Paul W. Burke - Partner

Paul Burke has been practicing law for 30 years and has extensive experience in commercial and civil litigation including first party insurance coverage, creditor litigation and cargo litigation. He is licensed to practice law in Georgia, Florida and Alabama.

Mr. Burke earned his CPCU in 2001 which is a professional designation in property-casualty insurance and risk management held by just over 1% of those in the insurance industry.  He has been selected as a Georgia Super Lawyer in the area of insurance coverage.

Mr. Burke serves clients in sophisticated businesses throughout the southeast. He helps clients navigate conflict resolution with his extensive experience in jury trials in both state and federal courts and appellate courts throughout the southeast. He has taken and defended hundreds of depositions and on several occasions, has served as an expert witness in insurance coverage litigation.

Truck cargo litigation is another area of comprehensive knowledge. In addition to litigation, he has written and lectured on Carmack, COGSA and other cargo specific legislation as well as the insurance of cargo under the Inland Marine Coverage forms.

In recent years he has gained particular experience in the credit industry, representing local, regional and international banks and financial institutions. This work includes programs designed to maximize recovery initiatives and provides secure compliance with regulatory agencies and risk management standards.

He is a frequent speaker for the ABA and PLRB and has also presented across the country for the National Institute of Restoration for the building industry. 

Mr. Burke presently serves on the firm's Diversity Committee.


Stetson University College of Law, cum laude, JD, 1983
University of the South, BA, 1980

Court Admissions

Georgia, 1983
Alabama, 1983
Florida, 2001
All State and Federal Courts of Georgia
All State and Federal Courts of Alabama
All State and Federal Courts of Florida
Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
Fifth and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeals
US Supreme Court


CPCU - Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter
ABA, Vice Chair, Property Insurance Section
National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys (NARCA)
Association of Credit and Collection Professionals (ACA)
Commercial Law League of America (CLLA)
Georgia Bar Association
Alabama Bar Association
Florida Bar Association
Transportation Lawyers Association
Georgia Fire Investigators Association
International Association of Arson Investigators
Southern Loss Association
Metro Arson Association
Alabama Defense Lawyers Association

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