Attorneys

Gary P. Paul

Partner

Through my years at Brinker & Doyen, I’ve come to believe that our firm’s size is a real advantage to clients. We’re large enough to have the experience and expertise to handle legal issues effectively, yet small enough to offer each case the same team and the same great service from start to finish. At a firm like ours, every partner, associate and staff member has to deliver on a daily basis; and that’s an incredibly fulfilling challenge. Our clients benefit from our choice to grow better, not bigger. We are all invested in our commitment to provide both value and results.”

Education

• Southern Illinois University
• Washington University (A.B., 1974; J.D., 1977)

Memberships

• Missouri Bar
• United States Supreme Court
• United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
• United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
• Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
• Defense Research Institute
• Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers

Practice Areas

• Appellate Practice
• Insurance Coverage
• Insurance Defense
• Legal Malpractice and Professional Liability

Recognitions

• Best Lawyers in America, 2013-present
• Best Lawyers in America Insurance “Lawyer of the Year” St. Louis, Missouri, 2017
• Recipient, Missouri Lawyers Weekly Largest Defense Verdict in 2013

News & Accomplishments

Fri, Sep 4, 2015

Gary Paul and Larry Smith selected for Best Lawyers in America 2016

Gary Paul and Larry Smith were selected by their peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America 2016 (Copyright 2015 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC). Gary has been selected in the areas of Appellate Practice and Insurance Law. Larry has been selected in Personal Injury Litigation – Defense and Insurance Law.

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Wed, Nov 26, 2014

Gary Paul and Larry Smith selected for Best Lawyers in America 2015

Gary Paul and Larry Smith were selected by their peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America 2015 (Copyright 2014 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC). Gary has been selected in the areas of Appellate Practice and Insurance Law. Larry has been selected in Personal Injury Litigation – Defense and Insurance Law. Larry was the […]

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Wed, Oct 2, 2013

Gary Paul and Larry Smith selected for Best Lawyers in America 2014

  Gary Paul and Larry Smith were selected by their peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America 2014 (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC). Gary has been selected in the areas of Appellate Practice and Insurance Law, and Larry has been selected in Personal Injury Litigation – Defense and Insurance Law.

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Mon, Oct 29, 2012

Gary Paul and Larry Smith selected for Best Lawyers in America 2013

Gary Paul and Larry Smith were selected by their peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America 2013 (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC). Gary has been selected in the areas of Appellate Practice and Insurance Law, and Larry has been selected in Personal Injury Litigation – Defense and Insurance Law.

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Thu, Oct 25, 2012

Fortune names Brinker & Doyen, L.L.P. as a top ranked law firm in the U.S.

Brinker & Doyen, L.L.P., has once again been selected as one of the top ranked law firms in the country to be published in the December 24, 2012 issue of Fortune.  Of the more than 250,000 law firms in the U.S. rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the legal peer-rating service, less than 2,500 firms were selected. Attorneys are […]

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Thu, May 31, 2012

Gary Paul and Larry Smith obtain summary judgment in legal malpractice case

Gary Paul and Larry Smith obtained summary judgment in a legal malpractice case. The underlying case involved patent infringement. The Plaintiff alleged $30,000,000.00 in damages.

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Around the Office

In Gary’s office, you’ll find…

PET PHOTOS
Gary’s four-legged family includes both dogs and grand-dogs. (Yes, he has a few photos of his human family, too.)

A GREAT VIEW
Gary’s office overlooks the beautiful and historic St. Joseph’s church in Clayton.

BEATLES MEMORABILIA
When he’s not taking depositions, Gary enjoys listening to music … the Beatles are Gary’s all-time favorite band.