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Patrick J. Paul

Patrick Paul's practice is concentrated in environmental and toxic tort litigation, including mold, asbestos and pollution claims. He also provides environmental and land use counseling, including lobbying, permitting and compliance, associated with siting and construction of manufacturing and power generating facilities, and administrative dispute resolution.


  • Vanderbilt University, School of Law (J.D., 1992)
    • Managing Editor, Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law
  • State University of New York at Albany (B.A., magna cum laude, 1988)
  • Institute of Public Administration, Dublin, Ireland, (1987)

Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Arizona
  • United States District Court, District of Arizona
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Professional Memberships & Activities

  • International Association of Defense Counsel, Member
  • Defense Research Institute
    • Pacific Region Director
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, Past President
  • American Bar Association
    • Editorial Board, Natural Resources & Environment Magazine
  • State Law Resources, Inc., Board of Directors
  • State Bar of Arizona, Environmental Section, Past Chair
  • Vanderbilt Law School National Council, Past Member
  • Air & Waste Management Association
    • Grand Canyon Section, Past President, Board of Directors
  • Environmental Technology Industry Cluster, Past Member, Board of Directors

Representative Presentations & Publications

  • Handbook of Environmental Fluid Dynamics: Overview and Fundamentals, Contributing Author, CRC Press (2013)
  • Environmental Due Diligence Standards: Present and Future, Author, Westlaw Journal Environmental, Vol. 33, Issue 25 (June 26, 2013)
  • Current Developments in U.S. Food Regulation, Author, Natural Resources & Environment, Vol. 27, No. 4 (Spring 2013)
  • Toward More Rational Environmental Enforcement, Author, ABA National Resources & Environment Magazine, Vol. 26, No.4 (Spring 2012)
  • The Maricopa County PM-10 5% Plan: An Overview of EPA's Proposed Disapproval, Co-Author, Arizona State Law Journal, 43 Ariz. St. L.J. 879 (2011)
  • Lender Liability for Clean Water Compliance, Co-Author, American Bar Association's Natural Resources & Environment, Vol. 25, No. 4 (Spring 2011)
  • GHG Regulation Is Here to Stay, Author, American Bar Association's Natural Resources & Environment, Vol. 24, No. 4 (Spring 2010)
  • Incentives for New Owners Under EPA's Audit Policy, Author, American Bar Association's Natural Resources & Environment (Winter 2009)
  • Practical Ideas to Limit Exposure in a Litigious, Moldy World, Cavco Industries, Inc. (May 2005)
  • Frye or Daubert in Arizona: A Case Study, Author, Arizona Association of Defense Council (January 2005)
  • Environmental Liability & Commercial Lending, Author, First National Bank of Arizona (December 2004)
  • Mold and Legal Liabilities in Arizona, Author, Long Realty Company and Hogan School of Real Estate (January 2003)
  • Litigating the Mold Case, Construction Defect Seminar, Arizona Association of Defense Counsel (November 2001)
  • Bill of Rights, A New Arizona Law Affects Regulatory Agency Inspections, Arizona Journal (1998)
  • Hazardous Waste, Superfund and Reporting Chapters, Maricopa County Bar Association Environmental Handbook, Maricopa County Bar Association (1997)

Professional Recognition & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Environmental Law, Government Relations Practice, Environmental Litigation (2006-2014)
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business®, Environment (including water rights) (2009-2013)
  • Southwest Super Lawyers®, Environmental Litigation (2007-2014)
  • Super Lawyers®, Environmental Litigation - Business Edition (2011)
  • Super Lawyers®, Environmental Litigation - Corporate Counsel Edition (2009-2010)
  • Arizona's Finest Lawyers (2011)
  • Best of the Bar, The Phoenix Business Journal
  • Volunteer Lawyer of the Month, Maricopa County Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation, Board of Directors
  • St. Joseph the Worker, Board Member
  • City of Phoenix
    • Zoning Adjustment Hearing Officer
    • Board of Adjustment, Past-Chairman
  • Arizona Celtic Bar Association, Founding Member and President
  • Irish Cultural & Learning Foundation, Board Member
  • Palo Verde Neighborhood Association, Past President
  • Central Phoenix / East Valley Light Rail Transit Project, Citizen Member
  • Trained over 300 Arizona teachers in environmental education
  • Former Valley Big Brother
  • 2006 City of Phoenix Bond Committee, Arts and Culture Subcommittee
  • Upward Foundation, Past Member, Board of Directors

Other Professional Experience

  • Gallagher & Kennedy, Phoenix, AZ (1992-1996)
  • Gould & Wilkie, New York, NY (1988-1990)

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