Paul E. Lehner
Direct Dial: (312) 781-2803
Paul Lehner's practice is concentrated in employment, labor, and general commercial litigation (in state and federal courts and before various state, federal and local agencies), arbitration, mediation and client counseling. Paul has tried cases to verdict in state and federal courts, arbitrations, and before administrative agencies.
Paul's trial experience includes the trial of employment discrimination claims to verdict or decision in federal court, in a securities industry arbitration, before the Illinois Human Rights Commission, before the National Labor Relations Board, the trial of a commercial contract and noncompetition agreement dispute in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Chancery Division, the defense of an attorney on breach of fiduciary duty issues through trial and appeal, and participation in the successful defense (to a jury verdict) of a major insurance carrier against securities fraud and breach of contract allegations in a class action.
Paul is an active speaker on employment-related issues, including presentations at American Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association and Illinois Chamber of Commerce seminars, before various trade association groups and civic organizations, and at client-related presentations and training programs.
Paul also is involved in bar association leadership. He is currently Co-Chair of the Communications Committee of the American Bar Association's Section of Litigation, and previously served as Co-Chair of the Section's Solo and Small Firm Committee.
- Named a Super Lawyer 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
- Rated AV (highest rating) by Martindale Hubbell
District of Columbia, 1975
- UNITED STATES COURTS OF APPEAL
- Fifth Circuit
- Seventh Circuit
- Eleventh Circuit
- District of Columbia Circuit
- UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTS
- Northern District of Illinois (including trial bar)
MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS
Chicago Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
American Bar Association - Member, Sections of Litigation; Labor and Employment Law; Co-Chair, Communications Committee, Section of Litigation, 2014 - present; Co-Chair, Solo and Small Firm Committee, Section of Litigation, 2009 - 2013
- 1996 - Present Adducci, Dorf, Lehner, Mitchell & Blankenship, P.C.
- 1989 - 1996 Schuyler, Roche & Zwirner
- 1978-1989 Adams, Fox, Adelstein, Rosen & Bell
- 1975-1978 Wilner & Scheiner, Washington, D.C.
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1975
Columbia University, B.A., 1970