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Paul is a Partner and trial attorney with The Checkett Law Firm. After completing his undergraduate degree in business and obtaining his MBA in 2006, Paul attended Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego where he obtained his law degree in 2008. Both during and after law school, Paul worked for a well-known defense firm in Phoenix, Arizona for several years primarily in their medical malpractice group. Paul has substantial experience defending claims against hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, urgent care clinics, and physician groups. Additionally, Paul has experience litigating cases involving employment discrimination, product liability, dram shop liability, commercial litigation, wrongful death, catastrophic injury, premises liability, and civil rights violations. Paul is licensed to practice in the state courts of Arizona (2009) and New Mexico (2016), as well as in the United States District Court for the District of Arizona (2009), The United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth Circuit (2016), and most recently, the United States Supreme Court (2017).
Paul is an experienced and successful trial attorney who has tried numerous bench and jury trials across Arizona, as well as defending his clients in binding arbitration hearings. Paul has been nominated by his peers in the legal community as a “Rising Star” by Southwest Super Lawyers (top 2.5% of attorneys in the southwest under age 40) for four consecutive years (2014-2017), was named as one of the “Top 40 Litigation Lawyers in Arizona Under 40” by The American Society of Legal Advocates in 2016, and was featured in the article “Young Guns” in the May 2012 issue of Attorney At Law magazine. In 2017, Paul was selected as an Associate Fellow in The Litigation Counsel of America (LCA), a network of the top 3,500 trial lawyers in the country. Paul has been rated as “Superb” by the attorney rating site Avvo.com, and has been rated by Martindale-Hubbell as “AV Preeminent”, both of which are the highest ratings available. Paul regularly volunteers his services in the community by participating in the Channel 12 News “Lawyers on Call” public service program through the State Bar of Arizona, and by serving as a judge at the Richard Oplinger Closing Argument Competition at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. When he is not practicing law, Paul enjoys spending time with his wife Heather, and their two daughters.