Paul is a former U.S. Army Ranger and infantry officer. He attended law school on an Army scholarship, graduated summa cum laude from Indiana University in Bloomington in 2005, and earned his M.B.A. from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. He then served as JAG attorney for six years, including two tours in Afghanistan. After leaving the Army, Paul clerked for Judge Neil M. Gorsuch (now a Justice of the United States Supreme Court) before going into private practice. Since then, Paul successfully prosecuted Does v. Cooper, a federal lawsuit which struck down most of North Carolina’s previous premises restrictions, and is currently lead counsel for NARSOL’s legal challenge to the North Carolina registration laws, Does v. Stein. Paul is NARSOL’s attorney.