D. Paul Holdsworth


Email: pholdsworth@islerdare.com

Paul Holdsworth is an at Associate at Isler Dare, P.C. Paul’s practice includes all aspects of employment counseling and litigation, including advising and litigating matters arising under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, as well as other employment matters arising under state or common law.

Paul graduated with honors from the University of Richmond School of Law in 2015, where he also served as Editor-in-Chief of the University of Richmond Law Review and was the recipient of the T.C. Law School Scholarship Award. Prior to joining Isler Dare, Paul clerked with the judges of the 23rd Judicial Circuit of Virginia and practiced with a civil litigation firm in Roanoke, Virginia. Paul is admitted to practice in Virginia.

Paul resides with his wife and two children in Richmond, Virginia.


University of Richmond School of Law
J.D. 2015
Cum Laude
Editor-in-Chief, University of Richmond Law Review
Recipient, T.C. Williams Law School Scholarship Award
Carrico Moot Court Competition
Founder and President, J. Reuben Clark Law Society (Richmond Law Chapter)

Brigham Young University
B.A. Latin American Studies, 2012
History Minor

Professional Memberships

State:               Virginia (2015)

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


Analyzing the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act’s Governance of Employer Non-Compliance, 51 U. Rich. L. Rev. 193 (2016)

Co-Author, A Survey of the History of the Death Penalty in the United States, 49 U. Rich. L. Rev. 692 (2015)

America’s (Not So) Golden Door: Advocating for Awarding Full Workplace Injury Recovery to Undocumented Workers, 48 U. Rich. L. Rev. 1369 (2014)

Professional/Continuing Legal Education Presentations

Roanoke Valley Paralegals Association: A Refresher on the Bluebook (Roanoke, Virginia; April 2017)