Paul K. Reese
Of Counsel
(304) 353-8109
Office: Charleston
J.D. West Virginia University
B.A. West Virginia University
Licensure: WV
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Paul "Kip" Reese focuses his practice in the areas of professional liability and long-term care litigation.

Work Experience

2011 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
2009-2011 Warner Law Offices
2007-2009 Reese Law Office
2005-2006 Campbell Woods, PLLC
2004-2005 Bailey & Wyant, PLLC
2000-2004 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
1998-2000 Shuman, McCuskey & Slicer, PLLC

Speaking Engagements

Reese, P.K, & Huff, K.J. LNCC Review Course - Long Term Care Litigation (AALNC - American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants) discussing the history of long term care litigation; litigation trends in long term care; common allegations and defenses; standards of care; common fact patterns; potential witnesses and parties; experts and use of LNC in long term care (August 12, 2013)

LEGISLATION TO LAW: WEST VIRGINIA INSURANCE IN THE 2013 LEGISLATIVE SESSION, Two Parts: (A) Medicaid Subrogation and Other Code Reforms; and (B) The Effects of the Affordable Care Act and Other Health Care Legislation (May 2013)

"Insurance Legislation in 2012: The Process and Its Effect on Day to Day Practice," West Virginia CLE: Insurance Law, Morgantown, WV, September 2012

LEGISLATION TO LAW: INSURANCE IN THE 2012 LEGISLATIVE SESSION, discussing Pre-Suit Disclosure of Liability Policy Information in Vehicular Accident Claims; Autism Spectrum Disorder Coverage; Captive Coverage (Risk Retention Groups); Provider Sponsored Network Act (May 2012)

West Virginia Insurance Legislation 2012; Steptoe & Johnson IFPAC Newsletter, Vol. 9, Issue 30, Spring 2012

"Employee Privacy in the Workplace," SES: Fundamentals of Employment Law, Huntington, WV, February 17, 2009

"The Importance of the Medical Discovery Process and How Best to Utilize the LNC in the Discovery Process from Claim to Trial," West Virginia State Bar Association: Medical Issues in Litigation, 2nd Annual Spring Conference, Legal Nurse Consultant Section of the West Virginia State Bar Association, Charleston, WV, 2006

"Evidentiary Issues in Deliberate Intent Litigation," West Virginia CLE: Evidence, Morgantown, WV, September 23-24, 2005

"Trends in Medical Malpractice," West Virginia State Bar Association: Medical Issues in Litigation, 1st Annual Spring Conference, Legal Nurse Consultant Section of the West Virginia State Bar Association, Charleston, WV, 2005

"Oops, there's a New Tort in Town: Spoliation of Evidence: The Case of Hannah v. Heeter," West Virginia CLE: Litigation; Canaan Valley, WV, February 6-7, 2004

Reese, P.K, & Huff, K.J. (2004). Legal Briefs: Defending the Negligent Credentialing Claim. The Communiqué, the West Virginia Bar Association 10(2), 13-20. [reprinted with permission from the Journal of Legal Nurse Consulting]

"Damages in Claims Involving Real and Personal Property," West Virginia CLE: Damages; Charleston, WV, January 24, 2003

Key Experience

As staff counsel, draft, edit and analyze proposed legislation submitted for consideration by the West Virginia House of Delegates Committee on the Judiciary (2007, 2008 and 2012 sessions) including presentation of proposed bills to the full committee
Defended industry, private citizens and governmental entities in cases involving coal truck, eighteen-wheeler and automobile collisions related to issues of vehicle design, mechanical malfunction, driver error, roadway conditions causing death or serious injury
Defended asbestosis litigation including mesothelioma, industrial chemical exposure, defense of lead paint poisoning in urban residential rental sites and industrial hearing loss

Memberships & Awards

West Virginia State Bar Association