About The Law Office of Paul Gattone

Our Mission

Arizona has a justice gap. There are 15,000 lawyers in Arizona, but most of them serve the wealthy and privileged. For too many, hiring a lawyer is out of reach. Thousands of families each year are forced to navigate a legal maze alone. Our mission is to close the justice gap by offering legal services that are within reach for low-income families, the homeless, and the marginalized. We are a for-profit law firm; we approach our work with a nonprofit spirit.

Our Vision of Civil Rights

We are civil rights lawyers. What are civil rights? Civil rights are at issue when police arbitrarily stop you. Civil rights are involved when a landlord wrongfully evicts you. Civil rights are involved when you are fired because of your race or your disability. Civil rights are involved when your landlord doesn’t fix the air conditioning in the middle of an Arizona summer. Civil rights are involved when an employer pays you less than the law requires. There are many more examples.

The team in front of the old court house

Our History


Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Paul has been in Tucson since coming here in 1980 to attend the University of Arizona. After attending Law School at the University Of Arizona College Of Law, Paul worked for a small time in a criminal defense firm before founding and going to work at the non-profit Southern Arizona People’s Law Center.


In 2003 Paul left the People’s Law Center and went into private practice so that he could expand his civil rights and criminal defense work.


Was a founding partner in the firm of Payson & Gattone with Tony Payson in 2006 he continued to focus his civil rights work in the areas of police misconduct, employment discrimination and individual rights. Since 2006 Paul has also defended the rights of people accused of the criminally accused in state and federal court.


At the end of September of 2011 Paul went back into solo practice, with a primary emphasis on civil rights cases. In his 22 years of practice Paul Gattone has devoted himself to aggressively protecting the rights of his clients and to advancing and defending civil rights.



Our Expert Team


Paul Gattone


Billy Peard


Drew Fellows


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