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32 B Dronningens Gade, Suite XB
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands 00802
Telephone: 340-774-2669
Fax: 340-774-2665
Toll Free: 888-723-2946
Emer/After Hrs: 340-690-1952 (Mobile)
Additional Phone: 917-309-2243 (NYC)
E-Mail: kbentz@virginlaw.com
www.virginlaw.com
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Mailing Address: 5332 Raadets Gade, Suite 3, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, VI 00802
Established: 1993

Practice Areas
  • Subrogation
  • Employment Law
  • Coverage Issues
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • General Defense
  • Premises Liability
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About Us
Karin A. Bentz has built a superior reputation in the community. She has a full service law firm specializing in Insurance Defense, Subrogation and Insurance Coverage issues as well as Admiralty, Maritime, Civil Rights and Employment Law. The firm has and continues to successfully defend many large companies in the Territory of the Virgin Islands.
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Additional Locations
St. Croix, VISt. John, VI
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Client Information
Insurance Clients
Chubb Insurance CompanyRed Hook Agencies, Inc. agent for Lloyds of London, Guardian General
Sentry Insurance
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Personnel Information
Member
Karin A. Bentz
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, VI
E-Mail:kbentz@virginlaw.com
Practice Areas
  • Litigation
  • Business Law
  • Civil Trial Practice
  • Employment Law
Admitted
  • Wisconsin, 1982
  • Virgin Islands, 1989
  • New York, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1988
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1993
Memberships:
  • American and Virgin Islands (President, 2012) Bar Associations
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
Education:
  • University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, B.A. (summa cum laude), 1979
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, J.D., 1982
Born:1957
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Associate
Carmen Bauman

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High Profile Cases
Grand Union Supermarkets of Virgin Islands, Inc. v. H.E. Lockhart Management, Inc., District Court of the Virgin Islands, Division of St. Thomas and St. John. January 03, 2005 Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2005 WL 17970 CIV. 2001-44; Sevison v. Cruise Ship Yours, Inc., District Court of the Virgin Islands. August 15, 1997 Not Reported in F.Supp. 1997 WL 530267 1996-57; Grand Union Supermarkets of Virgin Islands, Inc. v. H.E. Lockhart Management, Inc., District Court of the Virgin Islands, Division of St. Thomas and St. John, Appellate Division. November 19, 2001 171 F.Supp.2d 507 2001 WL 1474840 2001-44; U.S. v. Mark, District Court of the Virgin Islands, Division of St. Thomas and St. John, August 06, 2007 Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2007 WL 2327603 CRIM 2005-76; Grand Union Supermarkets of the Virgin Islands, Inc. v. H.E. Lockhart Management, Inc., United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit. January 16, 2003 316 F.3d 408 2003 WL 135752 02-2578; Unlimited Holdings, Inc. v. Bertram Yacht, Inc., District Court of the Virgin Islands, Division of St. Thomas and St. John, October 15, 2008 Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2008 WL 4642191 CIV. 2005-46; U.S. v. Mark, District Court of the Virgin Islands, Division of St. Thomas and St. John, February 23, 2007 Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2007 WL 755383 CRIM, 2005-76; Prosser v. Springel, District Court of the Virgin Islands, Division of St. Thomas and St. John, June 06, 2008 Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2008 WL 2368898 CIV.2008-16, BR.07-30012, CIV.2008-18, ADV. 07-03010; Richards v. Legislature of Virgin Islands, District Court of the Virgin Islands, Division of St. Thomas and St. John, February 23, 2009 Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2009 WL 482476 CIVIL 2006-237; Unlimited Holdings, Inc. v. Bertram Yacht, Inc., District Court of the Virgin Islands, Division of St. Thomas and St. John, May 29, 2008 Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2008 WL 2235337 CIV. 2005-46; Alejandro v. L.S. Holding, Inc., District Court of the Virgin Islands, Division of St. Thomas and St. John, March 26, 2004 310 F.Supp.2d 745 2004 WL 632871 CIV. 2002-225; U.S. v. Del Rosario, District Court of the Virgin Islands, Division of St. Thomas and St. John, April 04, 2000 Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2000 WL 1752011 CRIM. 1998-001; Byas v. Legislature of Virgin Islands, District Court of the Virgin Islands, Division of St. Thomas and St. John, February 25, 2009 Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2009 WL 485145 CIV. 2006-238; Rasmussen v. Dalmida, District Court of the Virgin Islands, Division of St. Thomas and St. John, December 29, 2008 Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2008 WL 5412845 CIV.NO.2006-70; Guardian Insurance Co. v. Hussein, District Court of the Virgin Islands, Division of St. Thomas and St. John, Appellate Division. September 04, 2002 Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2002 WL 31017161 CIV.APP. 2000-216; Borghi v. Purple Group, Inc., District Court of the Virgin Islands, Division of St. Thomas and St. John, May 15, 2009 Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2009 WL 1404752 CIV 2008-36; Smith v. Robson, Territorial Court of the Virgin Islands, Division of St. Thomas and St. John, June 26, 2001 2001 WL 1464773 44 V.I. 56 286/96; Poole v. L.S. Holding, Inc., District Court of the Virgin Islands, Division of St. Thomas and St. John, August 20, 2001 Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2001 WL 1223748 2001-57; Byas v. Legislature of Virgin Islands District Court of the Virgin Islands, Division of St. Thomas and St. John, December 17, 2008 Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2008 WL 5422852 CIV. 2006-238; Stern v. Seykota, District Court of the Virgin Islands, Division of St. Thomas and St. John, December 22, 2004 Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2004 WL 3267284 CIV. 2002-134; In re Prosser, District Court of the Virgin Islands, Division of St. Thomas and St. John, December 04, 2008 Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2008 WL 5120039 06-30009, 08-03004, 07-30012, 07-03010; Richards v. Legislature of Virgin Islands, District Court of the Virgin Islands, Division of St. Thomas and St. John, June 24, 2008 Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2008 WL 2563566 CIV. 2006-237; In re Prosser, District Court of the Virgin Islands, Division of St. Thomas and St. John, July 18, 2008 Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2008 WL 2845662 06-30009 JFK, ADV NO 08-3006 JFK, 2008-61; Clark v. General Acc. Ins. Co. PR. Ltd., District Court of the Virgin Islands, Division of St. Thomas and St. John, February 05, 1997 951 F.Supp. 559 1997 WL 51709 CIV. 1995-89; Galt Capital, LLP v. Seykota, District Court of the Virgin Islands, Division of St. Thomas and St. John, November 27, 2002 Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2002 WL 31887706 CIV. 2002-63; In re Innovative Communication Corp., District Court of the Virgin Islands, Division of St. Thomas and St. John, August 21, 2008 Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2008 WL 3928699 07-30012 (JFK), ADV 08-03003 (JFK), CIV. 2008-43, ADV 08-03002 (JFK); Galt Capital, LLP v. Seykota, District Court of the Virgin Islands, Division of St. Thomas and St. John, November 11, 2004 Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2004 WL 2579640 CIV. 2002-63; Sudanto, Inc. v. Latiff Ricardo, District Court of the Virgin Islands, Division of St. Thomas and St. John, March 04, 1999 Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 1999 WL 138452 CIV. 1997-234; In re Prosser, District Court of the Virgin Islands, Division of St. Thomas and St. John, January 26, 2009 Slip Copy 2009 WL 196333 CIV. 2008-96, 08-03009, 06-30009; DiDomenico v. Hancock, District Court of the Virgin Islands, Division of St. Thomas and St. John, March 08, 2010 Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2010 WL 890131 CIV 2009-104; Galt Capital, LLP v. Seykota, District Court of the Virgin Islands, Division of St. Thomas and St. John, February 09, 2004 Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2004 WL 298400 CIV. 2002-63; Pepper v. Little Switzerland Holdings, Inc., District Court of the Virgin Islands, Division of St. Thomas and St. John, July 06, 2005 Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2005 WL 1668916 CIV. 2003-74; Bandwagon Brokerage, Inc. v. Mafolie Foods Co., Inc., District Court of the Virgin Islands, Division of St. Thomas and St. John, October 30, 2001 168 F.Supp.2d 506 2001 WL 1338960 2000-253; U.S. v. Mark, District Court of the Virgin Islands, Appellate Division, March 14, 2007 Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2007 WL 963976 CRIM 2005-76; Branker v. Hotel on the Cay Timeshare Ass'n, Inc., District Court of the Virgin Islands, Division of St. Croix, October 19, 2004 344 F.Supp.2d 459 2004 WL 2569390 D.C.CIV.APP.2004/004, CT.CIV.219/2003; Richards v. Legislature of Virgin Islands, District Court of the Virgin Islands, Division of St. Thomas and St. John, December 31, 2008 Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2008 WL 5435573 CIVIL 2006-237; OTT Management, LLC v. Virgin Grand Estates Homeowners Ass'n, District Court of the Virgin Islands, Division of St. Thomas and St. John, July 14, 2008 Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2008 WL 2769177 2008-46; In re Innovative Communication Corp., District Court of the Virgin Islands, Division of St. Thomas and St. John, August 21, 2008 Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2008 WL 3926361 CIV. 2008-76, ADV 07-03010, 07-30012 (JFK), 06-30009 (JFK); In re Prosser, District Court of the Virgin Islands, Division of St. Thomas and St. John, March 23, 2009 Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2009 WL 798842 CIV. 2009-09, ADV 07-03010, 06-30009, 07-30012; Kichefski v. American Family Mut. Ins. Co., Court of Appeals of Wisconsin, May 14, 1986 132 Wis.2d 74 390 N.W.2d 76 85-2326; In re Innovative Communication Corp., District Court of the Virgin Islands, Division of St. Thomas and St. John, July 18, 2008 Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2008 WL 2988137 CIV. 2008-77, 07-30012 (JFK), ADV 07-3010 (JFK); Unlimited Holdings, Inc. v. Bertram Yacht, Inc., District Court of the Virgin Islands, Division of St. Thomas and St. John, July 16, 2008 Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2008 WL 2789217 CIV. 2005-46; U.S. v. Mark, District Court of the Virgin Islands, Division of St. Thomas and St. John, February 01, 2007 Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2007 WL 419437 CRIM 2005-76; Ott Management, LLC v. Virgin Grand Estates Homeowners Ass'n, District Court of the Virgin Islands, Division of St. Thomas and St. John, July 30, 2008 Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2008 WL 3822971 CIV. 2008-46; H.E. Lockhart Management, Inc. v. National Union Fire Ins. Co., District Court of the Virgin Islands, Division of St. Thomas and St. John, November 23, 1998 183 F.R.D. 455 1998 WL 824495 1997-66; U.S. v. Mark, District Court of the Virgin Islands, Division of St. Thomas and St. John, March 27, 2007 Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2007 WL 963980 CRIM 2005-76; Walters v. Norton, District Court of the Virgin Islands, Division of St. Thomas and St. John, December 27, 2004 Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2004 WL 3048852 CIV. 2004-09; U.S. v. Mark, District Court of the Virgin Islands, Division of St. Thomas and St. John, August 06, 2007 Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2007 WL 2327611 CRIM 2005-76; Byas v. Legislature of Virgin Islands, District Court of the Virgin Islands, Division of St. Thomas and St. John, December 17, 2008 Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2008 WL 5272618 CIV 2006-238; Richards v. Legislature of Virgin Islands, District Court of the Virgin Islands, Division of St. Thomas and St. John, November 25, 2008 Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2008 WL 5574499 CIV. 2006-237; Unlimited Holdings, Inc. v. Bertram Yacht, Inc., District Court of the Virgin Islands, Division of St. Thomas and St. John, June 22, 2007 Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2007 WL 1959166 CIV 2005-46; Byas v. Legislature of Virgin Islands, District Court of the Virgin Islands, Division of St. Thomas and St. John, December 24, 2008 Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2008 WL 5378300 CIV. 2006-238; Lima-Brito Dias v. WVC St. John, Inc., District Court of the Virgin Islands, Division of St. Thomas and St. John, March 20, 2008 Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2008 WL 789890 2006-195; Island Yacht Charters, Inc. v. Malgaglio, District Court of the Virgin Islands, Division of St. Thomas and St. John, May 28, 2009 Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2009 WL 1507406 CIV 2006-210; Commercial Union Assur. Co. v. Merrill, District Court of the Virgin Islands, Division of St. Thomas and St. John, May 14, 1998 6 F.Supp.2d 439 1998 WL 261972 CIV. 1997-096; In re Prosser, District Court of the Virgin Islands, Division of St. Thomas and St. John, December 05, 2008 Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2008 WL 5142287 CIV. 2008-146, 07-30012, CIV. 2008-147, 08-03003, 06-30009, 08-03006; Alejandro v. L.S. Holding Inc., United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, May 10, 2005 130 Fed.Appx. 544 2005 WL 1099141 04-2053; In re Innovative Communication Corp., District Court of the Virgin Islands, Division of St. Thomas and St. John, August 22, 2008 Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2008 WL 3892147 CIV. 2008-77, ADV 07-03010, 07-30012 (JFK), 06-30009 (JFK); Calascibetta v. Virgin Grand Estates Homeowners Ass'n, District Court of the Virgin Islands, Division of St. Thomas and St. John, July 14, 2008 Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2008 WL 2787402 CIV. 2008-45; In re Prosser, United States Bankruptcy Court, D. Virgin Islands, St. Thomas Division, September 18, 2012 Slip Copy 2012 WL 4442734 BR 06-30009 JKF, ADV 07-03010 JKF; In re Prosser, United States Bankruptcy Court, Appellate Division, D. St. Thomas and St. John, June 09, 2008 Not Reported in B.R. 2008 WL 2388378 BANKR 06-30009, BANKR 07-30012, ADV NO 07-3010; Unlimited Holdings, Inc. v. Bertram Yacht, Inc., District Court of the Virgin Islands, Division of St. Thomas and St. John, March 24, 2008 Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2008 WL 794458 CIV. 2005-46; Walters v. Norton, United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, May 15, 2009 326 Fed.Appx. 644 2009 WL 1353725 08-2746; Caribbean Healthways, Inc. v. James, Supreme Court of the Virgin Islands, September 02, 2011 2011 WL 3903390 55 V.I. 691 CIV. 2009-0050; Virgin Islands v. Sutton, Superior Court of the Virgin Islands, Division of St. Thomas and St. John, March 30, 2011 2011 WL 3855756 ST-10-CR-F579, ST-1O-CR-F582, ST-1O-CR-F525, ST-1O-CR-F580, ST-1O-CR-F577, ST-1O-CR-F653 ST-1O-CR-F581, ST-1O-CR-F608; Grand Union Supermarkets of the Virgin Islands, Inc. v. Lockhart Realty Inc., United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, August 15, 2012 493 Fed.Appx. 248 2012 WL 3328836 11-1963, 12-1021, 11-4645; Branker v. Hotel on The Cay Timeshare Ass’n, District Court of the Virgin Islands, Division of St. Croix, July 24, 2009 Slip Copy 2009 WL 2244620 CIV. 2003-0131, CIV. 2003-150; Anderson v. Bryan, Superior Court of the Virgin Islands, Division of St. Thomas and St. John, November 02, 2012 2012 WL 5429899 ST-08-CV-545; In re Prosser, District Court of the Virgin Islands, Division of St. Thomas and St. John, March 04, 2009 Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2009 WL 564408 06-30009, ADV. 08-03009, CIV. 2008-96; Claytor v. Chenay Bay Beach Resort, District Court of the Virgin Islands, Division of St. Croix, January 03, 2000 79 F.Supp.2d 577 1999 WL 1289132 CIV. 1998/175; Sanghavi Jewels, Inc. v. Shalhout, District Court of the Virgin Islands, Division of St. Thomas and St. John, September 27, 2012 Slip Copy 2012 WL 4462046 2011-30; Harrison v. Bornn, Bornn & Handy, District Court of the Virgin Islands, Division of St. Thomas and St. John Appellate Division, May 15, 2001 200 F.R.D. 509 2001 WL 540385 CIV. A. 98-01 (STT)
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