Paul J. Steiner

Judgment, Experience, Results
Oakland, California 94601


Areas Of Practice

Legal Malpractice
Medical Malpractice
Partnership Disputes
Personal Injury
Product Liability
Professional Malpractice
Real Estate
Wrongful Death



The Law Offices of Paul J. Steiner has been representing clients in the San Francisco Bay Area with their personal and business law needs, including contract, tort and general civil litigation matters for more than 45 years.  His practice combines good judgment, substantial experience and dedication to obtain excellent results. Paul Steiner is available as a mediation arbitrator to help efficiently and effectively resolve disputes.

The majority of his practice has been dedicated to serving individual and business clients with a broad range of services from contract disputes, torts from professional negligence to general consultations on business law matters.  He is also experienced in various forms of alternative dispute resolution as an advocate and a neutral.

He works with individuals, large and small businesses, as well as nonprofits in a variety of legal areas, including litigation, contracts, torts, including personal injury matters, collections and alternative dispute resolution.  Alternative dispute resolution is a process that utilizes mediation and collaborative law in a legal disagreement to facilitate discussions where both parties can come to an agreement without litigation.  This helps reduce court costs and allows both parties to have a say in the final outcome of a case.

Because of court congestion, alternative means of dispute resolution (arbitration, mediation, judicial reference and other forms) are being used to handle various cases if suitable.  Paul Steiner is an experienced arbitrator, a trained mediator and has frequently used this experience to resolve disputes in an effective, cost efficient and timely manner as a trained mediator and as an arbitrator..


      Graduated, University of California, Berkeley, California, 1964, Bachelor of Arts Degree, Political Science

      Graduated, University of San Francisco School of Law, 1967, Juris Doctor Degree


Admission to Practice:

-          Admitted to Practice Law before all State and Regional Courts of the State of California, 1967

-          Admitted to Practice Law before the United States Supreme Court, Washington, D.C., 1974


Practice History:

-          Law Offices of Paul J. Steiner, San Francisco, California, 1974-1979

-          Partner, Giometti, Scott, Steiner & Steiner, San Francisco, California, 1980-1982

-          Partner, Steiner & Steiner, San Francisco, California, 1982-1995

-          Law Offices of Paul J. Steiner, San Francisco, California, 1995 to present


Posistions Held:

-          Assistant to the Executive Secretary; Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of Northern California, 1975-1978

-          Executive Secretary and General Counsel; Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of Northern California, 1978-1986

-          Executive Director and General Counsel; Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of California, 1981-1985

-          Member, National Advisory Council; Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America, Washington, D.C., 1979-1986

-          Trustee; Hamburger Trust, San Mateo, California; since 2001.

-          Outside General Counsel; Nacio Systems, Inc.  2007 to 2010;

-          Corporate Counsel, N2 Holdings, Inc., 2009 to 2011

           Outside general (real estate) counsel – various companies.

           Martindale-Hubbell peer review rated “av” since 1984


Other Positions Held (highest only):

-          President, San Francisco Jewish Community Center, San Francisco, California

-          President, Menorah Park, Low Income Elderly Housing Complex, San Francisco, California

-          President, United Jewish Community Center, San Francisco, Marin, Peninsula and Sonoma

-          President, Board of Trustees; Chair, Rabbi Search Committee, Congregation Sherith Israel, San Francisco, California

-          Member, Board of Directors, Hills of Eternity Memorial Park, San Francisco, California

-          Member, Jewish Community Federal Subcommittee on Community Centers and Youth Activities,
           and Chair of Special Liaison Committee on the San Francisco Jewish Community Center


Other Activities:

-         Former Member, San Francisco Bar Association, including Ethics and Fee Arbitration Committees

-         Former Member, Secretary Referrals Committee (review of proposed legislation of interest), Litigation Section, State Bar of California

275 Battery Street, Suite 1300
San Francisco, CA 94111

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