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Michael C. Paupeck

Partner

Michael Paupeck represents national corporations in high-stakes, high-exposure cases involving millions of dollars of liability, and smaller businesses requiring creative techniques for resolving litigation disputes. Michael focuses his practice on construction litigation, professional liability litigation, commercial litigation and catastrophic injury.  

He has successfully defended and represented a wide range of clients including architects, engineers, contractors and owners in professional liability and construction defect cases and various businesses in complex commercial matters.  He has litigated cases involving commercial contract disputes, serious personal injury and wrongful death actions in Georgia, Florida, Delaware, West Virginia, Missouri, South Carolina, Nebraska, Michigan and Nevada.

Michael has been recognized for his litigation and construction knowledge and skills by Super Lawyers Magazine.

Michael graduated from Vanderbilt University Law School in 2009, and received his undergraduate degree from University of Georgia in 2006.

Education

University of Georgia, B.B.A., summa cum laude, 2006

Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D., 2009
Vanderbilt Law Review
Order of the Coif

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • State Bar of Nevada
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia
  • Supreme Court of Georgia

Representative Experience

Successfully defended supplier of cableway crane towers in $74 million dispute.

Obtained favorable settlement for contractor as plaintiff/counter-defendant against subcontractor in a commercial dispute involving over $6 million.

Obtained summary judgment for architect in negligent design action involving a college dormitory.

Successfully defended over-the-counter drug manufacturer and distributor in products liability dispute.

Awards & Recognitions

Georgia Trend, Legal Elite, Real Estate / Construction Law (2016)

Super Lawyers Magazine, Georgia Risings Stars List, Construction Litigation (2014-2017)

Professional & Community Activities

American Bar Association

Atlanta Bar Association