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Overview

As a former entrepreneur and business owner, Paul understands exactly what matters to clients and has seen firsthand how great attorneys and great law firms can deliver great outcomes for clients.

Before assuming executive leadership positions in the legal industry, Paul spent 20 years hiring law firms and working closely with attorneys to achieve his own companies’ ambitious goals. His experiences made him acutely aware of what it takes to solve clients’ challenges.

Paul enjoys working shoulder to shoulder with Husch Blackwell attorneys.  He works hard to ensure that the firm’s attorneys have the resources needed to help clients advance their business goals.

Believing that careful listening is an important part of leadership, Paul is attentive to the ideas and views of the firm’s attorneys, who in turn know the importance of listening to clients to better understand their problems and perspectives—and help them succeed.


Recognition

  • Association of Fundraising Professionals, 2017 Todd Wehr Volunteer Award
  • Marquette University High School, 2018 Alumnus of the Year

Education

  • B.A., College of the Holy Cross
    • English

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • BizStarts Milwaukee, Board of Directors
  • Greater Milwaukee Committee
  • Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC), Board of Directors
  • Wisconsin Technology Council, Board of Directors
  • Golden Angels Network (GAN), Marquette University angel capital investment group, 2005-present
Experience
  • Founder, President, Senior Advisor, Capital Data Inc., Milwaukee
  • Managing Member, Capital Properties of Wisconsin LLC, Milwaukee
  • Founding Shareholder, LaserNet Inc., Green Bay
News Releases | October 02, 2020
Husch Blackwell to Relocate Office in St. Louis

Husch Blackwell has committed to taking on between 100,000 and 120,000 square feet of space in Commerce Bank Tower. The firm will relocate its main St. Louis-area office to Commerce Bank Tower once construction is completed.

Media Mentions | September 14, 2020
Calibrate Legal News: Introducing Calibrate ID
Media Mentions | August 24, 2020
Kansas City Business Journal: Virtual Husch Blackwell office attracts first attorney outside firm's footprint

"This is just a great concept and I hope more firms embrace this sort of thing," Benefield said. "It gives me an opportunity to join a law firm as reputable and amazing as Husch Blackwell without having to pick up and move my family across the country to one of their offices."

News Releases | March 28, 2019
Husch Blackwell Earns Perfect Score on 2019 Corporate Equality Index

Husch Blackwell’s efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s criteria resulted in a 100 percent ranking and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.

Media Mentions | February 04, 2019
BizTimes Milwaukee: How do I retain our best people?
News Releases | January 28, 2019
Husch Blackwell Adds Three Partners in Houston

Robert Eckels, Arturo Michel and Sandy Hellums-Gomez join the Houston office of Husch Blackwell.

News Releases | January 25, 2019
Husch Blackwell Joins ABA Pledge to Improve Attorney Well-Being

Husch Blackwell has signed on to take the Well-Being Pledge, part of a campaign by an American Bar Association working group to improve the substance use and mental health landscape of the legal profession.

News Releases | October 29, 2018
Husch Blackwell Relocates Houston Office to Downtown Area

Husch Blackwell's Houston office relocates to the JPMorgan Chase Tower at 600 Travis Street effective October 29, 2019.

Media Mentions | May 11, 2018
St. Louis Business Journal: Top 150+ 2018: No. 67 Husch Blackwell

Husch Blackwell is profiled as being among the top 150 privately owned companies in the St. Louis metropolitan area.

News Releases | April 11, 2018
Husch Blackwell Adopts Mansfield Rule

Husch Blackwell’s adoption of the Mansfield Rule is “a natural extension of what we have been doing all along.”

Media Mentions | February 19, 2018
Missouri Lawyers Weekly New Partners 2018: More Missouri firms added partners in 2017 (log-in required)

Husch Blackwell added the single largest number of new partners in 2017.

News Releases | October 26, 2017
Eberle Recognized by the Association of Fundraising Professionals

Paul Eberle is recognized for his dedication to local philanthropy in southeastern Wisconsin.

Outside the Office

Paul’s wife, 10 children and three grandchildren are the core of his personal life.

Paul enjoys family time, both the daily routine and the special occasions when they can all be together. Other favorite ways to relax are playing golf and, when in Canada with friends from the firm, catching sizable fish.

Community Leadership

Paul’s efforts on behalf of his city reflect the precepts of his Jesuit education: striving for excellence, educational opportunity, justice and care for the poor.

An able fundraiser, he has led significant capital campaigns for a homeless shelter and the performing arts. He also works to support educational institutions that provide college-prep education for urban children.

  • Guest House of Milwaukee, Board of Directors, 1998-2008; Development Subcommittee, Campaign Cabinet Chair, 2012-2017
  • Marquette University High School, Development Subcommittee, 2001-2017
  • Jesuit Retreat House, Development Subcommittee, 2010-present; Advisory Board Chair, 2011-present; Campaign Committee, 2011-2017
  • United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF), Board Member, 2012-present; 2016 Campaign, Co-Chair
  • Cristo Rey Jesuit High School Milwaukee, Feasibility Study Executive Committee, 2011-2013; Board of Directors, 2014-present

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