Paul W. Emigholz, Esq.
UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND SCHOOL OF LAW, Richmond, Virginia, J.D., May 2003
*Jean Morris Tarpley Scholarship / Barnett Scholarship
*Student Advocate, Pico Moot Court Demonstration: “Censoring Library Materials: A Trial” (moderated by Prof. Rodney A. Smolla)
*Volunteer, Richmond Protective Order Project, Central Virginia Legal AidSociety
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, Seattle, Washington, B.A. Communications, Minor inCanadian Studies, December 1999.
CIPRIANI & WERNER, Tidewater, Virginia. Partner, July 2021 to Present
*Represent insurance carriers and employers, relative to accident and fraud investigations, litigation, settlement negotiations, Medicare/Medicaid and related issues in cases arising out of the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act and Lien Enforcement in civil cases.
*Advise insurance carriers and employers regarding the interrelationship between record keeping, accident prevention, accident investigation and post-accident costs containment best practices, relative to Virginia specific litigation.
PENNSTUART, Bristol, Tennessee and Richmond, Virginia offices, Of Counsel, February 2016 to July 2021
*Represent insurance carriers and insureds, relative to accident and fraud investigations, litigation, settlement negotiations, Medicare/Medicaid and related issues in cases arising out of the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act, Lien Enforcement, General Civil Litigation and Property related insurance claims.
*Certified to teach insurance continuing education courses in Virginia, Kentucky and Maryland. Established PennStuart as authorized CE provider for Virginia and Maryland.
*Develop insurance law training courses designed to highlight the interrelationship between record keeping, accident prevention, accident investigation and post-accident costs containment best practices.
MAHER & ASSOCIATES (AIG STAFF COUNSEL), Richmond, Virginia office (Maher & Associates covers Virginia, Washington, D.C. and Maryland). Trial Attorney, January 2013 to January 2016
*Represent AIG insurance carriers and insureds, relative to accident investigations, litigation, settlement negotiations, Medicare/Medicaid and related issues in cases arising out of the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act and litigation and lien enforcement in civil cases
*Present courses & training to insurance adjusters, brokers and employer representatives. Certified by the Virginia Insurance Continuing Education Board and Kentucky Department of Insurance to teach Ethics and courses involving Laws and Regulations and Property & Casualty Insurance
*AIG Virginia editor for organizational case law updates (TAILS)
*Member of AIG Staff Counsel Marketing Committee
TWO RIVERS LAW GROUP, Richmond, Virginia (formerly, Workers’ Compensation Practice Group, Sands Anderson Marks & Miller) Associate, December 2009 to October 2012.
*Represented insurance carriers and employers, relative to all aspects of the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act, including, but not limited to, identification of legal and factual issues, investigation of accidents, review and analysis of medical records, prosecution and defense of hearings, lien protection in civil cases, consideration of legal/factual probabilities/claim exposure and resolving Medicare/Medicaid issues necessary to accomplish settlement
*Presented seminars to insurance carrier and employer clients concerning workers’ compensation law in Virginia and steps employers can take to reduce number of claims and amount of exposure
SANDS ANDERSON MARKS AND MILLER, Richmond, Virginia Associate, November 2005 to November 2009
*Represented insurance carriers and employers, relative to all aspects of the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act
*Represented homeowners and title insurance companies, relative to title claimsand litigation, including issues involving boundary line disputes, the rule against perpetuities, adverse possession, prescriptive easements, time lines surrounding vesting of certain estates and condemnation
*Represented local governments, relative to zoning enforcement / code violations, erroneous assessment and groundwater defense issues
*Represented individuals and businesses in various litigation involving issues including contract rights, occupational regulations and corporate formation
LAW OFFICES OF CRAIG C. ERDMANN, Richmond, Virginia Associate, August 2003 to November 2005
*Represented buyers and sellers in all aspects of real estate settlement and examined title to hundreds of properties across more than 40 jurisdictions in Central and Eastern Virginia in order to ensure compliance with lender / title agent closing requirements
*Represented children in custody disputes and abuse and neglect proceedings as Guardian Ad Litem
*Represented judgment creditors and landlords in General District Court
RICHMOND PUBLIC DEFENDER’S OFFICE, Richmond, Virginia Clinical Extern, Fall 2002. Third Year Practice
*Conducted legal research and wrote briefs on juvenile criminal capacity; Second, Eighth and Fourteenth Amendment issues; interdiction and the criminal appellate process
HENRICO COUNTY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE, Henrico, Virginia Law Clerk, Summer 2002. Third Year Practice
*Prosecuted code violations in General District Court
*Represented the Department of Social Services in abuse and neglect proceedings
*Conducted legal research and wrote briefs on First Amendment issues, tort claims, civil procedure and Dillon’s Rule
OFFICE OF THE COMMONWEALTH’S ATTORNEY, Chesterfield, Virginia Law Clerk, Spring 2002
*Researched juvenile-specific criminal law and procedure
*Prepared and responded to discovery requests
OFFICE OF THE CANADIAN CONSUL GENERAL, Seattle, Washington Foreign Affairs Intern, Summer 1999
*Helped implement regional education project for the Department of Foreign Affairs / Public Relations
*Virginia State Bar, admitted October 2003
*Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
VIRGINIA MAPPING PROJECT, Newport News, Virginia Director, August 2006 to Present
*Research/design regarding Mid-Atlantic GIS centered historic predictive model.
*Project endorsed by over 50 museums, historical associations, state, local and Federal Government Agencies.
*Successful grants include work with City of Williamsburg, Commonwealth Virginia, Virginia Space Grant Consortium and Gloucester County. Present focus to build complete 18th century trails network by 2024.
*Ongoing discussions with potential partners regarding funding, development, design and optimization of project’s core computer programming; integration of analysis of sea level rise; and earth sciences internships to identify measurable physical attributes corresponding to known historic feature types
*Elected Vice Chairman of W3R-VA Committee in October 2018, relative to implementation of the Washington-Rochambeau National Historic Trail