Paul A. Bigley

Paul A. Bigley

General Partner
Location:
San Francisco, California
Phone:
415-352-6409
Fax:
415-352-6400
Email:

Paul A. Bigley is a general partner, and the managing partner of Gilbert, Kelly, Crowley & Jennett's San Francisco office.  Mr. Bigley has over 29 years of experience defending cases involving: catastrophic injuries; product liability; premises liability; professional liability; directors' and officers' liability and sexual abuse.  Mr. Bigley represents a wide array of clients from individuals to Fortune 100 companies.  

Mr. Bigley is a skilled litigator with extensive trial experience in California's state and federal courts.  He also has successfully handled hundreds of arbitrations and mediations on behalf of his clients.  Mr. Bigley dedicated three years to prosecuting a civil RICO suit on behalf of the insurance industry, has prosecuted cable piracy actions on behalf of the cable and television industry against international business organizations, and has defended a number of production companies in the reality show genre.

Mr. Bigley has spoken at national conferences and written extensively on a variety of litigation matters and defending clients in state and federal courts.  He is a co-author of California legislation governing expedited trial programs.  Mr. Bigley holds Martindale-Hubbell's Preeminent AV® rating and was featured in Forbes magazine.

Areas of Practice

  • Casualty Defense
  • Transportation Industry Defense
  • Hospitality and Entertainment Industry Representation
  • Product Liability Defense
  • Corporate General Counsel Services
  • Professional Liability Defense

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1985

Education

  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D. - 1984
  • University of California, San Diego, California
    • B.A. - 1981
    • Major: Economics

Published Works

  • Successful Handling Of Wrongful Death Cases In California, Lorman Education Services, May 8, 2002
  • Uninsured And Underinsured Motorist Law In California, National Business Institute, 2000
  • Trying the Soft Tissue Injury Case in California, National Business Institute, 1998

Classes/Seminars

  • Trial Advocacy, Keynote Speaker, King County Bar Association
  • Faculty, National Business Institute
  • Faculty, Lorman Education Services

Honors and Awards

  • Martindale Hubbell AV® Rating
  • Top 100 Insurance Lawyers in California, American Society of Legal Advocates, 2013 - 2014

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member
  • Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, Member, 1995 - Present
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, Board of Directors, 1998 - 2011
  • Federal Bar Association, Member
  • Southern California Fraud Investigators Association, Member
  • Southern California Insurance Professionals, Member
  • California Defense Counsel, Board Member, 2005 - 2010
  • Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada, Member, 2010 - Present
  • Association of Defense Trial Attorneys, Member, 2007 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Methodist Hospital Foundation, Board Member, 2008 - Present
  • Methodist Hospital, Stroke Council Chair, 2013 - Present
  • California Superior Court, Settlement Officer, 1990 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Superior Court, Arbitrator