Hon. Paul Flynn
Case Manager: Eve Thorstens
Tel: (310) 201-0010 Ext. 147
With over 38 years of legal experience as a Judge in the Los Angeles Superior Court, an attorney and a full-time law professor, Judge Flynn's experience gives him a unique insight into the inner workings of the law, and equips him to be a most effective mediator and arbitrator.
Judge Flynn has handled a variety of matters in a number of roles, giving him a broad perspective of the legal world. As Assistant United States Attorney and Chief Assistant United States Attorney, he served in the Criminal, Civil and Tax Divisions, in matters involving the SEC, FBI and IRS, and in many trials involving a wide range of criminal and civil matters in the Central District of California.
As a judge, he presided over many medical and legal malpractice matters, real estate and business disputes, and personal injury cases, in addition to a host of felony trials.
Areas of Expertise
- Medical Malpractice
- Product Liability
- General Business / Complex Litigation
- Insurance Coverage
- Real Estate
- Fee Disputes
- Health Coverage
Judge Paul Flynn served as a judge in the Los Angeles Superior Court from April 1989 through June, 2006. In his time on the bench, he presided over civil court and jury trials in the Central and West Districts and many complex felony jury trials. Judge Flynn also served as a Justice Pro Tem, Court of Appeal.
- Pepperdine University School of Law - Full-time faculty member, August, 1984 - April, 1989
- Southwestern University School of Law - Full-time faculty member, April, 1981 - August, 1984
- Walter, Finestone, Richter and Kane - Partner, April, 1980 - August, 1981
- Central District of California, Los Angeles - Assistant United States Attorney and Chief Assistant United States Attorney, May, 1971 - April, 1980
- O'Melveny and Myers - Associate, June, 1968 - May, 1971
- University of San Francisco, J.D. 1968
- Georgetown University, A.B. (History) 1961
- Member, State Bar of California
- Los Angeles County Bar Association - New Program Development Subcommittee, Dispute Resolution Services Operating Committee, 1986-1990; Judiciary Committee, 1981 - 1990 (Co-Chair, 1986-1988); Court Improvements Committee, 1981-1985; Executive Committee, Criminal Justice Section, 1974-1975; Select Committee on Searches of Attorneys' Offices, 1979
- Instructor, California Institute for Trial Advocacy Skills, USC Law Center, 1979-1985
- Advocacy Training Expert, ABA National Institute, Trial Advocacy for Patent Attorneys, Los Angeles, April 1981
- Judge Pro Tem, Los Angeles County Small Claims Court, 1981-1985
- Lawyer Representative, United States Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, 1984-1987
- Panelist and Contributing Author, White Collar Crime Seminar, Federal Bar Association, Los Angeles, 1985
- Author of two published opinions at 10 Cal.App.4th 201 (1992) and 11 Cal.App;.4th 175 (1992)
- Co-Author, Search and Seizure, Encyclopedia of Political Science, Garland and Co., 1989
- Author, Municipal Court Congestion - Diverting Criminal Cases to Dispute Resolution Centers May Ease Burden, The Los Angeles Lawyer, July/August (1989)
- Author, "Discovery in Criminal Antitrust Cases", Von Kalinowski, Antitrust Counseling and Litigation Techniques, Mathew Bender and Co., (1988)
- 2 University of San Francisco Law Review 337 (1968)
- 1 University of San Francisco Law Review 227 (1967)
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