So that you can get a better feel for who our attorneys are, we’ll be highlighting one of them in this blog from time to time. Today, let’s take a closer look at partner Paul Skrabanek.
Paul grew up northwest of Houston in Tomball. He attended the University of Houston – the same college his parents attended. There, he earned two bachelor’s degrees: one in physics and one in political science. He was a member of the physics honor society, and to this day he loves visiting NASA’s Johnson Space Center.
Paul didn’t know at that time that he wanted to be an attorney. After college, Paul briefly entered the world of politics by running political campaigns, including a Congressional campaign in 2004, for two years before deciding to head to law school.
He selected South Texas College of Law, where he graduated magna cum laude in 2007.
More Than $54 Million in Results
Not even a decade into his career, Paul has accumulated a list of impressive results on behalf of clients. The verdicts and settlements he has obtained total more than $54 million, and he was admitted to the Million-Dollar Advocate Club in 2013.
Here is the lowdown on some of his biggest cases:
- Paul took on an offshore company after a worker fell 20 feet due to failing equipment off the coast of Brazil. After a weeklong trial, a Harris County jury awarded $4.9 million to the 30-year-old man, who suffered serious back and arm injuries.
- Paul represented a Mississippi resident who was seriously injured in an explosion at a refinery. The case settled for $4 million.
- When an insurance company refused to cover hail damage from a freak storm to a Dallas apartment complex, Paul took the insurance company to court and got his client $1.5 million.
- The daughter of a seafood industry employee was awarded $4.8 million for the company’s failure to get help for her father after he was struck in the head. Instead, he was allowed to lie in a break room for seven hours and bleed before dying at a hospital.
Find more of Paul’s past verdicts and settlements here.
A Little More About Paul
We asked Paul to share some of his favorite things about Houston with us. Here are three restaurants Paul heartily recommends:
His favorite hidden gem in Houston? Super Happy Incredible Toys.
You might also find him on the golf course, sipping a coffee at Barnes & Noble or, if it’s Sunday, cheering on the Texans.