One PPG Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
University of Virginia School of Law
(J.D., 1992, Virginia Law Review)
(A.B., magna cum laude, 1988)
HONORS & RECOGNITION
AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
Super Lawyers, “Pennsylvania Super Lawyers – Environmental Litigation" (2014–2017)
Temple Bar Foundation Scholarship, London, England (1993)
Paul has a broad-based complex trial and appellate litigation practice, with substantial focus on the litigation, trial and appeal of environmental, energy, insurance coverage, and toxic tort disputes in a variety of fora. He has represented a variety of clients in proceedings in federal and state courts in Pennsylvania and throughout the nation and before administrative tribunals and commercial arbitration panels.
Paul also has decades of experience representing industrial clients in a variety of environmental disputes, including actions under CERCLA, RCRA, the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, and analogous state environmental laws. Paul has particular expertise in prosecuting and defending damage and contribution claims arising out of allegedly-contaminated sites, including CERCLA claims against the U.S. government.
Paul has substantial experience representing Appalachian Basin oil and gas stakeholders in contested matters, including disputes over oil and gas leases, the defense of putative class actions brought by landowners, litigation over title to severed oil and gas rights, pipeline right-of-way disputes, litigation regarding natural gas storage operations and landowner nuisance and environmental tort claims.
Paul has litigated disputes involving a wide variety of insurance products and factual contexts including environmental insurance coverage, residual value insurance, directors and officers insurance, commercial property insurance, boiler and machinery insurance, general liability coverage, bad faith and commercial crime insurance matters, among others, and has counseled corporate policyholders on ways of maximizing the value of their current and historic insurance assets.
In addition to his insurance and environmental litigation practice, Paul has an extensive appellate litigation practice, counseling clients with respect to appellate issues and representing clients in a variety of appellate matters.
Paul also has a wide-ranging commercial and constitutional litigation practice.