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Paul Lewis

Paul B. Lewis

Associate
About

Paul Lewis is an experienced litigator with significant trial and appellate experience, with a focus on complex commercial litigation, internal investigations, arbitration and white collar defense.

Paul has litigated in the U.S. District Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals in the First Circuit, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, the Massachusetts Appeals Court, several different Superior Courts within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and an array of Massachusetts district and summary process courts. He has also represented clients in private mediations and arbitrations.

Paul has secured dispositive victories on behalf of clients in a number of different legal contexts, including commercial evictions, contract disputes, consumer class action defense, franchisee-franchisor disputes, defense of wrongful death actions, and statutory extortionate business practice allegations.

Before joining DLA Piper, Paul served as an Assistant District Attorney at the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office. There, he prosecuted an array of cases on the trial and appellate levels, including financial crime, domestic violence, narcotics distribution and sexual assault. As a prosecutor, Paul conducted over thirty jury trials and argued five cases at the Massachusetts Appeals Court.

Prior to serving as an Assistant District Attorney, Paul served as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Mark G. Mastroianni at the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Bar admissionsMassachusetts
CourtsUnited States District Court for the District of MassachusettsUnited States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
Education
  • J.D., Boston College 2014
  • B.A., Tufts University 2009

Pro Bono

Paul represented a family of tenants left homeless after an unsanctioned renovation to their building caused a major wall to collapse. In November 2019, Paul brought the case to trial before a jury of twelve in the Massachusetts Superior Court, securing a substantial settlement award.

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Clerk Experience

Paul served as a Judicial law clerk for the Honorable Mark G. Mastroianni at the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Prior Experience

Before joining DLA Piper, Paul served as an Assistant District Attorney at the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office. There, he prosecuted an array of cases on the trial and appellate levels, including financial crimes, domestic violence, narcotics distribution, and sexual assaults. As a prosecutor, Paul conducted over thirty jury trials and argued five cases at the Massachusetts Appeals Court.

After graduating from Boston College Law school, Paul served as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Mark G. Mastroianni at the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

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