would like to provide fathers in a similar situation with some hope about what you can do to fight back for your children. First off, men; you have rights as a parent. Knowing your rights and how to make the most of them is something Mr. Fromson intricately understands from decades of experience working in family law. He will not let you waive these rights, or let give negotiate them away because you’re hoping the other parent might come to their senses and become more amicable to your position. To this point, his exceptional knowledge of the system has yielded nothing but positive results from my perspective. Every time the other parent violated the court order, his office was expedient in ensuring they were held accountable. Every time this parent started playing games, he knew exactly how to get them to stop. I imagine I am hardly done dealing with the other parent’s disruptive behavior, as I have a long way to go still before my child is an adult, but I know he and his whole team will be there through it all. On that note, let it be known I think the world of everyone in his office. They have made and my child and me feel like part of their family, and I have never doubted they are genuinely impacted by the results, especially when the courts appear slow to react. This whole team has been there through every triumph and every setback, and I imagine them seeing me go through every roadblock possible to be involved in my child’s life has also impacts them greatly. Empathy is a must in this field considering you (as the client) want someone you are working with to also care about the most important thing in the world to you… and I believe they absolutely do. As far as accessibility; he returns 100% of my calls the same day. I do not believe any review that suggest otherwise. He is prompt to hearings and provides regular updates between hearings if anything relevant occurs. He will disclose to you at the initial consultation that he falls on the higher end of retainers, but from my experience there is a clear reason why (cheaper options are not better). Most child custody cases will go on for some time; so, do not expect a low initial retainer to last, especially through a high conflict case. I wanted to address one complaint I read about him not listening to a laundry list of your issues; well, that’s not his job. He is a lawyer who will tell you what you need to do to get the best results for your case. If you want to talk about every comment your ex made during your relationship, go see a counselor. When you have a consultation, leave your feelings at the door, and bring documentation. On that note; you remain the best tool for a successful court hearing. Showing up late, looking like you just rolled out of bed, or violating the court order because you think it’s not fair, is not going help… even with a lawyer. Keeping diligent logs of visits, photos of the other parent showing up late to exchanges, and police reports when appropriate is how you get what you’re looking for. Still, after more than two years and a lot of hearings, I am thrilled to say I have majority of the custody of my child, and I have Mr. Fromson and his team to thank for that. In closing, if you are a new single parent trying to figure out how to stop the other parent from abusing your rights, and damaging the relationship you should be having with your child… retain a family lawyer. And if this lengthy review is any indication of my recommendation, you should start by calling Paul Fromson first.
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Posted by Hattie | January 26, 2021
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We love Paul!
My boyfriend and I went to Paul with a child custody case concerning my boyfriend’s daughters. His children’s mother was extremely controlling and had had primary physical custody of the kids while my boyfriend was in school. She would not agree on 50% custody and was hell-bent on making anytime that we had with the children, stressful and disruptive. She wanted to control all aspects of the children’s lives and treated my boyfriend as if he was a distant uncle or cousin. He had no input on anything, from doctors to schooling. Thanks to Paul and his amazing paralegal, Gina, my boyfriend is finally getting the time and input he has wanted and needed as their father. He now has a voice in his daughters’ lives and is no longer berated and bullied on almost a weekly basis by their mother. Hiring Paul was one of the best decisions we’ve ever made!
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Posted by Zachariah | November 20, 2020
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Worth Every Penny!
If you are hesitant to find a family lawyer, don't be. Custody cases are never easy and I am truly thankful to have found Paul Fromson and his staff. They have assisted in all aspects of my case making the process much more tolerable, and given me hope, which I had believed was impossible. While this is still an ongoing battle, I can honestly say I finally see a light at the end of the tunnel, which wouldn't be possible without Mr. Fromson and his team.
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Posted by anonymous | April 11, 2020
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Want peace of mind - look no further
I had a very traumatic custody issue. Paul's courtesy, attention to detail, knowledge and honesty made to rest assure that things were going to work out - and because of the aforementioned qualities - they did! Cant thank Paul and his team enough!
Posted by Lisa | February 5, 2020
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great experience for a not so great reason
Paul and his staff were very helpful and comforting ding a hard time in my life. I always could reach them and get questions answered and listened. Fortunately, there was some positive changes that occurred during the process and Paul was fair in his charges for the services they rendered. Gina is a dream to work with as well.
Posted by Daniel | March 2, 2019
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Professional ALL the way!!!
I immigrated 6 years ago from Germany and when my ex-wife filed for divorce, I needed a good Lawyer and I found Paul, it was immediately that we are on the same page, I am leading multi million dollar construction sites and I like straight up knowledgeable people who love their job but Paul exceeded my expectations by far, he went above and beyond, took the lead on my case made excellent decisions in my absence. I can absolutely recommend Paul Fromson, now after my case is closed I am looking forward to a great friendship.
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Posted by Happy Dad | February 22, 2019
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The Best Around!
After hiring 2 previous lawyers for representation and unhappy with how they coward to my ex's attorneys, I decided to approach Mr. Fromson. He was straight forward from the get-go about what it was going to take to get what I wanted. You do what this guy recommends and you will get results guaranteed. I would highly recommend Mr. Fromson to anyone! ...except my ex :)
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Posted by Alejandra | June 13, 2018
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A powerful force
Paul has been an exceptional aid in assisting my family and I. Paul has given us ease through such difficult times. He does his work professionally and efficient. Paul’s integrity and diligence were a fundamental part in his success with my family’s case. His work is successfully fulfilled allowing my family and I a sense of comfort. He has done everything in his power to help my family and I, for that I am grateful. I am appreciative of all the hard work Paul and his team have dedicated to my family’s case.
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Posted by Jazlyn | June 9, 2018
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Very Satisfied
Paul Fromson is extremely straightforward, confident, and passionate in the courtroom. While needing a lawyer is never a good experience to begin with Paul’s confidence definitely helped my family when dealing with our case. While Paul is so far one of the best lawyers I have ever encountered in my entire life I can't give him all the credit because his staff is definitely a force to be recon with. All I can really say is that I am eternally grateful for everything this Firm has done for me and my family plain and simple.
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Posted by Welder guy | May 5, 2017
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Got to love this man
I was broken and down called Paul and met him on a Saturday. He came casually dressed and forgot his keys and the words he used I knew this was my guy . Threw out my battle this man and his office staff went above and beyond the call for me ! My self and kids thank you more than you will ever know Paul. Thank you so very much . Your the bull for sure!
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Posted by Karmen | March 26, 2017
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God send
Confident, secure and protected. This is the experience you'll have with Paul. Going though the emotional, physical and financial battles of court are overwhelming enough. You feel your life is over and you are left with a fight you have no clue how to win. Not with Paul. Firm and direct, he will guide you to get up and pull together. You go and heal and focus on doing so. He and his amazing staff do the rest. He made the monster I faced an after thought. He gave me my life back and made sure my children and I never again had to worry about a thing. I've said it over and over again, Paul is my God send and he is worth the cost and much more.
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Posted by Pam | March 16, 2017
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GREAT
Paul in my daughters lawyer, he is representing her with a case in family court and a criminal case brought on by the child custody case. She was not allowed to see her child for 36 days. The day of the hearing Paul got her child returned to her and custody of the child. He is honest and up front and easy to deal with and gets results. I have been able to relax with Paul on her case.
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Posted by Jessica | March 15, 2017
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BEST LAWYER
Paul was absolutely amazing on my cases. I had a child custody case and a high profile criminal case. He's very relatable, friendly, and very upfront. He'll fight like hell for you!
Posted by Brenda | March 13, 2017
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Best Lawyer hands down
My husband and I have utilized Paul's services on three different occasions and have been extremely satisfied. Paul and his staff are very knowledgeable he is straight forward and tells you the truth and not what you want to hear. He's tough, fights hard for his clients, and really cares about them. I would highly recommend Paul.
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Posted by Liz | February 5, 2017
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If you need a good attorney in Merced....Call Paul
I came upon Paul from a very favorable endorsement from a dear friend. This was my first experience working with an attorney. Paul is sharp, straight forward and definitely doesn't mince his words. When I wanted to give up and throw in the towel, Paul was supportive and understanding. He appreciates how hard this process can be on a client. He opened my eyes to all options and worked with me. I felt secure in his hands and trusted his judgement. His team gave me great support through this crappy time in my life. Paul and his paralegal Gina have a fierce fighting spirit which I truly admire. Paul's team at Lampe & Fromson is made up of individuals who go above and beyond. Thank you Paul, Gina and Sylvia. You have my recommendation!!!!
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Posted by Chris Loethen | January 29, 2017
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The King of the Divorce Ring
Paul has been amazing! I've been going through an extremely difficult divorce due to spouse constantly misrepresenting facts, hiding assets, and secretly funneling tens of thousands of dollars to her kids and who knows what else to try and convince the court that she had no income in the hopes getting $3,000 per month in temporary support. Paul destroyed her at my first court appearance, and she then offered to stipulate to $500 per month. Later, she made several requests to increase the amount she wanted to stipulate too because she got fired from her job and claimed she couldn't find suitable employment. At the hearing on her motion for increased support, Paul exposed her sham efforts by showing that most of her applications were to the SAME EMPLOYER WHO FIRED HER! Also, he provided the court with almost three dozen current opening with public entities in Merced and surrounding counties that paid as much or more than she had been making and got her to admit that she'd applied for none of those positions. The bottom line is that every request she's made has either been denied, although the court did temporarily increase her support twice. However, as Paul kept digging into her financials, she eventually agreed to waive any more temporary support. The guy is AWESOME!! If you're dealing with a deceitful, unreasonable spouse, you better hire Paul Fromson. Seriously. I would've been screwed without him.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Lampe & Fromson
  • 1979 - Present

Education

  • California Western School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1974
  • California State University, Long Beach
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1969

Associations

  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Membership Chair
  • 1990 - Present
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Board of Governors
  • 1988 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1975 - Present
  • Merced County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • California Public Defenders Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Fundraising Chair
  • 1991 - 1991
  • Merced County Bar Association
  • President
  • 1989 - 1989
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Awards

  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyer
  • Global Directory of Who's Who
  • 2015
  • 10 Best Attorneys for California
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Best Oralist Moot Court
  • California Western University
  • 1972
  • Who is Who in Executives and Businesses
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (2)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Believes in his clients and stands up for their rights. Argues well before the court and is willing to work hard into the evening when that is required to protect his client's interests."
Family Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Paul for many years. He is an energetic, kind and smart lawyer. Paul's enthusiastic support for positively assisting clients in the divorce transition, together with his deep knowledge of the law and his extensive courtroom experience make him a solid advocate. He is thoughtful, compassionate and a zealous representative. However, he is able to reach a negotiated settlement when there is a settlement to be had. I strongly endorse Paul as a colleague and excellent human being."
Family Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."

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Merced DUI and DWI Lawyer Paul David Fromson
Paul David Fromson
DUI and DWI Attorney
Merced, CA
Licensed for 47 years