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Paul F. Eckstein

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1983

Perkins Coie LLP

Paul Eckstein's practice is focused on civil litigation (including appellate matters) involving commercial, legal malpractice, constitutional, Indian law and political law issues.  He also frequently serves as a mediator and arbitrator.

Case History

  • Other Court Admissions
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
    • U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona
    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California


  • "Arizona Civil Liberties Union Libertarian of the Year Award," 1985
  • "Arizona Press Club Distinguished Service Award," 1984
  • "Burton Award for Legal Writing," 2008
  • "Jewish National Fund Tree of Life Award," 1986
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow, 2010
  • American Jewish Committee "Judge Learned Hand Award," 2007
  • Arizona Advocacy Network "Defender of Democracy Award," 2011
  • Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest "Public Interest Law Award," 1989
  • Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education "Walter E. Craig Distinguished Service Award," 2004
  • Listed in Benchmark Litigation’s Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys as a "Local Litigation Star" in Antitrust and Commercial Litigation
  • Listed in Southwest Super Lawyers, 2007 - 2013
  • Listed in The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers, 2005 - 2009
  • Maricopa County Bar of Association "Hall of Fame," 2009
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals "John P. Frank Award," 2011
  • Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell
  • Ranked by Chambers USA, as “America’s Leading Commercial Litigation Lawyers," 2003 - 2014

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2901 North Central Avenue, Suite 2000
Phoenix, AZ 85012-2788
Phone: 602-351-8222
Firm Phone: 602-351-8000

Practice Areas

  • Appellate Practice (Federal, Intellectual Property, Litigation)
  • Arbitration
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation (Appellate, Defendants)
  • Commercial Litigation (Accounting, Antitrust, Civil Litigation, Complex Litigation, Contract Disputes, Election, Intellectual Property, Media)
  • Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
  • Gaming Law (Litigation, Native American Affairs)
  • Litigation - Antitrust
  • Litigation - First Amendment
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Media Law
  • Mediation
  • Native American Law (Gaming)

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  • Pomona College (BA) (1962)
  • Harvard Law School (LL.B) (1965)

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Arizona

Organizations & Affiliations

  • American College of Trial Lawyers — Fellow
  • National Board of Directors, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law — Member