Paul C. Kuhnel

Partner

  • location icon Roanoke, VA
    310 First Street
    Suite 405
    Roanoke, VA 24011

Paul C. Kuhnel is a partner in the Roanoke office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Medical Malpractice Department.

Mr. Kuhnel is a seasoned trial attorney with considerable first chair jury experience. He has been involved in numerous reported verdicts in various venues in commercial, personal injury, and managed care litigation. Mr. Kuhnel’s professional liability practice includes the defense of healthcare providers, accountants, and engineers, and his commercial practice focuses on an array of contract, trade secret, FDCPA and class action claims, representing both individuals and corporations in commercial. He has served as President of the Virgina Chapter of ABOTA and has been recognized as a Super Lawyer for Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice. Mr. Kuhnel received his undergraduate degree, with honors, from the College of William & Mary, and his law degree from Washington & Lee University School of Law. He is licensed to practice law in Virginia and West Virginia, and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Mr. Kuhnel regularly lectures on ethics as a member of the VSB Professionalism Course Faculty and has authored numerous articles, including co-authoring the 1st chapter of the VA CLE Volume, Insurance Law.

Foreign Languages

Russian

Admissions

  • State Bar Admissions
    • Virginia
    • West Virginia
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
    • United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia
    • United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
  • United States Courts of Appeals
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Admissions

Virginia

West Virginia

Supreme Court of Virginia

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Associations

  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC)
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys

Awards & Honors

  • Listed among The Best Lawyers in America® in the field of Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants, 2013–2019
  • Recognized as a Virginia Super Lawyer in Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice, 2009–2018
  • Recognized as a “Client Service All-Star” by BTI Consulting Group, Wellesley, Mass., 2014
  • Recognized as a “Top Rated Lawyer” in Transportation Law by American Lawyer magazine, Corporate Counsel magazine and the National Law Journal, 2013

Education

Washington & Lee University School of Law

Juris Doctor, 1987

College of William & Mary

Bachelor of Arts in American Studies, with honors, 1984

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