Paul J. Geller

Paul J. Geller


Paul’s dedication and passion in protecting the rights of his clients is truly inspiring.

Robert Bertisch, Executive Director, Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County


Paul Geller, managing partner of Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP’s Boca Raton, Florida office, is a founding partner of the Firm, a member of its Management Committee, and head of the Firm’s Consumer Practice Group. Paul’s 29 years of litigation experience is broad, and he has handled cases in each of the Firm’s practice areas. Notably, before devoting his practice to the representation of consumers and investors, he defended companies in high-stakes class action and multi-district litigation, providing him with an invaluable perspective. Paul has tried bench and jury trials on both the plaintiffs’ and defendants’ sides and has argued before numerous state, federal, and appellate courts throughout the country.

Paul was recently selected to serve in a leadership position on behalf of governmental entities and other plaintiffs in the sprawling litigation concerning the nationwide prescription opioid epidemic. In reporting on the selection of the lawyers to lead the case, The National Law Journal reported that “[t]he team reads like a ‘Who’s Who’ in mass torts.” Paul was also a critical member of the team that negotiated over $50 billion in settlements against certain opioid distributors, manufacturers, and retail pharmacies. Prior to the opioid litigation, Paul was a member of the leadership team representing consumers in the massive Volkswagen “Clean Diesel” emissions case. The San Francisco legal newspaper The Recorder labeled the group that was appointed in that case, which settled for more than $17 billion, a “class action dream team.”

Paul recently served as a Lead Counsel in In re EpiPen (Epinephrine Injection, USP) Mktg., Sales Pracs. & Antitrust Litig., a nationwide class action that alleges that pharmaceutical company Mylan N.V. and others engaged in anti-competitive and unfair business conduct in its sale and marketing of the EpiPen auto-injector device. The case was recently settled for $609 million.

Some of Paul’s other recent noteworthy successes include the largest privacy class action settlement in history – a $650 million recovery in a cutting-edge class action in In re Facebook Biometric Info. Privacy Litig., concerning Facebook’s use of biometric identifiers through its “tag” feature. In addition to the monetary recovery, Facebook recently disabled the tag feature altogether, deleting user facial profiles and discontinuing the use of facial recognition software.

Paul serves on the Advisory Board of Emory University School of Law and the separate Board of The Institute for Complex Litigation and Mass Claims at Emory. He is a member of the Trial Law Institute and the Diversity Law Institute of the Litigation Counsel of America. Paul is also a member of the Supreme Court Historical Society. Additionally, he is a member of the Board of Advisors for The Center on Civil Justice at New York University School of Law. In these roles and others, Paul frequently lectures on class action and MDL issues at judicial seminars, bar conferences, and academic programs. Paul is also a member of the faculty of the Mass Torts MDL Certificate Program at the Bolch Judicial Institute at Duke University School of Law.

Paul has been rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell (the highest rating available), twice named one of the nation’s top “40 Under 40” by The National Law Journal, and named one of “Florida’s Top Lawyers” by Law & Politics and South Florida Business Journal. He has also been named a Legend, a Leading Litigator in America, a Leading Lawyer in America, a Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyer, and a Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyer by Lawdragon; a Leading Lawyer by Chambers USA; a Plaintiffs’ Lawyer Trailblazer by The National Law Journal; one of Florida’s “Legal Elite” by Florida Trend magazine; and one of “Florida’s Most Effective Lawyers” by American Law Media’s Daily Business Review. Additionally, Best Lawyers® named Paul a Best Lawyer in America and a Florida Best Lawyer in the area of “Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs,” and he was additionally chosen as Lawyer of the Year in that same category. Super Lawyers Magazine has also named Paul a Florida Super Lawyer for 17 consecutive years.

Paul earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Florida, where he was a member of the University Honors Program. He earned his Juris Doctor degree from Emory University School of Law, with Highest Distinction, where he was an editor of the Emory Law Journal, a member of the Order of the Coif Legal Honor Society, and awarded multiple American Jurisprudence Book Awards for earning the highest grade in class.


Individual Awards:

  • Rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Leading Litigator in America, Lawdragon, 2024
  • Best Lawyer in America, Best Lawyers®, 2017-2024
  • Named a Florida Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2007-2023
  • Recommended Lawyer, The Legal 500, 2016, 2019, 2023
  • Leading Lawyer, Chambers USA, 2021-2023
  • Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyer, Lawdragon, 2019-2023
  • Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyer, Lawdragon, 2022-2023
  • Leading Lawyer in America, Lawdragon, 2006-2007, 2009-2023
  • Outstanding Antitrust Litigation Achievement in Private Law Practice, American Antitrust Institute, 2022
  • South Trailblazer, The American Lawyer, 2022
  • Class Action MVP, Law360, 2022
  • Florida Best Lawyer in America, Best Lawyers®, 2017-2021
  • Named one of “Florida’s Most Effective Lawyers” in the Privacy category by American Law Media, 2020
  • Legend, Lawdragon, 2020
  • Plaintiffs’ Lawyer Trailblazer, The National Law Journal, 2018
  • Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers®, 2018
  • Attorney of the Month, Attorney At Law, 2017
  • Featured in “Lawyer Limelight” series, Lawdragon, 2017
  • Selected as a Top Rated Lawyer, South Florida’s Legal Leaders, Miami Herald, 2015
  • Litigation Star, Benchmark Litigation, 2013
  • Featured as one of Florida’s “Legal Elite” in Florida Trend magazine, 2003, 2006
  • Named one of “Florida’s Most Effective Lawyers” in the Class Action category by American Law Media, 2006
  • Featured as one of Florida’s top lawyers in South Florida Business Journal, 2006
  • Selected as one of the nation’s top “40 Under 40” by The National Law Journal, 2002, 2005

Firm Awards:

  • Regional Powerhouse – California, Law360, 2023
  • Elite Trial Lawyers, The National Law Journal, 2014-2016, 2018, 2020-2023
  • Top-Tier Plaintiffs’ Firm, The Legal 500, 2010-2020, 2022-2023
  • Band 1 Law Firm, Chambers USA, 2010-2023
  • Practice Group of the Year – Securities, Law360, 2015-2017, 2019-2020, 2022
  • Top Plaintiff Firm, Benchmark Litigation, 2010-2020, 2022-2023
  • Tier 1 Securities Firm, Benchmark Litigation, 2022-2023
  • Tier 1 Firm, “Best Law Firms,” U.S. News – Best Lawyers®, 2013-2023
  • Top Law Firm in Antitrust, Antitrust Annual Report, 2020
  • Practice Group of the Year – Privacy/Cybersecurity, Law360, 2020
  • San Diego Firm of the Year, Benchmark Litigation, 2019-2020
  • Most Feared in Litigation, BTI Consulting, 2014-2015, 2019-2020
  • Practice Group of the Year – Competition, Law360, 2019
  • Practice Group of the Year – Consumer, Law360, 2019
  • Selected as the Securities winner, Elite Trial Lawyers, The National Law Journal, 2016
  • Most Feared Plaintiffs’ Firm, Law360, 2013-2015
  • Plaintiffs’ Hot List, The National Law Journal, 2004-2009, 2011, 2013-2014

Practice Areas


Emory University School of Law, J.D., 1993, with Highest Distinction

  • Editor, Emory Law Journal
  • Order of the Coif Legal Honor Society
  • Awarded multiple American Jurisprudence Book Awards for earning the highest grade in class

University of Florida, B.S., 1990, Psychology

  • Member, University Honors Program


  • Florida
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Courts of Appeals: Fifth and Eleventh Circuits
  • United States District Courts: Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida; District of Colorado; Eastern District of Michigan

Notable Cases


Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America (LCA) Proven Trial Lawyers
  • Faculty, Mass Torts MDL Certificate Program, Bolch Judicial Institute of Duke Law School
  • Member, Board of Advisors for The Center on Civil Justice, New York University School of Law
  • Member, Advisory Board, Emory University School of Law
  • Member, Advisory Board of The Institute for Complex Litigation and Mass Claims, Emory University School of Law
  • Member, Supreme Court Historical Society
  • Member, Trial Law Institute
  • Member, Diversity Law Institute
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