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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Northern CA "Super Lawyers"||San Francisco Magazine||2009|
|Northern CA "Super Lawyers"||San Francisco Magazine||2008|
|Northern CA "Super Lawyers"||San Francisco Magazine||2007|
|Northern CA "Super Lawyers"||San Francisco Magazine||2006|
|2005 President's Award||Ass'n of Defense Counsel of No. CA and Nev.||2005|
|Northern CA "Super Lawyers"||San Francisco Magazine||2005|
|Judicial staff attorney||California Fifth District Court of Appeal||1978 - 1979|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American College of Trial Lawyers||Fellow||2002 - Present|
|Humboldt County Bar Association||Member||1979 - Present|
|Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada||Member||N/A|
|American Board of Trial Advocates||Member||N/A|
|Defense Research Institute||Member||N/A|
|Association of Insurance Attorneys||Member||N/A|
|State Bar of California||Member||N/A|
|Humboldt County Bar Association||Past President||2008 - 2008|
|McGeorge Law School, University of the Pacific||Law||JD - Juris Doctor with great distinction||1978|
|California State University, Humboldt||Journalism||BA - Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude||1973|
|Ethics Training for Public Officials (AB1234)||Mandatory ethics training for CA public officials||2010|
Posted by Zachary
Paul has practiced law in Northern California for 35 plus years. I have tried many cases against him. He is also my personal attorney. He is one of the most skillful and ethical trial lawyers I know. His induction into the American College of Trial Lawyers (top 1% of nation's trial lawyers) proves my case.
Posted by David
Paul Brisso has been Council for the Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation Distict (District) for over six years. Over that time, I have interacted with Paul 2-3 times per week on all facets of local government law covering personnel, property, liens, leases, agreements, contracts and insurance issues. In all of these interactions, I have found Paul to be very professional, knowledgable, and go the extra mile to help solve the sometimes complex legal issues that face a special district. Paul also teaches local government compliance classes. I have taken his class on California's Brown Act open meeting law and found Paul to be very good at presenting complex legal information in a very understandable and useful way to a non-legal audience. In my opinion, Paul has done an outstatanding job of representing the District and I would not hesitate to recommend him for any legal activity for which he feels qualified.
William Smith, Slip and fall accident Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
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.
Zachary Zwerdling, Wrongful death Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
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 +"