Paul Kiesel

Paul Kiesel

Paul Kiesel Kiesel Law LLP Bio

Paul Kiesel received his Juris Doctor from the Whittier College School of Law in Los Angeles in 1985. In 2005, he was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Law from Whittier Law School. His practice is devoted to representing consumers in personal injury, class action, pharmaceutical and environmental tort litigation.

Mr. Kiesel has been recognized by The Los Angeles Business Journal as one of the Top 50 Trial Lawyers. The Daily Journal has repeatedly named Mr. Kiesel one of the 100 most influential attorneys in the State of California. He has also been selected as one of the top 500 attorneys in the United States by Lawdragon. The American Bar Association has recognized him as one of the 12 highest tech lawyers in America.

Mr. Kiesel is very active in the legal community. He is a current officer of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and was the past Chair of the Litigation Section. He was appointed by former Chief Justice Ronald George to the State of California Judicial Council Civil and Small Claims Advisory Committee. He served on the Board of Governors for the Consumer Attorneys of California and the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles for over ten years. In recognition of his service, Mr. Kiesel was elected an emeritus (lifetime) board member of both organizations. From 2001-2005, Mr. Kiesel sat on the Board of Governors of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers. Mr. Kiesel is currently the Co-Chair of the Open Courts Coalition, a bipartisan committee of attorneys from throughout California advocating full-funding of the civil justice system. Members of the Open Courts Coalition include Patrick Kelly, the President of the State Bar of California, and former Governors Gray Davis and George Deukmejian.

Mr. Kiesel has extensive experience in complex litigation, including environmental torts, construction defect, product defect, and pharmaceutical actions. Mr. Kiesel currently serves as national Lead Counsel in both the federal Multi-District Litigation 1871 (MDL) against Glaxo Smith Kline for injuries caused by its pharmaceutical drug, Avandia, and MDL 2329 In Re: Wright Medical Technology, Inc., Conserve Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation.

Mr. Kiesel is also a frequent presenter for continuing legal education programs. As an early adopter of technology in the practice of law, Mr. Kiesel writes and speaks on technology-related subjects. In addition, he co-authored two legal treatises for Lexis Nexis, "California Pretrial Civil Procedure" and "California Civil Discovery."