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Peter Mellette has successfully represented and advised health care providers on a range of health law regulatory and corporate practice areas for 30 years. He has represented clients on over 150 successful Certificate of Public Need applications, dozens of licensing and facility care issues, multiple transactions and contractual issues, and claims involving millions of dollars in provider payments. In 2017, Mr. Mellette was chosen by his peers to be honored as one of Virginia Business Magazine’s Legal Elite, an award that recognizes Virginia’s top lawyers in their respective fields.

Mr. Mellette is an active member of the community and has a leadership role in a number of local and professional organizations. For example, he has served as Chair of the Virginia State Bar Clients’ Protection fund and as board president of Literacy for Life, Hospice House and Support Care of Williamsburg, and the Richmond Torch Club. He currently serves on the Williamsburg Regional Library Foundation Board. His mother, a physician, was a pioneer in medical oncology treatment and an important influence on Mr. Mellette’s career interest in health care law. Mr. Mellette has two grown children and lives in Williamsburg with his wife, Kerry.

Practice Areas:

  • Health Care
  • State Board Licensing & Credentialing
  • Commercial and Business Litigation
  • Business and Corporate
  • Certificate of Public Need (COPN)
  • Business Transactions
  • Operations and Policy Review
  • Regulatory Compliance, Licensure, and Certification
  • Medicare and Medicaid
  • Investigations, Enforcement, and Litigation
  • Credentialing
  • Peer Review


  • AB in Policy Studies, Dartmouth College (1980)
  • JD, T.C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond (1985)

Admitted to Practice:

  • Virginia Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court of the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia


  • American Bar Association
  • Virginia State Bar
  • American Health Lawyers Association