Paul Rovella

Managing Partner

Since joining JRG Attorneys at Law, Paul Rovella has developed significant experience in litigating real estate disputes, including unlawful detainers, partitions, quiet title actions, boundary line disputes, and Heggstad petitions. Paul’s other courtroom experience includes externing with United State Chief Magistrate Judge M. Faith Angell in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and serving as a court-appointed volunteer mediator for small claims disputes.

Paul is licensed to practice in the State of California and has been admitted to practice in the United States District Courts in the Eastern, Central, and Northern Districts of California. Paul is a member of the San Benito and Monterey County Bar Associations. He has been named to the 2014 and 2015 Northern California Rising Stars lists. Paul was also voted “Best Attorney” in San Benito County in 2014 in the Hollister Free Lance Best Of.


  • JD, Rutgers University School of Law, Camden, 2006
  • MBA, National University, 2002
  • BA, Sonoma State University, 1999

Practice Areas

  • General and Agricultural Business Matters
  • Litigation
  • Land Use Permitting
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Public Agency Law
  • Williamson Act Contracts

Bar and Court Admissions

  • California, 2006


  • Landlord-Tenant Disputes: How to Deal With the Security Deposit on Termination
  • The Pinnacle, March 14, 2012
  • SB 931: Prohibiting Lenders Holding First Deed of Trust From Recovering Deficiencies
  • The Pinnacle, May 1, 2011
  • Real Estate 101: When Your Nonrefundable Deposit Might Be Refundable
  • The Pinnacle, July 12, 2010
  • The Ongoing Evolution of California’s Diesel Emission Regulations and How You Can Get Involved
  • The Pinnacle, May 7, 2010
  • Real Estate Commissions: When Are They Earned?
  • The Pinnacle, January 29, 2010
  • The Dangers of Hosting the Holidays: Slip and Fall Liability This Holiday Season
  • The Pinnacle, December 9, 2009
  • Resolving Real Estate Disputes
  • The Pinnacle, October 3, 2008
  • Feral Pigs in Produce Fields
  • The Pinnacle, October 27, 2006

Civic Involvement

  • San Benito County Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau, Board Member
  • 33rd District Agricultural Association – Board Member
  • Grower Shipper Association of the Central Coast – Legislative Committee
  • Hollister Downtown Association
  • Sacred Heart Parish School Board – Board Of Limited Jurisdiction Member
  • San Benito County Arts Council
  • San Benito County Farm Bureau
  • San Benito County Heritage Foundation
  • San Benito County Cattlemen’s Association
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