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July 2022

Partner Paul Caleo Serves on Faculty of ABOTA "Civility Matters" Program

Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani Partner Paul Caleo will serve on the faculty of “Civility Matters” by the American Board of Trial Advocates ("ABOTA") for the Contra Costa County Bar Association on Thursday, July 14, via zoom. 

Civility Matters is a program for lawyers of all experience levels. This presentation is part of a national effort to help lawyers handle themselves with civility and professionalism when faced with challenging situations. The session will present different scenarios involving discovery disputes, depositions and trial situations that challenged civility and professionalism. The panel consisting of representatives from both the plaintiff and defense bars, as well as Judge Barry Baskin of Contra Costa County Superior Court representing the bench, will address how to avoid and handle the challenging situations. Caleo will represent the defense bar. 

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 and product liability 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. His experience and reputation for integrity allows him to create a relationship with opposing counsel that can lead to early resolution.

ABOTA is a national association of more than 6,000 experienced trial lawyers and judges dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the civil jury trial right provided by the Seventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

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