Paul Shalhoub, Litigation Associate
Paul Shalhoub is AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and his peers and has been annually since 2015. Paul concentrates his practice in the areas of personal injury, auto accidents, slip and fall accidents, negligent security, premises liability, construction accidents, general liability, and construction litigation. While attending law school, Paul interned with the Dorchester Assistant District Attorney and Greater Boston Legal Services. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Florida and Juris Doctorate from New England School of Law. He is admitted in Florida and to the United States District Court, Southern District of Florida.
Paul has the honor of being selected to Florida Super Lawyers Rising Stars in Personal Injury each year from 2017 to 2022. Palm Beach Illustrated recognized Paul in 2018 as a Top Lawyer in the field of Personal Injury Law. He was recognized by National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyers in Personal Injury Law. In 2022, Paul was selected to join the National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 for Civil Plaintiff. The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 is an invitation-only organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state or region who meet stringent qualifications as civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense trial lawyers.
In addition to being an attorney, Paul is also heavily involved in his community. He was elected as Mayor of the Town of Lake Clarke Shores and been serving in that position since 2021 and is serving his 3rd term on the council. Paul is also the new Chair of the Finance Taxation and Personnel legislative policy committee for Florida League of Cities.
Paul is a member of the Young Lawyers Section (YLS) of the Palm Beach County Bar Association and Chairman/Co-Founder of the Annual YLS No Shave November Event. The November 2021 event raised over $75,000 for Cancer Alliance of Help and Hope – a record fundraising event for the YLS of Palm Beach County Bar Association. This year the event is on November 30, 2022.
Paul married his wife, Danielle Shalhoub, in 2016 and the couple had their first child, Vivian Shalhoub, in October 2017, and their second, Oliver Shalhoub, in January 2020. In his spare time, Paul operates a BBQ catering company, Smokin’ Gator BBQ, with his father and enjoys watching Florida Gator Football
Paul was admitted to the bar and the USDC in 2011. Graduated college in 2003 and law school in 2010.
As a co-chair of Leadership Palm Beach County’s Annual Songwriters in The Round Event, Paul continues to support his community. Proceeds from this event help cover the cost of the Leadership Grow program, which allows 40-50 young leaders to learn about Palm Beach County and how to make a difference. Paul graduated from LPBC Engage Program Class of 2019.
Since joining the firm in September 2017, Paul has recovered over $20 million dollars for our clients including trial verdicts and settlements. In 2019, he won a trial in Miami against Wal-Mart; the jury found Wal-Mart 100% responsible and awarded almost 4 times what Paul’s client asked for before trial. In a jury trial, Paul obtained a $245,000 verdict against a driver insured by State Farm back in November of 2021 in Gainesville, FL/Alachua County. The offer prior to trial was $12,000. The proposal for settlement was beat and Paul ultimately recovered $375,000 to resolve his client’s claims, inclusive of attorney fees and costs. That amount is 31 times greater than the amount they offered during litigation.
Practice Areas:Personal Injury
- Premises Liability
- Wrongful Death
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Construction Accidents
- Dog/Animal Attacks
Bar Admissions & Affiliations:
- The Florida Bar, 2011
- United States District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2011
- Palm Beach County Bar Association and the Young Lawyers Section, since 2011
- Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County Golf Committee, since 2010
- Palm Beach County Bar Professionalism Committee, since 2012
- Personal Injury / Wrongful Death committee, since 2012
- Board Member for FAWL
- Lawyers for Literacy Program
- Florida and Palm Beach County League of Cities, Finance and Taxation Committee
- University of Florida, Bachelor Degree in Finance, 2003
- New England School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 2010