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Meet Paul Chistolini

Tampa, Florida - Partner

Phone: 813-224-9510
Fax: 813-805-8212
Email: [email protected]

paul-bio-400A South Miami native, Paul received his Bachelor of Science from Florida Southern College. After his undergraduate studies, Paul taught forest ecology in Grand County, Colorado for several years, followed by two years of lobbying in Tallahassee, Florida. Then, Paul attended Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, from which he received his juris doctorate. While at Cumberland, he acted as Chief Judge of the Trial Board, served as a teaching fellow, and was named to The Order of the Barristers.

After law school, Paul earned a clerkship with the Alabama Supreme Court, where he served under Senior Associate Justice Gorman Houston, Jr. Following his clerkship, he stayed in Alabama for several years litigating and trying civil cases in the southern part of the state. In 2004, Paul chose to return home to Florida, and joined Smoak Chistolini Barnett.

Paul is a member of the Florida Bar, the Alabama Bar and the Hillsborough County Bar Association. His primary area of practice is in civil litigation, dealing in personal injury, construction, products liability, and complex litigation.

Paul is married to the beautiful Lisa Ann Chistolini, and they have three daughters, Ella, Eason and Emme.

Bar Admissions:

  • State of Florida
  • State of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Alabama
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court

Judicial Clerkship:

  • Alabama Supreme Court, Senior Associate Justice Gorman Houston, Jr.


  • Samford University, Cumberland School of Law, Birmingham, Alabama
    – J.D.
    – Chief Judge, Cumberland Trial Advocacy Board
    – Cordell Hull Teaching Fellow
    – The Order of Barristers
  • Florida Southern College, Lakeland, Florida
    – B.S.
    – Major: Sports Medicine

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Florida Bar – Member
  • Alabama Bar – Member
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association – Member

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