Paul G. Murtagh
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Paul G. Murtagh is a business litigator whose practice focuses on a wide range of complex commercial litigation matters including competitive business litigation, unfair competition matters, government litigation, entertainment, and other general business contract and tort claims.  Mr. Murtagh has represented publicly traded companies and emerging businesses in the advertising, entertainment, energy, real estate, and technology industries. Mr. Murtagh also has been a “lawyer’s lawyer,” defending other attorneys in court proceedings and in investigations and hearings.


Before starting private practice, Paul Murtagh served in the chambers of Justice Joyce L. Kennard of the California Supreme Court, where he drafted conference memoranda assessing Petitions for Review, and participated in drafting and researching Justice Kennard’s published opinions.  

Mr. Murtagh has been voted by his peers as one of Southern California’s Super Lawyers from 2007 through 2020.  (Only five percent of the lawyers in California earn the Super Lawyers honor.)


State Bar of California

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit 

United States District Court, Central District of California

United States District Court, Northern District of California

United States District Court, Southern District of California

United States District Court, Eastern District of California


University of California, Hastings College of the Law / Suffolk University School of Law (J.D. 1995)

University of California at Berkeley (B.A. 1991)


American Bar Association

Los Angeles County Bar Association

San Fernando Bar Association

Volunteer Mediator, Los Angeles County Superior Courts


Voted by peers as one of Southern California's Super Lawyers ever year from 2007 to 2020. (Only five percent of the lawyers in California earn the Super Lawyer honor.)


Big Brother in Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles. 

Volunteer Supervisor for TreePeople, an environmental nonprofit organization in Los Angeles.

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