The Honorable Paul C. Lo

Merced County Superior Court, Department 3

Biography

The Hon. Paul C. Lo is a judge for the Superior Court of Merced County in California. He was appointed to the bench by former Governor Jerry Brown on December 27, 2013, filling a vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Hugh Flanagan.

Lo earned a B.A. from the University of California, Davis. He then completed a J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law in 1994.

Prior to his appointment to the bench, Lo was a sole practitioner in his own private practice from 2003 to 2013. Before that, he worked at Allen, Polgar, Proletti & Fagalde from 1994 to 2003, rising through the ranks from associate to partner and managing partner.

Lo was the first Hmong-American to be appointed as a judge in the United States. He was born in Laos but spent part of his childhood in a refugee camp in Thailand. After obtaining asylum in the United States, his family earned their living by growing vegetables and selling them at farmers markets.

He is registered as a Democrat.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Paul C. Lo

  • ADOLFO SANCHEZ VS. DAN YOON, ET AL.

    Aug 20, 2018 |  Merced County

    Motion for Terminating Sanctions
    Plaintiff Adolfo Sanchez’s motion is GRANTED but in lieu of a terminating sanction the Court will impose a monetary sanction in the amount of $3,561.00 against defendant KS Aviation, Inc. and its attorney Michael Abbott for requiring plaintiff to bring the present moti...

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Recent Cases by Hon. Paul C. Lo

Recent Rulings by Hon. Paul C. Lo

  • ADOLFO SANCHEZ VS. DAN YOON, ET AL.

    Aug 20, 2018 |  Merced County

    Motion for Terminating Sanctions
    Plaintiff Adolfo Sanchez’s motion is GRANTED but in lieu of a terminating sanction the Court will impose a monetary sanction in the amount of $3,561.00 against defendant KS Aviation, Inc. and its attorney Michael Abbott for requiring plaintiff to bring the present moti...

  • See More Results

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