Biography

Paul Lesti, President of Lesti Structured Settlements, Inc., is one of the nation's leading experts on structured settlements and periodic payment of judgments. He is a Certified Structured Settlement Consultant and a licensed annuity agent.

Paul has over 20 years of experience with Structured Settlements, and has consulted on or brokered over 25,000 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.

Paul is the author of Structured Settlements (Thomson West Publishers, 1993) and the co-author of numerous articles for Trial, National Trial Lawyer, The American Bar Association Journal, and other professional 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 is a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Society of Settlement Planners. He has a degree in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley and received his certification as a Certified Structured Settlement Consultant from the University of Notre Dame.