Paul T. Walkinshaw

Paul concentrates his practice on appellate and trial court litigation, healthcare law, and general risk management. He has prosecuted or defended against appeals in the United States Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, the Virginia Supreme Court, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, and the Virginia Court of Appeals. Paul also defends healthcare providers against malpractice lawsuits and against the government in criminal and civil healthcare law matters.

Paul has represented a variety of clients, including hospitals, dentists, physicians, physician practice groups, healthcare associations, and consumer energy groups. In representing these clients, he has gained experience arguing not only the typical issues seen in malpractice cases (standard of care and medical causation) but also issues involving: constitutional law, statutory interpretation, the propriety of administrative agency action, the Anti-Kickback statute, the Stark law, the federal False Claims Act, HIPAA, contract formation and breach of contract, defamation, civil conspiracy, fraud, the illegality defense, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

 


  • J.D., Magna Cum Laude, The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
  • B.A., University of Virginia, Government

  • Virginia State Bar
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
  • American Health Lawyers Association

  • Bar Admissions
    • Virginia
    • District of Columbia
    • Maryland
  • Court Admissions
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia
    • Virginia Supreme Court
    • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
    • Maryland Court of Appeals

  • Virginia’s Legal Elite (Virginia Business Magazine): Appellate Law 2014
  • Washington DC Super Lawyers Magazine: Super Lawyer Appellate Litigation 2014
  • Virginia Super Lawyers Magazine: Appellate Litigation 2014, 2013
  • Virginia Super Lawyers Magazine: Rising Star Medical Malpractice Defense 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 (only 2.5% of all lawyers in Virginia are named Rising Stars)
  • Judicial Law Clerk, Hon. Johanna Fitzpatrick, Chief Judge, Court of Appeals of Virginia, 2005
  • Judicial Law Clerk, Hon. Rosemarie Annunziata, Associate Judge, Court of Appeals of Virginia, 2003-2005

  • Riverside Hosp., Inc. v. Johnson, 272 Va. 518, 636 S.E.2d 416 (2006)
  • Doctors' Hosp. of Williamsburg, LLC v. Stroube, 52 Va. App. 599, 665 S.E.2d 862 (2008)
  • Etchebarne-Bourdin v. Radice, 982 A.2d 752 (D.C. 2009)
  • Maryview Hosp. v. Woodard, 54 Va. App. 13, 675 S.E.2d 837 (2009)
  • Hollingsworth v. Norfolk S. Ry., 279 Va. 360, 689 S.E.2d 651 (2010)
  • Wright v. Commonwealth Primary Care, Inc., 445 Fed. Appx. 632 (4th Cir. 2011)
  • Robertson v. Prince William Hosp., 486 Fed. Appx. 375 (4th Cir. 2012)
  • Fiorucci v. Chinn, 288 Va. 444, 764 S.E.2d 85 (2014)
  • Temple v. Mary Washington Hosp., Inc., 288 Va. 134, 762 S.E.2d 751 (2014)
  • Simpson v. Roberts, 287 Va. 34, 752 S.E.2d 801 (2014)
  • Women's Healthcare Assocs. v. Mucci, 64 Va. App. 420, 768 S.E.2d 720 (2015)
  • Lopez-Rosario v. Habib, 2016 Va. LEXIS 45, at *1 (Apr. 14, 2016)