Dr. Paul Baumgartner

Attorney / Legal advisor, born 1943


  • 1969 Graduated in law from the University of Zurich (lic. iur.)
  • 1974 Admitted to the Zurich bar
  • 1980 Doctorate in law.

Professional experience
Judicial activities

  • 1972–1983 Law clerk/registrar
    Zurich District Court
  • 1978–1991 Part-time assistant judge
    Zurich District Court
  • 1991–1997 Court-appointed additional judge
    Court of Appeal of the Canton of Zurich
  • from 1997 Permanent judge at the Court of Appeal of the Canton of Zurich
  • from 1998 Adjudicator Code of Conduct at the Zurich Bar Association

Professional experience
Legal work

  • 1983–1996 Attorney/partner
    Scherrer & Baumgartner, Zurich
  • 1997–1998 Attorney/partner
    Stickelberger Siegrist Baumgartner, Zurich
  • 1998–31.3.2014 Attorney/partner
    Siegrist Baumgartner Thaler, Attorneys
  • since April 1, 2014 Legal advisor at Advokaturbüro Dr. Robert Siegrist

Preferred areas of activity (counseling and litigation)

  • Criminal law
  • Law of criminal procedure
  • Laws governing inheritance and matrimonial property
  • Divorce and cohabitation law
  • Contract law and chose in action
  • Civil liability and insurance law
  • Social security law
  • Arbitration


  • Swiss and Zurich Bar Associations and entered in the Bar Register


  • German
  • English


  • Kosten des Schiedgerichtsprozesses [The Costs of the Arbitration Process]
    Dissertation, Studies on Procedural Law, Heft 54, Zurich 1980
  • Strafverteidiger als Vermittler des Rechtsfriedens [Criminal Defense Counsel as Broker for Legal Security]
    in: Ungeliebte Diener des Rechts [Unpopular Servants of the Law], Hans Baumgartner/René Schuhmacher (publishers), Beiträge zur Strafverteidigung in der Schweiz, [Contributions to Criminal Defense in Switzerland] Elster Verlag, Baden-Baden and Zurich 1999
  • Das Verbot der suggestiven Befragung im zürcherischen Strafprozess [Prohibiting Leading Questioning in Zurich Criminal Procedure]
    in: 125 Jahre Kassationsgericht des Kantons Zürich [125 years of the Court of Appeal of the Canton of Zurich], commemorative publication, Schulthess Juristische Medien AG, Zurich 2000, 335 ff.