As co-chair of the firm's Litigation Department, Paul has a wide-ranging trial practice representing both individuals and businesses in contract and investment disputes, government investigations and environmental matters.
Paul's recent and ongoing litigation matters include:
- Prevailing in a federal court trial against an out-of-state bank over ownership of $9 million of agricultural products. (Northwest Bank v. McKee Family Farms, Case No. 3:15-CV-001576).
- Representing a coalition of business and community groups challenging the city of Portland's failure to address issues of homelessness.
- Successfully representing the City of Lake Oswego, Oregon in state and federal lawsuits concerning the city's regulation of Oswego Lake.
- Winning summary judgment on behalf of a large electric utility in a $500 million class action arising out of the closure of a nuclear power plant. (Dreyer v. PGE, Case No. 03C10640).
- Obtaining a multi-million dollar jury verdict in a state court trial arising out of the client's losses in an investment fund (Beal v. Kerr-Cruickshank Inc., Case No. 1106-07241).
- Prevailing in a jury trial in Boston, Massachusetts concerning ownership of a privately held investment company (Triebes v. IncTank, Superior Court Civ. Act. 10-1488).
- Winning a multi-million dollar federal court jury trial arising out of the termination of a distribution agreement (Tinn v. Emm Labs, Inc., Case No. USDC CV07-963).
Paul also serves on the firm's Managing Board.
Before joining Tonkon Torp, Paul was a judicial clerk for the Honorable Susan P. Graber at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Honorable R. William Riggs at the Oregon Supreme Court and Oregon Court of Appeals.