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Goodman Allen Donnelly Firm Overview

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.