Paul W. Painter III
Paul founded Bowen Painter Trial Lawyers with the purpose of building a personal and trusting relationship with his clients, providing them with high-quality, aggressive, and ethical representation.
Paul is a Savannah native and a graduate of Benedictine Military School. He received his B.B.A. from the University of Georgia and his J.D. from Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law.
Between college and law school, Paul served five years as a Surface Warfare Officer in the U.S. Navy, attaining the rank of Lieutenant. He deployed in support of Operation Noble Eagle, Operation Enduring Freedom, and participated in the initial invasion of Iraq.
After law school, Paul began practicing at a defense firm in Savannah where he focused on tractor-trailer litigation. Realizing that he preferred individual representation, he left to work with some of the state’s top plaintiff firms before opening his own firm.
Paul has served as lead counsel on many multi-million dollar cases throughout the state of Georgia and has represented clients in many high-profile cases—including the Imperial Sugar Explosion. He has tried cases throughout the state and obtained millions in verdicts and settlements.
Paul believes in staying involved in professional and community organizations. He is past president of the Savannah Trial Lawyers Association and serves on the State Bar of Georgia’s General Practice and Trial Section’s Board of Directors. He also serves on the Ethics and Professionalism Rules Committee.
Paul Painter is regional Vice President of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA) and chaired GTLA’s Fall Workshop in Savannah that attracted lawyers from around the state for exceptional legal education on trial tactics. Paul also served on the Board of Directors for Mercer Law School Alumni Association and the Benedictine Military School Alumni Association.