Paul received his B.A. from Bradley University in 1976 and his law degree from Southern Illinois University in 1979. He relocated to Minnesota in 1984. Paul has done prosecution work with the Isanti County Attorney’s office and later with Holmes and Graven and Tallen and Baertschi. Paul joined BBG in 2022, bringing several decades of experience in prosecution as well as private defense to the firm.
Paul is Past President of the Criminal Law Section Council of the Minnesota State Bar Association. He has been a lecturer at various seminars including the annual Criminal Justice Institute for attorneys and police officers. Paul authors a monthly case summary service, Minnesota Police Briefs, which has been in publication for over 30 years. Many attorneys including city attorneys, public defenders and private attorneys rely on this service to keep up to date on developments in criminal law. Paul has worked with the Supreme Court Criminal Rules Committee to revise some forms used in District Court, and frequently provides consultation for other attorneys.
Paul is a strong believer in fairness and equal access to the courts. He serves on the Board of Directors of Twin Cities Christian Legal Aid, an organization that he was the principle founder of, which provides free legal services to the poor at various locations in the Twin Cities.