Paul H. Threlkeld

Paul H. Threlkeld

Location:
Savannah, Georgia
Phone:
912-236-3311
800-554-5128 (Toll free)
Fax:
912-236-8725
Email:

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Georgia, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia, 2001
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 2002

Education

  • University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, Georgia
    • J.D. - 2001
  • University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
    • A.B. (Cum Laude) - 1998
    • Major: Journalism

Paul is a trial lawyer who has tried more than 25 jury trials representing both plaintiffs and defendants in various types of cases including personal injury, products liability, timber conversion, livestock liability, criminal, business and contract disputes, and law enforcement liability. His clients have run the gamut from a London-based commodities broker to transportation companies, local governments, hospitals, and individuals. Paul maintains a federal and state court trial practice in which he represents businesses, local governments, and government officials in all manner of civil disputes. He regularly represents individuals in serious personal injury and wrongful death cases. Paul is the outside general counsel for the Georgia Ports Authority and the Savannah-Georgia Convention Center Authority through his appointment as a special assistant attorney general (SAAG).

Paul maintains the highest, preeminent AV® rating for legal ability and ethics from Martindale Hubbell, the most respected legal rating agency in the country. Paul has been consistently recognized by his peers and named a Super Lawyer® and he's regularly named to Georgia Trend's Legal Elite list. He is a fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America, an invitation-only trial lawyer honorary society, and he has been elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates. Paul is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of Georgia School of Law where he teaches a seminar class on representing state authorities.

Paul is admitted to practice before all state trial and appellate courts in Georgia, as well as the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Georgia, and the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. Paul is Past Chair and a member of the Lawyer Advisory Committee for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia. He has chaired and spoken at numerous seminars for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education and the Georgia Municipal Association. He is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, where he serves on the Judicial Procedures Committee and as a member of the State Bar Disciplinary Review Panel. He is a member of the Savannah Bar Association and trustee of the Georgia Legal History Foundation.

From 2007-2013, Paul served as the Solicitor-General of Toombs County, Georgia in addition to his private practice. Paul was appointed Solicitor by then-Governor Perdue to fill an unexpired term in February, 2007. Paul was re-elected by the voters of Toombs County in 2008 and 2012.

Paul attended public schools in Vidalia and then attended the University of Georgia where he earned his ABJ, cum laude, in 1998. Paul earned his law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law in 2001. While at UGA, Paul was a member of Kappa Alpha Order and the Interfraternity Council (IFC), and was elected to membership in Blue Key.

In addition to his law practice, Paul is active in civic affairs. He is a board member of Xcel Strategies, a Savannah-based mentoring network for young men. He has served as a trustee of both the Southeastern Technical College Foundation and the Altama Museum of Art & History. He is also a past president of the Vidalia Kiwanis Club. Paul and his wife are 2009 graduates of Leadership Georgia. In 2011 they served as Program Chairs, and Paul served three years on the Leadership Georgia Board of Trustees.

Outside of his practice, Paul enjoys golf, hunting, fishing, reading and being outdoors and traveling with his wife, Ansley, and their three children.

Litigation Percentage

  • 85% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Classes/Seminars

  • Local Government Liability, Georgia Municipal Association, 2006 - 2007
  • Ethics and Professionalism, Georgia Legal History Foundation, 2010 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Georgia Super Lawyer - Rising Star (2005-2006, 2009-2014)
  • Georgia Super Lawyer, 2015 - Present
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Litigation Counsel of America

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Georgia Legal History Foundation, Trustee, 2009 - Present
  • State Bar Client Security Fund, Former Trustee
  • State Bar Communication Committee, Member
  • State Bar Disciplinary Review Panel, Member
  • U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia, Lawyer Advisory Committee
  • Law School Association Council (LSAC), University of Georgia School of Law, Board of Directors, 2016 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Toombs County, Solicitor - General, 2007 - 2013
  • Andrew & Threlkeld, P.C., Partner, 2006 - 2012
  • Oliver Maner & Gray, LLP, Associate, 2001 - 2006

Pro Bono Activities

  • Southeast Early College & Career Academy, Inc., 2010 - 2012
  • Southeastern Technical College Foundation, Inc., 2007 - 2012

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Kappa Alpha Order