Paul focuses his practice on construction litigation, commercial litigation, real estate and general civil litigation matters. He has represented subcontractors, general contractors and owners in mechanic's lien matters and has handled numerous cases involving Exterior Insulation Finish System issues. In addition, Paul has handled personal injury matters ranging from slip and falls to auto accidents involving traumatic brain injury.

Practice Areas:

Construction Law, Commercial Litigation, Real Estate Law, Personal Injury and Premises Liability.

Admitted to Practice:

State of Missouri, 1999
State of Illinois, 2000

U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Missouri;
U.S. District Court for Western District of Missouri;
Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals;
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois.


St. Louis University, J.D. 1999.
College of the Holy Cross, B.A. 1996..

Articles & Presentations:

Construction Insurance, Bonding and Liens in Missouri
Presenter: Private Project Bond Claims; 2007

Community Involvement:

2011 - 2013; Alderman, City of Manchester
2008 - 2010; Alderman, City of Manchester
2006 - 2008; Member, City of Manchester TIF Commission

Reported Cases:

Abbott v. Epic Landscape Productions, L.C., 2011 WL 4356177 (Mo. App. W.D. 2011);

McGrath v. VRA I, Ltd. Partnership, 244 S.W.3d 220
(Mo. App. E.D. 2008);

Mays-Maune v. Werner Bros., Inc., 139 S.W.3d 201
(Mo. App. E.D. 2004);

Ince v. Money's Building & Development, Inc. 135 S.W.3d 475 (Mo.App. E.D. 2004);

Helujon v. Isle of Capri of Jefferson County, 90 S.W.3d 486
(Mo. App. E.D. 2002);

Echols v. Colbert, 84 S.W.3d 110 (Mo. App. E.D. 2002).

Honors and Distinctions:

Selected to Missouri and Kansas Rising Stars 2011.

Selected to Missouri and Kansas Rising Stars 2010.
Selected to Missouri and Kansas Rising Stars 2009.
Selected to Missouri and Kansas Rising Stars 2008.

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