Paul Turkevich

Associate

Paul Turkevich

Associate

Paul Turkevich focuses on commercial litigation and has experience representing businesses and individuals in trade secrets, breach of contract, employment, environmental, and defamation cases. He represents both defendants and plaintiffs in state and federal court in all stages of litigation, including pre-suit, discovery, summary judgment, trial, and appeals. Paul has experience in dispositive motion briefing, managing large document reviews, working with experts, taking depositions, and leading pretrial focus groups.

He graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center and was a student-attorney in the Criminal Defense & Prisoner Advocacy Clinic. He represented clients with pending criminal cases and facing revocation before the U.S. Parole Commission. He also worked with fellow clinic students to submit two clemency petitions to President Obama and secure the early release of both clients.

Before law school, he was a staff investigator for five years with the nation’s premier public defender office in Washington, D.C, where he conducted hundreds of witness interviews and assisted in preparing for dozens of jury trials in murder, sexual assault, and robbery cases.

REPRESENTATIVE CASES:

  • Represents Targa complex breach of contract dispute against Vitol involving over $200 million in claimed damages. The case is ongoing, Vitol Americas Corp. v. Targa Channelview LLC/Targa Channelview LLC v. Vitol Americas Corp., No. 2018-90859 in Harris County’s 80th District Court.
  • Currently representing an international fuel terminal company in multidistrict litigation in which the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania alleges widespread MTBE contamination of its waters.
  • Currently representing a web-based auto loan broker in a breach of contract related action in state court.
  • Represents a local businesswoman in multiple defamation cases, including drafting multiple briefs before the Texas First Court of Appeals.
  • Represented large exploration and production company in a breach of contract case against marketing company based on the underpayment for million barrels of crude oil. After defeating defendant’s dispositive pretrial motions, AZA secured a favorable settlement days before jury selection.
  • Obtained a favorable settlement following jury selection in state court on behalf of an enterprise-software company against a large health-insurance company in a case involving contract and declaratory-judgment claims in excess of $2 million.
  • Represented an international engineering, construction, and procurement company as the plaintiff in a trade secret and breach of fiduciary duty lawsuit against a former executive with claimed damages in excess of $100 million. After defeating the defendants’ motions for summary judgment, the case settled favorably for Paul’s client after jury selection.
  • Obtained a defense verdict in a two-week trial for a national fuel marketing company sued for millions of dollars for breach of a trucking contract. Paul joined the case shortly before trial and presented his client’s claim for attorneys’ fees.
  • Represented a bulk liquids terminaling company former executive in a non-compete and trade secret dispute.

IN THE NEWS

Jury Asks to Award More Than Requested in Case AZA Joined on Eve of Trial

Paul Turkevich focuses on commercial litigation and has experience representing businesses and individuals in trade secrets, breach of contract, employment, environmental, and defamation cases. He represents both defendants and plaintiffs in state and federal court in all stages of litigation, including pre-suit, discovery, summary judgment, trial, and appeals. Paul has experience in dispositive motion briefing, managing large document reviews, working with experts, taking depositions, and leading pretrial focus groups.

He graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center and was a student-attorney in the Criminal Defense & Prisoner Advocacy Clinic. He represented clients with pending criminal cases and facing revocation before the U.S. Parole Commission. He also worked with fellow clinic students to submit two clemency petitions to President Obama and secure the early release of both clients.

Before law school, he was a staff investigator for five years with the nation’s premier public defender office in Washington, D.C, where he conducted hundreds of witness interviews and assisted in preparing for dozens of jury trials in murder, sexual assault, and robbery cases.

REPRESENTATIVE CASES:

  • Represents Targa complex breach of contract dispute against Vitol involving over $200 million in claimed damages. The case is ongoing, Vitol Americas Corp. v. Targa Channelview LLC/Targa Channelview LLC v. Vitol Americas Corp., No. 2018-90859 in Harris County’s 80th District Court.
  • Currently representing an international fuel terminal company in multidistrict litigation in which the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania alleges widespread MTBE contamination of its waters.
  • Currently representing a web-based auto loan broker in a breach of contract related action in state court.
  • Represents a local businesswoman in multiple defamation cases, including drafting multiple briefs before the Texas First Court of Appeals.
  • Represented large exploration and production company in a breach of contract case against marketing company based on the underpayment for million barrels of crude oil. After defeating defendant’s dispositive pretrial motions, AZA secured a favorable settlement days before jury selection.
  • Obtained a favorable settlement following jury selection in state court on behalf of an enterprise-software company against a large health-insurance company in a case involving contract and declaratory-judgment claims in excess of $2 million.
  • Represented an international engineering, construction, and procurement company as the plaintiff in a trade secret and breach of fiduciary duty lawsuit against a former executive with claimed damages in excess of $100 million. After defeating the defendants’ motions for summary judgment, the case settled favorably for Paul’s client after jury selection.
  • Obtained a defense verdict in a two-week trial for a national fuel marketing company sued for millions of dollars for breach of a trucking contract. Paul joined the case shortly before trial and presented his client’s claim for attorneys’ fees.
  • Represented a bulk liquids terminaling company former executive in a non-compete and trade secret dispute.

IN THE NEWS

Jury Asks to Award More Than Requested in Case AZA Joined on Eve of Trial

EDUCATION
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., magna cum laude

  • Top 2% of graduating class
  • Order of the Coif
  • Michael Feldman Trial Advocacy Award

Tulane University, B.A., 2008

ADMISSIONS

  • State Bar of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

EDUCATION
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., magna cum laude

  • Top 2% of graduating class
  • Order of the Coif
  • Michael Feldman Trial Advocacy Award

Tulane University, B.A., 2008

ADMISSIONS

  • State Bar of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

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