Bowman and Brooke Logo

Paul Alarcón is an experienced commercial and appellate litigator. For more than 10 years, he has represented businesses in product liability, premises liability, personal injury, class action and mass tort cases and appeals in jurisdictions throughout the United States and in arbitration. 

Paul has served as second-chair trial counsel in a variety of high-exposure trials, including proceedings involving an automobile manufacturer, an online taxi service and an international entertainment and hospitality company. He has authored briefs for the U.S. Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit, the California Supreme Court, the California Court of Appeal and numerous U.S. district courts and California superior courts.

When not in the office, Paul enjoys spending time with friends and family, reading and trying new recipes in the kitchen. Volunteerism is important to Paul and he makes time to strengthen his community on a regular basis through several organizations.

 

Bar Admissions

  • California

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio

Education

  • Chapman University, Fowler School of Law, J.D., 2010

    summa cum laude

  • Thomas Aquinas College, B.A., 2007

Professional Associations

    • Product Liability Advisory Council (PLAC)
      —Amicus Program Case Selection Committee
    • The American Bar Association
    • The Los Angeles County Bar Association
    • The Orange County Bar Association
    • The Saint Thomas More Society of Orange County
      —Board of Directors
    • The Charles Institute
      —Leadership Team
    • The National Order of the Scribes
    • Casa Teresa
      —Board of Directors, Chairman of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

Distinctions

    • Best Lawyers
      —Ones to Watch – Product Liability Litigation: Defendants, 2021 – 2023

Speaking Engagements

  • "Accident Scene: Best Methods and Strategies for Investigating, Documenting, Measurement of Scenes and How to Litigate These Cases," Presenter, My Law CLE Live Video Broadcast, October 2022
  • "LEGAL TRAPS & TRICKS: Legal Traps to be Prepared For as You Head Back to Trial, and Tricks to Help you Succeed," Presenter, PLAC Fall Conference, September 2021
  • "Return to Play: Update on Youth Sports and Concussions," Presenter, March 2019
  • "California's Youth Concussion Law AB-2007: Best Practices for your Youth Sports Organization," Presenter, Webinar, February 2018
  • "Youth Sports: Concussion Concern, Injury Analysis and Compliance with California's New Concussion Law," Presenter, Webinar June 2017

Publications

  • "Changes For Youth Football In California And Beyond," Co-Author, Law360, March 2018
  • "New Calif. Law Will Change Youth Sports Concussion Cases," Co-Author, Law360, March 2017
  • "Star Wars: The Battle to Protect the Rights of Publicity of America's Astronauts," Co-Author, Hastings Science & Technology Law Journal 41, Winter 2016
  • "The High Calling of the Lawyer: Legal Counseling in Light of Natural Law," Author, Ad Veritatem, Volume 16, Issue 3, March 2011
  • "Digest: Vargas v. City of Salinas," Author, Chapman Law Review, Volume 13, Issue 2, Winter 2010
  • "Recognizing and Regulating Home Schooling in California: Balancing Parental and State Interests in Education," Author, Chapman Law Review, Volume 13, Issue 2, Winter 2010

Clerkships

During law school, Paul served as a judicial extern for the Honorable David G. Sills, Presiding Justice for the California Court of Appeal, Fourth District, Division Three. Following law school, Paul served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable J. Leon Holmes, Chief Judge for the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Arkansas from 2010-2012. He then served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Daniel A. Manion on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit from 2012-2014.