Paulo R. Lima, Associate

Bar Admissions
Florida, 2009
New York, 2006

Fordham University School of Law, New York, New York, J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence (Cum Laude) – 2005

University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, B.A., Mass Communications – 1994

Court Admissions
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
U.S. District Court, S.D. Fla.
U.S. District Court, M.D. Fla.
U.S. District Court, S.D.N.Y.
U.S. District Court, E.D.N.Y.

Appellate Practice Section of the Florida Bar
Rosemary Barkett Appellate American Inn of Court
Third District Court of Appeal Historical Society

PAULO R. LIMA has more than a decade of experience in civil litigation and appeals. 

Mr. Lima began his career in New York City, as an associate with a large international law firm. He represented primarily defendants in state and federal courts in a broad range of civil litigation including products liability, securities, and general commercial cases. He moved to Miami in 2009, where he continued his civil litigation practice at that same firm and also represented clients in federal appeals before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second and Eleventh Circuits.

Mr. Lima later spent almost two years at a boutique plaintiff’s firm, where he focused his practice on high stakes personal injury appeals. His reported decisions include affirmances of multi-million dollar judgments in products liability cases.

Mr. Lima joined the Russo Appellate Firm, P.A., in 2017 to continue focusing on appeals and trial support. Mr. Lima has practiced before all five Florida District Courts of Appeal and the Florida Supreme Court.

Before law school, Mr. Lima spent eight years as a newspaper reporter for two large, daily newspapers in Florida and New Jersey.

Russo Appellate Firm, P.A. handles civil appeals in federal appellate courts nationwide and in all Florida state appellate courts.

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