Paul Luvera

Paul Luvera

Trial Lawyer

(206) 467-6090

Key Facts

Education
University of Washington and St Martin's University, B.S. 1957
Gonzaga University, J.D., 1959
Legal and Professional Associations
Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, past president
Professional Affiliations
Inner Circle of Advocates, member
American Board of Advocates, Trial Lawyer of the Year, 1999
American College of Trial Lawyers, fellow
International Academy of Trial Lawyers
American Board of Trial Advocates
International Society of Barristers
Damage Attorneys Round Table, founder and past president
Listed in Best Lawyers in America every year since 1978

Biography

Paul Luvera has over fourteen jury verdicts in personal injury cases that exceed a million dollars. He has obtained record jury verdicts of $41 million in Washington, $44 million in Oregon, and a $29 million in Idaho. His settlements include multiple ones exceeding $1 million and include two for $75 million and $45 million dollars. He was selected to act as lead trial counsel for the State of Washington in a two-and-a-half-month jury trial against the tobacco industry which ended in a record settlement. He sued the gun industry for the thirteen families of the sniper victims shot on the east coast. Crystal Brame's family selected him as their attorney to sue the City of Tacoma and Pierce County for the murder-suicide committed by the Tacoma Chief of Police.

Gerry Spence has asked him to teach at his annual trial college in Wyoming since it began over a decade ago. He has been listed by Best Lawyers in America every year since 1978. Lawdragon named him as one the leading 500 lawyers in America, describing him as "The dean of the plaintiff's bar for all the Northwest".

Wyoming trial lawyer Gerry Spence has said about Paul Luvera, "I have never in my many years met a man I admire as much as Paul Luvera. He has been a role model for me and for countless others. He is what I call a real lawyer—no pretense, you get what you see, and what you see is an honest man who has become immensely creative and skillful in response to his insatiable passion for justice."

Luvera is the author of five books on law and a contributing author to seven other legal books. He has published more than fifty articles in legal journals and has lectured throughout the United States to legal organizations. He lives in Gig Harbor, Washington with his wife, lawyer Lita T. Barnett-Luvera.