Paul Davidson, a partner in Waller’s Nashville office, is a skilled commercial litigator. He has served as lead trial counsel in jury and non-jury trials in multiple jurisdictions, including California, New York, Washington, D.C., Michigan, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and Utah. Paul’s reputation for handling complex business disputes efficiently, professionally and successfully, has led to his being recognized in Best Lawyers in America for more than 15 years (in the areas of commercial, antitrust, intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions and securities litigation) and in Chambers USA in the area of business litigation. Best Lawyers named Paul the 2014 Nashville Lawyer of the Year for Antitrust law. Paul serves as Chair of the firm’s Healthcare Litigation practice and recently was listed as a "2017 Mid-South Super Lawyer."
Among other recognitions, Tennessee’s Attorney General selected Paul to represent a number of nonprofit healthcare organizations in complex fraud and breach of fiduciary duty cases. To date, Paul and his team at Waller have recovered nearly $90 million that is being used for charitable purposes in Tennessee. Paul also recently served as co-lead trial counsel for the Trustees of billions of dollars in bonds in the Jefferson County, Alabama and Detroit, Michigan bankruptcies, the largest municipal bankruptcies in American history. Immediately before Jefferson County filed its Chapter 9 Petition, Paul was successful in winning a $515 million judgment against the County and the appointment of a Receiver to take over control of its sewer system.
Paul has devoted more than 30 years to complex and diverse litigation practice. Most recently, he tried a shareholder dissenters’ rights case to verdict in Tennessee’s Business Court where he won a 100% victory for his client; he tried an arbitration case in New York City, winning a verdict for millions of dollars against the Detroit Water & Sewer Department; and he successfully resolved an impending federal jury trial involving disputes over millions of dollars in natural gas hedging transactions. Paul was also recently hired to act as lead counsel in a securities class action brought against one of the Big 4 accounting firms claiming violation of the federal securities laws.