Paul K. Campsen

    Of Counsel
    Office: Norfolk
    Admissions: Virginia


    Paul is Of Counsel in the firm’s Norfolk office. He specializes in helping secured and unsecured creditors examine options to recover debt, including bankruptcy, loan workouts and foreclosures. He represents several local, regional and national banks, as well as non-bank lenders in complex transactions. As counsel for creditors, Paul initiates and defends adversary proceedings, files motions for relief from the stay to allow the creditor to enforce its remedies as a secured creditor and participates in the Chapter 11 plan negotiation and confirmation process. As a part of the representation, he files proofs of claim on behalf of the creditor in order to protect the creditor’s interest. Paul also represents debtors, giving him insight from both sides of the issue.

    Recognition & Honors

    • Virginia State Bar Law School Professionalism Program Faculty
    • Virginia State Bar Harry L. Carrico Professionalism Course Faculty
    • Norfolk Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Right/Insolvency and Reorganization Lawyer of the Year; Best Lawyers in America, 2015
    • Best Lawyers in America, 1995–2023
    • Top Lawyers; CoVaBIZ, 2017-2023
    • Bankruptcy Lawyer of the Year-Norfolk Litigation; Best Lawyers in America, 2012, 2019
    • Virginia Super Lawyers; Law & Politics, 2006–2022
    • Virginia Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition; Law & Politics, 2009-2010
    • Virginia’s Legal Elite; Virginia Business Magazine, 2003, 2007–2022
    • AV® Rated; Martindale–Hubbell
    • Staff Member; University of Richmond Law Review, 1977–1978
    • Adjunct Bankruptcy Professor; College of William & Mary Law School, 2006–2010


    • American Bar Association; Business Law Section
    • Virginia State Bar; Bankruptcy Section; Business Section
    • Virginia Bar Association; Bankruptcy Section
    • American Bankruptcy Institute
    • Norfolk-Portsmouth Bar Association
    • Tidewater Bankruptcy Bar Association
    • Richmond Bar Association
    • Federal Bar Association
    • Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School; Former Board of Directors Member and Board Chairperson
    • Virginia State Bar; Disciplinary Committee, 2001-2007; Chair, 2007


    • Old Dominion University; B.S., 1972
    • Old Dominion University; M.P.A., 1976
    • University of Richmond School of Law; J.D., 1978

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