Patrick J. Paul

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  • Partner at Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.
  • One Arizona Center, 400 East Van Buren Street, Suite 1900, Phoenix, AZ 85004
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Biography

Patrick Paul's practice is concentrated in environmental and toxic tort litigation, including asbestos and pollution claims. He also provides environmental and land use counseling, including lobbying, Clean Water Act Section 404 permitting and compliance, associated with siting and construction of master planned communities, industrial, and power generating facilities, and administrative dispute resolution.

Representative Presentations and Publications

• 9th Circ. Deems EPA Pesticide Action Sufficient, For Now, Author, Law360 (August 24, 2017)
• State Law Resources: An Interesting Perspective on Law Firm Networks, Interviewed by Ari Kaplan, Author of Reinventing Professional Services (February 19, 2016)
• Future Regulation of 'Waters of the United States, Co-Author, ABA Natural Resources and Environment, Vol. 29, No. 2 (Fall 2014)
• EPA Issues Proposed Rule to Significantly Reduce Carbon Dioxide Emissions, Co-Author, Snell & Wilmer Legal Alert (July 10, 2014)
•Handbook of Environmental Fluid Dynamics: Overview and Fundamentals, Contributing Author, CRC Press (2013)
• Environmental Due Diligence Standards: Present and Future, Author, Westlaw Journal Environmental, Vol. 33, Issue 25 (June 26, 2013)
• Current Developments in U.S. Food Regulation, Author, ABA Natural Resources and Environment, Vol. 27, No. 4 (Spring 2013)
• Toward More Rational Environmental Enforcement, Author, ABA National Resources & Environment, Vol. 26, No.4 (Spring 2012)
•The Maricopa County PM-10 5% Plan: An Overview of EPA's Proposed Disapproval, Co-Author, Arizona State Law Journal, 43 Ariz. St. L.J. 879 (2011)
• Lender Liability for Clean Water Compliance, Co-Author, ABA Natural Resources and Environment, Vol. 25, No. 4 (Spring 2011)
• GHG Regulation Is Here to Stay, Author, ABA Natural Resources and Environment, Vol. 24, No. 4 (Spring 2010)
•Incentives for New Owners Under EPA's Audit Policy, Author, ABA Natural Resources and Environment (Winter 2009)
•Practical Ideas to Limit Exposure in a Litigious, Moldy World, Cavco Industries, Inc. (May 2005)
•Frye or Daubert in Arizona: A Case Study, Author, Arizona Association of Defense Council (January 2005)
•Environmental Liability & Commercial Lending, Author, First National Bank of Arizona (December 2004)
•Mold and Legal Liabilities in Arizona, Author, Long Realty Company and Hogan School of Real Estate (January 2003)
•Litigating the Mold Case, Construction Defect Seminar, Arizona Association of Defense Counsel (November 2001)
•Bill of Rights, A New Arizona Law Affects Regulatory Agency Inspections, Arizona Journal (1998)
•Hazardous Waste, Superfund and Reporting Chapters, Maricopa County Bar Association Environmental Handbook, Maricopa County Bar Association (1997)

Professional Recognition and Awards

•Outstanding Mentor of the Year, ASU Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Mentorship Initiative in Sustainability Law (2017)
•The Best Lawyers in America, Environmental Law, Government Relations Practice, Environmental Litigation (2006-2019)
•Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Environment (including water rights) (2009-2018)
•Southwest Super Lawyers, Environmental Litigation (2007-2018)
•Arizona's Finest Lawyers
•Best of the Bar, The Phoenix Business Journal

Community Involvement

•UPWARD for Children & Families, Board of Directors (2018-present)
•Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation, Board of Directors
•St. Joseph the Worker, Board Member
•The mission of St. Joseph the Worker is to assist homeless, low-income and other disadvantaged individuals in their efforts to become self-sufficient through quality employment.
•City of Phoenix
•Zoning Adjustment Hearing Officer
•Board of Adjustment, Past-Chairman
•Arizona Celtic Bar Association, Founding Member and President
•Irish Cultural & Learning Foundation, Board Member
•Central Phoenix / East Valley Light Rail Transit Project, Citizen Member
•Trained over 300 Arizona teachers in environmental education
•Former Valley Big Brother
•City of Phoenix Bond Committee, Arts and Culture Subcommittee, Past Member
•Upward Foundation, Past Member, Board of Directors

Other Professional Experience

•Gallagher & Kennedy, Phoenix, AZ (1992-1996)
•Gould & Wilkie, New York, NY (1988-1990)

Related Publications

Sep 01
Legal Alert - Clean Water Rule Halted in Arizona and 12 Other States

Aug 06
Legal Alert - The Obama Administration and EPA Issue Aggressive Clean Power Plan to Reduce Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Existing Power Plants

Mar 17
Legal Alert - Expert Testimony May Be Required To Establish CERCLA Innocent Landowner Defense

Jul 10
Legal Alert - EPA Issues Proposed Rule to Significantly Reduce Carbon Dioxide Emissions

Jun 06
Legal Alert - EPA Approves Maricopa County’s Five Percent Dust Plan

Feb 15
Legal Alert - California Scores Another Cap-and-Trade Victory

Oct 26
Legal Alert - Countdown to California's Cap and Trade Carbon Credit Auction

Jun 24
Legal Alert: U.S. Supreme Court Holds Clean Air Act Preempts Federal Common Law

May 05
Legal Alert: New Wetlands Guidance Means More Projects will Require Permits

Sep 13
Legal Alert: EPA Disapproves Air Quality Plan for Phoenix

Related News & Events

Dec 13
Phoenix Partner Patrick J. Paul Joins UPWARD for Children & Families Board of Directors

Aug 15
139 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers Listed as Leaders in Their Fields by The Best Lawyers in America 2019 Eleven Snell & Wilmer attorneys recognized as a 2019 Lawyer of the Year

May 03
Chambers USA 2018 Recognizes Snell & Wilmer in Multiple Categories and Names 46 Attorneys as Leaders in Their Field

Apr 24
Southwest Super Lawyers Recognizes 69 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys in its 2018 Rankings

Aug 15
The Best Lawyers in America 2018 Lists 133 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers as Leaders in Their Field

May 31
Chambers USA 2017 Recognizes Snell & Wilmer in Multiple Categories and Names 43 Attorneys

Apr 12
Southwest Super Lawyers 2017 Recognizes 69 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys

Aug 15
The Best Lawyers in America 2017 Lists 125 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers As Leaders In Their Field In addition, 15 Snell & Wilmer attorneys recognized as a 2017 “Lawyer of the Year”

May 27
Chambers USA 2016 Recognizes Snell & Wilmer in Multiple Categories and Names 42 Attorneys

Apr 11
Southwest Super Lawyers 2016 Recognizes 73 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys

Aug 17
The Best Lawyers in America 2016 Lists 128 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers as Leaders in their Field In addition, 19 Snell & Wilmer attorneys recognized as a 2016 “Lawyer of the Year”

May 19
Chambers USA Recognizes Snell & Wilmer in Multiple Categories and Names 42 Attorneys as Leaders in Their Field

Apr 10
Southwest Super Lawyers 2015 Recognizes 73 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys

Nov 19
Future Regulation of Waters of the United States ABA Natural Resources & Environment

Aug 18
The Best Lawyers in America 2015 Lists 123 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers as Leaders in Their Field

May 23
Chambers USA Recognizes Snell & Wilmer in Multiple Categories and Names 38 Attorneys as 'Leaders in Their Field'

Aug 19
The Best Lawyers in America 2014 Recognizes 119 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys as Leaders in Their Field

Aug 12
Super Lawyers 2013 Recognizes 96 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Also Names 45 Firm Attorneys to the 2013 Rising Stars List

Jun 26
Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Appoints Snell & Wilmer Attorney Patrick Paul to Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation Board of Directors

Jun 26
Environmental Due Diligence Standards: Present and Future Westlaw Journal

Jun 05
Current Developments in U.S. Food Regulation

May 31
Chambers USA Recognizes Snell & Wilmer in Multiple Categories and Names 37 Attorneys as 'Leaders in Their Field'

Sep 04
The Best Lawyers in America 2013 Recognizes 114 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys as Leaders in Their Field

Jul 03
Toward More Rational Environmental Enforcement

Jun 27
Super Lawyers 2012 Recognizes 80 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys

Jun 07
Chambers USA Recognizes Snell & Wilmer in Multiple Categories and Names 34 Attorneys as 'Leaders in Their Field'

Sep 06
The Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 99 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys as Leaders in Their Field

Jul 29
Snell & Wilmer Congratulates its 99 Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2011

Jun 20
Super Lawyers 2011 Recognizes 74 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Also Names 21 Firm Attorneys to the 2011 Rising Stars List

Jun 10
Chambers USA Recognizes Snell & Wilmer in Multiple Categories and Names 39 Attorneys as 'Leaders in Their Field'

Areas of Practice (8)

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Data Centers
  • Environmental and Natural Resources
  • Government Relations
  • Public Utilities
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Renewable Energy
  • Zoning and Land Use

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
602.382.6359  Phone
www.swlaw.com
Year of First Admission:
1992
Admission:
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; United States District Court, District of Arizona; Supreme Court of Arizona; Arizona
Memberships:

Professional Memberships & Activities

•American Bar Association
•Editorial Board, Natural Resources & Environment Magazine
•Arizona Manufacturers Council, Member
•Arizona Mining Association, Member
•Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry
•Public Affairs Committee
•The Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, Member
•International Association of Defense Counsel, Member
•Defense Research Institute
•Pacific Region Director
•Valley Partnership
•State Law Resources, Inc., Board of Directors
•State Bar of Arizona, Environmental Section, Past Chair
•Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, Past President
•Vanderbilt Law School National Council, Past Member
•Air & Waste Management Association
•Grand Canyon Section, Past President, Board of Directors

Birth Information:
Yonkers, New York, November 17, 1966
ISLN:
900966321

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 (2 reviews)
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    5.0/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    5.0/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.9/5.0
  • Communication

    5.0/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    5.0/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 12/12/11 in Commercial Litigation

    Mr. Paul is an excellent lawyer. His clients, the legal community and the State as a whole are beneficairies of his experience and good counsel.

    Mr. Paul is an excellent lawyer. His clients, the legal community and the State as a whole are beneficairies of his experience and good counsel. Read less

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  • 4.8/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 12/11/11 in Environmental Law


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