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Paul R. Taylor is a veteran trial lawyer, having tried over 40 cases to verdict or decision. Paul has been widely recognized for his trial skills. Following the verdict in a two-month jury case, the trial judge in open court described him as "one of the toughest cross-examiners" she had ever seen.
Paul is ranked among the top ten litigators in Washington by Chambers USA, which reports that he "has acquired an excellent reputation thanks to trial victories in cases involving matters as diverse as business ownership, antitrust and consumer protection, professional liability, employment and securities."
Matters Paul has tried include the successful defense of a $200 million legal malpractice case, a specific performance case involving the relocation of an NBA franchise, a high-stakes patent dispute for one of the nation's leading consumer products manufacturers, a First Amendment commercial speech case for a professional sports team, a criminal antitrust and perjury prosecution, plaintiff's personal injury and wrongful death claims, and real property disputes. Areas of concentration include professional liability defense, general commercial disputes, securities, antitrust and consumer protection, condemnation and employment. Finally, as Special Counsel to the Washington Commission on Judicial Conduct, Paul has investigated and tried several judges accused of misconduct.