Jean-Paul Boulee was born in Kankakee, IL in 1971. Boulee graduated magna cum laude from Washington & Lee University with a Bachelor of Arts degree, and continued on to UGA Law School graduating cum laude in 1996. After graduating, Boulee clerked for Judge Orinda Evans on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. He then became a Judge Advocate with the U.S. Army, working for four years. In 2001, Boulee joined the Atlanta Office of Jones Day and became a Partner in 2006. Boulee spent approximately fourteen years at the Atlanta office of Jones Day. At the firm, Boulee focused on corporate, commercial litigation, and white collar defense. In 2015, Boulee was appointed by Republican Governor Nathan Deal to serve on the DeKalb County Superior Court. Boulee currently serves as a judge on that court. Boulee has been active with the Republican Party, maintaining membership in the Georgia Republican Party, the Republican National Lawyers Association, and other Republican groups.