Paul Byron Starr

Paul Byron Starr

Principal


Email Address: pstarr@germer-austin.com

Phone: 512.472.0288

Location: Austin Office

Overview

Paul Byron Starr, a principal with the firm, was born and raised in San Antonio and graduated cum laude from Baylor University in 1995 with a double major in Marketing and Business Statistics.  He received his J.D. from Baylor School of Law in 1997.  Paul is a member of the State Bar of Texas and is licensed to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the United States District Court for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas.  He is a member of the Texas Association of Defense Counsel and has been published in Texas LawyerMagazine. Paul was named a “Rising Star” by the Super Lawyers organization in 2010-2013.

Paul has significant and successful jury trial and bench trial experience in both Texas state and United States federal courts, and has handled successful appeals in numerous Texas courts of appeals.  Since joining GERMER in 2001, Paul has focused upon insurance defense litigation with emphases on personal injury and construction litigation, medical malpractice defense, insurance coverage issues, and representing physicians and other healthcare professionals before peer-review and state licensing boards.  Paul also practices in the areas of administrative law, civil litigation, commercial litigation, estate planning and probate, premises liability, products liability, professional malpractice defense and torts.

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Professional Background

  • Joined Germer Beaman & Brown in 2001

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas – 1997
  • Admitted to practice before the following courts:
    • All Texas state courts
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    • United States District Court for the Western, Eastern, Southern and Northern Districts of Texas

Education

  • Baylor University Law School
    • Juris Doctor – 1997
  • Baylor University
    • Bachelor’s of Business Administration – cum laude – Marketing and Business Statistics – 1995

Recognitions and Honors

  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating: AV® PreeminentTM
  • “Texas Rising Star” as published in Texas Monthly Magazine, 2010-2013

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • Travis County Bar Association
  • Austin Young Lawyer’s Association
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Texas Business for Higher Education, Board Member

Representative Experience

  • Appeal upholding summary judgment for defense; Dashtgoli v. Eye Care of Austin, P.A., 2008 WL 2852286 (Tex. App.-Austin 2008, no pet.)(not designated for publication)
  • Appeal upholding dismissal for failure to file 4590i expert report; Spiller v. Kothmann, 2007 WL 2608562 (Tex. App.-San Antonio 2007, no pet.)(not designated for publication)
  • Appeal upholding summary judgment for defense; Ly v. Schmidt, 2007 WL 2461984 (Tex. App.-Austin 2007, no pet.)(not designated for publication)
  • Defense verdict in federal jury trial involving claims of medical malpractice and civil rights violations at Travis County jail

Interests

  • Fishing
  • Playing with my children

Civic Involvement

  • Real Life Church, Austin, Texas

Beaumont:

GERMER PLLC
550 Fannin, Suite 400
Beaumont, Texas 77701
Ph: 409.654.6700
Fax: 409.835.2115
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Austin:

GERMER BEAMAN & BROWN PLLC
301 Congress Avenue, Suite 1700
Austin, Texas 78701
Ph: 512.472.0288
Fax: 512.472.0721
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Houston:

GERMER PLLC
America Tower, 2929 Allen Parkway,
Suite 2900, Houston, TX 77019
Ph: 713.650.1313
Fax: 713.739.7420
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