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The Law Offices of Paul H. Nathan

Criminal Defense


Paul represented the alleged boss of the largest Asian organized crime gang on the West Coast of the United States and Canada who was facing federal charges for running a counterfeit credit card ring thank stole millions of dollars from banks investigated by the United States Secret Service as well as large scale MDMA smuggling investigated by the Drug Enforcement Agency with the government seeking a 20-year term. 

Paul negotiated a plea agreement with the government whereby Mr. Lee would agree to serve 4 years with credit for time already served, which resulted in Mr. Lee serving one year in federal custody after the agreement was accepted by the Court. In that case, Mr. Nathan argued that the Federal government was a co-conspirator with Mr. Lee because the Drug Enforcement Agency assisted the MDMA courier in delivering the drugs to their final destination.

Paul has also represented individuals charged with federal drug charges, fraud charges, and money laundering.


In addition, Paul Nathan represented Charter Properties, a real estate development company, charged with felony fraud and criminal violations of California Fish and Game code. The Court dismissed the case against Mr. Nathan’s client at the conclusion of the preliminary hearing.


While in law school, Paul Nathan spent two summers as an intern in The Hague, Netherlands, working on war crimes cases in 2005 and 2007.