Real Estate: Successfully obtained a dismissal with prejudice in the Circuit Court of Shelby County on May 15, 2018, on behalf of a home inspector.
Eris Bryan Paul
Eris Bryan Paul
Eris Bryan Paul, or BP, as most people call him, strives for efficiency and value in every case he takes on. The son of a sheriff and grandson of a judge, he grew up experiencing the law at the height of action. He learned at an early age to connect with people from every walk of life and to respect their valuable time and hard-earned resources. It’s an approach he uses in full force to defend companies in most areas of real estate and in most every circumstance regarding professional liability.
For the last 12 years, BP has represented a wide variety of individuals, companies and insurers. He has tried civil cases to verdict as a first chair lawyer in State, Federal and Bankruptcy courts in Alabama. He has also succeeded in appellate issues in front of both the Alabama Supreme Court and the Court of Civil Appeals. BP has worked cases in most of Alabama’s 41 judicial circuits and all three federal districts in the state. He thrives in tight-team collaboration and is committed to an immersive approach that consistently drive results and the best possible outcomes for his clients. For his efforts, BP was named a 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 Rising Star by Super Lawyers. BP is also proud to serve the firm as a member of its Executive Committee.
Much of his time away from work is spent with his wife, Ginny, and their two young children, Mary Addison and Mack. He is passionate about golf, hunting and soaking up the great outdoors.
He earned his BS from The University of Alabama and his JD from The University of Alabama School of Law.
Bar & Court Admissions
Alabama State Bar
Alabama State Courts and Appellate Courts
Northern, Middle and Southern U.S. District Courts, including all three Bankruptcy Courts
2011 Graduate Future Leaders Forum
Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
Birmingham Bar Association
Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
Defense Research Institute
Past Co-Chair of the Wills for Heroes Task Force, Alabama State Bar Association
Professional Liability Defense Federation
The Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration's Commerce Executive Society
Appellate: Summary judgment affirmed by Alabama Supreme Court03
Financial Services: Summary judgment granted for a corporate defendant in a wrongful foreclosure case, which was pending in the Circuit Court of Morgan County (AL). The court held that the foreclosure was justified and the defendants complied with the power of sale contained within the mortgage.04
Premises Liability: Summary judgment granted for the defendant in a case in the Circuit Court of Madison County (AL) where the plaintiff was an employee with a company contracted to transport trash from the landfill. While tarping a load of trash that was leaving the Huntsville landfill, the plaintiff fell of the side of his truck and injured his right leg and back.
Resources & News
Distinctions & Contributions
Named to the 2018 Benchmark Litigation 40 & Under Hot List02
Speaker, 12th Annual E&O Insurance ExecuSummit, “E&O Real Estate - An Update” (June 2018)03
Contributor, Alabama section of the Hanover Insurance 2018 State-by-State Guide: Enforceability of Limited Liability Clauses in Home Inspector Pre-Inspection Contracts04
2017 United Way of Central Alabama Legal Division Team Member and Company Coordinator0506
Listed by Super Lawyers (2013-2017)07
Co-authored "The In Pari Delicto Defense to Accounting E&O Claims" Fall 2015 edition of the Professional Liability Defense Quarterly08
“Loss Causation In Investment Fraud Litigation” Spring 2014 edition of the Professional Liability Defense Quarterly09
"More Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage - An Addition to the Lawyers' Desk Reference" Alabama Lawyer, March 201310
Taught a course for the United States Department of Transportation on Claim Dispute and Resolution