Attorney Henry Lee Paul, who serves clients statewide from his offices in Fort Myers and Tampa, has been appointed to the Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism for a four-year term. Paul also will serve three years on The Florida Bar Board of Governor’s Standing Committee on Professionalism. Both terms start July 1.
Paul, with 27 years experience, focuses primarily on providing legal representation to attorneys and bar applicants, and also represents clients in business disputes. Paul is A/V rated by Martindale Hubbard.
The mission of the Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism is to promote the fundamental ideals and values of the justice system within the legal system, and to instill those ideals of character, competence and commitment in those working in the Florida legal system. The commission plans and implements programs promoting the ideals and goals of professionalism, and establishes the policies of the Florida Bar Center and is its governing board. As a commission member, Paul also will speak at functions throughout the state.
“I’m very honored to receive this appointment to the Commission,” said Paul. “Professionalism in the legal field is an issue I am passionate about, and I look forward to helping promote professionalism among lawyers, which is more important than ever now that The Florida Bar has over 93,000 members, with an annual growth rate of over 3,000 new members, and 12 law schools statewide.”
Paul served as Bar Counsel for The Florida Bar for six years, which included service as liaison to two of the Southwest Florida Grievance Committees. He defends lawyers in lawyer regulation cases, legal malpractice cases and law firm disputes, and represents applicants before the Florida Board of Bar Examiners.
Paul completed his undergraduate studies at Florida State University in 1981 and received his law degree from Stetson University in 1984. He has been a member of The Florida Bar and has actively practiced law since 1985. Paul was employed with the firm that became known as Lazzara & Paul, P. A. from 1984 to 1997. In 1997, Paul started the firm of Paul & Singer, P. A. and practiced with this firm until 2005. Paul served as Bar Counsel from 2005 to January 2012, when he returned to private practice and founded Henry Lee Paul, P.A., with offices in Tampa and Fort Myers.
About Henry Lee Paul, P.A.
Henry Lee Paul has been a member of The Florida Bar since 1985. In addition to representing lawyers, Paul has a history of representing clients involved in business disputes, including complex litigation. As a founder and former General Counsel of the Tampa Bay Lightning, he has the benefit of hands-on business experience. Paul also served as Bar Counsel for The Florida Bar for over six years and served as liaison to grievance committees in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Fort Myers. Paul has tried numerous bar cases and has presented oral arguments before the Florida Supreme Court. Paul also represents applicants before the Florida Board of Bar Examiners. Henry Lee Paul, P.A. has two locations, 2248 First Street in Fort Myers and 550 N. Reo Street, Suite 300 in Tampa. For more information call 239-600-4915 (Fort Myers) or 813-344-3601 (Tampa), or visit www.HenryLeePaul.com.