Paul Lawrence is the senior litigation partner at Pacifica Law Group LLP. Paul concentrates his practice on complex appellate and civil litigation, including commercial, municipal, constitutional, environmental, and insurance coverage cases in federal and state courts.
Paul’s appellate experience includes over fifty appeals principally in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Supreme Courts of Washington and Montana, and the various Courts of Appeal in Washington. He has also practiced in the United States Supreme Court, the Third, Eleventh, D.C., and Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal, and the California and New York appellate courts.
Paul has been lead trial counsel in numerous successful, complex, multi–party cases, including jury trials, in federal and state courts in Washington, Montana, and California.
His clients include a broad range of public entities and private clients including Fortune 500 Companies, significant local businesses, a foreign nation, and Washington counties, cities, special purpose districts, and port districts. He previously Chaired the Litigation Department at Preston Gates Ellis (now K&L Gates) and the Appellate Practice Group at K&L Gates.