Paul A. Del Aguila



An accomplished litigator, Paul Del Aguila protects the interests of local, regional, national and international clients in high-stakes disputes throughout the country. Paul primarily defends drug and device manufacturers in product liability litigation, mass torts and class actions that threaten their life-saving, innovative products.

Product Liability Litigation and Counseling

Paul has served as coordinating and national counsel for some of the world’s largest pharmaceutical and medical device companies, litigating high-profile product liability matters in the most challenging of jurisdictions. In addition to his pharmaceutical and medical device clients, Paul defends manufacturers of consumer and industrial products against claims of product defect. He has advocated for clients in putative class actions and multidistrict litigations involving hundreds of cases, including going toe-to-toe with the most prominent mass tort plaintiff attorneys and firms in the U.S. He has negotiated resolutions to hundreds of claims.

In addition to his litigation practice, Paul also counsels clients on risk management, product safety issues and regulatory compliance.

General Litigation

Paul is often called in to “parachute” into high-stakes and challenging cases months before trial, as he is able to quickly and efficiently develop a company story and trial themes, while preparing for trial. Over the years, Paul has advocated for clients in wide-ranging disputes, including:

  • Complex commercial litigation
  • Labor and employment litigation
  • Trade secret and restrictive covenant litigation
  • Food labeling litigation
  • Automotive litigation

With experience in many types of disputes, Paul has perspective to navigate complex and difficult litigation, including bet the company matters. Paul seeks early resolution when in the client’s best interests, often disposing of matters through motions to dismiss or motions for summary judgment prior to trial.

Personal Interests

Paul is an avid soccer fan and player, loves to travel, and is the proud father of Penelope, Julian, and Matias.


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Illinois Supreme Court




University of Illinois College of Law
J.D. (2001)

University of California-Irvine
B.A. (1998)

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • Catholic Charities Legal Assistance (CCLA) — Legal Advisory Committee
  • Catholic Charities of Chicago
  • Equal Justice Works
  • National Immigrant Justice Center
  • Lawyers for the Creative Arts

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois
  • Hispanic National Bar Association
  • Illinois Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Association


  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2020
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2019
  • Negocios Now magazine — Who’s Who in Hispanic Chicago, 2018
  • Illinois Diversity Council — Leadership Excellence in the Law award, 2017
  • Leading Lawyers Network — Emerging Lawyer, 2015-16
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