Philanthropic Foundation Board of Governors

Paul Carter

Paul Carter ’92

Co-Chair, Markerting & Communications Committee

Bergkvist, Bergkvist & Carter LLP


Paul Carter is a partner at Bergkvist, Bergkvist & Carter, LLP, a boutique law firm in Long Beach where he has spent his career representing and protecting his clients’ interests. Carter also utilizes his extensive litigation background to serve as a mediator to assist others in resolving their disputes. 

After serving in the United States Navy, Carter obtained his B.A. in political science from California State University, Fullerton in 1992. He then went on to earn a JD, with honors, from Drake University Law School in 1995.

While at CSUF, Carter volunteered as a docent at the Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace, where he first discovered his interest in Richard Nixon's Southern California life. Carter initially published Native Son: Richard Nixon's Southern California, a unique map biography of the former president. That research led to a groundbreaking biography, Richard Nixon: California’s Native Son (Potomac Books, September 1, 2023) for which Richard Nixon’s daughter, Tricia Nixon Cox, wrote the foreword.

Carter has served as president of the university’s Alumni Association and in several volunteer capacities through the years.