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Paulina Belovarski

Associate

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All Courts in the State of California

U.S. District Court for the Southern and Northern Districts of California

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With a background in debate, a knack for articulating arguments, and a passion for legal prose, Paulina Belovarski enjoys her work as an associate in Murphy Pearson’s San Francisco office. Her practice focuses on business law, white-collar defense, and professional liability matters.

Paulina’s undergraduate degree in psychology and extensive study abroad help to inform her creative legal insights and approaches to case strategies. While attending law school, she studied International Human Rights Law and International Criminal Law and Procedure at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark.

Serving as a Judicial Intern for the Honorable Michael J. Carrozzo, Paulina assisted on a project to update and reformat local Santa Barbara Courthouse rules in collaboration with the Presiding Judge in Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara. While serving as a Judicial Extern for the Honorable Cathy Ann Bencivengo, United States District Court for the Southern District of California, she worked closely with the Judge and law clerks on cases involving the FLSA, the FAA, the DTSA, the FDCPA, and the TCPA.

She also provided low-income clients with free civil legal assistance and participated in the domestic violence restraining order clinic as a legal intern for Legal Aid Society of San Diego and interned as a Certified Law Clerk and Graduate Law Clerk for the San Diego Public Defender’s office.

With a keen interest in outdoor activities, Paulina enjoys backpacking, beach volleyball and photography. Before starting law school, she worked for the U.S. Forest Service, Sierra National Forest, educating the public on the Wilderness Act of 1964.

Languages

Hebrew (moderately proficient)

 

  • Reduced personal injury claim against massage therapist from $1 million to approximately $35,000 in mediation.
  • Represented software developer towards dismissal of all claims against him.
  • Reduced landlord/tenant suit by four tenants from more than $1 million to approximately $140,000 in total amongst the four tenants.
  • Assisted in formation of numerous corporations, small corporations, and LLCs.
  • Previously as a legal intern, assisted attorneys on cases representing hospitals, doctors and nurses in the area of medical malpractice.

 

  • Legal Aid Society of San Diego (January 2018 – May 2018)
    • Domestic violence restraining order clinic
  • The Salvation Army, Door of Hope (March 2016 – March 2019)
    • Case Assistant III, per diem, supporting homeless community of women and children living at the Transitional Living Center
  • Women’s Law Caucus
    • Executive Board
  • Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego (August 2011 – July 2012)
    • Hematology/Oncology Department Volunteer

J.D., University of San Diego School of Law

B.A., Psychology, San Diego State University