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Paul J. Hanly Jr. - New York, NY

112 Madison Avenue7th Floor New York, NY 10016- 7416

Updated: 09/06/2023

New York Commercial Litigation Lawyer


Paul J. Hanly, Jr. is a named partner in the New York Office at Simmons Hanly Conroy where he manages the firm’s Complex Litigation Group as a skilled trial lawyer and litigator.

With more than 40 years of legal experience, Paul has earned a superb national reputation as a gifted trial lawyer and litigator who has managed and tried numerous complex jury cases in virtually all areas of civil litigation...

About Paul J. Hanly Jr.

Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Consumer Protection
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceutical Litigation

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Leadership


Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1980
  • Texas, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 2006
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 2003

Other Affiliations

  • Federal Bar Foundation, 1996 - Present (Board of Trustees)
  • The Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Council
  • Federal Bar Foundation (Member, Board of Directors, 1997-2004)
  • New York County Lawyers Association, 1996 - Present (Member, Committee on Federal Courts)
  • CLE Instructor on Trial Advocacy, 1999, 2002-2013
  • American Association for Justice


  • Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia, 1979
  • Cornell University, 1974
  • Cambridge University, 1976

Past Positions

  • Hon. Lawrence A. Whipple, United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey, Law Clerk, 1979 - 1980

Classes and Seminars

  • CLE Instructor on Trial Advocacy, 1997 - Present



  • Law Clerk to Hon. Lawrence A. Whipple, U.S. District Judge, District of New Jersey, 1979 - 1980
  • New York Metro Super Lawyer, 2007 - 2019
  • Best Lawyers: "Best Lawyers in America", in the area of Plaintiffs' Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions , 2019 - 2020
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Elite Trial Lawyers, - 2020

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Office Information


112 Madison Avenue7th Floor New York, NY 10016- 7416


  • 212-213-5949

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