Paul A. Burnett is a member of the Missouri, California, Montana, and Florida Bars, Paul Andrew Burnett has spent his career litigating personal injury cases against large corporations and insurance companies. He has appeared and argued his cases in courts throughout the entire country, including in multiple appellate courts in California and Missouri, and he prides himself on his attention to local rules and knowledge of substantive law. He is as comfortable performing legal research in the library as he is arguing in open court. Prior to his private practice work, he served as law clerk to the Honorable Justine E. Del Muro o the Jackson County Circuit Clerk and taught a course on Constitutional Law for students preparing to take the bar exam.
Paul graduated with distinction in the top ten percent of his law school class at the University of Missouri–Kansas City. While in law school, Paul served as the Lead Note and Comment Editor for the UMKC Law Review, a position that did not exist until he filled it. His own comment, Fairness, Ethical, and Historical Reasons for Diversifying the Legal Profession with Longhairs, the Creatively Facial-Haired, the Tattooed, the Well-Pierced, and Other Rock and Roll Refugees, was published in the Fall 2002 issue of the UMKC LAW REVIEW.
An Eagle Scout and a movie fan, Paul combined his interests by appearing alongside Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward as an Eagle Scout in the Merchant Ivory film Mr. & Mrs. Bridge. He also is a huge baseball fan, and he is willing to see every movie nominated for an Academy Award.