Paul M. Monzione, Esq.

Phone 603-569-9599 , 877-569-9599(toll free)


Mr. Monzione began his legal career in California in 1981 as the protégé of the famous Melvin M. Belli, Sr., with whom he later entered into partnership in 1989. Practicing with Mr. Belli, dubbed “The King of Torts,” Monzione was consistently assigned the firm’s most difficult and highest profile cases, including cases with national exposure. After Belli’s death and some years working with the partnership of Brown, Monzione, Fabbro, Zakaria & Scarlett, Attorney Monzione decided to move back home to New England in 1997, to open a solo practice.

In the course of his career, Mr. Monzione has been lead counsel or principal counsel on several cases which have resulted in multi-million dollar recoveries, settlements and verdicts, to an estimated total of close to $100 million dollars.

 Mr. Monzione’s litigation experiences cover sixteen states across the country and include:

  • Claims against tobacco company R.J. Reynolds in 1985 (the first such to be tried to a jury verdict and the case that “paved” the way for future tobacco litigation, which ultimately succeeded in holding the tobacco companies accountable for their conduct);
  • Human Rights Claims against deposed Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos;
  • Multiple claims against breast implant manufacturers;
  • Claims involving the MGM Grand Hotel fire;
  • Claims relating to the crash of KAL Flight 007 in 1983;
  • Claims relating to the crash of Pan Am Flight 103 in 1988;
  • Toxic contamination claims against Diamond Shamrock and U.S. Radium Corporation;
  • Claims for wrongful termination against Bechtel, Inc;
  • Claims for fraud against the CIA;
  • Claims for compensation related to damage caused by the Exxon Valdez oil spill in 1989;
  • Claims for copyright infringement against major entertainment industry companies including CBS, Lorimar Productions, and Sony Pictures.

Attorney Monzione has also been principal counsel for his firms in cases representing multiple clients where the recoveries have been in the billions of dollars, such as the Exxon Valdez oil spill litigation and the Marcos human rights litigation referred to above.

In addition to his general practice, Attorney Monzione also practices entertainment law and has represented some of the world’s most famous movie stars, iconic rock stars, and other entertainers and members of the entertainment business and motion picture industry. Many of these attorney/client relationships are confidential, but some of the entertainment clients he has represented or worked with publicly include Muhammed Ali, Lana Turner, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Chuck Berry, Phyllis McGuire of the McGuire Sisters, to name just a few. He continues to represent people in the entertainment industry, from New Hampshire to California, and most recently negotiated motion picture contracts with SONY and Columbia, copyright agreements with CBS, and a number of book deals.

In addition to his trial work, Attorney Monzione maintains a membership in The New Hampshire Association for Justice (also known as The New Hampshire Trial Lawyers Association), where he served as President (2010-2011 term) and as an officer and member of the Board of Governors. Attorney Monzione is also a member of The American Association for Justice , as well as several other professional associations, and sits on various boards of directors.

Attorney Monzione has authored published articles on a variety of legal topics for both lay and legal publications, and upon invitation, has given presentations and lectures throughout the country to attorney associations, physicians associations, pharmacist groups, and other professional groups and associations, and has appeared on several national television programs such as “Entertainment Tonight,” “Nightline,” “American Justice,” “Phil Donahue,” and others.

Bar Admission

Supreme Court of California – 1981

Supreme Judicial Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts – 1982

Supreme Court of New Hampshire – 1996


Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, California Juris Doctor – 1981

California State University, Northridge, California Bachelor of Arts in Journalism – 1978


  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • United States District Courts for the Northern, Central, and Eastern Districts of California
  • United States District Courts for the Districts of New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Hawaii
  • The Courts of New Hampshire, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and California