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Paul J. Lesti, President of Lesti Structured Settlements, Inc. has served as an expert witness in Structured Settlements, Economics, and Periodic Payment of Judgments.  He is a Certified Structured Settlement Consultant, a Registered Settlement Planner and a licensed annuity agent.

Since 1982 Paul has consulted on or brokered over 25,000 Structured Settlement cases. He has worked on notable cases including the collapse of the Kansas City Hyatt Regency Hotel, the Las Vegas MGM Grand Hotel fire, and the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. Additionally, Paul has worked on a pro-bono basis for the September 11th Victims Compensation Fund.

In addition to the book Structured Settlements 2d, published by West - Thomson Reuters, he has authored or co-authored articles for Trial, National Trial Lawyer, The American Bar Association Journal, and other publications. He has consulted with The Wall Street Journal, CBS and other media regarding litigation economic issues.  Paul is a member of the National Structured Settlement Trade Association and the Society of Settlement Planners.  He is a founding board member of the SSP.  He holds a degree in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley, the NSSTA certification as a Certified Structured Settlement Consultant developed in conjunction with the executive program at the University of Notre Dame, and the designation of a Registered Settlement Planner through Texas Tech University.

 

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CAOC & SFTLA Diversity Mixer
April 10, 2014

Trial Lawyer of the Year Awards
April 17 , 2014

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May 8, 2014

NLD Happy Hour Takeover
May 22, 2014

NLD Summer Bash
June 12, 2014

Membership Party
September 4, 2014

Happy Hour Takeover 
October 2, 2014

 

 

CAOC & SFTLA Diversity Mixer
April 10, 2014

Trial Lawyer of the Year Awards
April 17 , 2014

Diversity Committee Fundraising party
May 8, 2014

NLD Happy Hour Takeover
May 22, 2014

NLD Summer Bash
June 12, 2014

Membership Party
September 4, 2014

Happy Hour Takeover 
October 2, 2014

 

 

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