Our Attorneys

Contact Paul
  • Miner, Barnhill & Galland, P.C.
    325 N. LaSalle St. Suite 350
    Chicago, IL 60654
  • (312) 626-1013


  • New York University School of Law, J.D. (2015) – Honors: Order of the Coif; magna cum laude; Executive Article Editor, Annual Survey of American Law
  • NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Services, Masters of Urban Planning (2015)
  • Brandeis University, B.A. in Politics (2010) - Honors: Summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, High Honors, Social Citizenship Award, Louis Brandeis Award in Legal Writing

Paul joined Miner, Barnhill & Galland in 2020 after spending two years facilitating all aspects of low-income housing transactions on behalf of both developers and low-income housing tax credit syndicators at Applegate & Thorne-Thomsen, P.C. Before that, Paul was a clerk for Judge Robert L. Miller, Jr. with the United States district court in South Bend, Indiana. He developed litigation experience through his clerkship and through pro bono work in criminal defense and civil rights while an associate at Mayer Brown LLP and as a PILI Fellow with the Lawndale Christian Legal Center. Through his clerkship, Paul developed experience in multi-district litigations and class actions.

Paul studied both law and urban planning at NYU, where he focused on affordable housing and economic development policy. While in school, Paul worked in these fields at BPI and the City of Chicago.

Whether it is in court or through deals, for Paul, being a lawyer is about advocating for clients and causes that improve our communities and help individuals realize their potential.

Community and Professional Service Activities

American Bar Association, Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development

Bar Admissions

Illinois State Bar (2015)

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (2016), general bar

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana (2016)

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