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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 50%
    36 years, 2.5 thousand cases
  2. Contracts: 20%
    6 years
  3. Personal Injury: 20%
    6 years
  4. State & Local Law: 10%
    6 years

Attorney endorsements

2 total 

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  • William Benjamin Smith

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Mr. Brisso for many years. He is one of the best defense lawyers in Northern California and has an outstanding reputation. I would not hesitate to refer a client to him for representation. He is particularly well connected in Humboldt County where he maintains his office. He also is a great person and has a sense of humor.


    William Smith Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Zachary Ethan Zwerdling

    Paul Brisso is one of the finest litigators I have worked with in over 30 years of practice. He is a tough, thorough, diligent and smart advocate. Paul's ethical standards are impeccable. Paul is one of only two local attorneys who have been inducted into The American College of Trial Lawyers, the most prestigious Trial Lawyer organization in the nation. Membership in this organization is limited to the top 1% of Trial Lawyers in the country. He is a "10 +"


    Zachary Zwerdling Wrongful death Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Mitchell, Brisso, Delaney & Vrieze

814 Seventh Street
Eureka, CA, 95502


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Northern CA "Super Lawyers"San Francisco Magazine2009
AV--"Pre-Eminent" ratingMartindale-Hubbell2009
Northern CA "Super Lawyers"San Francisco Magazine2008
Northern CA "Super Lawyers"San Francisco Magazine2007
Northern CA "Super Lawyers"San Francisco Magazine2006
2005 President's AwardAss'n of Defense Counsel of No. CA and Nev.2005
Northern CA "Super Lawyers"San Francisco Magazine2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Judicial staff attorneyCalifornia Fifth District Court of Appeal1978 - 1979
Association namePosition nameDuration
American College of Trial LawyersFellow2002 - Present
Humboldt County Bar AssociationMember1979 - Present
Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and NevadaMemberN/A
American Board of Trial AdvocatesMemberN/A
Defense Research InstituteMemberN/A
Association of Insurance AttorneysMemberN/A
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
Humboldt County Bar AssociationPast President2008 - 2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificLawJD - Juris Doctor with great distinction1978
California State University, Humboldt State UniversityJournalismBA - Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude1973
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Ethics Training for Public Officials (AB1234)Mandatory ethics training for CA public officials2010