We met him at the just concluded NBA AGC in Lagos.
Before then, we have known him in Abuja as a jolly good SAN but kept our respectful distance.
But in Lagos, after taking a copy of Kubwaexpress, he crossed the line of respectful distance and became a friend. We followed up that friendship and visited his office only to be told that he had relocated to Garki 2. We boarded Kubwaexpress Chariot and visited him.
He is a man of class, classic in all his ways and the tea we were served, testified to his good taste in life. Paul Harris Ogbole, SAN is a fashionista, conscious about his gentleman appearance and his choice of adjectives is excellent and worthy of emulation by any young lawyer who wants to make it in the legal profession.
Paul Harris as popularly called by friends and admirers, is the Principal Partner in P.H Ogbole (SAN) & Co, an ultra-modern law firm located at Garki II, Abuja.
Mr. Paul Harris graduated with an Honours Degree in Law from University of Jos, in 1988. He was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1989. He acquired his LL.M from University of Jos in 2008.
He started his private legal practice in Abuja as the Principal/Managing Partner of Suswam, Ogbole & Co. a partnership that existed between May 1995 – Jan.2019
He took the coveted rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) in 2019.
Paul Harris The Community Man:
Due to his commitment to development of his community and state, the Alegwu of Adoka Kingdom, Benue State honored him with a traditional title as Ogigo-Mebe K’Adoka.
Paul Harris Ogbole was a former Chairman, Otukpo Local Government, Benue State between 2007 and 2008, a former Member of the Board of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) between 2008-2012, Member Constitutional Drafting Review Committee (Benue State), and Board Member Benue Investment and Property Company Limited between 2012-2015.
He is a true Bar man in all mischievous definition of the Bar.
But for the other Bar where you must be fit and proper, Paul Harris, has been a Member of the National Executive Council of the Nigerian Bar Association for over ten years and at various times Chairman NBA LOC National Planning Committee, Co-Chair NBA Disciplinary Committee, Co-Chair NBA Anti-corruption Committee, and member National Assembly NBA Legislative Support Committee.
Paul Harris, midwifed the arrival of YC Maikyau SAN as the 31st NBA President in his capacity as Chairman Transition Committee set up by the immediate past NBA President, Olumide Akpata, Esq.
Paul Harris Ogbole SAN, is a family man, a great provider and an emerging leader that all in the Bar, should look out for.