Paul Beers Principal

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Paul represents clients in a broad range of complex civil and criminal litigation matters and works hard to successfully preserve and protect the rights of clients.  His Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating results from exceptional ethical standards and demonstration of professional excellence. Paul has repeatedly been identified as a member of the “Legal Elite” by Virginia Business Magazine and is voted a “Virginia Super Lawyer” by other distinguished members of the legal community. Currently, he is featured in the Best Lawyers in America in the fields of commercial litigation and labor and employment litigation.

Paul has argued cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the Supreme Court of Virginia, the Virginia Court of Appeals, and the Tennessee Supreme Court. He has written numerous law review articles and continuing legal education outlines on employment law in Virginia. While he represents employers in many instances, more frequently he represents employees in federal and state employment litigation.  He is a member of the Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference.

Education

  • Trinity College (1980) Columbia University (1983)
  • Washington & Lee University School of Law (1986)

Experience

  • Glenn, Feldmann, Darby & Goodlatte (1991-present)
  • Client Centered Legal Services of Southwestern Virginia (1986- 1991)

Representative Work

  • Michael E. Siska Revocable Trust, et al., v. Milestone Development, LLC, et al., 282 Va. 169, 715 S.E.2d 21, 2011 Va. LEXIS 180 (2011)
  • United States v. Thomas, 489 Fed. Appx. 688, 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 15505 (4th Cir. 2012)
  • United States v. Abdelbary, 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 22553 (4th Cir. 2012)
  • Fletcher v. Commonwealth of Virginia,  2010 Va. Cir. LEXIS 136 (Roanoke City Circuit Court, August 11, 2010)
  • Hill v. Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Company, 743 F. Supp. 2d 569 (W.D. Va. 2010)
  • Roanoke Cement Co., LLC v. Chesapeake Products, Inc., 2007 WL 2071731 (E.D.Va. July 13, 2007)
  • Brizzolara v. Sherwood Memorial Park, Inc., 274 Va. 164, 645 S.E.2d 508 (2007)
  • Hotel Roanoke Conference Center Commission v. The Cincinnati Insurance Company, 303 F.Supp.2d 784 (W.D.Va. 2004)
  • U.S. v. Kingrea, 573 F.3d 186 (4th Cir. 2009)
  • U.S. v. Brennan, 2008 WL 2814080 (4th Cir. July 22, 2008)
  • U.S. v. Morgan, 2008 WL 2611308 (4th Cir. July 03, 2008)
  • U.S. v. Jones, 2008 WL 4279963 (W.D.Va. 2008)
  • U.S. v. Elston, 479 F.3d 314 (4th Cir. 2007)
  • U.S. v. Lowry, 409 F.Supp.2d 732 (W.D.Va. 2006)
  • U.S. v. Villarini, 238 F.3d 530 (4th Cir. 2001)
  • U.S. v. Ellis, 121 F.3d 908 (4th Cir. 1997)
  • Brown v. Nipper Auto Parts and Supply, 2009 WL 1764833 (W.D. Va. June 22, 2009)
  • Johnson v. General American Life Ins. Co., 178 F.Supp.2d 644 (W.D.Va. 2001)
  • Bird v. Bland Cty. School Bd., 2000 WL 159317 (4th Cir. 2000)
  • Russell County Dept. of Social Services v. O’Quinn, 259 Va. 139, 523 S.E.2d 492 (2000)
  • Umbarger v. Virginia Employment Com’n, 12 Va.App. 431, 404 S.E.2d 380 (1991)
  • Israel v. Virginia Employment Com’n, 7 Va.App. 169, 372 S.E.2d 207 (1988)
  • Poole v. Madigan, 771 F.Supp. 142 (W.D.Va. 1991)
  • Falin v. Sullivan, 776 F.Supp. 1097 (E.D.Va. 1991)
  • Myers v. The Kroger Co., 2009 WL 251953 (W.D. Va. Feb. 2, 2009)
  • Salters v. Astrue, 2007 WL 4418164 (W.D.Va. December 13, 2007)
  • Kline v. Eyrich, 69 S.W.3d 197 (Tenn. 2002)
  • Willis v. Chater, 939 F.Supp. 1236 (W.D.Va. 1996)
  • Skeens v. Sullivan, 737 F.Supp. 362 (W.D.Va. 1990)

Associations

  • Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference Member
  • Fourth Circuit CJA Appellate Panel Committee Member
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • American Shakespeare Center, Staunton, VA (Trustee)
  • Blue Ridge Literacy, Roanoke, VA (Board Member)
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