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Paul P. Bolus

Paul P. Bolus

Partner

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP
Alabama, U.S.A.

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Paul Bolus has been representing insurance company clients for more than 25 years, litigating and managing over 200 cases in federal and state venues across the country. Paul has taken on multimillion-dollar cases, including class action lawsuits, regularly representing insurance companies in litigation dealing with health and life issues in just about every context, including major medical, specified disease, cancer, heart, stroke, disability, life insurance, long-term care insurance, securities, annuities, STOLI, department of insurance complaints and litigation, unfair consumer trade practices, deceptive trade practices and agent accounting litigation.

Paul is known for the consistent, detailed, and focused attention he affords his clients, always providing prompt and efficient service. Because of Paul’s articulate pragmatism and impressive legal acumen, he regularly represents clients in complex cases and difficult situations. He has defended insurance companies in multimillion-dollar agent damage cases, class action and mass actions, handled multi-jurisdictional litigation of opt-outs from a nationwide class settlement and resolved coverage disputes.

Addressing a wide array of matters from fraud to complex insurance class action cases, Paul applies his deep understanding, practical experience, and skillful litigation strategies to effectively and efficiently protect his clients’ interests. Recently, he litigated and successfully settled during trial two agent dispute cases against client Massachusetts General Life Insurance Company in federal courts in Indiana and South Carolina; defeated class certification of a nationwide class in a sales practices matter against Philadelphia Life Insurance Company pending in federal court in Orlando, Florida; and successfully represented a major malpractice carrier before the Alabama Department of Insurance.

Paul is also actively involved in insurance industry organizations. He belongs to the Association of Life Insurance Counsel (ALIC). Paul also belongs to the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section and the DRI Life, Health and Disability Committee and the American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI). 

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 1988
  • Tennessee, 2004
  • Texas, 2003

Court Admissions
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Alabama
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Alabama
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas
  • United States District Court, Western District of Arkansas
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Indiana
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Tennessee
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Western District of Tennessee
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • Supreme Court of Alabama

Education

  • Tulane University Law School, J.D., 1988, magna cum laude; Order of the Coif; Tulane Law Review, Managing Editor
  • Birmingham-Southern College, B.A., 1985, magna cum laude
Areas of Practice
Blogs

Declassified
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP 

The Declassified blog offers commentary and insights on the latest class action suits, significant class action opinions, relevant changes to laws and rules, and important class action trends. Declassified covers topics ranging from significant Supreme Court and appellate court decisions regarding...

Family Business Advocates
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP 

Bradley’s Family Business Advocates Blog is a resource for family business owners and advisors. All business owners must plan ahead, think strategically and manage risk in order for their businesses to thrive. Family business owners must also manage family dynamics in the business, build...

Patent 213
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP 

Patent law, like most things in life, is subject to change. Changes to patent laws not only impact investment in your existing IP, but directly shape strategies to protect your freedom to operate. The Patent 213 blog provides up-to-date, insightful analysis of the evolution in the written...

Tennessee Appellate Review
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP 

A successful appeal depends on counsel’s substantive understanding of appellate rules, procedures, and strategies. The Tennessee Appellate Review blog is a resource for commentary and insights on the latest state and federal appellate news. Join the conversation as we analyze decisions from the...

The Law of Order
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP 

Bradley’s The Law of Order blog serves as a general parliamentary procedure resource, providing information about creation and revision of governing documents (constitutions, bylaws, or rules), application of Robert’s Rules of Order and other procedural authorities in a variety of contexts (such as...

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