Attorney, McEllistrem, Fargione, Landy, Rorvig & Eken
Paul is a graduate of the University of Minnesota (B.A., 1989) and William Mitchell College of Law (J.D., 1994 cum laude).
He is certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association as a Civil Trial Specialist. In 2016, Paul received the Minnesota Lawyer – Attorney of the Year Award – for a 5.6 Million Dollar jury verdict he obtained against an employer for an attack of a customer at her home. He also successfully represented several victims of the 35W Bridge Collapse in 2007 and earned the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Professional Excellence Award for his efforts.
In 2006, Paul was appointed by the Minnesota Supreme Court to serve on the No-Fault Arbitration Standing Committee and served two terms (2006-2014). Paul has been teaching No-Fault Insurance Law at Mitchell Hamline as an adjunct professor since 1998.
Paul has authored law review publications on automobile insurance coverage for the Mitchell Hamline Law Review and is co-editor of the Minnesota Motor Vehicle Accident Deskbook. He began doing mediations and arbitrations as a neutral in 2007 and quickly learned that this kind of work was just as hard as representing his personal injury clients. Paul now divides his time evenly, spending half his time on mediations and arbitrations and the other half representing injured people with personal injury claims.
Paul’s favorite activities are vacationing in state and national parks with his wife and four children, and all things sports – mostly coaching and watching now.