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Goodman Allen Donnelly
Norfolk, Virginia

December 2020, Virginia – Goodman Allen Donnelly rallied attorneys and staff to support Soldiers' Angels' Stockings for Heroes project. The project collects and distributes holiday stockings - stuffed with trinkets, toys and comfort items - to service members deployed to combat zones and veteran patients in VA Hospitals across the country. This year, recipients include frontline workers supporting COVID-19 operations, including National Guard and Reserves Units, as well as VA Healthcare Workers.

Goodman Allen Donnelly contributed 60 stockings - one representing each firm colleague - and attorneys and staff contributed snacks, puzzles, games, socks, warm hats and holiday candies. Hand-written notes and cards were also collected, along with some creative artwork from children and grandchildren of our attorneys and staff. An eager crew of GAD elves (AKA: staff) stuffed the individual stockings full of goodies, and shipped them off to Soldiers' Angels, who will deliver the stockings in time for Christmas.

Firm member Wythe Michael said, “We are pleased to be part of the Primerus initiative, and honored to help bring some holiday cheer to our nation's veterans, active military and first responders.”

Goodman Allen Donnelly’s volunteer effort was organized in connection with the International Society of Primerus Law Firms’ Global Day of Service. Primerus is a highly selective society of high quality, small to medium size law firms. The Society has a set of core values, the Primerus Six Pillars, that all members are committed to upholding. One of those values is community service. Primerus organized the Global Day of Service to celebrate the commitment its members have made to giving back to their communities demonstrating Primerus members are in fact “Good People Who Happen to be Good Lawyers”.

“There are people in need all over the world. The pandemic has only exaggerated the need. I want to thank Goodman Allen Donnelly and everyone at the firm that participated in the Primerus Global Day of Service. Their focus on community service embodies the spirit of Primerus and the drive all members share to make the world better by investing in their local communities. That these kinds of activities are happening all across the world, at the same time, is pretty special.” – Primerus SVP of Services

About Goodman Allen Donnelly

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 defending 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.

Now with more than 25 attorneys, Goodman Allen Donnelly has grown to a full-service firm with locations in Norfolk, Richmond and Charlottesville. 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. Goodman Allen Donnelly attorneys prosecute patents, register trademarks and represent clients in adversary proceedings at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The firm provides a broad range of legal services to individuals and corporations-from inventors to small businesses to multinational corporations. Its clients include numerous insurers, well-known manufacturers, businesses of every size, health care providers and practices, health care facilities, motor carrier and trucking companies, veterans, real estate developers, institutional investors, inventors, artists and authors. With key locations in Norfolk and Richmond, Goodman Allen Donnelly is able to effectively serve and represent veterans before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Goodman Allen Donnelly believes their clients deserve business focused, client specialized expertise. By learning and understanding their business and the environment in which they operate, the firm partners with clients and collaborates to design value based solutions to meet their critical legal challenges. The firm leverages the experience and individual strengths of their attorneys in order to have the greatest impact on efficiently and cost effectively managing clients’ legal projects.

Goodman Allen Donnelly partners are intimately involved in every matter, and associates are provided hands on opportunities early in their careers to interact with clients to enhance their litigation, transactional, and regulatory skills. This early involvement in understanding clients’ business provides the pathway to developing into the creative, strategic and value centric thinkers clients need in today’s ever changing legal landscape.

Goodman Allen Donnelly is a member of the International Society of Primerus Law Firms.


Kathleen Kildea