Paul is a shareholder in the Health Care Department in the Allentown office of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin. He began his career as a prosecutor, but in recent years has focused his professional efforts on matters including medical/professional liability defense, corporate/commercial litigation, construction/real estate litigation and civil rights litigation.
An active trial attorney, Paul has tried more than 100 cases to a jury verdict. He has successfully defended countless professional liability matters, including a high percentage of medical and legal malpractice cases. He has represented physicians, physician groups, nurses, psychiatrists, hospitals and long-term care facilities in medical liability matters and attorneys, law firms and real estate agents in professional liability actions. Paul has also represented builders and contractors in construction cases, as well as government agencies in civil rights cases.
Paul received his undergraduate degree at the University of Notre Dame and his juris doctor from the Georgetown University Law Center, where he was a business editor of The American Criminal Law Review. He then began his legal career as an assistant district attorney in the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office where, as a member of the homicide unit, he was entrusted with significant cases including numerous capital murder prosecutions. Paul was also selected to serve as a special assistant United States attorney to assist in the coordination of a joint federal and local arson task force that culminated in the successful investigation and prosecution of the Quaker Lace factory arson, which was subsequently selected as a model for arson investigations and prosecutions nationwide.
Paul maintains an active role in the community and has served as a member of the advisory board for the Lehigh County Office of Children and Youth.
Significant Representative Matters
•Secured defense jury verdict in medical liability case involving brain injury allegedly caused by forceps, with damages projected by economists in excess of $50 million.
•Secured summary judgment in favor of client in a case involving an accident resulting in paralysis of a child. The verdict against remaining parties exceeded $30 million.
•Obtained favorable development in jurisprudence related to venue in medical professional lawsuits and in particular leading to removal of a Lehigh County health care provider from courts in Philadelphia.
•Ethics in Government Act, American Criminal Law Review, 5th Survey of White Collar Crime, Volume 26, No. 3, 1989
•Highlights in Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice Law, 2013 Trends in Health Care and Health Law Seminar, Marshall Dennehey, November 7, 2013
•Expert Witnesses, 1995
•Death Penalty Litigation, 2001
•M-Care Act, Re: Expert Witness, 2003
•Lectures, Re: Closing Argument, Widener University and University of Pennsylvania Law School
•Patient Safety and Risk Management Seminar, presentation for physicians at Easton Hospital, 2005
•Disclosure and Reporting of Medical Errors, presentation for physicians at Pocono Medical Center, 2005
•Tort Reform and The Impact Upon Medical Practitioners, presentation for physicians at Sacred Heart Hospital, 2005
•Mitigation and Litigation, Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital, 2006
•CLE Seminar on Fraud and Abuse, Insurance Society of Philadelphia, 2006
•Anatomy of a Lawsuit, Sacred Heart Hospital, 2007
•CLE Trial Advocacy Seminar: Closing Arguments, 2008
Past Employment Positions
•Philadelphia District Attorney's Office, Homicide Unit, Assistant District Attorney, 1990-1997
•U.S. Attorney's Office, Special Assistant Attorney, 1995
Honors & Awards
•AV Preeminent by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell
•U.S. Dept. of the Treasury, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms - Service Recognition Award , 1995
•Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, 2012-2014
Year Joined Organization: 2003.