Fresno native Paul J. Pimentel has practiced law in California for 27 years. Since 1995, Mr. Pimentel has specialized in three broad categories of cases:
Injury cases including wrongful death, vehicular accidents, animal attacks, harassment or discrimination, wrongful termination, medical malpractice, workers’ compensation, and wage-and-hour cases
Wills and trusts including all disputes relating to the creation or administration of a will or trust
Commercial and business disputes that arise when you thought you had an agreement but you don’t, or the other party is “confused” about what was agreed on. Resolutions sometimes be reached simply through a letter or a phone call; in other cases, it may take a lawsuit. Mr. Pimentel tailors his approach to each case to achieve the best, most cost-effective outcomes for his clients.
YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
Paul Pimentel earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Davis and his J.D. from the University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law. He was admitted to the bar in the state of California in 1986. From 1988 through 1995, Mr. Pimentel was a Deputy City Attorney for the City of Fresno, representing the city in a variety of cases including wrongful deaths, police brutality, and a major environmental challenge where millions of dollars were at stake.
A PASSION FOR JUSTICE
Mr. Pimentel co-founded the Collaborative Law Practice Group (CLPG) along with family law attorney Gerald M. Tomassian. The CLPG offers divorcing spouses the opportunity to dissolve their marriages with the proper dignity and respect that they and their children genuinely deserve. Mr. Pimentel also co-founded the Fresno-based law firm of Tomassian, Pimentel & Shapazian in 1992. With more than 75 years of combined legal experience, Tomassian, Pimentel & Shapazian represents injury victims and other clients in the Fresno area and throughout central California. For more information about how our attorneys can help you, call Tomassian Pimentel & Shapazian at 559-277-7300 or contact us online right now to schedule your initial consultation.
“You spend almost half of your waking hours working. So when your work life goes bad because of harassment or discrimination, its a very big problem. Mr. Paul Pimentel at Tomassian, Pimentel & Shapazian has represented me in a work place case and I could not be more pleased with his efforts. I have found him to be knowledgeable, extremely responsive to my questions and honest about his opini (...)
“We faced every parent’s absolutely worst nightmare. We lost our twin babies to a tragic and horrible accident. We didn’t know what or if we could do anything about what had happened. We prayed to the Lord to guide us in our time of need and, we believe, he led us to Mr. Paul Pimentel at Tomassian, Pimentel & Shapazian. After we explained what had happened, Mr. Pimentel came to our home, lis (...)
P.G. & Y.O.
“The Calwa Recreation and Parks District serves the needs of a community whose residences face many challenges. It was important to the Board that we retain solid legal assistance to help the Board deliver absolutely top quality facilities and service to our patrons. Paul Pimentel of Tomassian, Pimentel and Shapazian consistently helps the Board achieve its goals. I can personally vouch for (...)
Mary Rosales, Board Member
“Life can be unpredictable. Recently, I found myself suddenly facing several complex and unexpected legal challenges. Thankfully Tomassian, Pimentel & Shapazian was able to advise and protect my interests. Not only do I have the utmost confidence in their advice and abilities, but I can tell you how convenient it is to have several lawyers on whom I can call for help. Their understanding, co (...)
"I know all too well how mundane and repetitive the practice of law can be. I can only imagine what family law can do! For me and mine, you were a God send to us 17 years ago (almost to the day!). Lauren was a shy, quiet and scared little kid back then. With your guidance and hard work, you were able to give us peace and freedom. It was then that she began to flourish. She has become an incr (...)