About Paul J. Kurtzhall

My name is Paul Kurtzhall, and I am the founder and managing attorney of Kurtzhall Law.

I have extensive experience in all areas of employment law, including wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and wage and hour claims, among other areas. I am a seasoned litigator with substantial civil litigation experience.

My job is to obtain the biggest financial award possible for you when you are mistreated by your employer, whether by discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, or theft of your wages. My goal is to obtain a favorable resolution of your claim without going to trial, so you receive your money as soon as possible. However, if an employer refuses to acknowledge its wrongful conduct and accept responsibility, I will not hesitate to take your claim to trial. In addition, I am a member of organizations that fight for the rights of employees just like you, including the American Association for Justice.


I began my legal career at the law firm Hallstrom, Klein & Ward, LLP in Orange County where I represented large and small companies, including auto dealerships and import/export businesses, in civil litigation. After 12 years at the firm, I was sick of representing soulless corporations and decided I wanted to utilize my negotiation and litigation skills to help real people, like you, with their struggle against unlawful employers, so I founded Kurtzhall Law. When you hire me to fight for your right to work in a fair and unbiased job environment, you are not only seeking justice for yourself, but also for the betterment of all California employees.

While in law school, I gained valuable litigation experience through externships, including participating in international civil and criminal rights programs at the University von Amsterdam in the Netherlands and at the International Criminal Court at The Hague during Slobodan Milosevic’s trial for war crimes. I also held a prestigious position at the Gang Unit of the Orange County District Attorney’s Office where I assisted with the investigation, compilation, and prosecution of gang related felonies and capital murder cases.

Pacific West College of Law: JD
UC Santa Cruz: BA Politics; Minor in Literature

California State Courts
US District Court, Southern District of California
US District Court, Central District of California
US District Court, Northern District of California
US District Court, Eastern District of California

California Bar

My decision to engage Paul Kurtzhall was instrumental in getting my life back on the right track. Paul’s ability to (a) re-think his strategies in the face of the actions of the opposition and some of the earlier decisions of the court together with (b) Paul’s work ethic led to some great wins which changed my life back for the better. Thank you Paul for your counsel and for your successful work on my behalf.

Albert E.

I have worked most recently with Paul Kurtzhall. I would offer an unhesitating and unqualified recommendation. He is responsive, reasonably priced and yet extraordinarily knowledgeable.

Douglas S.

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