About George Paul
Mr. Paul is an experienced business litigator and partner in the firm's Litigation Practice Group. He has long had an "AV/Preeminent Attorney" rating with Martindale-Hubbell and is listed both in Best Lawyers in America and Southwest Super Lawyers.
Mr. Paul handles cases on a wide variety of issues including business torts; probate, estate and trust litigation; disputes over the control of corporations; dissolution of partnerships; and trade secret, copyright and other intellectual property litigation. He has significant courtroom experience, with many jury trials, numerous bench trials, and several arbitration trials to his credit. He has argued appeals at the Arizona Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals. (See the list of representative cases below.)
Mr. Paul is a recognized authority on digital evidence and is a prolific writer and speaker on the topic. He recently authored the American Bar Association’s acclaimed book, Foundations of Digital Evidence (2008). Before that, he co-authored the best-selling The Discovery Revolution: E-Discovery Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (2006). Mr. Paul is also the author of numerous articles, including "The Authenticity Crisis" and the oft-cited “Information Inflation: Can the Legal System Adapt?” co-authored with Jason Baron in 2007. In August 2007, he served as a Senior Editor for The Sedona Conference® Best Practices Commentary on Search & Retrieval Methods. In addition, Mr. Paul testified at hearings in Washington on both the E-Discovery Rules of Civil Procedure, and on the proposal to enact Rule 502, Federal Rules of Evidence. He has lectured on these topics at both ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law and the Phoenix School of Law.
As Co-Chair of the American Bar Association’s Electronic Discovery and Digital Evidence Committee, he is a frequent national lecturer on the topic of E-Discovery and its ethics. Recently, he presented programs in Washington, San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Salt Lake City, Houston, Philadelphia, and Phoenix. Twice in 2009 he was the featured Keynote Speaker at national conferences. Mr. Paul has been frequently quoted in the ABA Journal about breaking topics and has been interviewed by National Public Radio. He was a co-author, along with Robert Schaffer, of a successful Petition to the Arizona Supreme Court to amend the Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure. The new rules were adopted and became Arizona's e-discovery rules.