Paolo R. Shipman Associate Pennsylvania
Phone: 215.561.8540 Fax: 215.988.1215

Paolo represents clients in a variety of matters in the state and federal courts of Pennsylvania.  He focuses his practice on claims brought under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act, railroad and bus litigation, premises liability, commercial litigation, and general insurance defense.

Before joining the firm, Paolo worked as an associate with a Lancaster-based healthcare defense firm, where he assisted in the resolution of complex professional liability and HIPAA violation matters from the initial pleadings stage through trial.

During law school, Paolo served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Robert (Robin) E. Simpson Jr. of the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania.

Practice Areas


Pennsylvania, 2017
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Published Works

Crediting Community Correctional Facility Parolees With Time Served: A Double Standard. Widener Law Journal, Fall 2017

Associations and Professional Activities

Lancaster Bar Association

Northampton County Bar Association

Pennsylvania Bar Association


Honors and Awards

Executive Managing Editor, Widener Law Journal, 2016-17

Commonwealth Court Historical Society Judge Alexander F. Barbieri Excellence in Administrative Law Award, 2017

5x CALI Award Winner

Business Advising Certificate, 2017


J.D., Magna Cum Laude, Widener University Commonwealth Law School, Harrisburg, PA, 2017

B.A., New York University, 2014