Paul Davidson is a skilled problem solver and commercial litigator. Paul’s reputation for finding solutions and 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 (Commercial Litigation, Antitrust, Intellectual Property, Mergers and Acquisitions and Securities Litigation) and in Chambers USA ( Business Litigation). Best Lawyers named Paul the 2014 Nashville Lawyer of the Year for Antitrust law. Paul is also recognized as a "2017 Mid-South Super Lawyer." Paul has enthusiastically dedicated more than 30 years to a complex and diverse litigation practice across multiple jurisdictions involving many different substantive areas of law. Among his accomplishments, Tennessee’s Attorney General selected Paul to represent a number of nonprofit healthcare organizations in complex fraud and breach of fiduciary duty cases. Paul and his team at Waller recovered nearly $90 million that is now being used for charitable purposes in Tennessee. Paul 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.
Recently, Paul tried a shareholder dissenters’ rights case to verdict in Tennessee’s Business Court where he won a 100% victory for his client on all claims; he tried an arbitration case in New York City, winning a multimillion dollar verdict; and he successfully resolved an impending federal jury trial involving disputes over millions of dollars in natural gas hedging transactions. In the fall of 2017, Paul argued two cases in the Tennessee Court of Appeals and one case in the Tennessee Supreme Court. He is presently serving as lead counsel in defense of a securities class action pending in the Eastern District of Tennessee.