Paul J. Leeds

Top rated Bankruptcy attorney in San Diego, California

Franklin Soto Leeds LLP
Paul J. Leeds
Franklin Soto Leeds LLP

Practice Areas: Bankruptcy, Creditor Debtor Rights; view more

Licensed in California since: 2001

Education: University of Colorado Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2024

Franklin Soto Leeds LLP

444 West C St
Suite 300
San Diego, CA 92101 Visit website


Paul J. Leeds is a skilled commercial litigation attorney and a partner at the law firm of Franklin Soto Leeds LLP in San Diego, California. Focusing his practice on bankruptcy and business litigation, he helps clients resolve their legal issues in the most efficient and cost-effective way possible.   

Mr. Leeds completed his B.A. in English from the University of Notre Dame in 1989 and went on to obtain his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Colorado Boulder in 1996. After completing his bachelor’s, he entered military duty as part of the United States Marine Corps. He served as a ground officer for operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm during the Gulf War and was later a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney. 

An accomplished professional, Mr. Leeds has been included in The Best Lawyers in America for his work in bankruptcy and creditor-debtor rights, insolvency and reorganization law. He has also been recognized as an “Outstanding Young Military Lawyer for the U.S. Marine Corps” by the American Bar Association.

Mr. Leeds is a past president of the San Diego Bankruptcy Forum and teaches evidence and trial procedure through the San Diego Inn of Court. He frequently speaks on topics related to bankruptcy and trial practice across various platforms.

Mr. Leeds is licensed to practice in all California state courts, and he is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and the U.S. Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the 9th Circuit. He has memberships in the Lawyers Club of San Diego, the American Bar Association and The State Bar of California.

Practice areas

Bankruptcy: Business, Creditor Debtor Rights: Business

Focus areas

Bankruptcy Law, Debt Discharge, Foreclosure, Loan Modifications

  • 50% Bankruptcy: Business
  • 50% Creditor Debtor Rights: Business

First Admitted: 1996, Colorado

Professional Webpage:

  • Best Lawyers in America, 2021 and 2022
  • Super Lawyers, 2021 and 2022
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Member of the Lawyer’s Club of San Diego
  • Past President of the San Diego Bankruptcy Forum
Educational Background:
  • University of Notre Dame, 1989

Office location for Paul J. Leeds

444 West C St
Suite 300
San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: 619-872-2523


4 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2024

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