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Walnut Creek
100 Pringle Avenue
Suite 300
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

6781 N. Palm Avenue
Suite 102
Fresno, CA 93704

San Francisco
315 Pacific Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94111


LL.B., University of Melbourne, Australia, 1984

B.A., University of Melbourne, Australia


Highest available rating in Legal Ability and Ethics from Martindale-Hubbell.


Paul Caleo is a Partner in the Northern California offices of GRSM. Mr. Caleo has 35 years of experience in trying cases. He is skilled in defending and protecting his clients’ interests before juries and fact finders. He is a member of the San Francisco Chapter of ABOTA and has successfully tried to verdict large loss/high risk personal injury cases in what are regarded as some of the most defendant hostile and plaintiff friendly venues in the country. His extensive experience allows him to economically and efficiently manage the risks presented to his clients by litigation throughout California both in the Claims stage and once the lawsuit is filed. Paul’s experience and reputation for integrity allows him to create a relationship with opposing counsel that can lead to early resolution.


  • Australia
  • California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern, Eastern, Southern, and Central Districts of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth and Ninth Circuits


  • State Bar of California
  • Alameda County Association
  • Advance Australia
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) – San Francisco Chapter
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Housing Authority Defense Attorneys (HADA)
  • National Retail & Restaurant Defense Association (NRRDA)
  • National Retail Federation (NRF)
  • Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS)
  • The Harmonie Group
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