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 Physical Abuse
  • $3,000,000.00 Truck Accident
  • $3,000,000.00 Auto Accident
  • $3,000,000.00 Civil Rights Case
  • $2,650,000.00 Auto Accident
  • $2,500,000.00 Truck Accident
  • $2,375,000.00 Assualt

Highly Rated & Reviewed

  • “Paul Caputo fought hard to get me the best deal. I am very grateful to have worked with Paul!”

    Susanne

  • “Rich and Shawn will do whatever it takes to thoroughly work for their clients!!!! You will NEVER be disappointed!!!”

    Sylvia E.

  • “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

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

    Howard Zhang

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

    Appy C.

  • “Paul assured me he would handle everything with the insurance companies and I could focus on healing.”

    Nancy O.

  • “Paul vigorously advances his clients' cases.”

    Phillip G., Attorney

  • “I appreciate your good humor and genuine human-ness. You both are gems....”

    Kim

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

    Michael W., Attorney

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

    Farouk Rice

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

    Phil R.

  • “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

  • “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

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

    Joyce B.

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Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP Can Make the Difference in Your Case
  1. Over 85 Years of Legal Experience
  2. Six Attorneys Selected for Super Lawyers
  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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