Courtney Paulk


Courtney Paulk is internationally known as a long-distance open water swimmer. She is one of only 200 people to complete the Triple Crown of Open-Water Swimming, having swum across the 21-mile English Channel, 20-mile Catalina Channel and the 28.5-mile circumference of Manhattan Island.

Courtney also serves as president of the Hirschler law firm in Richmond, and is the firm’s first female president. Paulk has worked for Hirschler  since 2002 and leads the firm’s litigation section. A graduate of Mary Washington College and the University of Richmond School of Law, Paulk also serves as the firm’s hiring officer and co-chairs its construction practice.