Paula Mahan graduated from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, in 1978, and passed the California Bar that same year. Her first job was as a criminal prosecutor with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Eventually, she went into private practice with her husband, Kevin M. Mahan, and her first case was an independent adoption. That experience became the initial step in what has become a long and storied journey….a journey that has taken decades.
Paula was part of a small group of legal practitioners who helped merge bold new ideas in Family Law with innovative medical technologies in the treatment of infertility. The early formative years were exciting times, marked by great forward strides, along with a few minor setbacks. Today those efforts have become the cornerstone of a huge medical-legal industry in California that attracts people from all over the world who are in need of surrogate parenting services and/or some of their corollaries: egg donation, sperm donation and embryo donation. Paula has specialized in the area of Reproductive Law for over twenty-five years and has worked with some of the best doctors, medical clinics, and agencies in the state of California.
With the help of California’s welcoming and inclusive laws, artificial reproductive services are available to all those seeking to become parents…including heterosexual couples, same-sex couples, and unmarried singles. Paula has worked successfully with all types of prospective parents and is experienced in all of the myriad laws and procedures necessary to establish parentage. The work is very emotionally rewarding and Paula has hundreds of happy clients who, with her help, have achieved their life-long dream of becoming parents. We have come a long way toward the goal of eradicating the heartbreak of infertility.