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Paul was born in Berwyn, Illinois and went to High School in Pocatello Idaho. He attended Baylor University undergraduate (B. A. ’81), graduate and law school (J.D. ’85). He began the practice of law in Corpus Christi in 1985. He holds (past and present) board certifications in Personal Injury Trial Law, Civil Trial Law, Medical Malpractice and is certified as a Private Professional Guardian. Paul is a Texas Certified Master Naturalist and his outside interests include, sailing, fishing, hunting and birding. 

Paul began his legal career at Brin and Brin, P.C (1985 -2008) which was an offshoot of the current firm. He has been involved in numerous lawsuits in his career (trial list available on request) and has tried more than 100 jury trials. He is presently the panel chair of State Bar of Texas Grievance Committee, District 11, Panel 3 and Sub-committee chair of the Texas Supreme Court Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee. He belongs to the American Board of Trial Advocates, with the rank of Advocate (total 910 ABOTA points) and has been listed in the American Registry “Best of the Best” ; A.M. Best Directories of Recommended Insurance Attorneys and Adjusters; Global Directory of Who’s Who: “Top Lawyer”; Martindale – Hubbel: “AV rated” and “Pre-Eminent Lawyer” and as a Texas Super Lawyer. 

Education:

  • Baylor University School of Law- Juris Doctorate
  • Baylor University- Bachelor of Arts

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE:

  • U.S. Supreme Court (1986)
  • U.S. Tax Court (1990)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
  • Fifth Circuit (1986)
  • U.S. District Court
  • Southern District of Texas (1986)
  • Eastern District of Texas (2011)
  • Western District of Texas (2011)
  • Northern District of Texas (2013)
  • All Appellate and Trial Courts in the State of Texas

BOARD CERTIFICATIONS:

  • American Board of Professional Liability Lawyers
  • Diplomat: Medical Malpractice (2012- present)
  • Exam Eligible: Legal Malpractice (2005)
  • American College of Board Certified Attorneys
  • Charter Fellow (2013- 2016)
  • Judicial Branch Certification Commission (JBCC)
  • Private Professional Guardian (2018)

National Board of Trial Advocacy:

  • Civil Trial Law (1991- 2017)

State Bar of Texas:

  • Attorney Ad Litem: (2008- present)

Texas Board of Legal Specialization:

  • Personal Injury Trial Law (1990- present)
  • United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA): Accredited (2011-2013)

CREDENTIALED ASSOCIATIONS:

  • Ameri Counsel Network Attorney: Personal Injury (past)
  • American Association of Retired Persons: Legal Services Network, Personal Injury (past)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (1998-2017) “Advocate”
  • American Board of Trial Advocates Foundation (2016) “Fellow”
  • American Registry “Best of the Best” (2015- present)
  • A. M. Best Directories of Recommended Insurance Attorneys and Adjusters
  • College of the State Bar of Texas (past)
  • Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters (CPCU) Society (past)
  • Global Directory of Who’s Who: Top Lawyer (Lifetime)
  • Martindale-Hubble: AV rated
  • Martindale-Hubble: Pre-Eminent Lawyer
  • Mediator's Association of South Texas "MAST" (past)
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy: Advocates Association (past)

State Bar of Texas:

  • Special Assistant Disciplinary Counsel (past)

Grievance Committee:

  • District 11, Panel 3 (2016- present)
  • Panel Chairman (2017- present)

Texas Supreme Court

Jury Task Force: 

Trial Procedures Subcommittee:

  • Voir Dire Subgroup (past)

Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee (UPLC):

  • Chair: District 12C Subcommittee (2012- present)

Texas Association of Mediators (past)

Texas Mediator Credentialing Association (2005) “Credentialed” (past)

Texas Super Lawyers:

  • Personal Injury Defense: General: Houston Region (2008- 2011)
  • Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice (2012- 2016)

Union Plus Legal Services: Panel Attorney - Personal Injury (past)