Paul T. Muniz


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    One International Place
    Suite 350
    Boston, MA 02110

Paul T. Muniz is a partner in the Boston office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Professional Liability Practice and chair of the Accountants E&O Practice. Paul has substantial experience litigating claims involving complex design and construction issues, intellectual property, breach of fiduciary duty, unfair and deceptive trade practices, fraud and other business torts, as well as claims involving the False Claims Act. Paul has tried, arbitrated and mediated hundreds of cases. He is admitted to the Massachusetts, New Hampshire and New York bars. Prior to joining Lewis Brisbois, Paul served as Chairman of the Trial Department at a regional law firm on the east coast.

Paul’s prior experience includes taking part in the Treasury Department’s Honor Program, serving as Trial Counsel for the Internal Revenue Service. Prior to law school, Paul served as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy. 


  • Speaker, Covid-19, Implications for the Design Profession, Design Professional Roundtable (April 2020)
  • Speaker, I Really Should Patent That!, Donovan Hatem Design Professional Roundtable (June 2019)
  • Panelist, “Design Professional Claim Trends 2019”, 4th Annual Construction DefectExecuSummit (December 2019)
  • Contributing Author, Design Professionals Guide to Construction Law (2021)

Military Service

Lieutenant, United States Navy


  • State Bar Admissions
    • Massachusetts
    • New Hampshire
    • New York
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
    • United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire
  • United States Courts of Appeals
    • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • Other Admissions
    • United States Tax Court


  • Boston Bar Association
  • Director, BankGloucester
  • Member, Holy Cross Varsity Club
  • Member, American Community Bankers Association
  • Former Member, City of Gloucester Capital Improvements Advisory Board
  • Former Trustee, Lahey Health-Northeast Health Systems


New England School of Law

Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude

  • Senior Editor, New England Law Review 

College of the Holy Cross

Bachelor of Arts, Economics

Representative Matters

  • Obtained trial victory in a claim filed against professional surveyor client.
  • Obtained defense verdict in a claim for gender and sexual harassment filed against a business owner.
  • Obtained dismissal of professional negligence claim filed against client arising out of a condominium design.
  • Obtained $20 million dollar settlement on behalf of FCA whistleblower client.
  • Obtained defense verdict on behalf of client/tenant in a commercial dispute over lease rights.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of structural engineer and interior designer in defense of claim by condominium owner.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of architect client in $2 million lawsuit filed by owner of affordable housing complex.
  • Obtained dismissal of a claim by subcontractor against engineer alleging negligent design of private university building.
  • Obtained dismissal of a personal injury claim by hotel restaurant worker against architect and electrical engineer.
  • Obtained dismissal of a lawsuit filed against an employer in wrongful termination employment dispute filed by the employee.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of pump manufacturer in wrongful death claim.
  • Obtained dismissal of construction safety firm in lawsuit brought by employee of subcontractor impaled on rebar at construction site.
  • Obtained dismissal of lawsuit filed against client sued in a declaratory judgment action in New York alleging unfair competition.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of engineering firm on claims arising out of stormwater infiltration at a function hall.
  • Obtained dismissal of a multi-million lawsuit filed under Oil Pollution Act.
  • Obtained dismissal in Charge filed at Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) against employer client arising out of alleged wrongful termination.
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