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"I'm passionate about protecting my clients, their businesses, and their families from all kinds of risk and liability as well as helping them to succeed."



Paul is an experienced civil litigator who focuses his practice on protecting professional-liability clients, including medical professionals, municipalities and municipal officials, attorneys, debt-collection companies, accounting professionals, and law-enforcement professionals. He handles all kinds of malpractice claims, inadequate-medical-treatment claims, legal-malpractice claims, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) claims, accounting malpractice and fraud claims, and claims for violations of US Constitutional provisions. He is also experienced in defending standard-tort, toxic-tort and personal-injury claims.

Paul also focuses his practice on products-liability claims, handling cases in New York State and throughout the country. He additionally has extensive experience representing clients ranging from individuals and small businesses to publicly traded companies in commercial litigation matters, including simple and complex commercial disputes such as contract and transactional disputes, disputes among business partners, real estate and commercial-leasing disputes, and employment-related disputes.

Paul represents clients in federal and state courts at both the trial and appellate levels as well as in alternative-resolution forums. He is proficient in settlement negotiation and regularly achieves beneficial results and resolutions.

Bar Associations

  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Monroe County Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association

Representative Experience

  • Obtained summary judgment and dismissal of inmate's 14th Amendment claims against health care providers based on inmate's failure to establish an objective serious medical need.
  • Represents municipalities and prison health care providers throughout New York State in lawsuits brought by prison inmates alleging inadequate medical treatment, medical malpractice, and violations of various US Constitution provisions.
  • Frequently achieves pre-answer dismissals of federal lawsuits alleging inadequate medical care and US Constitutional liability against municipalities throughout New York State.
  • Represents a large manufacturing company in products-liability lawsuits involving material-handling products in jurisdictions throughout the United States.
  • Represents debt-collection companies and collection law firms in federal class-action litigations alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
  • Successfully represents and guides debt-collection companies through court-ordered federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, state, and national class-action settlements involving onerous regulatory requirements.
  • Successfully defended a class-action suit alleging fraud under the Securities and Exchange Commission Law against an independent auditor accounting firm for professional services it provided to a publicly traded company.
  • Obtained a beneficial resolution in a complex dispute between partners who owned an accounting firm, a payroll agency, and commercial real estate and sought to part ways.
  • Successfully defended a major international seed producer in a lawsuit alleging defective seed products that resulted in substantial crop loss.
  • Successfully represented a large publicly traded company in complex breach of manufacturing contract action brought by a vendor, resulting in summary dismissal of the lawsuit.
  • Successfully assists prison health care contractors and providers in navigating regulatory investigations and associated governmental proceedings.
  • Represents individuals, municipalities, and companies in federal and NYS lawsuits alleging malicious prosecution, false arrest and imprisonment, and other intentional-torts claims.
  • Successfully obtained a no-cause judgment in a trial on behalf of a real estate agency in a lawsuit where it was alleged that the defendant breached its contract with its client.
  • Represents individuals and clients in catastrophic wrongful-death actions involving premise liability, violations of the Dram Shop Act, and medical malpractice.
  • Obtained a favorable settlement for a client sued in Florida in a complex accounting malpractice case arising from criminal fraud perpetrated by the CEO of a national telecommunications company.
  • Obtained a favorable settlement in a legal malpractice action against a law firm and individual attorney alleging malpractice related to representation in an underlying commercial transaction.
  • Obtained multiple dismissals of claims from inmates against health care providers for deliberate indifference to medical needs and violating the US Constitution.
  • Obtained dismissal of an inmate's deliberate indifference claims against health care providers based on the inmate's failure to exhaust his administrative remedies under the Prison Litigation Reform Act.
  • Secured a dismissal of an inmate's deliberate indifference claims against health care providers based on the inmate's failure to allege any municipal policy regarding a defendant-entity and failure to allege any personal involvement of an individual-defendant.
  • Obtained summary judgment and dismissal of inmate's Eighth Amendment claims against health care providers based on failure to exhaust administrative remedies under the Prison Litigation Reform Act and failure to otherwise establish any undue delay or subjective deliberate indifference.

Prior Experience

  • Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, Counsel
  • Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, Associate

Selected Community Activities

  • Leadership Rochester, Class of 2007
  • Solar Liberty Foundation, Board Member

Selected Honors

  • New York State Bar Association, Empire State Counsel Honoree, 2018

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