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C. Ervin  Reid, Esq.
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Richmond, Virginia Attorney
C. Ervin Reid, Esq.

Phone: 804.322.1902


Languages: English

In joining the law firm of Goodman Allen Donnelly, PLLC as a Partner in July 2006, Mr. Reid brings 20 years of extensive experience in litigation management. He has dedicated his practice primarily to the defense of manufacturers of medical devices and consumer products, and corporations in workers compensation claims. Mr. Reid’s experience in the courtroom extends from defending Products Liability, Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation cases in both state and federal courts, to summary judgment issues involving Preemption, and Workers’ Compensation Bar and procedural requirements. Mr. Reid served as national counsel for a leading manufacturer of personal consumer products, regional trial counsel for a national pharmaceutical manufacturer and regional counsel for national workers’ compensation insurers and third-party administrators. He also serves as Corporate Counsel for National retailers in Workers Compensation matters. His litigation skills have earned him recognition as a Virginia Super Lawyer in the area of general litigation,Law & Politics, July 2006.


  • College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, J.D. (1986)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, A.B. (1978)

Practice Areas:

  • Workers Compensation
  • Transportation
  • Products Liability

Admitted to Practice:

  • Commonwealth of Virginia (1986)
  • United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit (1986)
  • United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts (1986)
  • United States Supreme Court Bar (2002)

Professional Affiliations:

  • Virginia State Bar Association
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
  • City of Richmond Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Primerus Defense Institute

Representative Decisions and Publications:

  • Ross v. Pony Express, 71 O.W.C. 99 (1992)
  • Scott v. Scott, 16 Va. App S.E.2d 259 (1993)
  • Mayberry v. Alcoa Bldg. Products 18 Va.App. 18, 441 S.E.2d 349 (1994)
  • Phelps v. Safeway Stores, Inc. 77 O.W.C. 138 (1998), aff’d. Record No. 1246-98-4 (Va.Ct.App. 1999) (unpublished)
  • Antisdel v. Eli Lilly, Inc. et al., No. 171-CL06-386 (Shenandoah Va. Cir. Ct. 2008). aff’d. 279 Va. 42, 688 S.E.2d 163 (2010)
  • Reid and Evers, Stress in the Workplace: Is it Compensable under the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act?, Vol. 4, No.1 J. Civ. Litigation 15 (1992)
  • Reid, Overview of Workers’ Compensation Law in Virginia (2006)


  • Advanced Workers’ Compensation in Virginia-Continuing Legal Education (NBI 1995) (Vocational Rehabilitation)
  • Virginia Labor and Employment Law-Continuing Legal Education (NBI 1998) (Injuries in the Workplace-Examining the Workers’ Compensation Process)
  • Advanced Workers’ Compensation in Virginia-Continuing Legal Education (NBI 2001) (Recent Changes in the Law)
  • Advanced Workers’ Compensation in Virginia-Continuing Legal Education (NBI 2001) (Selected Issues in Workers’ Compensation Law)
  • Seventh Annual Virginia Workers’ Compensation Seminar, Elaboration on the Concepts Arising Out Of and In The Course of Employment: Assaults (2004)
  • Eighth Annual Virginia Workers’ Compensation Seminar, Employer’s Applications for hearing: Rule 1.4 (2005)
  • Workers’ Compensation: Tips and Tactics from Both sides of the Table- Continuing Legal Education (NBI 2007) (Hearings)

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Goodman Allen Donnelly

4501 Highwoods Parkway, Suite 210
Glen Allen, VA 23060
United States

Law Firm Contact: Charles M. Allen

Tel: 804.322.1902

Fax: 804.346.5954


Member Since: 2009

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