With a career spanning 43 years, Paul Kovacs became a litigator even before he took the bar exam. In fact, he became a litigator because he was prohibited from taking the bar exam after missing a semester of law school to serve in the Coast Guard Reserves. He had caught up with his class by going to summer school but the bar examiners claimed he was not in law school the full six semesters.
Defending himself in court, Paul sued the bar examiners and won. He was the youngest person to take the bar exam in Missouri since the Korean War.
Today, Paul argues complex cases for major clients before state, federal and appellate courts, including the Supreme Court of Missouri. He has tried over 200 cases to a jury verdict in the areas of construction, medical malpractice and product and professional liability.
As counsel for both plaintiffs and defense, Paul has been involved in some of the largest and highest profile cases in the state of Missouri with settlements and verdicts totaling $500 million. He handled the case that put the brakes on Domino’s Pizza’s 30 minutes or less delivery guarantee and he also represented the liquidators of General American Life Insurance who won a $100 million settlement from Goldman Sachs.