Charles Y. Sipe


Charles Sipe, Attorney


(434) 817-2180


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Charles Sipe joined the law firm of Goodman Allen Donnelly in 1998. His practice focuses on skilled nursing, assisted living and long-term care facilities, physicians, as well as other health care professionals.

Charles has extensive trial experience resulting in defense verdicts in over twenty-four jurisdictions throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia and in U.S. District Court. He also frequently represents health care providers and health care facilities in various alternative dispute resolution proceedings, such as mediation and arbitration. His representation of health care facilities also extends to the defense of premises liability suits and complaints.

Charles has experience in commercial litigation and general liability defense. Unique to his practice is his frequent representation of health care providers in criminal matters before their respective licensing and regulatory board, in civil or administrative hearings, and in criminal courts of law. Charles has earned frequent recognition in Virginia Lawyers Weekly's annual survey of "Largest Med Mal Defense Verdicts in Virginia.

Charles Y. Sipe, AV Preeminent rated Martindale-Hubbell 2017

Professional Affiliations

  • Virginia State Bar
  • Virginia State Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
  • Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Charlottesville-Albemarle Bar Association
    • Judicial Nominations Committee (2005-Present)
    • Board of Directors (1991-1993)
    • Secretary (1998-1991)
  • Transportation Lawyers Association
  • Virginia Health Care Association
  • Contributing Author, Journal of the College of Radiology

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  • George Mason University School of Law, Arlington, Va. J.D. (1990)
  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va., B.A. (1987)
  • Woodberry Forest School, Orange, Va. (1983)
Admitted to Practice
  • Commonwealth of Virginia
  • District of Columbia
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • U. S. Bankruptcy Court For the Western District of Virginia
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court