Paul Emigholz (VA)

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Paul W. Emigholz is a partner at Cipriani & Werner’s new Richmond, VA law office. He focuses his legal practice on representing insurance carriers and employers in workers’ compensation claims before the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission, including appeals.

Mr. Emigholz is a frequent course instructor for insurance professionals and attorneys on best practices for record keeping, accident prevention, accident investigation and post-accident cost containment best practices. He also possesses extensive experience regarding workers’ compensation lien recovery via subrogation in Virginia, as well as in consultation with local counsel regarding civil actions filed in North Carolina, Maryland, Massachusetts, West Virginia and Washington, D.C.

Early in his career, Mr. Emigholz’s practice focused on the investigation and resolution of title insurance issues during real estate settlements, including negative acreage descriptions, missing necessary conveyances, and various boundary and occupation issues. In this capacity, he’s investigated land title and survey issues in well over 1,000 legal cases spread across nearly 100 jurisdictions. This experience in real estate law helped frame the way he manages worker injury claims with the premise that facts, testimony, documentation, and other evidence will always fit together in a narrow set of logically necessary ways. Mr. Emigholz handles his injury cases by identifying key facts and questions and utilizing the most cost-effective discovery techniques to reveal areas where further investigation should be focused.

Mr. Emigholz was born in England and lived in Seattle, Washington before relocating to Eastern Virginia to attend law school. He received his B.A. from the University of Washington in 1999 and his J.D. from the University of Richmond School of Law in 2003.

In his spare time, Mr. Emigholz manages a predictive analytics-based historic mapping project which is designing a GIS database and increasingly efficient historic predictive model to be applied to and refined throughout the mid-Atlantic region. This project has been endorsed by, or received support from, over 50 historical associations, schools, museums and local, state and federal government agencies. In addition, he serves as a member of the Leadership Council for the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route Association (W3R-US) and is Vice-Chairman of the Virginia committee working in partnership with the National Parks Service to help build the local and statewide partnerships necessary to fully implement the Washington-Rochambeau National Historic Trail.