Goodman Allen Donnelly was founded in 1998 by eight partners who decided to leave established Virginia law firms to create a firm where they could combine their extensive experience in representing private and public health care facilities, health care providers and product manufacturers in an environment that allowed them to be more client-centric, innovative, creative and cost efficient…in other words, to be different.
Now with 27 attorneys and offices in Richmond, Norfolk and Charlottesville, Goodman Allen Donnelly has grown to a full-service firm representing individuals and business entities – from inventors to small businesses to multinational corporations- in Virginia, throughout the country and abroad. The firm has an active trial practice, handling litigation matters in state and federal courts nationwide, including engaging in non-judicial dispute resolution, arbitration, mediation and administrative proceedings. The attorneys of Goodman Allen Donnelly prosecute patents, register trademarks and represent clients in adversary proceedings at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Additionally, its attorneys handle virtually every type of business transaction on behalf of entrepreneurs, business owners, start-ups, investors, lenders, growth and mid-size companies. The firm’s attorneys also represent clients in a wide variety of commercial real estate matters, including acquisition, sale, financing development and leasing transactions. They represent veterans before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The firm’s clients include numerous insurers, well-known manufacturers, health care providers, health care facilities, motor carrier and trucking companies, universities, veterans, authors, artists and inventors.
Goodman Allen Donnelly was named an ALM 2013 “Go To Law Firm” of top 500 companies in both IP and Contracts Litigation, and has achieved national, regional and local rankings for its Litigation, Medical Malpractice Defense, and Intellectual Property practices. Its attorneys have consistently been recognized by their peers in Virginia’s Legal Elite®, Virginia Super Lawyers® and Best Lawyers in America®, to name only a few. The firm is an active member of the Primerus Defense Institute, a global network of attorneys providing assistance to clients worldwide.
At Goodman Allen Donnelly, they believe that their clients deserve business focused-client specialized expertise. By learning and understanding their business and the environment in which they operate, the firm becomes partners with their clients and in collaboration can design value based solutions to meet their critical legal challenges. Goodman Allen Donnelly attorneys work collectively as a team to leverage the experience and individual strengths of the attorneys in order to have the greatest impact on efficiently and cost effectively managing their clients’ legal projects.
Goodman Allen Donnelly partners are intimately involved in every matter and the law firm’s associates are provided hands on opportunities early in their careers to interact with clients so as to enhance their litigation, transactional and regulatory skills. Working as a team with their clients, they leverage individual strengths where they have the greatest impact. Goodman Allen Donnelly believes this early involvement in understanding their clients business provides the pathway to developing into the creative, strategic and value centric thinkers their clients need in today’s ever changing legal landscape.