Paul Coates has over 40 years of experience practicing civil litigation, primarily personal injury, products liability, wrongful death, insurance matters, 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. He has extensive jury verdict experience. He is a frequent speaker and lecturer at seminars for lawyers and insurance adjusters. He was the Editor of the North Carolina Insurance Law Quarterly, and he is the author of Chapter 2, “Automobile Insurance,” in the 2022 edition of New Appleman North Carolina Insurance Litigation, a LexisNexis Practice Guide. Paul is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell.