Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney
Paul Motz delivers stellar results for the defense. A shareholder in the firm’s Chicago office, he focuses on tort and commercial litigation disputes, regularly winning large-scale matters involving product liability, catastrophic personal injury, medical malpractice, professional negligence, transportation, toxic tort and construction defect.
Paul aggressively litigates and tries cases across the country, beginning each matter by developing the story that the defense will tell. Through this process, he determines how a case will be tried, its strengths and weaknesses and how to exploit or defend each. He backs this strategy with an intense focus on witness preparation, which is where he believes cases are won or lost.
This hard-hitting, trial-centered litigation approach allows his clients to resolve matters favorably. Whether or not a case goes all the way to the courtroom, Paul’s clients know the team is completely prepared to argue both liability and damages in front of a judge or jury.
Because of his exceptional record in the courtroom, clients facing exposure of more than $10 million regularly select him to play the role of the opposing party in mock trials to test and improve the arguments that will be presented at trial. He is also a frequent speaker on trial strategy and litigation tactics.
Prior to joining Segal McCambridge, Paul was managing partner at a Midwest litigation defense firm where he successfully tried many high-exposure cases for clients across the country. He also served as an associate at a firm where he practiced civil litigation defense.
Paul earned his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law. He holds a B.A. in political science and communication from DePaul University.
Outside of his work in the legal arena, he spends time with his wife and son as well as golfing, reading, traveling and supporting Chicago sports teams.
Technology has become a standard tool for developing compelling narratives across the litigation lifecycle. Technology has also played an important role in producing and suppressing nuclear verdicts. This presentation will share practical insights from a trial attorney and a jury consultant and discuss strategies to improve your persuasiveness in front of a jury.