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H. Paul Efstratis

44 Montgomery Street
Suite 3100
San Francisco, California 94104
Phone:  415.913.4957
Fax:  415.391.8766

Biography

As part of the automotive, litigation, and business litigation teams, Mr. Efstratis concentrates his practice on commercial and consumer breach of warranty cases for automotive manufacturers. He handles matters involving alleged violations under the Song Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, and the California Consumer Legal Remedies Act (CLRA). Mr. Efstratis handles all aspects of automotive litigation through trial including law and motion, discovery, mediations, and depositions.

Mr. Efstratis also represents financial institutions faced with consumer class and individual actions and origination matters involving claimed Truth in Lending Act (TILA) and Real Estate Settlement Procedure Act (RESPA) violations. He handles matters involving loan servicing with claimed violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and California and Federal Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (FDCPA). He also defends claims of wrongful foreclosure, with various aspects of contract and tort law litigation.

Prior to joining LeClairRyan, Mr. Efstratis practiced at a San Francisco litigation defense firm where he handled a broad range of cases in the areas of financial services, products liability, insurance, class actions, toxic tort, landlord-tenant, and personal injury. He has participated in the trial of several cases to verdict and has handled numerous mediations and settlement conferences throughout California in both state and federal court.

Mr. Efstratis is a 2000 graduate of University of California, Berkeley where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Economics. He earned his Juris Doctorate degree in 2005 from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, California.

Mr. Efstratis is admitted to California State and Federal District Courts. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Bar Association of San Francisco, and the Association of Defense Counsel.

Legal Experience

  • LeClairRyan, San Francisco, California, February 2012 – Present
  • Bledsoe, Cathcart, Diestel, Pedersen & Treppa, San Francisco, California, 2007 – February 2012
  • Legal Analyst and Business Development Associate, H5, San Francisco, California, 2006 – 2007
  • Law Clerk, Southern California Edison, Rosemead, California, 2003-2005

Memberships and Affiliations

  • State Bar of California
  • American Bar Association
  • Bar Association of San Francisco

Distinctions

  • Named a Northern California "Super Lawyer Rising Star" for Consumer Law, 2015 - 2018

Related Industries

Education

  • J.D., Loyola Law School, 2005
  • B.S., Environmental Economics and Policy, University of California, Berkeley, 2000
  • B.A., History, University of California, Berkeley, 2000

Bar Admissions

  • California