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Paul Bird

Paul comes to Messing Adam & Jasmine LLP with extensive litigation experience, managing all aspects of cases from matter inception to trial, including taking and defending depositions, arguing motions, drafting pleadings, overseeing discovery, and interviewing witnesses. Second-chaired two matters at trial that secured defense verdicts for clients. Leadership skills honed from service as United States Army armor officer. Known for decisive leadership, cultivation of collaborative environment, and absolute attention to detail.


University of San Francisco School of Law, J.D. 1998
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, B.A. 1991

Affiliations & Memberships
State Bar of California
San Francisco Bar Association
Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom
Animal Legal Defense Fund

Personal Distinctions
United States Army (1986-1988, 1991-1994).  Achieved rank of First Lieutenant and was awarded Army Commendation medal, Army Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Metal (two awards), National Defense Service Medal, M-16 Sharpshooter Badge, Grenade Expert Badge, Overseas Service Ribbon (two awards), Army Lapel Button (two awards), Army Service Ribbon (two awards).


“Richmond Police Captain’s Termination Overturned on Appeal to City Manager,” PORAC Law Enforcement News (Vol. 56 No. 6 June 2018)

Contributing author to The Labor Beat, Messing Adam’s periodic publication and alerts highlighting topics germane to public sector labor employees