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Paul Gruwell is a civil litigation partner of Ragghianti Freitas LLP.  He specializes in Trust and Estate Litigation and represents individuals, families, fiduciaries and charitable organizations in all phases of disputes, including through contested evidentiary hearings and trials.  His practice in this area spans trust and will contests, fiduciary breach of duty, removal of trustees and executors, accounting disputes, probate disputes, surcharge actions, fee disputes, and appeals.  Paul also handles financial elder abuse matters, which often arise in conjunction with Trust and Estate Litigation.

In addition, Paul has substantial experience with Business Litigation and Real Estate Litigation.  His Business Litigation experience includes disputes between business owners, breach of contract, fraud, business torts, unfair business practices, and lost profits.  His real estate work involves representing commercial and residential property owners in matters involving neighbor disputes and landslide litigation.

Earlier in his career, Paul spent several years at a regional, full-service law firm in San Francisco and a few years at a boutique litigation firm in Dallas, Texas.  He feels fortunate to call Marin home and is proud to have established his reputation in the San Francisco Bay Area legal community.  Paul enjoys sailing and exploring the outdoors with his wife and two children.


  • California State Courts
  • U.S. District Courts: Northern, Central and Eastern Districts of California
  • Texas State Courts


  • State Bar of California, Trusts and Estates Section and Litigation Section
  • Marin County Bar Association, Co-Chair of Probate Section
  • Richard M. Sangster American Inn of Court
  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society

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