Paul Grocki focuses his practice primarily on litigation, insurance, and related transactional matters. He represents clients in aviation, commercial, and general negligence matters before state and federal courts, as well as before state and federal administrative agencies. He represents purchasers and sellers of aircraft in the buying, selling, and financing of aircraft of various sizes, including creating and registering aircraft holding entities and minimizing sales and use tax. Paul also represents aircraft owners and FBOs in connection with the negotiation of management and charter agreements, and also represents FBOs in the negotiation of various types of ground leases. Further, Paul represents individual pilots and businesses (aviation and non-aviation) in administrative proceedings, including certificate revocations, proposed certificate actions, and proposed civil penalties.
Prior to joining the Law Offices of Paul A. Lange in 2014, Paul worked for a mid-size insurance defense firm. He defended clients through trial and appeal in matters involving professional liability, particularly in the areas of legal malpractice and medical malpractice. Paul also counseled a large health care institution regarding compliance with state and federal privilege laws in connection with the disclosure and dissemination of protected patient information. Additionally, Paul counseled said health care institution concerning various probate matters, including the handling of involuntary commitment proceedings and involuntary conservatorship proceedings. Paul has extensive motion practice, including drafting and oral arguments of numerous motions to strike, motions to dismiss, and motions for summary judgment in state court as well as on the complex litigation docket.
From 2010-2011, Paul served as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert E. Beach of the Connecticut Appellate Court.
Paul graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Roger Williams University School of Law in 2010. While in law school, Paul served as a legal intern for the Honorable Paul A. Suttell, Chief Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court. He also received CALI awards in Legal Methods II, Constitutional Law, Environmental Law, Business Organizations, Secured Transactions, Labor Law, Interviewing & Counseling, and Mediation. Paul also served as a member of the Roger Williams University Law Review.
- “Examining Consequences and Issues Stemming from the FAA’s Implementation of Aircraft Re-Registration and Expiration Regulations that are Just Now Beginning to Develop through Litigation;” Air & Transportation Law Reporter (IATSBA Reporter – Winter 2015), publication of the International Air & Transportation Safety Bar Association (Winter 2015)
- “What Happens When An FBO Cannot Select Its Own Fuel Provider?” NATA Aviation Business Journal (NATA ABJ- 2015 4Q), publication of the National Air Transportation Association (Winter 2015)