Paul J. Staso focuses on class actions, securities fraud, corporate litigation, and personal injury. He has extensive experience in fact investigation, conducting Internet and database research, and organizing vast amounts of legal documentation. He also prepares reports to completely inform attorneys of the facts of a case and its legal implications; obtains forms and documentation that attorneys request; and, prepares materials for trial. Analyzing and summarizing documents; drafting discovery; performing fact/legal research; developing medical chronologies; and, case management are key tasks that he is responsible for.
Paul earned two Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Montana and has received training through the Institute for Paralegal Education. His experience as a paralegal dates back to 1993 and he is a member of the American Alliance of Paralegals and member of the Indiana Paralegal Association. Prior to joining Starr Austen & Miller LLP, Paul was employed with law firms in Alaska and Montana specializing in commercial litigation, environmental law and personal injury. He has also been a Paralegal Specialist for two judges with the U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of Hearings and Appeals.
Paul is the father of four adult children, and step-father to four others. His background includes being an ultra-endurance athlete, having run solo and self-supported across the United States, Alaska, Germany, and the Mojave Desert while promoting youth fitness on a global scale. He was a torchbearer for the 2002 Olympic Games, has received an award from the Mayo Clinic for his efforts in reducing childhood obesity in America, and was inducted as the first European PTA Youth Ambassador. He and his wife, Kelley, enjoy making family memories; tackling home improvement projects; bicycling; and, being involved in their local Catholic church.
Having previously been a Senior Paralegal for law firms in Alaska and Montana, as well as for the federal government, I am most impressed with the integrity, energy and work ethic of the Starr, Austen & Miller team.