Paul L. Groth, Esq.

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Mediation Expertise Areas: General Civil, Personal Injury

Registered Neutral since 2021 with Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution

Paul is a native of Atlanta, Georgia, and completed his undergraduate studies in economics at the University of Georgia in 1981, while on a tennis scholarship. He then competed professionally in tennis throughout the world before entering law school. Paul earned his Juris Doctor from Georgia State University’s College of Law in 1986.Paul began his legal career in 1986 in Georgia as a District Attorney for the State of Georgia, where he gained valuable trial experience prosecuting both misdemeanors and felonies. In 1997, Paul entered the private sector as in-house counsel for one of the largest insurance companies in the country, and applied the trial skills he learned as a District Attorney to defending both insureds and the insurer in suits arising under automobile and homeowner’s policies.

In June 2007, Paul joined Nikolai Makarenko, Jr. to form Groth, Makarenko, Kaiser and Eidex’s predecessor firm, Groth & Makarenko. With his experience trying more than 250 cases, both civil and criminal, before juries in the State of Georgia, he is a well-respected, successful litigator fully capable of protecting his client’s best interests, whether the ultimate resolution of the case is via alternative dispute resolution or trial.

Paul and his wife Renee live in Gainesville, Georgia.

German is a second language for Paul. 


Board of the Federal Defender Program

Georgia Defense Lawyers Association

Defense Research Institute

Co-Chair of the Insurance Law Institute since 2009

State Bar of Georgia’s Insurance Coverage Committee since 2014

Former board member of the Federal Defender Program

“AV” Preeminent rating from Martindale Hubbell

Former President of the Tort and Insurance Practice Section of the State Bar of Georgia