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About Attorney William Paoli

A Certified Civil Trial Advocacy Specialist in Orange County

William Paoli of Paoli & Purdy, PC has extensive experience in personal injury matters. As an Orange County lawyer, he has full awareness and understanding of the laws. Those who have been harmed or injured due to toxic exposure, environmental hazards, insurance bad faith, legal malpractice, or other civil rights violations can find comfort knowing that Mr. Paoli works tirelessly to ensure justice.

Mr. Paoli is a graduate of California State University, where he majored in Economics and Business Administration. He later earned his JD from Whitter College School of Law. He is currently a member of several organizations and associations. These include the State Bar of California, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, as well as the California Employment and Lawyers Association. He holds certification as a Civil Trial Advocacy Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

Practice Areas


  • California State Bar, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit and U.S. District Court, Central, Northern and Southern Districts of California
  • California Supreme Court
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • Law School: Whittier College School of Law, J.D., 1991
  • College: California State University, B.A., Economics, Business Administration, 1985

Professional Memberships:

  • State Bar of California (Member, Sections on: Litigation; General and Solo Practice)
  • Orange County Bar Association (Member, Sections of Employment)
  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association (Former Director)
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Consumer Advocates of California (formerly CTLA); American Board of Trial Advocacy.
  • California Employment and Lawyers Association


  • U.S. Marine Corp., 1971-1975


  • Certified as a Civil Trial Advocacy Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Certified Specialist, Civil Trial Advocate, The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
  • Phi Delta Phi. Extern Law Clerk to the Honorable Alex Kozinski, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1991
  • Editor, Law Review, Whittier College School of Law. Vice Chair, Moot Court Honors Board
  • Member, J. Ruben Clark Law Society
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • California Employment and Lawyers Association

Contact Information:

William M. Paoli
Trial Lawyer
Paoli & Purdy, PC

4340 Von Karman AveSuite 100
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 751-6371
Facsimile: (949) 752-8339

Don't wait to get started on your case. Contact our firm online of call us at (949) 751-6371 to schedule an initial consultation.

  • Top Verdict
  • Lead Counsel Rating Seal
  • Golden Advocate Largest Verdict Award
  • California Trial Advocates
  • Super Lawyers
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Best Attorneys of America
  • Litigation Counsel of America

Our Victories

See How We Have Helped Our Clients
  • $60,000,000.00 Verdict Wrongful Death
  • $12,250,000 Verdict Wrongful Death
  • $9,500,000.00 Verdict Pedestrian Accident
  • $9,000,000.00 Verdict Sexual Harassment
  • $7,000,000 Verdict Wrongful Death
  • $1,700,000.00 Verdict Sexual Harassment Suit
  • $1,400,000.00 Verdict Belaire v. UPS, Et. Al.
  • $1,375,000.00 Verdict Robinson, Et Al. v. Murrieta Unified School District, Et Al.
  • $1,272,395.00 Verdict Fetzer et. al. v. Saferzadeh
  • $1,237,724.00 Verdict Premise Liability

Paoli & Purdy, PC Is Focused

On Providing Our Clients With
  • Compassionate Counsel

    Our attorneys can take the time to understand how your life has been impacted.

  • Personalized Legal Services

    We can develop an individualized legal strategy to pursue a just resolution.

  • Experienced Representation

    Each of our lawyers has considerable professional experience helping clients.