Paul enlisted in the United States Navy entering the Navy’s Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) program. He proudly gave 12 years of his life serving his country and during that time became a husband and a father. He ended his Navy career to stay rooted with his family and entered the police academy, where he was appointed as the class leader and graduated at the top of his class.
Upon his completion of training at the academy, he immediately went to work as a police officer for the St. Charles County Sheriff’s Department for four and a half years where his interest in law was renewed.
Continuing higher up the legal ladder, Paul was accepted into St. Louis University’s School of Law where he graduated in 2011 and was admitted to the Missouri Bar. O’Rourke’s experience was quickly noticed and he was hired as an Assistant Prosecutor in St. Charles County. In 2014, Paul decided to open his own law firm and being in private practice also allowed him the opportunity to teach Constitutional and Statutory Law at the Eastern Missouri Police Academy.
Paul currently teaches Constitutional and Statutory Law at the Eastern Missouri Police Academy.
Paul’s vast knowledge of law is truly the sum of his past experiences and various legal positions. His diverse background has awarded him with many different insights and perspectives that most attorneys do not ever have the fortune of knowing.
Paul’s ability to problem solve under pressure and quickly develop strategies while remaining poised, were perfected with his time in the Navy. His time and experience as a police officer are invaluable, as he mastered unique interviewing and communication skills as well as a distinct competency to scrutinize reports and review for inconsistencies. He truly understands the procedures of law enforcement and a person’s civil rights. His time as a Prosecuting Attorney has given Paul a front row seat to the mind of a prosecutor. Paul O’Rourke has been on all sides of the law and now thrives as a criminal defense attorney – protecting the rights of the community.
St. Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
Teacher, Constitutional and Statutory Law
Eastern Missouri Police Academy
St. Charles County Sheriff’s Department, Police Officer
St. Charles County, Prosecutor
Navy’s Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) program