Paul Devine has over 30 years of experience as a trial lawyer and has recorded more than 100 verdicts in state and federal courts. He has successfully defended owners and contractors in construction work site accidents, railroad accidents, and catastrophic injury cases. Paul has experience in defending public and school transportation providers in municipal liability, product liability, and civil rights claims, and he represented the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in the 1993 World Trade Center Bombing Cases. He continues to represent the Port Authority and contractors in matters involving workplace accidents at the World Trade Center.

He appears frequently in the Appellate Divisions of New York's First and Second Judicial Departments, successfully arguing appeals in those courts. He is the past Chairman of the Trial Lawyers' Section of the Nassau County and Suffolk County Bar Associations and is a member of the Defense Research Institute (DRI). Paul possesses an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell. He is a member of the firm’s Professional Guidance Group and its Quick Response Team for transportation-related claims, and also serves as administrator in the firm’s complex tort litigation practice.

Honors
  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating: AV Preeminent
  • Top Rated Lawyer in Litigation, American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell, 2014
  • Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition
  • New York Metro Super Lawyers 2008-2016
Professional Affiliations
  • Defense Research Institute
  • New York State Bar Association: Torts Insurance and Compensation Law Section;  Trial Lawyers Section
  • Trucking Industry Defense Association
  • Defense Association of New York, Inc. 
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance: President, Long Island Chapter; member, Alternative Fee Arrangements Committee
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • Suffolk County Bar Association
Admitted to Practice
  • New York 
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York 
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Community Involvement
  • Northport Lacrosse Club, Executive Officer
  • Mepham High School Mock Trial Team, Coach
  • Attorney Volunteer for Student Courthouse Tours, Nassau County Bar Association
Education
  • Loyola University, J.D., 1979
  • Villanova University, B.A., 1974
Publications/Presentations
  • Presenter, "Common Issues in Bus Fatality Litigation," Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, Long Island Chapter, Garden City, NY, September 24, 2015
  • Presenter, "Honing Your Deposition Skills 2014: Practice Pointers,” New York State Bar Association CLE, Melville, NY, October 24, 2014
  • Quoted in “Basic Principles Make Exceptional Attorneys,” New York Law Journal, October 14, 2014
  • Panelist, “CLE: Labor Law Update,” CLM Long Island Chapter Educational and Networking Event, Garden City, NY, June 5, 2014
  • Quoted in “How to Form a Non-Business Business Connection,”Long Island Business News, June 8, 2012
  • Presenter, “Discovery Overview”, New York State Bar Association Seminar: Practical Skills 2011
  • Presenter, “Direct Examination of Experts”, New York State Bar Association Seminar: Expert Testimony – What You Need to Know in New York 2010
  • Presenter, “Premise Liability claims Overview”, New York State Bar Association Seminar: Law School for the Claims Professionals, 2007
  • Presenter, "Cross Examination," New York State Bar Association Seminar: Practical Skills - Basic Practice - The Trial, November 2005
  • Presenter, "Volunteer Sports Coaches and Protection from Personal Liability," Nassau County Bar Association Seminar, October 2005
  • Presenter, "Cross Examination," New York State Bar Association Seminar: Practical Skills - Basic Practice Seminar - The Trial, 2004
  • Presenter, "Students Victimized by Students: Bullying, Harassment and Hazing," for the Nassau County Bar Association Community Relations and Public Education Committee, November 2003
  • Presenter, "Cross Examination," New York State Bar Association Seminar: Practical Skills - Basic Practice - The Trial, 2002
  • Presenter, "Objections," New York State Bar Association Seminar: Sweating the Small Stuff - The Basics on Motions, Objections and Discovery, October 2000