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Noel C. Paul

Noel C. Paul



  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2008, J.D., Executive Editor, Loyola Consumer Law Review
  • University of Virginia, 1999, B.A.

Noel is experienced in representing clients in complex commercial and insurance-coverage litigation in state and federal courts across the United States. He focuses his practice on representing policyholders in resolving disputes concerning coverage under general liability, property, and directors and officers insurance - among other types of coverage - by way of litigation, mediation, and arbitration. Noel's representations range from large publicly-traded Fortune 500 corporations to small to mid-market private companies covering industries as diverse as retail, real estate development, private equity investment, and processed food manufacturing. He is a notable sports coverage law authority, who is regularly quoted by major media outlets including Yahoo! Sports, Bleacher Report and Risk & Insurance. He has published and presented on a wide-range of insurance-coverage issues, including disability and loss of value insurance for athletes, title insurance for lenders, kidnapping and ransom coverage, and insurance for damages resulting from global warming. Noel previously worked for several years as a television and print journalist with The News Hour with Jim Lehrer and The Christian Science Monitor and has significant knowledge of risk management and insurance-coverage issues particular to media and publishing companies.

Employment History

  • 2008 - Reed Smith
  • 2006 - Anderson Kill & Olick (Illinois), Clerk

Honors & Awards

  • Law Bulletin's Emerging Lawyer in Illinois 2015, Directors & Officers Liability Law Insurance, Insurance Coverage & Reinsurance Law
  • Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star 2012-2016, Insurance Coverage

Professional Affiliations

  • Chicago Bar Association
    • Chair of Insurance Law Committee 2014 - 2015

Notable Quotes

  • “3 Insurance Policies That Should Be In Athletes' Playbooks,” Law360, 29 January 2016
  • “Ifo Ekpre-Olomu and the Tricky Business of Predraft Insurance Policies,” Bleacher Report, 14 May 2015
  • “Are You Ready for Some Lawsuits?,” Risk & Insurance, 2 September 2014
  • “TE Jermichael Finley's $10M fallback plan might not be firm,” Yahoo! Sports, 4 August 2014
  • “Loss of Value Policies Face First Test,” Risk & Insurance, 6 June 2014