Paul W. Painter III
Paul W. Painter III has devoted his practice to representing victims of serious injury as well as families who have lost loved ones due to other’s negligence.
Paul founded Bowen Painter Manly Shipley 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. He has tried cases throughout the state and obtained millions in verdicts and settlements, including a judgement for over $2,000,000. He has spoken frequently at legal seminars and lawyer education workshops throughout the state.
Paul believes in staying involved in professional and community organizations. He is past president of the Savannah Trial Lawyers Association and is the current Chair of State Bar of Georgia’s General Practice and Trial Section’s Board of Directors, the Bar’s largest section. He is also a Fellow of the State Bar of Georgia.
Paul Painter is on the Executive Committee Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA). Paul also served on the Board of Directors for Mercer Law School Alumni Association and is a member of the Gridiron Society of the University of Georgia.
Paul is married to Stephanie Painter (nee Boaen) and has two young children. He is a communicant at Blessed Sacrament Church in Savannah.