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Douglas E. Penner
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Norfolk Attorney
Douglas E. Penner

Phone: 757.625.1400


Languages: English

Mr. Penner joined the law firm of Goodman Allen Donnelly, PLLC, as a partner in June 2006. With a unique background in hospital risk management and claims, his focus on Medical Malpractice Defense and Health Care Law brings tremendous depth and experience to his clients and to the firm. Mr. Penner has represented nursing homes, assisted living facilities, hospitals, pharmacists, physicians, dentists, nurses and other health care providers throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia, trying cases to verdict in various state courts. This distinctive combination of claims and risk management experience give Mr. Penner an unparalleled and invaluable ability to understand and counsel clients on critical matters of risk prevention.

Mr. Penner’s legal experience also extends into the advocacy role for health care providers who are faced with disciplinary proceedings before their respective professional licensing boards. In addition, he has experience in the area of Professional Liability matters involving accountants, architects, engineers, realtors and lawyers as well as Products Liability and Medical Device Litigation


  • The Catholic University of America, J.D. (1998)
  • James Madison University, B.A. (1992)

Practice Areas:

  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Health Care
  • State Board Licensing & Credentialing
  • Workers Compensation

Admitted to Practice:

  • Commonwealth of Virginia (1998)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit (1998)
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia (1998)

Professional Affiliations, Awards and Service:

  • Virginia Beach Bar Association
  • Norfolk - Portsmouth Bar Association
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Virginia Associations of Hospital Risk Managers

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Goodman Allen Donnelly

150 Boush Street
Suite 900
Norfolk, VA 23510
United States

Law Firm Contact: G. Wythe Michael, Jr.

Tel: 757.625.1400



Member Since: 2009

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