Paul represents a represents a wide array of clients, both plaintiffs and defendants, in all aspects of civil trial and appellate cases, but his practice primarily focuses on business disputes and consumer protection. Before joining the Houston law firm of Pendergraft & Simon, LLP as of counsel, Paul co-founded Borunda Hamdani & Simon, LLP, later known as Simon Herbert & McClelland, a small commercial and personal injury law firm. Before that, Paul practiced law at the Texas-based law firm of Winstead Sechrest & Minick in the Houston office of its Litigation/Dispute Resolution and Appellate sections. While there, he worked primarily on complex financial matters in cases all across the United States. He also co-authored an appellate brief that established new law in Texas: a sophisticated business or individual can agree to waive its right to a jury trial before a dispute arises.
Immediately after law school, Paul clerked for Leslie Brock Yates, the Senior Associate Justice on the Fourteenth Court of Appeals. Paul earned his law degree from South Texas College of Law, where he was on the Dean’s List, an Assistant Articles’ Editor of the Law Review, a member of The Order of the Lytae (for academic excellence), a member of The Order of Barristers and a member of three of South Texas’ legendary moot court teams. Paul graduated with honors from the University of Houston with honors with a Bachelor’s of Science in Political Science.
Paul is licensed to practice in the state of Texas, including the Northern, Eastern and Southern Federal District Courts in Texas. Paul has represented clients in courts across the United States. He is a member of the American Bar Association, a Fellow with the Houston Bar Foundation, a Fellow with the State Bar of Texas, and a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, an organization that fights for the rights of all Texans to have their day in court.