Paula H. Blazek, Principal

                        Paula H. Blazek

409.654.6700
Beaumont Office

Paula H. Blazek, a principal in the firm, has been Board Certified in both Civil Trial Law and Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1990 and is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. An experienced first-chair trial lawyer, Paula has concentrated her practice in recent years to the defense of toxic torts, premises liability, and products liability matters. She is admitted to practice before all Texas state courts, the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits, and the United States District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of Texas. Paula received her legal education at Baylor University School of Law where she graduated in 1984, cum laude. She graduated from Baylor University, summa cum laude, with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science and English, where she was elected to membership in Phi Beta Kappa. A native of Southeast Texas, Paula began her career in Beaumont with the Mehaffy Weber law firm. She left the firm in 1992 to join lawyers from two other defense firms in Beaumont to create Bernsen, Jamail & Goodson. A successor to that firm merged with GERMER in March 2000. Active in local and statewide bar associations, Paula's many years of elective leadership culminated in her service as President of both the Jefferson County Young Lawyers Association (1988-1989) and the Jefferson County Bar Association (1993-1994). She was recognized as the Outstanding Young Lawyer of Jefferson County in 1992. She also served as a District Director on the Board of Directors of the Texas Young Lawyers Association (1991-1993). She is a founding member of the Mickey Mehaffy Inns of Court. Paula is also a Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and a member of the Defense Research Institute and Texas Association of Defense Counsel. She is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been named annually as a "Texas Super Lawyer" as published in Texas Monthly Magazine since 2003 and, in 2007, also recognized as one of the Top 50 Women Super Lawyers in Texas.

Paula practices in the areas of toxic torts, premises liability, and products liability.

Professional Background

  • Joined Germer in 2000

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas - 1984
  • Admitted to practice before the following courts:
    • All Texas state courts
    • The United States Supreme Court
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits
    • United States District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of Texas

Professional Certifications

  • Board Certified, Texas Board of Legal Specialization:
    • Civil Trial Law (1990)
    • Personal Injury Trial Law (1990)

Education

  • Baylor University School of Law
    •  Juris Doctor - cum laude - 1984
  • Baylor University
    • Bachelor of Arts - summa cum laude - Political Science and English - 1981
    • Phi Beta Kappa

Recognitions and Honors

  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating : AV® Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • "Texas Super Lawyer" as published in Texas Monthly Magazine, 2003 - 2012
  • Recognized as one of the Top 50 Women Super Lawyers in Texas
  • Outstanding Young Lawyer of Jefferson County in 1992

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • Jefferson County Young Lawyers Association
    • President (1988-1989)
  • Jefferson County Bar Association
    • President (1993-1994)
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
    • District Director and Board Member (1991-1993)
  • Mickey Mehaffy Inns of Court (founding member)
  • Texas Bar Foundation (life fellow)
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel

Contact Information

Email Address:
Phone:
409.654.6700
Location:
Beaumont Office