Paul Llewellyn is a barrister who is qualified in England and Wales as well as a California attorney (where he is based).

After practising at the English bar, Paul moved to California in 2001. There, he practiced at an elite Los Angeles litigation boutique—which twice won the highest verdict in California—and Latham & Watkins LLP, one of the world’s premier international law firms. In 2012, he co-founded Lewis & Llewellyn LLP, a San Francisco-based litigation boutique which specializes in high-stakes and high-profile civil cases. (

He has secured recoveries of millions of dollars on behalf of plaintiffs, as well as significant defence victories. And virtually unique among litigators and trial lawyers, Paul splits his practice approximately 50-50 on the plaintiff and defence side. He is one of the rare breed of American attorneys who has tried cases to verdict on the civil side for the plaintiff and defence, and on the criminal side for the prosecution and defence.

In addition to his business litigation practice, Paul has also earned a reputation as one of America’s leading practitioners pursuing civil lawsuits on behalf of survivors of sexual abuse, including childhood sexual abuse. In this field, he has obtained numerous multi-million-dollar recoveries on behalf of his clients.


Paul practices in all areas of commercial litigation including breach of contract, fraud, employment litigation, theft of trade secrets, business torts and breach of fiduciary duty.

Paul’s firm is routinely engaged to handle “bet the company” litigation as well as substituting in to handle trials or arbitrations at the eleventh hour.

Sexual Assault and Sexual Abuse

Paul represents survivors of sexual abuse and sexual assault bringing civil lawsuits against the perpetrators and those institutions that enable the abuse. These cases have garnered both national and worldwide media attention ultimately helping to prevent future instances of abuse.

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