Junn Paulino provides full-service representation to California school districts, private and parochial schools, county offices of education, community college districts, and public and private universities in all matters related to education law. Mr. Paulino uses an interest-based approach to navigate complex legal issues and achieve favorable results on behalf of his clients. Mr. Paulino specializes in conducting personnel and academic-related investigations, providing advice and counsel on labor and employment matters, and responding to discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wage and hour claims. In 2022, Mr. Paulino was recognized by Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star.”

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Paulino worked as a Labor and Employment litigator guiding clients through pre-litigation, discovery, mediation, arbitration, trial, and appeal. Mr. Paulino’s first trial resulted in a Lifetime membership to the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a group dedicated to recognizing attorneys who have secured verdicts of over one million dollars. Mr. Paulino’s extensive experience in representing workers allows him greater insight into assessing and defending claims against employers.

Mr. Paulino is a lifelong advocate of diversity and inclusion initiatives, and is a member of the firm’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. While in college, Mr. Paulino helped establish a resource center dedicated to the recruitment and retention of students from underrepresented communities. Prior to law school, Mr. Paulino spent a year volunteering at a non-profit in Asia dedicated to addressing human rights abuses and intercepting sex trafficking rings. In his spare time, Mr. Paulino works with a non-profit organization to assist community members with completing DACA applications.

Mr. Paulino is trained in mediation, conflict resolution, layoffs, and conducting investigations under Title 5 and Title IX. Mr. Paulino provides trainings on immigration, workplace and management issues, equity in leadership, mental health, diversity in the workplace, and cultural competence.

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Community Involvement

Community & Professional

Volunteer, Center for Worker’s Rights


J.D., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
B.A., University of California, San Diego


  • 2015, California
    U.S. District Courts, Central and Eastern Districts of California


  • Filipino, Spanish, Italian
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