Paul R. Baleria


Paul R. Baleria is a partner in the Sacramento office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Medical Malpractice and Long-Term Care Practices. Paul’s legal practice focuses on the defense of physicians, dentists, nurses, hospitals and long-term care facilities in civil litigation. He has successfully tried and arbitrated several cases and is also experienced in representing health care providers before their respective licensing boards.

Paul has received an “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell®.

Professional Presentations

"Walking the Legal Tightrope in Occupational Medicine," Speaker, Western Occupational Health Conference, October 8, 2022.


  • State Bar Admissions
    • California
    • Hawaii
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the Central District of California
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
    • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
    • United States District Court for the District of Hawaii





  • Sacramento County Bar Association
  • Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada

Awards & Honors

  • AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell 
  • Super Lawyers, Medical Malpractice, 2019, 2020, and 2021
  • Sacramento Magazine Top Lawyers, Civil Litigation and Medical Malpractice, 2016, 2020, and 2021
  • Certificate of Achievement, ABA TIPS/ABOTA National Trial Academy, 2018


University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Juris Doctor, 1994

California State University, Sacramento

Bachelor of Arts, 1991

Representative Matters

Secured 10-2 jury verdict for the defense in a medical malpractice case on behalf of The Regents of the University of California during a two-week, in-person trial. Plaintiff alleged inappropriate follow-up by physicians at UC Davis Medical Center following a breast cancer diagnosis and surgery without complication, even though she did not return for additional recommended chemotherapy. Plaintiff claimed seven figures in past medical expenses, and a similar amount in future special damages, plus pain and suffering.

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