Paul J. Havenstein
Paul J. Havenstein

Phone: 301-762-7770
Fax: 301-926-7444

Practice Areas:

Commercial Litigation
Business Law
Personal Injury
Insurance Defense



Paul is a member of the Commercial Litigation, Business Law and Personal Injury practice groups, and he works primarily in the areas of commercial litigation, insurance defense, personal injury, and business law. Paul assists in the handling of cases for individual, institutional and commercial clients.

Paul was raised in Bethesda and attended Walt Whitman High School, where he graduated with honors and was a varsity letterman in football and wrestling. After high school, Paul enrolled in the University of Georgia’s Honors College, where he earned a degree in History and wrote for the school’s Center for Undergraduate Research. 


After college, Paul returned home to attend the University of Maryland School of Law. While in law school, Paul was a research assistant to Professor Kami Chavis Simmons and participated in the school’s criminal appellate clinic, representing clients serving life sentences. Outside of school, Paul interned for the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office and the Office of the State’s Attorneys’ Coordinator, and clerked for a local Montgomery County law firm.

Before joining McCarthy Wilson LLP, Paul served for one year as the law clerk to the Honorable Michael D. Mason, Chief Judge of Maryland’s Sixth Judicial Circuit. Paul assisted Judge Mason with his daily dockets as well as the complex civil matters on his Business & Technology docket.

Outside of work, Paul enjoys running, watching college football and spending time with local friends and family. 

Bar and Court Admission: Maryland, 2015, Barred in DC in 2016, admitted to US District Court for MD in 2017, and admitted to the US District Court for DC in July 2017.

Education: University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 2015; University of Georgia, B.A. History, 2012

Clerkship: The Honorable Michael D. Mason, Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland, 2015-2016

Memberships and Awards: Maryland State Bar Association, Bar Association of Montgomery County, American Bar Association, Maryland Governor’s Citation for Public Service Law (2013)



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