Paul R. Kiesel

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Beverly Hills, CA

Kiesel Law LLP
 | 8648 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Phone: 310-854-4444
Fax: 310-854-0812
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1985
Education: Whittier Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Paul R. Kiesel is the founder of Kiesel Law, located in Beverly Hills, California. Focusing his practice on plaintiff's personal injury and wrongful death litigation, he provides representation to clients throughout the area who have been harmed by the negligence of others in cases involving defective drugs and other products, motor vehicle collisions, pedestrian knockdowns, and construction site accidents. Mr. Kiesel also handles class action litigation involving toxic torts and other environmental violations. He has served as national lead counsel in federal multidistrict litigation against a leading pharmaceutical company regarding the oral diabetes medication Avandia, and he was liaison counsel in lawsuits arising out of a 2008 train crash that killed 24 people and seriously injured more than 100 others. Through his coordination, the cases were successfully resolved, producing a recovery of $200 million.

After graduating from Connecticut College in 1982 with a Bachelor of Arts in political science, Mr. Kiesel attended Whittier Law School and was awarded his Juris Doctor with distinction in 1985. While in law school, he served on the Whittier Law Review. Mr. Kiesel was a partner at local firms before founding Kiesel Law in 2013. Admitted to practice in California and the District of Columbia, Mr. Kiesel is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Northern, Central and Southern Districts of California.

An emeritus member of the board of governors of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Mr. Kiesel has also served as president of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. He is a senior fellow at the Litigation Counsel of America, a trial lawyer honorary society. Highly regarded by his fellow professionals, Mr. Kiesel has received an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (10%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Class Action/Mass Torts (60%): Class Actions, Asbestos, Toxic Torts

Personal Injury - Products (20%): Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (10%): Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis

Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Class Actions, Asbestos, Toxic Torts, Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability, Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis

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Selected to Super Lawyers for 16 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2020

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About Paul Kiesel

Admitted: 1985, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.kbla.com/paul-r-kiesel-partner/

Honors/Awards:

  • Stanley Mosk Defender of Justice Award, Judicial Council of California, 2014
  • Southern California Super Lawyers, 2017
  • One of the Top 50 Trial Lawyers by the Los Angeles Business 
  • Nominee, Trial Lawyer of the Year, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Included in list of Top Fifty Trial Lawyers, Los Angeles Business Journal
  • Americas 12 Techiest Lawyers, ABA Journal, 2013 to present
  • Top 100 Southern California Super Lawyers, 2017
  • One of the 100 most influential attorneys in the state of California by the California Business Journal
  • Presidential Award of Merit, Consumer Attorneys of California, 1993
  • Super Lawyer, 2001 to present
  • Chief Justice Award for Exemplary Service and Leadership, Judicial Council of California, 2014
  • Top 100 Recognition Multiple Years
  • Presidential Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Trial Bar, 1991
  • Named one of 500 Leading Lawyers in America, 2009-2011
  • Peer Reviewed AV (highest rating), Martindale-Hubbell

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Parliamentarian, 1993 to 1994
  • Whittier College of Law, Board of Visitors, Vice Chair, 1993 to 1995
  • Courts of the District of Columbia
  • Lexis-Nexis California Advisory Board (currently)
  • Judicial Council of the State of California, Civil and Small Claims Advisory Committee
  • United States District Courts for the Southern Districts of California
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA), Executive Committee, 2001 to present
  • Judicial Council of the State of California, Minimum Mediator Qualifications Subcommittee, Chair, 2007 to 2011
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers Board of Governors, 2001 to 2005
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Senior Fellow, 2015 to present
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Board of Governors, Member, 1991 to 2003
  • Los Angeles Superior Court Complex Litigation Court Bench & Bar Committee Chair, 2005 to 2007
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Automotive Legislation Committee, Chair, 1994
  • Whittier College, Alumnus Trustee, 1995 to 1997
  • State Courts of California
  • District of Columbia Bar, 2002 to present
  • Judicial Council of the State of California, Alternative Dispute Resolution Subcommittee, 1991 to 2013
  • United States District Courts for the Northern Districts of California
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA), Litigation Section Chair, 2008 to 2009
  • Judicial Council of the State of California, Legislative Subcommittee, 2003
  • California State Bar Association, 1985 to present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA), Treasurer, 2006 to 2007
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Board of Governors, Emeritus Member, 2003 to present
  • Los Angeles Superior Court Bench and Bar Committee, 2000 to present
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Legislative Committee, Deputy Chair, 1995
  • Whittier College, Board of Trustees, 1997 to 2000
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Political Action Committee, Co-Chair, 1988 to 1994
  • Whittier College of Law, Board of Visitors, Member, 1992 to 1999
  • United States District Courts for the Central Districts of California
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA), President, 2015-2016
  • Judicial Council of the State of California, Complex Litigation Subcommittee, 2003
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern Districts of California
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA), Secretary, 2005 to 2006
  • California Employment Training Panel
  • California Open Courts Coalition, Co-Chair, 2011 to present
  • Los Angeles Superior Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Panel, 1991 to present
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Automobile Committee, Member, 1995 to 1996
  • Pacific Hills High School, West Hollywood, California Board of Trustees, 2008 to 2011

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Anderson v. Toshiba America Incorporated, L.A.S.C. Case No. BC299977
  • Mikhail v. Toshiba America Incorporated, L.A.S.C. Case No. BC278163
  • Warren v. Toshiba America Incorporated, L.A.S.C. Case No. BC278163
  • Algario et al. v. Eli Lilly and Company et al., L.A.S.C. Lead Case No. BC347855
  • Kan v. Toshiba America, Inc., L.A.S.C. Case No. BC327273
  • Serrano v. City of Los Angeles, L.A.S.C. Case No. BC 144230
  • Silver v. Del Webb, Nevada Case. No. A437325
  • Abrica v. Tosco et al., L.A.S.C. Case No. BC239882
  • Black v. Blue Cross, L.A.S.C. Case No. BC 250339
  • Pilkington v. U.S. Search.com, L.A.S.C. Case No. BC234858
  • Zachary et al. v. ARCO et al., L.A.S.C. Case No. BC 209944

Educational Background:

  • Connecticut College, New London, Connecticut, Bachelor of Arts (Political Science / United States Government), 1982
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Office Location for Paul R. Kiesel

8648 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Phone: 310-854-4444

Fax: 310-854-0812

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