Paul P. Bolus

Paul P. Bolus

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Recognized since 2007

Birmingham, Alabama

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

Insurance Law

Litigation - Insurance

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants

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Paul Bolus has been representing insurance company clients for more than 20 years, litigating and managing more than 200 cases in federal and state venues across the country. Paul has taken on multi-million dollar cases, including class action lawsuits, regularly representing insurance companies in litigation dealing with: health insurance including major medical, indemnity, specified disease, cancer, heart, stroke and disability, life insurance, long term care insurance, securities, annuities, fraud, bad faith, conversion, suppression, misrepresentation, negligence, class action, agent fraud and negligence, breach of an insurance contract, viatical agreements, STOLI, department of insurance complaints and litigation, unfair consumer trade practices, deceptive trade practices, agent accounting litigation, unjust enrichment, breach of fiduciary duty, fraudulent inducement, interpleader, RICO, tortious interference, and ERISA.

Paul is national counsel for the CNO Financial and represents other insurance companies regionally including Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama and Lafayette Life Insurance Company. Paul is known for the consistent, detailed, and focused attention he affords his clients, always providing prompt and efficient service. Because of Paul’s articulate pragmatism and impressive legal acumen, he regularly represents clients in complex cases and difficult situations including matters before the Alabama Department of Insurance.

Paul has defended insurance companies in multi-million dollar agent damage cases, class action and mass actions, handled multi-jurisdiction litigation of opt-outs from a nationwide class settlement and resolved coverage disputes. Addressing a wide array of matters from fraud to complex insurance class action cases, Paul applies his deep understanding, practical experience, and skillful litigation strategies to effectively and efficiently protect his clients’ interests. Recently, Paul litigated and successfully settled during trial two agent dispute cases against client Massachusetts General Life Insurance Company in Federal Courts in Indiana and South Carolina, defeated class certification of a nationwide class in a sales practices matter against Philadelphia Life Insurance Company pending in Orlando, Florida Federal Court, and successfully represented a major malpractice carrier before the Alabama Department of Insurance. Paul frequently lectures on insurance defense issues.

Contact & Links


  • One Federal Place
    1819 Fifth Avenue North
    Birmingham, AL 35203


  • Tulane University , J.D., graduated 1988
  • Birmingham Southern College, B.A., graduated 1985

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, State Bar of Texas
  • Tennessee, Tennessee Bar Association
  • Alabama, Alabama State Bar Association


  • Alabama State Bar Association - Member
  • America’s Health Insurance Plans - Affiliated Member
  • American Bar Association - Member
  • American Council of Life Insurers - Affiliated Member
  • Birmingham Bar Association - Member
  • State Bar of Texas Association - Member

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Law
  • Litigation - Insurance
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants

Special Focus

  • Bad Faith
  • Coverage
  • COVID-19
  • Defense
  • Fraud
  • Litigation


  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent Rated
  • Listed in Birmingham Business Journal, "Best of the Bar," Insurance
  • Listed in Benchmark Litigation, "Litigation Star," Alabama, 2011-2014
  • Listed in Alabama Super Lawyers, Insurance Coverage, 2008-2013

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"Paul Bolus can be relied upon completely to provide outstanding expertise coupled with commitment to clients, responsiveness, and cost-effectiveness that put him and his team at the top of my list of "go-to" lawyers. I regularly point to Paul and his team as an example of the kind of value and partnership relationship that in-house counsel want to have with outside counsel. Paul epitomizes civility and professionalism. I would, and do, highly recommend Paul to colleagues without hesitation."

- Deborah J. Vargo (Lafayette Life Insurance Company)

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