MICHELLE V. PAUL, ESQ

Michelle Paul, MVP Mediation

 

AREAS OF EXPERIENCE

  • Family - Dissolution, Asset Division, Spousal and Child Support, Child Custody and Visitation, Marital Agreements, Adoption, Protective Orders

  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice, Accidents, Insurance Claims, Defamation

  • Contract Disputes - Negligent Misrepresentation, Breach of Contract, Fraud

  • Real Estate - Residential and Commercial Sales, Residential and Landlord/Tenant Disputes, Foreclosure

  • Malpractice - Law Firm, Medical

  • Corporate - Business Formation, Negotiating Contracts, Sales, Purchases

  • Trusts and Estates - Administration, Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts

  • Animal - Veterinarian Malpractice, Products Liability, Animal Cruelty, Administrative Hearings, Fraud, Dog Bite Defense

  • Employment - Discrimination, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, Wrongful Termination, California Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”)

  • #MeToo Cases - Sexual Assault – Entertainment 

  • Insurance Disputes - Failure to Pay

  • Antitrust - Predatory Pricing, Round-tripping, Intellectual Property

  • Securities Fraud - Insider Trading, Section 10(b) Claims

  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) - Accommodations Violations

 

EDUCATION and TRAINING

  • Southern California Mediation Association’s (SCMA’s) 30thAnnual Fall Mediation Conference

  • SCMA’s Spring 2019 Mentorship Program

  • Winning at Mediation – An Advanced Mediation Advocacy Program for Lawyers – USC Gould School of Law, Los Angeles, CA

  • National Business Institute (NBI) – Mediation from Start to Finish

  • Pepperdine University - Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Certification in Mediating the Litigated Case, Malibu, CA 

  • Los Angeles Department of Business and Consumer Affairs, Mediation Certification, Los Angeles, CA

  • J.D., American University – Washington College of Law

  • M.Ed. With Distinction, University of Virginia, Curry School of Education

  • B.A. With Distinction,George Mason University 

 

ADMISSIONS and MEMBERSHIPS

  • California Bar

  • District of Columbia Bar

  • Virginia Bar

  • United States District Court for the Central District of California

  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of California

  • Member and Volunteer - Southern California Mediation Association (SCMA)

  • Member - California State Bar’s Litigation Section

 

LEGAL BACKGROUND

  • Leaf Legal, PC, New York, NY

  • Hon. Daniel Weinstein, founder of JAMS and Weinstein JAMS International Fellowship Program, Los Angeles, CA

  • Gay Family Law Center, West Hollywood and Palm Springs, CA

  • Ryther Law Group, LLP, West Hollywood, CA

  • Expanding Animal Rights Now (EARN) - 501c3, Los Angeles, CA

  • Shapiro Law Offices, PC, McLean, VA

  • Hottell Malinowski Group, PC, Fairfax, VA

  • Fairfax County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, Fairfax, VA

 

PRO BONO ACTIVITIES

  • Attorney - Direct Action Everywhere (DxE), Los Angeles, CA

  • Representative for the Los Angeles Department of Consumer and Business Affairs (DCBA) at the Southern California Mediation Association (SCMA) 30th Annual Fall Mediation Conference

  • Mediation Trainer for University of Southern California - Gould School of Law Students for the DCBA for Civil Litigation Cases at Stanley Mosk Courthouse, Los Angeles, CA

  • Attorney-Mediator for the DCBA for Civil Litigation Cases at Stanley Mosk Courthouse, Los Angeles, CA

  • Attorney - Expanding Animal Rights Now (EARN), Los Angeles, CA

  • Attorney - Compassion Over Killing, Washington, DC and Los Angeles, CA

  • Attorney - Wills on Wheels, Fairfax, VA

  • Attorney - Legal Services of Northern Virginia (LSNV), Fairfax, VA

  • Law Student - Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project (MAIP), Washington, DC

  • Law Student Intern, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), Washington, DC

  • Law Student Founder of Student Chapter of Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF), Washington, DC