Paul A. Bigley


Los Angeles – Downtown, CA
D 213.615.7079


Paul Bigley is a Partner of Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP and is Chair of the Downtown Los Angeles office. He has 35 years of experience defending cases in California's state and federal courts involving: catastrophic injuries in the transportation, products and premises liability arenas; insurance bad faith claims; professional liability; directors' and officers' liability, sexual abuse, and entertainment litigation.  Mr. Bigley represents a wide array of clients from individuals to Global 100 companies and has an extensive record of successful jury verdicts (over a dozen in the last few years alone).

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Bar Admissions

California, 1985

Publications & Engagements
  • “Successful Handling Of Wrongful Death Cases In California,” Lorman Education Services, May 8, 2002
  • “Uninsured And Underinsured Motorist Law In California,” National Business Institute, 2000
  • “Trying the Soft Tissue Injury Case in California,” National Business Institute, 1998
  • National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, Member, 1995 – Present
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, Board of Directors, 1998 – 2011
  • Federal Bar Association, Member
  • Southern California Fraud Investigators Association, Member
  • Southern California Insurance Professionals, Member
  • California Defense Counsel, Board Member, 2005 – 2010
  • Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada, Member, 2010 – Present
  • Association of Defense Trial Attorneys, Member, 2007 – Present
  • Methodist Hospital Foundation, Board Member, 2008 – Present
  • Methodist Hospital, Stroke Council Chair, 2013
  • California Superior Court, Settlement Officer, 1990 – 2002
  • Los Angeles County Superior Court, Volunteer Arbitrator
  • Methodist Hospital Foundation, Chairman, 2017 – Present
  • Youth Sports Sponsor – Menifee Girls Softball and Ontario Moose Youth Hockey, 2017 – Present
Awards and Recognition
  • Martindale Hubbell AV® Rating
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel, “10 Best” Attorneys for California Nominee, 2016 – Present
  • Top 100 Insurance Lawyers in California, American Society of Legal Advocates, 2013 – 2015
Classes/Seminars Taught
  • Trial Advocacy, Keynote Speaker, King County Bar Association
  • Faculty, National Business Institute
  • Faculty, Lorman Education Services
  • Protecting Hospitality Operations from Premises Liability and Negligence Claims, Collins College of Hospitality Management at Cal Poly Pomona