Paul received his J.D. from New York University School of Law in 2007. Prior to joining The Bronx Defenders, Paul worked for 9 years as a staff attorney at the Defender Association in Seattle, where he represented clients charged in criminal cases ranging from misdemeanors to serious felonies. After law school, Paul clerked for the Honorable Ellen B. Burns on the District Court for the District of Connecticut. Before law school, Paul was a Peace Corps volunteer in Mauritania. Paul has a B.A. from Columbia University.