Gary P. Paul


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.”


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


• 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
• Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers

Practice Areas

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


• Best Lawyers in America for work in Appellate Practice and Insurance Law, 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 29, 2023

Gary Paul selected for Best Lawyers in America 2024

Gary Paul was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 30th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© for his work in Appellate Practice and Insurance Law.

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Wed, Sep 21, 2022

Tue, Sep 21, 2021

Gary Paul selected for Best Lawyers in America 2022

Gary Paul was selected by his peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America© 2022. Gary has been selected in the areas of Appellate Practice and Insurance Law.

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Thu, Sep 21, 2017

Gary Paul selected for Lawyer of the Year 2017

Gary Paul was named the Best Lawyers© 2017 Insurance Law “Lawyer of the Year” in St. Louis.

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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…

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

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

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