Paul J. Spadafora


Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation, Creditor/Debtor Rights/Bankruptcy, Real Estate Litigation, Trust & Estate Disputes and Litigation

Practice Emphasis

Paul is a civil litigation attorney who focuses his practice on commercial litigation, real estate litigation, trust & estates litigation, and creditor/debtor rights. Paul is experienced with every stage of trial and appellate litigation across both federal and state court matters. Paul is also experienced in dispute resolution and counsels clients in their pre-litigation strategic planning.

Prior to joining Lasher Holzapfel Sperry & Ebberson, Paul served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable David W. Christel, United States Magistrate Judge for the Western District of Washington. Prior to that he worked in Florida, where he represented individuals, business entities, and local government bodies in a variety of business and real estate disputes, including claims arising out of the 2010 BP oil spill.


William & Mary School of Law

  • Juris Doctor, 2011
  • Editor-In-Chief, William and Mary Environment Law and Policy Review, Vol. 35 (2010-2011)
  • Graduate Research Fellow (2008-2011)

University of Notre Dame

  • Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, 2008
  • Presidential Scholar
  • Notre Dame Scholar

Professional & Civic

Judicial Clerkship, Law Clerk, Hon. David W. Christel, United States Magistrate Judge, Western District of Washington, 2015-2017

Advisory Board Member, Central Sound Regional Science and Engineering Fair, 2015-Present

Named a “Rising Star” by Washington Super Lawyers magazine, 2019-2023

Bar Admissions

  • Washington, 2015
  • California, 2013
  • Florida, 2011
  • Western District of Washington
  • Middle District of Florida
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • King County Bar Association