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Meet Attorney Paul Van Der Walde

Paul Van Der Walde, Esq.

Founding Partner, Senior Trial Attorney

Paul was born in Boston Massachusetts and moved to Scottsdale, Arizona to attend Arizona State University. After completing his undergraduate degree, he moved to the Bay Area in 1989 to study law at Santa Clara University.

He received his Doctorate in Jurisprudence in 1993, and practiced for one year as a defense attorney for a local insurance defense firm. After watching large insurance companies take advantage of plaintiffs, Paul joined a Bay Area civil litigation practice and specialized in helping plaintiffs in personal injury cases such as car accidents, slip and falls, and wrongful death.

He became a partner of Cornell & Van Der Walde Law in 1995, and in 1997, Paul founded Van Der Walde & Associates. He merged his successful personal injury practice with Paul Caputo’s in 2014, to form Caputo & Van Der Walde, LLP.

Recognized for Excellence

For over 20 years, Paul has tried cases in Santa Clara County courtrooms, where he has become a known face to judges, attorneys and legal professionals. At Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP, Paul gives his clients the full attention they need and uses the significant resources he has to fight when they cannot.

Paul's many affiliations and accomplishments include:

  • Past President SCBA Bar Association
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Personal Injury Attorney of the Year - Consumer Business Review
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Santa Clara Bar Association Board of Trustees
  • Member CAOC (Consumer Attorneys of California)
  • Member AAJ (American Association for Justice)
  • Member SCCBA (Santa Clara County Bar Association)
  • 10/10 Superb Rating on Avvo Attorney Rating Service

A Track Record of Success

Millions Recovered for Our Clients
  • $8,825,000 Auto Accident
  • $7,291,986 Catastrophic Injury
  • $5,650,000 Catastrophic Injury
  • $3,000,000 Truck Accident
  • $3,000,000 Auto Accident
  • $3,000,000 Civil Rights Case
  • $3,000,000 Physical Abuse
  • $2,650,000 Auto Accident
  • $2,500,000 Truck Accident
  • $2,375,000 Assualt

Highly Rated & Reviewed

  • “Paul and his entire team are professional in every way.”

    Earl S.

  • “Paul vigorously advances his clients' cases.”

    Phillip G., Attorney

  • “Everyone at the firm was extremely helpful during what is normally a very complicated and convoluted process.”

    Farouk Rice

  • “I would have no hesitation in asking about other matters.”

    Joyce B.

  • “Paul and his team not only made us comfortable, they were kind enough to research our complex case and give us a confidence of we getting a fair compensation.”

    Subhanand S

  • “Don was great at explaining everything and I would definitely contact him again in the future should I need his services again.”

    Pete G.

  • “This team is highly proficient and professional and they are also ethical, principled people.”

    Shelley S.

  • “Your meeting with us meant more than you’ll ever know and for which we are so grateful.”

    I.R. and R.R.

  • “Great service, good staff and wonderful Law firm.”

    Melva W.

  • “I can not say enough about the treatment I received during this time.”

    Steve T.

  • “Paul was always prompt, very professional, and explained everything clearly”

    Phil R.

  • “Paul seemed genuinely interested and concerned about my case.”

    Tina K.

  • “They always responded to my questions/requests promptly and also let me know the progress of my case in the timely manner.”

    Liu X.

  • “I cannot thank you enough for your kindness and expertise in handling my case.”

    Former Client

  • “In turning to you to handle all of the legal issues that arose out of the accident, I saved myself considerable mental and emotional grief...”

    David S.

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Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP Can Make the Difference in Your Case
  1. Over 85 Years of Legal Experience
  2. Super Lawyers Top Rated Attorneys
  3. Tens of Millions of Dollars Recovered
  4. Legal Services Available in Spanish
  5. All Initial Case Reviews Are Free of Charge
  6. You Do Not Pay Unless We Win Your Case
  7. Perfect 10/10 Superb Rating on Avvo
  8. Included in Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
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