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Michael L. Goodman, Esq.
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Richmond, Virginia Attorney
Michael L. Goodman, Esq.

Phone: 804.322.1902


Languages: English

Mr. Goodman is a founding member of the law firm of Goodman Allen Donnelly. He specializes in the representation of health care providers before their respective professional regulatory boards and in hospital credentialing matters. Mr. Goodman has represented hundreds of health care providers throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia in medical malpractice claims and state board inquiries, giving him a unique depth and breadth of experience. The National Health Lawyers Association/American Association of Health Lawyers certifies Mr. Goodman as a healthcare law mediator. He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Richmond, T.C.Williams School of Law where he teaches Medical Liability Law and Bioethics. Mr. Goodman is a regular lecturer on health care and medical malpractice issues at VCU Medical Center and other health care facilities throughout Virginia. He has been recognized as one of Virginia’s Legal Elite,Virginia Business Magazine, and listed in Best Lawyers in America. In addition to his legal skills, Mr. Goodman is a talented cartoonist. He is regularly featured as an Editorial Cartoonist in the Richmond Times-Dispatch Sunday Business Section and has had his works nationally syndicated and published throughout the legal and business communities.


  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va., J.D. 1980
  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va., B.A. (High Distinction/Echols Scholar) 1977
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable James C. Turk, Chief Judge and the Honorable James H. Michael, Jr., U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia, Charlottesville (1980-81)


  • Commonwealth of Virginia (1980)
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia (1980)
  • Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals (1980)

Awards and Service:

  • Fellow of American Bar Foundation
  • Best Lawyers in America®, US News and World Report and Best Lawyers in America Magazines
  • Virginia’s Legal Elite® - Health Law, Virginia Business Magazine, 2013 and 2014
  • Virginia Super Lawyers® (TOP 100 IN 2013)- Health Care, Medical Malpractice-Defense and Personal Injury-Defense, Virginia Super Lawyers Magzine, Law and Politics, and Richmond Magazines, 2006-2014
  • Virginia Lawyers Weekly Class of 2009 “Leaders in the Law”
  • Ethics Committee – Memorial Regional Medical Center
  • Ethics Committee – Virginia Commonwealth University Hospitals
  • JCC Forum Speakers Series
    • Past Chairman
  • John Marshall Inn of Court
    • Past President
  • Virginia State Bar Professionalism Course Faculty
  • Richmond Bar Association Award of “Special Recognition for Creative and Artistic Contributions”
  • ABA Award for “Law Newspaper Excellence” in editorial cartooning, Virginia Law Weekly
  • Award winner of 2nd Annual 3-D Illustrators Show, New York Art Directors Club
  • Award of Merit, Virginia Press Association
  • UVA Raven Society (scholarship and citizenship)

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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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