About the Firm

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…in other words, to be different.

Now with more than 30 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 is an active member of the Primerus Defense Institute, a global network of attorneys which allows us to provide assistance to clients nationally and worldwide.

Collaborative Approach

At Goodman Allen Donnelly we believe that our clients deserve business focused, client specialized expertise. By learning and understanding their business and the environment in which they operate, we become partners with our clients and in collaboration can design value based solutions to meet their critical legal challenges. We work collectively as a team to leverage the experience and individual strengths of our attorneys in order to have the greatest impact on efficiently and cost effectively managing our clients’ legal projects.

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


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