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Paul Sun's practice focuses primarily on business litigation and appeals. Mr. Sun has experience in the areas of trade secrets and unfair competition, business and health care fraud (civil and criminal), employment, consumer claims, premises and product liability, and contract disputes. He has tried cases in areas as varied as health care fraud, product liability/wrongful death, and First Amendment. Mr. Sun also regularly handles civil and criminal appeals in the North Carolina and federal appellate courts. He has served as the Rules Editor for the American Bar Association's Appellate Practice Journal

Mr. Sun graduated magna cum laude from Wittenberg University in 1979. He received his masters degree in 1981 from Vanderbilt University, where he was the Founder's Medalist. He received his J.D. degree from Duke University with Highest Honors in 1989 and served as Articles Editor for the Duke Law Journal. Mr. Sun served as law clerk to the Honorable J. Dickson Phillips, Jr., of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit from 1989-90.

Awards and Honors

  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business®, "Leader in the Field" (2013-2017; 2019-2020)
  • Benchmark Litigation, North Carolina Litigation Star, Antitrust, Appellate, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense, Labor and Employment Litigation, Product Liability, and Securities, White Collar Criminal Defense (2013-2020)
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Appellate Practice, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense, Labor & Employment Litigation, White-Collar Crimnal Defense (2007-2020)
    • Raleigh "Lawyer of the Year" for Appellate Practice (2013, 2019)
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers Magazine, Business Litigation, Appellate, Criminal Defense: White Collar  (2006-2019)
  • Business North Carolina, Legal Elite, Litigation (2012-2014)
  • Peer Review Rating of AV® in Martindale-Hubbell

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • American Law Institute, Employment Law Consultative Group
  • American Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Lung Transplant Foundation
    • Board of Directors
    • Legal Counsel

Prior Legal Experience

  • Clerkship, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, Hon. J. Dickson Phillips, Jr., 1989-1990