Attorney Paul D. Brau

“I love those who can smile in trouble, gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection – Leonardo Da Vinci.”

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Email: PDB@jacobsmabrau.com

Phone: 562-219-2747

Born and raised in Auburn, California; Paul Brau earned his J.D. degree from Pepperdine University School of Law in 1977 and joined the California State Bar that same year. Following a two year clerkship, Mr. Brau joined the Charles R. Weldon law firm in 1977. He was admitted to the United States District Court, Central District California in 1978. In 2002, he was admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit. In 2002, he attended the Straus Institute for Alternative Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law.

Upon the untimely death of Charles R. Weldon in 2007, Mr. Brau was appointed as Practice Administrator by the Probate Court to wind up the Weldon law practice. At the conclusion of this endeavor Mr. Brau formed a partnership with his esteemed colleague, Laila Havre Jacobsma and the law firm of Jacobsma & Brau was established.

Areas of Practice

  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Probate and Estate Planning
  • Mediation

Education

  • UC Davis – B.A. 1974
  • Pepperdine University Law – J.D. Cum Laude 1977
  • Straus Institute for Alternative Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law

Member

  • Southeast District Bar Association
  • State Bar of California

Bar Admission

  • California State Bar – 1977
  • U.S. District Court – Central District California – 1978
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit – 2002