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Paul Wain Painter

Paul Wain Painter, American lawyer. Bar: Georgia 1974, United States District Court (southern district) Georgia, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit).


  • Painter, Paul Wain was born on August 10, 1945 in Cleveland, Tennessee, United States. Son of Paul Wain and Juanita (Davis) Painter.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1968. Juris Doctor, University Georgia, 1974.


    • Associate Bouhan, Williams & Levy, Savannah, Georgia, 1974—1979. Partner Karsman, Brooks, Painter & Callaway, 1979—1988, Ellis, Painter, Ratterree & Adams, Savannah, since 1988. Faculty member National Institute Trial Advocacy, Emory University School Law, 1982-1990.

      Member committee on lawyer qualifications and conduct United States Court Appeals for 11th Circuit, 1995-2003. Member court advisory committee United States District Court (southern district) Georgia, 1992-2000, 04—. Member Governor's Advisory Committee on Tort Reform, Atlanta, 1986.

      Member Georgia Board Bar Examiners, 1998-2003, chairman, 2003.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Georgia 1974, United States District Court (southern district) Georgia, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit).


    Trustee Georgia Institute Continuing Legal Education, Athens, 1992-1995. Board visiting University Georgia, School Law, since 2004. President Savannah Arthritis Foundation, 1982-1983.

    Board directors Georgia Arthritis Foundation, Atlanta, 1983. Graduate Leadership Savannah, 1986-1988. Board director Georgia Apleseed, Inc., since 2006.

    Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Navy, 1968-1971. Fellow American College Trial Lawyers (Georgia state chairman 2002-2004). Member American Bar Association, State Bar Georgia (chair trial section 1992-1993), Defense Research Institute (Georgia state chairman 1988-1991), Savannah Bar Association (president 93), Georgia Defense Lawyers Association (president 1986-1987), University Georgia Law School Alumni Association (director 1997-2000, president 2002-2003).



    Golf, reading history and fiction, hunting, fishing.


    • Married Judith Ann Babine, August 28, 1971. 1 child, Paul Wain III.
    • father: Paul Wain Painter
    • mother: Juanita (Davis) Painter
    • spouse: Judith Ann Babine
    • child: Paul Wain III Painter
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    Born August 10, 1945
    (age 72)