Paul has litigated a wide range of business and employment matters, and he has extensive experience in both state and federal courts in and outside of Ohio. He has obtained both plaintiff and defense verdicts as lead counsel or second chair, and obtained dismissals or favorable settlements in other matters. He also has significant appellate experience, including successful oral arguments before Ohio Courts of Appeals. He represents various types and sizes of businesses in litigation, but also counsels businesses on practices to avoid litigation. Paul was designated a “Future Star” by Benchmark Litigation and has been named to the Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. [VIDEO: Business Litigation leaders discuss Ulmer & Berne’s approach for achieving success for clients.]
(B.A., summa cum laude, with honors in the Liberal Arts, 2001)
Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Kappa Phi
(J.D., cum laude, 2005)
Recipient, International Trial Lawyers Award for Distinguished Achievement in the Art of Advocacy
(M.B.A., International Management, with distinction, 2011)
Paul is an active member of several nonprofit boards including in the fields of medicine and education. He studied in England at the University of Bristol and earned an MBA from Royal Holloway, and at home he is a proud graduate of several great institutions including St. Ignatius High School, The Ohio State University, and the University of Notre Dame where Paul won the Bengal Bouts – started long ago by Knute Rockne and Dominic (“Nappy”) Napolitano – as a welterweight boxer. Paul and his wife, Stephanie, a professor at Case Western Reserve University, have three children and live on the West Side of Cleveland. Paul enjoys running, getting outside with the kids, and travel, although that was much more of an option before the kids. His favorite trip remains a trip to Africa that included being on the receiving end of an unforgettable headbutt from a great white shark in the waters off of Cape Town, South Africa.