Founder & Principal / Long Beach / Emeryville
Paul began his legal career as a Deputy Public Defender for Los Angeles County, and tried cases in Downtown Los Angeles, Compton and Long Beach. Recruited by a large national lawfirm for his trial experience, he was assigned to high profile criminal and civil cases. He founded Marron Lawyers in 1995 and has grown the Firm from a solo practice to a litigation and outside general counsel firm dedicated to excellence and winning for clients. Mr. Marron has tried 35 cases to jury verdict and 30+ to judges, administrative tribunals and arbitrators. For plaintiffs, he has secured multiple judgments after trial of over $1M. For defendants, he has secured complete defense verdicts in trials where plaintiffs sought as much as 8 figure judgments.
Paul's career includes numerous wins in bet-the-company cases. Clients have described him as a "legal sharpshooter." After a lengthy trial, the judge described Paul as “among the finest litigators I’ve had in court.” In another case, plaintiff sought $5M. While under Mr. Marron’s cross examination, plaintiff fired his lawyer and dismissed his case the next day. Recently, Mr. Marron secured a finding of “independent contractor” status and a $1.1M+ judgment against the California Employment Development Department (EDD) in a 4.5 month trial in which EDD sought to re-classify 1500 independent contractors as employees and dismantle his client’s business model.
Paul has represented a wide range of clients, from Fortune 1000 companies to small businesses. Clients have brought him and his skilled team in to try cases across California, and in ID, CO & TN; and litigate in TX, AZ, OR, MI, MN, NY & FL.
Memberships & Honors
Paul is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Association of Southern California Defense Counsel. He has repeatedly been recognized as a Southern California Super Lawyer. He is Martindale-Hubbell av rated (highest possible rating by the most prestigious national attorney ranking service, based on anonymous judge and peer review).
Paul Marron received his law degree from the University of California, Davis, School of Law. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of California, Berkeley. He was on the Dean’s Honor List at Cal and member of Cal’s nationally ranked rowing (crew) team.