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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.

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
  • 5/5 Excellent Rating on Yelp
  • 5/5 Outstanding on Google Plus

A Track Record of Success

Millions Recovered for Our Clients
  • $8,825,000.00 Auto Accident
  • $7,291,985.58 Catastrophic Injury
  • $5,650,000.00 Catastrophic Injury
  • $3,000,000.00 Truck Accident
  • $3,000,000.00 Auto Accident
  • $3,000,000.00 Civil Rights Case
  • $3,000,000.00 Physical Abuse
  • $2,650,000.00 Auto Accident
  • $2,500,000.00 Truck Accident
  • $2,375,000.00 Assualt

Highly Rated & Reviewed

  • “The staff was very pleasant, informative and helpful. ”

    Claire Kushner

  • “We were listened to, sympathized with, and had action taken on our behalf to determine and win a worthy settlement for each one of us. ”

    Jason & Danielle Allen

  • “I can't say enough good things about Paul and his staff - they were prompt, caring, knowledgable and there was always someone live I could speak to that knew what was going on with my case.”

    Mary E.

  • “The personal touch that everyone had was the thing that sets you apart from everyone else.”

    D.M.

  • “Paul was committed to my case and is a strong advocate for his clients.”

    Louise K.

  • “Paul is extremely knowledgeable, proactive and goes above and beyond, in fighting for the compensation you deserve.”

    Appy C.

  • “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.

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

    Joyce B.

  • “He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.”

    Michael W., Attorney

  • “His entire team is wonderful, second to none. We are so happy with this outcome.”

    Howard Zhang

  • “Got us a very good settlement”

    Chris G.

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

    Phil R.

  • “Top-notch attorney”

    Christian L., Attorney

  • “You have restored my faith in the litigation legal profession today and I am grateful.”

    J.C.

  • “I endorse this lawyer's work”

    John C., Attorney

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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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