D. Paul Holdsworth

D. Paul Holdsworth Associate

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Paul joined Glenn Feldmann Darby & Goodlatte in September 2016. He comes to Glenn Feldmann immediately following a clerkship with the 23rd Judicial Circuit of Virginia (Roanoke City, Salem City, Roanoke County). As a law clerk, Paul’s work consisted of drafting opinions, writing memoranda, conducting research, and preparing the circuit court judges for upcoming trials and hearings. Paul was also heavily involved in the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 updates of the Virginia Model Jury Instructions.

Originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, Paul and his wife, Claire, moved to Virginia where he attended the University of Richmond School of Law. After graduating from Richmond cum laude in 2015, Paul and his wife have made Roanoke their home and have welcomed a daughter.

While at Richmond, Paul was the Editor-in-Chief of the University of Richmond Law Review and the 2015 recipient of the T.C. Williams Law School Scholarship Award, given to the student who makes the greatest overall contribution to the advancement of legal scholarship. Paul was also involved in moot court, the Spanish Legal Skills program, and volunteered with the Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Paul is fluent in Portuguese and conversant in Spanish.


  • Brigham Young University, B.A. Latin American Studies (2012)
  • University of Richmond School of Law, J.D.,
    cum laude


  • Virginia State Bar
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Roanoke Bar Association
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society
  • Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity

Civic Involvement

  • Emeritas Member,
    Ted Dalton American Inn of Court (2015 – 2016)
  • Co-Founder and President,
    Richmond Law Chapter of J. Reuben Clark Law Society (2014 – 2015)
  • Assistant Troop Leader,
    Boy Scouts of America(2015 – 2016)
  • Youth Leader,
    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints


  • Glenn Feldmann Darby & Goodlatte (2016 – Present)
  • Law Clerk,
    23rd Judicial Circuit of Virginia(2015 – 2016)
  • Intern,
    Owen & Owens PLC (2014)
  • Intern,
    Public Defender’s Office 19th Judicial Circuit of Tennessee (2013)


  • Analyzing the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act’s Governance of Employer Non-Compliance, 51 U. Rich. L. Rev. ___ (2016) (forthcoming)
  • A Survey of the History of the Death Penalty of the United States, 49 U. Rich. L. Rev. 693 (2015)
  • America’s (Not So) Golden Door: Advocating for Awarding Full Workplace Injury Recovery for Undocumented Workers, 48 U. Rich. L. Rev. 1369 (2014)