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Patrick J. Paul

Patrick J. Paul

Partner| Phoenix


Patrick Paul's practice is concentrated in environmental and toxic tort litigation, including asbestos and pollution claims. He also provides environmental and land use counseling, including lobbying, Clean Water Act Section 404 permitting and compliance, associated with siting and construction of master planned communities, industrial, 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)
  • American Bar Association
    • Editorial Board, Natural Resources & Environment Magazine
  • Arizona Manufacturers Council, Member
  • Arizona Mining Association, Member
  • Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry
    • Public Affairs Committee
  • The Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, Member
  • International Association of Defense Counsel, Member
  • Defense Research Institute
    • Pacific Region Director
  • Valley Partnership
  • State Law Resources, Inc., Board of Directors
  • State Bar of Arizona, Environmental Section, Past Chair
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, Past President
  • Vanderbilt Law School National Council, Past Member
  • Air & Waste Management Association
    • Grand Canyon Section, Past President, Board of Directors
  • Outstanding Mentor of the Year, ASU Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Mentorship Initiative in Sustainability Law (2017)
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Environmental Law, Government Relations Practice, Environmental Litigation (2006-2018)
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business®, Environment (including water rights) (2009-2017)
  • Southwest Super Lawyers®, Environmental Litigation (2007-2018)
  • Arizona's Finest Lawyers
  • Best of the Bar, The Phoenix Business Journal
  • Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation, Board of Directors
  • St. Joseph the Worker, Board Member
    • "The mission of St. Joseph the Worker is to assist homeless, low-income and other disadvantaged individuals in their efforts to become self-sufficient through quality employment."
  • 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
  • Central Phoenix / East Valley Light Rail Transit Project, Citizen Member
  • Trained over 300 Arizona teachers in environmental education
  • Former Valley Big Brother
  • City of Phoenix Bond Committee, Arts and Culture Subcommittee, Past Member
  • Upward Foundation, Past Member, Board of Directors
  • Gallagher & Kennedy, Phoenix, AZ (1992-1996)
  • Gould & Wilkie, New York, NY (1988-1990)
  • Arizona
  • Supreme Court of Arizona
  • United States District Court, District of Arizona
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit