Bradley S. Pauley
Clients embroiled in complex business disputes seek Brad Pauley’s extensive capabilities in trial strategy, post-trial motions, high-stakes civil appeals, and writ proceedings. His instincts are also sought after in substantive matters involving employment law, government conflicts of interest, premises liability, anti-SLAPP appeals, and insurance coverage and bad faith.
Brad has argued numerous cases before the appellate courts. He took the lead in briefing and arguing an appeal that resulted in the reversal of a $30 million verdict against a major national gaming corporation in a dispute over the development of an Indian casino. He argued the California Supreme Court case that made the “genuine dispute” doctrine the law of the land in California insurance bad faith cases. In a case that garnered national media attention, he prepared a writ petition challenging the denial of summary judgment to a Major League Baseball team sued by a fan assaulted in a stadium parking lot. And, in a bet-the-company class action against a mortgage lender, he took the lead in dramatically reducing a certified multi-state class following extensive briefing in the Court of Appeal.
Brad is a partner at the firm, which he joined in 2003. Before joining the firm, Brad was an associate with Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, where he worked on a broad variety of complex commercial litigation matters. He is a contributor to the firm’s blog on California Supreme Court practice.