Throughout his career, Jean-Paul has dedicated hundreds of hours to pro bono work, and with excellent results. He successfully first-chaired two misdemeanor criminal trials on behalf of the City of Redondo Beach. He represented several clients in obtaining Holocaust-survivor benefits from the German government. He is currently representing a client seeking asylum in the United States following a decade of abuse as a political prisoner in Ethiopia. Jean-Paul regularly works with the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.
Jean-Paul is also heavily involved as coach for Berkeley Law’s mock trial program and is an active member of the San Francisco Bar Association and Association of Business Trial Lawyers.