Paul Gordon grew up in Aurora, Colorado, earned a business degree from the University of Denver, and earned a law degree from the University of Colorado. He was a member of the Law Review, where he published an award-winning commentary on using baseball arbitration for minority shareholder disputes. After graduating, he developed a broad background in complex civil litigation and the law of lawyering throughout the United States. He obtained numerous seven-figure recoveries for his clients and was lead counsel in 20 one-week to two-week jury trials. Further, he has testified as an expert on the duties of lawyers and the reasonableness of lawyer fees.