Paula is a South Florida native and resident of Fort Lauderdale. She concentrates her practice in the areas of contracts, corporate, real estate, mediation, business transactions, and publishing/entertainment law.

As an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Fort Lauderdale for almost 8 years, Ms. Tighe handled complex contract negotiation and litigated on the City’s behalf.

She is a Florida Supreme Court certified mediator and is currently a hearing officer for Broward County and a mediator for the Florida Department of Financial Services.

Ms. Tighe is also outside counsel for Bold Strokes Books, Inc., the largest independent LGTBQ publisher in the U.S.

She is licensed to practice in Florida and Georgia and before the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida.


Cardinal Newman High School, West Palm Beach, FL, 1982

B.B.A., Marketing, With Honors, Southern Methodist University, 1986

J.D., University of Florida College of Law, 1989

Admitted To Practice

Florida, Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Professional and Community Involvement

Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator.

Trained, Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Mediator. Trained, Florida Arbitrator.

Mediator: Florida Department of Financial Services.

Hearing Officer: Broward County, Florida.

Title Agent, Fidelity National Title, Attorney’s Title Fund.

Outside Counsel, Bold Strokes Book, Inc.

Member, NGLCC.

Hearing Officer, Broward County Office of Inspector General, 2012-2014.

Past Chair, City of Fort Lauderdale Affordable Housing Advisory Committee 2013-2014

Mentor, Save our Children, 2014

Past Member, City of Fort Lauderdale Community Appearance Board, 2012-2013.

Past National Board Member, GLAAD.

Past Member, HRC Steering Committee, Broward County.