Paul Coates has 33 years of experience practicing civil litigation, primarily personal injury, products liability, wrongful death, Insurance Coverage, and commercial litigation. For many of those years he also practiced insurance defense, although his practice has now developed into one representing mainly injured claimants. He practices in both State and Federal courts and is admitted to the U. S. Supreme Court Bar. Disability insurance and Life Insurance claims (including UNUM Disability claims) are some of the many types of claims he handles for plaintiffs and claimants. He has extensive jury verdict experience. He is a frequent speaker and lecturer at seminars for lawyers and insurance adjusters, and was the Editor of the North Carolina Insurance Law Quarterly. He is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell.