Paul Burke has been practicing law for 38 years and has extensive experience in commercial and civil litigation including first party insurance coverage, creditor litigation and cargo litigation.

Paul 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 Rising Star in the area of insurance coverage and has received an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale Hubbell for his high ethical standards and professionalism.   

Paul 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.

Paul presently serves on the firm's Diversity Committee.


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



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 Fire Investigators Association

International Association of Arson Investigators

Metro Arson Association

National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys

Southern Loss Association

State Bar of Georgia

Transportation Lawyers Association

Atlanta Bar Association