Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Courtright was a professional musician with the classic '50's and '60's rock and roll tribute group, The Thunderbird Band. From age fourteen to twenty-five, Mr. Courtright recorded and played drums for The Thunderbird Band in front of thousands of people throughout Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico, Kansas, and Missouri. While with The Thunderbird Band, Mr. Courtright performed and assisted in the composition, recording, and production of The Thunderbird Band's second album titled "Shoreline." While working with The Thunderbird Band in Branson, Missouri, Mr. Courtright participated in test marketing classic '50's and '60's rock and roll music.
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With a commitment to pursuing his legal education, Mr. Courtright concluded his live music career with the successful opening of The Thunderbird Theatre in Branson, Missouri in 1993. There he worked with The Thunderbird Band and other notable entertainers including Rudy Gatlin of the Gatlin Brothers, the original members of the Eddie Cochran Band (famous for the song "Summertime Blues"), and a number of other great Branson musicians and entertainers.
While at Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Mr. Courtright was listed in Who's Who in American Law Schools in 1997, 1998, and 1999. Mr. Courtright served as a judicial intern in the Office of the Chief Justice to Chief Justice Elizabeth A. Weaver of the Michigan Supreme Court. Mr. Courtright studied Art Law and International Intellectual Property Law at Palazzo Scuola Malvisi in Florence, Italy, and Public International Law and European Community Law at Magdalen College, Oxford University in Oxford, England. Mr. Courtright graduated from Cooley Law School in 1999 (Weadock Class). He is a proud alumnus of the Thomas M. Cooley Law School, and he is always happy to talk to fellow Cooley students and alumni.
Mr. Courtright began his legal career with the State Attorney's Office for the 18th Judicial Circuit in Sanford, Florida. As an Assistant State Attorney, Mr. Courtright prosecuted a wide range of crimes. He has experience in appealing the decisions of the lower courts, and he has extensive training concerning DUI and Domestic Violence matters.
Upon entering into private practice, Mr. Courtright expanded his knowledge into real estate, with particular focus on Landlord-Tenant disputes under Florida Statutes Chapter 83, including evictions and security deposit disputes, and Association Law under Florida Statutes Chapter 718 for Condominium Associations and Florida Statutes Chapter 720 for Home Owner Associations. Because of his experience, Mr. Courtright provides expert witness services concerning reasonable attorney's fees and costs in Association Law matters.
In conjunction with his experience in real estate matters, Mr. Courtright also handles wills, estates, and probate matters, with particular focus on difficult probate matters involving estates arising from a murder-suicide or estates being sued in wrongful death actions. Because of his experience as a former Assistant State Attorney, Mr. Courtright is familiar with the issues that occur in probating these types of estates. Mr. Courtright serves as administrator ad litem and personal representative of estates upon written representation agreement and proper appointment by the Court. Mr. Courtright is sensitive to the loss felt by the families of the deceased. Mr. Courtright is also committed to the swift but mindful administration of the estate under the precise and particular requirements of the Florida Probate Code and Florida Statutes Chapters 731 through 739. Important estate property may be in the possession of an investigating law enforcement agency. Depending on the circumstances in administering the estate, certain tax issues may arise. Mr. Courtright is mindful of these and many more issues in advising on and administering estates in probate.
In addition to his active law practice, Mr. Courtright is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Barry University School of Law where he teaches Entertainment Law and Sports Law. Mr. Courtright is also an Adjunct Professor for Kaplan University where for several years he has taught Business Law, Business Ethics, and Ethics and the Legal Environment.
Mr. Courtright has since been listed in Marquis' Who's Who in American Law in recognition of his legal skill and service. Contact attorney Paul Courtright to discuss your legal matter today.