Paul focuses his practice on protecting consumer rights and seeking accountability for people hurt by toxic chemicals in the environment and everyday consumer products—as well as for people with life-altering injuries caused by dangerous and defective medical drugs and devices.
He also represents victims of childhood sexual abuse under “window” laws, which extend the amount of time that victims have to file childhood sexual abuse claims seeking justice and accountability for the abuse they experienced.
Paul is a part of Motley Rice’s team of attorneys representing women suffering from ovarian cancer caused by talcum powder in In re Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Products Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation.
After graduating from law school, Paul clerked for Associate Justice Peter Sacks of the Massachusetts Appeals Court. Paul then worked as a litigation associate with the Public Health Advocacy Institute’s Center for Public Health Litigation, where he pursued litigation against the tobacco industry and major social media companies, among others.
While in law school, Paul interned for the Hon. Kimberly S. Budd, then an Associate Justice and now the Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. Paul also completed several other intern and externships while in school. These included an externship with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Office of Enforcement, where Paul contributed substantial legal research to support the Bureau’s enforcement of the Fair Credit Reporting Act. This work inspired his later publication of a scholarly article exploring this topic, listed below. During school, Paul was also a teaching assistant and earned concentrations in business and commercial law, and in law and development.
Prior to law school, Paul worked for the National Whistleblower Center, where he contributed to the Center’s advocacy on behalf of whistleblowers before the U.S. Congress, and to the drafting of Amicus Briefs submitted before the U.S. Supreme Court and the Circuit Courts of Appeal.
Paul T. Lyons, The Fair Credit Reporting Act and the Consumer Credit Information System: Why Errors Persist and Furnishers Should Play a Greater Role in Ensuring Accuracy, Northeastern University Law Review (May 2021)