Paul J. Coogan

Associate Chicago

Summary

Paul is an associate in Taft’s Chicago office focusing on commercial litigation. He assists clients in resolving a wide range of business disputes in federal and state court, as well as representing local municipalities in constitutional and class action litigation.

Prior to joining Taft, Paul gained extensive writing and research experience while serving for two years as a law clerk to the Honorable Judge William J. Bauer of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Before his clerkship, Paul practiced at another law firm, focusing on commercial and toxic tort defense litigation for numerous national and international companies. In this role Paul gained experience in all stages of litigation including pleading, depositions, resolving discovery disputes and dispositive motion practice.

Paul received his J.D., cum laude from the John Marshall Law School, where he served as the Student Publications Editor of the John Marshall Law Review. While in law school, Paul also served as an extern for two federal district court judges, performing research, drafting suggested opinions on dispositive motions and learning valuable lessons about the complexities of federal litigation.

Education

  • The John Marshall Law School (2013)

    cum laude

  • Marquette University, B.A. Psychology (2009)

Admissions

  • State - Illinois
  • Federal - 7th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Federal - Northern District of Illinois