Sexual Abuse Survivor Litigation
Appeals and Post-Conviction
Paul brings over fifteen years of experience in complex litigation, representation of survivors of priest sexual abuse, criminal defense, professional licensing and disciplinary matters, and appellate and post-conviction law. He brings creativity and passion to complex litigation throughout New Mexico.
Paul has raised the bar and pushed the envelope in representation of survivors of childhood sexual abuse by religious leaders within the Catholic Church and other religious organizations. His compassion for survivors is surpassed only by his vigor in pursuing the perpetrators and those who sheltered them in New Mexico. Paul's efforts have redefined sexual abuse litigation in New Mexico and forced organizations and governments to reexamine their operations. Together, Paul and Maggie place Lane + Linnenburger + Lane at the forefront of sexual abuse survivor representation in New Mexico.
Paul has a long history of success representing clients accused of a wide range of crimes in state and federal courts, including trial, appellate and post-conviction litigation. His experience includes defense of a large variety of cases, ranging from white collar offenses such as alleged governmental fraud and kickbacks, tax fraud, mortgage fraud, embezzlement and even archeological offenses, to complex narcotics offenses, homicide and other violent offenses.
Paul's extensive experience in complex litigation serves him well in his representation of clients facing professional licensing issues before state and federal agencies. His unique knowledge and background in this area includes representation before federal agencies such as the Drug Enforcement Administration and Securities and Exchange Commission, and before state agencies such as the Medical Board, Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners, Board of Pharmacy, Nursing Board, Gaming Control Board, Racing Commission and Alcoholic Beverage Control Division (formerly the Alcohol & Gaming Division).
Hailing from Chicago, Paul completed his undergraduate work at the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign where he earned Academic All-Big Ten honors. He followed family to New Mexico in 2002 to pursue a law degree and the legendary steeps of Taos. He now spends his weekends exploring the mountains, trails and waterways of the state with his family and loyal canine companions.