Paul N. Luvera (Emeritus)
Luvera Law Firm
Organization Type: Law Firm
Functional Area: Law Practice
Year of Induction: 1997
701 5th Ave., Suite 6700
Seattle, WA 98104
Paul Luvera and his wife Lita Barnett-Luvera are founders of the Luvera Law Firm, a plaintiff’s trial lawyer firm in Seattle.
In 2010 the American Trial Lawyers Association induced Paul into the National Hall of Fame.
Paul is the son of immigrants. His father was born in Italy and his mother’s family in Austria-Hungary. Neither had more then a sixth grade education. They were married 64 years and had three children, all of whom hold college degrees. The family ran a small neighborhood grocery store for over 50 years. His parents flew the American flag every day & taught their children that it was a privilege to live in the United States. Paul was born February 21, 1935, Anacortes, WA. He fished commercially to help pay for his education. He graduated from Gonzaga University Law School, LL.B in 1959 by attending night school while working for a lawyer.
Paul has record jury verdicts in three states. He was selected as lead trial counsel for his state’s lawsuit against the tobacco industry, which settled for the largest settlement in the nation’s history. He teaches at Gerry Spence’s trial college each year. He belongs to The Inner Circle of Advocates, American College of Trial Lawyers, ABOTA, International Academy of Trial Lawyers and the International Barristers.