Paul M. Fires

Partner, Firm Chair Emeritus & Workers' Compensation Co-Managing Partner
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Direct: 215.972.7904
2000 Market Street
Suite 1300
Philadelphia, PA 19103
T: 215.972.7900
F: 215.564.7699
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Paul Fires deploys universal best business practices, matching business skills and financial modeling techniques with an ability to innovate in aligning a client’s risk management needs with the strongest business metrics and results.

Paul’s longstanding three-part role as attorney, metrics analyst and businessman has allowed him to satisfy his clients’ exposure reduction goals, fiscal targets, long range plans and performance goals. This results in a broad yet thorough approach to comprehensive claims management success, both pre- and post-litigation, and in positive litigation results for cases requiring that approach.

Uniquely, Paul can evaluate cases from dozens of metrics perspectives. This method brings results that satisfy each client’s individual metrics goals. This data assists his clients with making scores of effective decisions on both micro and macro levels. In recognition of his skills as a litigator, Paul has been named the US News and World Report/Best Lawyers Philadelphia Lawyer of the Year for Workers’ Compensation – Employers, 2022. He also received this honor in 2020 and 2014. 

Paul is well recognized in the industry as a leader in the field. He has been listed in Best Lawyers in the area of Workers’ Compensation – Employers every year since 2007. Since 2009, Paul has been included in the Pennsylvania Edition of Super Lawyers Magazine, an honor given to the top 5% of attorneys in the state. Super Lawyers lists are issued by Thomson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found at

Paul is often tapped to provide training for client teams throughout the country.

Paul Fires also serves as an expert consultant and witness in cases involving Errors and Omissions insurance policies.  He has analyzed voluminous file materials and prepared comprehensive analysis and reports and has provided expert testimony when needed in support of his clients’ positions.

Paul was named “2019 Best Law Firm Mentor” by The Legal Intelligencer.  In his career, Paul has mentored scores of associates and young partners from the Workers' Compensation Group and other practices throughout Weber Gallagher.

Paul is a member of the Penn Medicine Council for Discovery Science. This prestigious board is comprised of University of Pennsylvania scientists and inventors leading the coronavirus response, as well as influential business leaders and financial industry specialists from a cross-section of American life, working together to end the COVID-19 pandemic.

Paul served as Firm Chair from 2008 until 2018 and currently serves as Firm Chair Emeritus.

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