Joel Hand

An experienced and successful attorney, Joel is licensed to practice in Federal Court and in all state and federal courts of California.  Joel serves as Of Counsel to The Law Offices of Stephen R. Paul in many fields including immigration, personal injury, business litigation, and estate planning.

Joel was trained as a litigator with the San Diego District Attorney's Office where he tried more than 40 cases to verdict. Joel left the District Attorney's Office to start his own law firm where he litigated personal injury and business law cases for his clients.

During his career, Joel has also served as counsel to many businesses, both publicly held and private, performing general corporate work including employment agreements, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, licensing agreements, intellectual property litigation, compensation plans, stock plan administration, SEC compliance and facilitating outside capital investments into these entities, and obtaining million dollar verdicts. He works with an established network of fellow attorneys in the area of criminal law, patents and trademark, business litigation and immigration.

Joel has assisted clients with Asset Protection and Estate Planning, including Living Trusts, Wills, Asset Protection Trusts, and a complete package of documents and plans necessary for a comprehensive estate plan.

Joel also assists clients with the formation or transfer of LLC's for vessel and aircraft asset protection.

Joel has continually been AVVO rated "Excellent" by his peers.