Practice areas

Creditor Debtor Rights: Business, Bankruptcy: Business

Focus areas

Bankruptcy Law, Debt Discharge, Foreclosure, Loan Modifications

Paul J. Leeds is an adept attorney specializing in commercial litigation and a partner at Franklin Soto Leeds LLP, a law firm located in San Diego, California. His legal focus revolves around insurance recovery, business litigation, bankruptcy proceedings, and insolvency litigation, where he strives to assist clients in resolving their legal matters with optimal cost efficiency. Leveraging his legal expertise and deep understanding of the legal framework, he constructs well-founded legal strategies that are supported by enthusiastic representation in the courtroom.

Having earned his B.A. in English from the University of Notre Dame in 1989 and subsequently obtaining his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Colorado Boulder in 1996, Mr. Leeds has a strong educational foundation. His post-bachelor’s period saw him fulfilling military duties as a member of the United States Marine Corps. He actively served as a ground officer during operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm in the Gulf War and later held the role of Special Assistant U.S. Attorney.

Renowned for his accomplishments, Mr. Leeds has gained recognition in The Best Lawyers in America for his exceptional contributions to bankruptcy and creditor-debtor rights, as well as insolvency and reorganization law. The American Bar Association has also honored him as an “Outstanding Young Military Lawyer for the U.S. Marine Corps.”

Furthermore, Mr. Leeds has held the position of past president at the San Diego Bankruptcy Forum and imparts knowledge on evidence and trial procedure as part of the San Diego Inn of Court. He frequently delivers speeches on topics related to bankruptcy and trial practices across diverse platforms.

With licenses to practice in all California state courts and admissions to the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and the U.S. Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the 9th Circuit, Mr. Leeds is well-equipped in his field. He holds memberships in esteemed legal organizations, including the Lawyers Club of San Diego, the American Bar Association, and The State Bar of California.

In essence, Paul J. Leeds specializes in debt relief law, providing valuable assistance to individuals seeking bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.

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