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I have represented severely injured persons as an attorney since 2004 in claims against insurers, major corporations, and government agencies.  In and out of Court, through jury trial, and before the Supreme Court of this state, I have prevailed and counseled clients and small businesses in financial crisis, fought for the rights of the accused and victims of discrimination, and helped ordinary people who needed justice.

I have lived in the Puget Sound area my entire life.  After graduating valedictorian from Oak Harbor High School, I earned a Bachelor of Science Degree with Honors in Physics from the University of Puget Sound.  Then I went to law school at night so I could work full-time to support my family, graduating Magna Cum Laude from Seattle University in 2003.  I am currently a member of the Washington Bar, the Washington Association for Justice, the American Association for Justice, and admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington.

I and my wife of 16 years have four children aged 10-18, and live in Seattle.  I have an intense passion for golf and chess, though I'm no expert at either.  I also enjoy spending time with my family, especially on Orcas Island or at Gasworks Park.


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Practice areas


  1. Car Accidents: 60%
  2. Insurance: 10%
  3. Medical Malpractice: 10%
  4. Construction & Development: 10%
  5. Personal Injury: 10%



Contingent (33-40%)

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  • Edward K. Le

    I have seen Paul's presentations at seminars to other trial layers. He gives practical and sound advice, demonstrating sharp legal acumen. His body of work speaks to this.


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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Paul. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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Contact info

Galileo Law PLLC

1218 3rd Ave Ste 1000
Seattle, WA, 98101-3290


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalGalileo Law PLLC2015 - Present
Attorney at LawOlive|Bearb Grelish & Gilbert, PLLC2013 - 2015
Managing Attorney for Washington StateWattel & York, LLC2010 - 2013
PrincipalPaul M. Veillon, Esq., PLLC2009 - 2010
AttorneyBishop Law Offices, P.S.2004 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Association for JusticeCLE Committee Member2015 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeVice Chair, Insurance Law Section2015 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeTrial News Editorial Board2014 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeMember2004 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
GB v CW (The Hartford)Policy limits settlement
TG v RH & Enterprise (Farm Bureau Ins Co)Vehicle declared total loss, partial appraisal fees paid
DS v NS & SFE, LLC (Allstate Ins Co & Progressive UIM)Policy limits (3rd-party and UIM) settlement
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawN/AN/A2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Seattle Plaintiff Attorney RoundtableAuto Physical Damage & Diminished Value Principles2015
Washington State Association for Justice, Legal Staff Section"Winning Property Damage Claims: How to Effectively, Economically, and Efficiently Keep Insurance Companies from Pushing You and Your Clients Around"2014
Insurance Basics 2014Join the Legion of Boom to Defend Your Client Against Insurance Abuse2014
Getting Started Series"Winning Property Damage Claims: How to Effectively, Economically, and Efficiently Keep Insurance Companies from Pushing You and Your Clients Around"2014
CrashTalk on Progressive Talk 1090Dimished Value & Personal Injury Claims2011
Meeting of the CCRE GroupProperty Damage Insurance Disputes2010
Ferrari Club of SeattleDiminished Value and Insurance Claims2010
CrashTalk (4 appearances in 2010)Diminished Value & Personal Injury Claims2010