Brian Paget is senior counsel at Paladin Law Group.  He focuses his practice on litigation of environmental, insurance, asbestos and real property cases.  Mr. Paget is also accomplished in appellate law, having written numerous briefs to the California Courts of Appeal, the California Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.

During law school, Mr. Paget was a member of the law review, a recipient of three American Jurisprudence awards, a paid Teaching Assistant for several classes, and an intern at the California Supreme Court, the Alameda County Superior Court, and the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office.  Mr. Paget graduated with honors in the top 10% of his graduating class.

In addition to practicing law, Mr. Paget has also shared his passion for the law through teaching.  He has served as a Teaching Fellow in the Appellate Advocacy Program at Golden Gate University School of Law.  He has also taught Administrative Law at Cañada College and Real Property Law at Oakland College of Law.

Practice Areas

Appellate Law, Environmental Law, Complex Asbestos Litigation, Insurance Coverage, Real Property


Golden Gate University School of Law – J.D., with Honors, 1993
Law Review; American Jurisprudence awards for excellence in course work in real property law, legal research and writing and criminal law

California State University, Fullerton – B.A., Finance, 1989

Professional and Community Involvement

Member, Environmental and Real Property Sections of the California State Bar

Bar Admissions

State Bar of California, 1993
United States District Courts for the Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of California, 1993
United States Supreme Court, 2003

Publications and Lectures

Local Government Response to Environmental Emergencies, Presenter, Meeting of the Environmental Law Section of the Montana State Bar, March 2001

Survey: Women and California Law — People v. Flores, 4 Cal. Rptr. 2d 120 (Ct. App. 1992), Case Note, 23 Golden Gate Univ. Law Review 1081, Summer 1993