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)

Paul Gamboa is an accomplished attorney whose practice focuses on general civil litigation, professional liability defense, commercial litigation, and transportation law matters.  Paul regularly defends accountants, lawyers, and various professional agents and brokers relative to purported malpractice events.  He has represented clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to closely-held corporations in cases ranging from vehicular accidents, premises liability claims, and FELA suits to employment discrimination claims, property and cargo damage claims, and contract disputes.  Additionally, he routinely defends nationwide and state class claims arising under consumer protection statutes, including, the TCPA (Telephone Consumer Protection Act), FDCPA (Fair Debt Collection Practices Act), and FCRA (Fair Credit Reporting Act).

Paul has extensive litigation and trial experience in both state and federal courts, having successfully tried, as first chair, both jury and bench trials to verdict.  He has been recognized by Chicago Magazine and Illinois Super Lawyer Magazine as a “Rising Star” on four 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.

Paul 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 Illinois State Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association, and the Fenwick Bar Association. 

Admissions

Illinois
Illinois Supreme Court
U.S. District Courts, Northern, Southern, and Central Districts of Illinois
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 
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

 

 

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(312) 980-6790

pgamboa@gordonrees.com


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Chicago

  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)

Paul Gamboa

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Biography

Paul Gamboa is an accomplished attorney whose practice focuses on general civil litigation, professional liability defense, commercial litigation, and transportation law matters.  Paul regularly defends accountants, lawyers, and various professional agents and brokers relative to purported malpractice events.  He has represented clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to closely-held corporations in cases ranging from vehicular accidents, premises liability claims, and FELA suits to employment discrimination claims, property and cargo damage claims, and contract disputes.  Additionally, he routinely defends nationwide and state class claims arising under consumer protection statutes, including, the TCPA (Telephone Consumer Protection Act), FDCPA (Fair Debt Collection Practices Act), and FCRA (Fair Credit Reporting Act).

Paul has extensive litigation and trial experience in both state and federal courts, having successfully tried, as first chair, both jury and bench trials to verdict.  He has been recognized by Chicago Magazine and Illinois Super Lawyer Magazine as a “Rising Star” on four 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.

Paul 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 Illinois State Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association, and the Fenwick Bar Association. 

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Illinois
Illinois Supreme Court
U.S. District Courts, Northern, Southern, and Central Districts of Illinois
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 
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

 

 

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