Paul focuses his practice on commercial litigation in both federal and state trial courts, and assists clients in resolving all manner of business disputes. He has extensive experience representing clients in matters involving a wide variety of contract disputes, employment and termination issues, non-competition, non-solicitation, and other restrictive covenants, and breach of fiduciary duty.

Paul is also an experienced appellate attorney, and in his practice as a member of Taft’s Appellate group, Paul represents clients on both sides of the bar in state and federal appellate courts. Paul also counsels clients on trial and post-trial strategy in preparation for appeal, and has experience drafting and responding to post-trial motions and petitions for leave to appeal on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants.

Prior to joining Taft, Paul gained extensive legal 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 products liability defense litigation for numerous national and international companies.


  • Honoree, Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Civil Litigation: Defense

    (2021 – present)

  • Honoree, Best Lawyers® Ones to Watch,” Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation (2022 – present)

  • Taft Pro Bono Honor Roll Award



  • University of Illinois Chicago School of Law (2013)

    cum laude

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


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

Speeches and Publications

“Chapter 5: Problems in Contract Formation,” Contract Law (2020 edition) published by IICLE, co-author with Elizabeth Babbitt.