Attorney - Paul Trainor

Attorney:

Paul Trainor
Attorney at Law
HBS Charleston Office

P: 843-720-3466
F: 843-720-3458
E: ptrainor@hallboothsmith.com
vCard LinkedIN Print

Overview

Paul Trainor is an associate in the Charleston office.  Paul graduated from the College of Charleston in 2008 with a B.S. in Psychology. He graduated Magna Cum Laude and received his J.D. from the Charleston School of Law. During law school, he was the SBA Executive Commissioner of Student Affairs, editorial board member of the Charleston Law review, served on the Orientation Committee and Consistency Committee, and was the Secretary of the Students Grant Board. Paul was a four-time recipient of the prestigious CALI Excellence for the Future Award.

Paul concentrates his litigation practice in the areas of personal injury, insurance defense, and various coverage matters.  He has successfully defended over 75 cases and tried numerous cases to a jury verdict across South Carolina.  Paul routinely handles general liability claims, including auto, property, and premises liability matters. He has represented a variety of clients, including major insurance carriers, small businesses, medical professionals, and construction contractors.  Paul understands that clients expect zealous advocacy and prompt conveyance of information to make decisions critical to successfully evaluating claims, and makes every effort to exceed client expectations while securing a favorable end result.  He has served clients throughout nearly every county in South Carolina.

Practice Areas

General Liability

Paul devotes most of his practice to all facets of general liability defense.  He has extensive experience defending auto, property, and premises liability claims.  He regularly handles primary liability claims, as well as various first- and third-party claims, including uninsured motorist, underinsured motorist, and homeowners’ claims.

Insurance Coverage

Paul has handled several coverage matters for various insurance carriers, including coverage opinions, declaratory judgment actions, and non-jury trials.  He recognizes the importance of reaching proper coverage decisions both pre-suit and during litigation to protect his clients’ interests.

Education

B.S. Psychology, College of Charleston
J.D., Charleston School of Law, Magna Cum Laude

Admitted

South Carolina

District of South Carolina, 2015

Georgia, 2014

Membership

Charleston County Bar Association

Presentations

“How to Get Your Social Media, Email and Text Evidence Admitted (and Keep Theirs Out),” National Business Institute, February 2017

“2017 South Carolina Law Updates,” Georgia Society of Healthcare Risk Managers, May 2017