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Paul M. Reitler

Of Counsel
Los Angeles
F: +1.213.620.1398




  • LL.B., Harvard University, 1963
  • A.B., Stanford University, 1958, Phi Beta Kappa
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Paul Reitler is Of Counsel in the Business Trial Practice Group in the firm's Los Angeles office.

Areas of Practice

Paul's practice has focused on civil business litigation in both state and federal courts.  He has represented clients including banks and other financial institutions in a variety of cases including consumer class actions, actions alleging unfair business practices, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract and lender liability.  Paul has also handled unfair competition cases involving theft of trade secrets and products liability cases.

He has had extensive jury and non-jury trial experience in state and federal courts and has argued appeals before the California Courts of Appeal, the California Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.  Paul has also represented clients in resolving business disputes through arbitration and mediation.  Paul served several terms as a member of the firm's Executive Committee, and served as Chairman of the Committee from 1986-1991.

Paul has served as Judge Pro Tem and as an arbitrator for the Los Angeles Superior Court.

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Speaking Engagements

  • He has been a speaker on various CEB programs


  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Ethics Committee, the Court Improvements Committee, the Superior Courts Committee and the Executive Committee of the Trial Lawyers Section
  • Executive Committee, Los Angeles Delegation to the Conference of Delegates
  • Vice-Chair, Conference of Delegates of the State Bar, 1980-1981
  • Executive Committee, Conference of Delegates of the State Bar, 1978-1981
  • Chairman, Los Angeles Delegation, 1977