Paul is an experienced professional in government relations. He represented Governor Barbour in all legal matters including civil litigation and interaction with state agencies, boards, commissions, and political subdivisions.

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Associations

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 1995
  • U.S. District Courts
    • Mississippi: Northern, Southern
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    • 5th Circuit

Distinctions

  • Chief of Staff, Office of Governor Haley Barbour, 2007-2012
  • Chief Counsel, , 2004-2007
  • Board of Trustees, Mississippi Public Employees’ Retirement System, 2008-2012
  • Board of Trustees, First Presbyterian Day School
  • Top 40 Under 40, Mississippi Business Journal, 2007
  • Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year, Jackson Young Lawyers, 2000

Education & Honors

  • University of Mississippi, J.D., 1995
  • Vanderbilt University, B.A., 1991
  • Clerkship,
    Chief Judge L.T. Senter, ​U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi, 1995-1996

Experience

  • Representation of Governor Barbour in all legal matters including civil litigation and interaction with state agencies, boards, commissions, and political subdivisions.
  • Managed and assisted in formulation of several major economic development projects.
  • Assisted with issuances of State bonds, and interactions with Mississippi Business Finance Corporation, Mississippi Development Bank, and Mississippi Home Corporation.
  • ​Assisted with drafting of legislation, including Mississippi comprehensive Tort Reform legislation, Medicaid realignment, foster care legislation, state budgets and bond bills.