Kevin Paule is a problem-solver who gets results by effectively communicating directly with clients as well as opposing counsel.
Kevin's practice focuses on commercial litigation, with an emphasis on business disputes and financial fraud. He has litigated cases for and against large companies (including household names), individuals, small businesses, and non-profits, and has appeared in courtrooms throughout the state of Florida and around the country. His representation for clients includes drafting letters, motions and briefs, taking and defending depositions, directing settlement negotiations, and trying cases to a judge and jury. He has also prosecuted and defended claims in international arbitrations and tribunals and before various government agencies.
Kevin is also committed to giving back to his community and has previously been named to the Southern District of Florida Pro Bono Honor Roll for his assistance in providing federal court representation to clients unable to afford legal counsel. Kevin is an Eagle Scout and previously served on the Board of the South Florida Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Currently, Kevin serves on the University of Florida Law Alumni Council. He maintains an active pro bono practice that has involved landlord-tenant disputes, assistance to military veterans, and child abduction cases pursuant to the Hague Convention.
While attending law school at the University of Florida, Kevin was an editor for the Florida Law Review, served as a teaching assistant for a Legal Writing and Appellate Advocacy course, and tutored law students in contracts, criminal law, property and torts. He also argued on behalf of the team that won the Global Antitrust Institute Invitational Moot Court competition in Washington, D.C. Prior to law school, Kevin played college baseball in St. Louis.
- The Best Lawyers in America©: Ones to Watch (2023)
Credentials & Experience
Washington University in St. Louis, B.A., 2012
University of Florida College of Law, J.D., 2016
The Florida Bar
All Florida State Courts
All Federal Courts in Florida
- Successfully defended a banking and financial institution and obtained summary judgment in a case where Plaintiff brought causes of action for aiding and abetting fraud and aiding and abetting breach of fiduciary duty based on a “reference letter” issued by the bank. [Trust Real Estate Ventures, LLC v. Desnick, et al., 2018 WL 4523333]
- Represented Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee in complex matter involving a billion dollar Ponzi scheme, which was the largest criminal fraud scheme in the history of the Eastern District of California. Pursued actions against, among others, banking and financial institutions, a professional sports team, casinos, and government entities.
- Provided pre-suit advice to a banking and financial institution relating to wire transfers from a customer account as a result of unauthorized access to an e-mail account.
- Obtained dismissal of lawsuit against banking and financial institution which alleged failure to supervise employee facing allegations of undue influence and civil theft.
- Obtained favorable settlement for a client faced with seven-figure default judgment as a result of the failure to timely respond to complaint.
- Represented a high-profile government official in a breach of contract action in South Florida.
- Represented the manufacturer of electronic gaming machines in a class action.
- Obtained favorable settlement for probate estate in matter involving a purportedly lost will.
- Represented companies in wrongful death actions, including rental car companies, tire manufacturers, and manufacturer of all-terrain vehicles.
News & Insights
Articles & Publications
“‘I Was Robbed!’—Florida’s Statutory Safe Harbor for Wire Transfers” Daily Business Review, August 27, 2018
"The Never Waiver—Whether Parties Can Waive Service Requirements Under the Hague Convention" Daily Business Review, January 11, 2022