Lawyers

Chicago
One North Franklin
Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60606


Education

J.D., cum laude, University of Illinois College of Law, 2004

  • Lincoln Scholar (2001-2004)

B.A., History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1999

  • President's Award Program Scholarship Recipient (1995-1999)
  • Minority Student Award for Academic Excellence (1995-1999)

Honors

Rising Stars® distinction in the fields of General Litigation, Professional Liability: Defense, and Business/Corporate (2013-2017, Law & Politics)

Rising Stars® distinction in the fields of General Litigation, Transportation Practice (2011, Law & Politics)

Concentrating his practice on representing clients in professional liability matters, Paul Gamboa works with lawyers, accountants, physicians, nurses, and various professional agents and brokers to protect their interests. These matters range from lawsuits alleging professional malpractice to issues before regulatory and licensing bodies. Additionally, Mr. Gamboa regularly represents clients in commercial disputes, working with businesses that range from Fortune 50 companies to closely-held corporations. This work has involved contract disputes, restrictive covenants, trade secret theft, shareholder disputes, and licensing matters.

Mr. Gamboa has also defended more than 90 lawsuits, including nation- and statewide class claims, arising from alleged violations of various consumer protection statutes. These include claims brought under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Telephone Consumer Protection Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act, and Missouri Merchandising Practices Act. In an effort to proactively combat these claims, he has assisted his clients identify and implement risk mitigation strategies.

Having spent the majority of his professional career with Gordon & Rees, Mr. Gamboa recently returned to the firm after working as an Associate Director at Humana, one of the nation’s largest private insurance organizations offering Medicare Advantage plans. There, he worked with those responsible for its various product offerings, as well as the company’s sales and marketing teams, to ensure his enterprise partners complied with various federal and local regulations. He was fortunate to work on several quickly emerging areas there, including telemedicine.

Mr. Gamboa has successfully tried both jury and bench trials to verdict, and has been recognized by Chicago Magazine and Illinois Super Lawyer Magazine as a “Rising Star” on 6 separate occasions. Rising Stars are lawyers under the age of 40 who have been in practice for 10 years or less, and it is a distinction given to approximately 2.5 percent of attorneys in the state.

Mr. Gamboa is a member of the Auxiliary Board of the Lincoln Park Zoo, a group committed to supporting a Chicago landmark and one of the few remaining free zoos in the United States. He is also a member of the Fenwick Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association, and the Illinois State Bar Association.

Admissions

Illinois
Illinois Supreme Court
U.S. District Courts, Northern, Southern, and Central Districts of Illinois
U.S. District Courts, Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar
U.S. District Courts, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

Memberships

Fenwick Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
Illinois Bar Association

Community Involvement

Lincoln Park Zoo Auxiliary Board (2012-present)

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