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.

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.

Education


Stetson University College of Law, J.D., 1983, Cum Laude

University of the South, B.A., 1980

Court Admissions


All Georgia State and Federal Courts

All Alabama State and Federal Courts

All Florida State and Federal Courts

U.S. Supreme Court

5th Circuit Court of Appeals

11th Circuit Court of Appeals

4th Circuit Court of Appeals

Memberships


AIDA

Alabama Bar Association

Alabama Defense Lawyers Association

American Bar Association, Property Insurance Section (Vice-Chair)

Association of Credit and Collection Professionals

Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter

Commercial Law League of America

Defense Research Institute

Florida Bar Association

Georgia Bar Association

Georgia Fire Investigators Association

International Association of Arson Investigators

Metro Arson Association

National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys

Southern Loss Association

Transportation Lawyers Association

Results


Related News, Publications & Presentations


“One Year Suit Limitation Bars Action in Negligence.” Paul W. Burke. Drew Eckl & Farnham Journal, Vol. 14, No. 81. May 2002.

“Alabama Clarifies Rules for Cancelling Insurance Policies.” Paul W. Burke. Drew Eckl & Farnham Journal, Vol. 14, No. 81. May 2002.

“Application Misrepresentation Defense: A Little More Difficult Now in Georgia.” Paul W. Burke. Drew Eckl & Farnham Journal, Vol. 14, No. 83. September 2002.

“How To Enforce A Vacancy Provision in Georgia.” Paul W. Burke. Drew Eckl & Farnham Journal, Vol. 15, No. 85. January 2003.

“Another Look At the Waiver of Subrogation Clause.” Paul W. Burke. Drew Eckl & Farnham Journal, vol. 15, No. 85. March 2003.

“Employee Dishonesty.” Paul W. Burke. Drew Eckl & Farnham Journal, Vol. 15, No. 88. July 2003.

“The Civil Authority Clause is Construed in Georgia.” Paul W. Burke. Drew Eckl & Farnham Journal, Vol. 15, No. 90. November 2003.

“Cogsa Limitations in Georgia.” Paul W. Burke. Drew Eckl & Farnham Journal, Vol. 18, No. 106. July 2006.

“Five Random Thoughts About Subrogation Recovery.” Paul W. Burke. Drew Eckl & Farnham Journal, Vol. 19, No. 112. July 2007.

“Property Corner.” Paul W. Burke. Drew Eckl & Farnham Journal, Vol. 21, No. 123. May 2009.

“Property Corner – Summary Judgment Granted on Both Application and Claims Misrepresentation.” Paul W. Burke. Drew Eckl & Farnham Journal, Vol. 22, No. 128. March 2010.

“Recovery of Diminution in Value for First Party Property Claims in Georgia.” Paul W. Burke. Drew Eckl & Farnham Journal, Vol. 24, No. 144. November 2012.

“Property Law Update.” Paul W. Burke. Drew Eckl & Farnham Journal, Vol. 25, No. 145. January 2013.

“Insurable Interest Revisited (Again).” Paul W. Burke. Drew Eckl & Farnham Journal, Vol. 25, No. 147. May 2013.

“Lam V. Allstate Indemnity Company: Appraisal Provision Does Not Apply To The Scope Of the Loss.” Paul W. Burke. Drew Eckl & Farnham Journal, Vol. 26, No. 153. May 2014.