Eileen M. Talamante, R.N., J.D.


Eileen M. Talamante, Nurse Attorney, Virginia

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Eileen Talamante received her BSN in nursing from the University of Wisconsin and worked her way through law school as a critical care nurse, earning her law degree, with honors, from the University of Tennessee College of Law. As both a nurse and an attorney, Eileen concentrates her practice in the representation of nurses and physicians from all over the state of Virginia in licensing and discipline matters before the Board of Nursing and the Board of Medicine, as well as other health care licensees before their respective regulatory boards. Her practice covers a wide breadth of issues including board licensing, investigations, and hearings, as well as credentialing, peer review matters, third-party payor inquiries/proceedings, guardianship and risk management issues. Prior to joining Goodman Allen Donnelly in 2012, Eileen also had tremendous medical legal experience managing the complex injury and death claims arising out of the Deepwater Horizon Spill and the Vioxx Resolution Program.

As a registered nurse herself, Eileen is passionate about advocating on behalf of fellow nurses and other health care providers. She regularly provides presentations and lectures to nurses, physicians, pharmacists, hospital risk managers, physicians, and medical practice managers.  She brings a unique understanding and perspective regarding the myriad of difficult issues our nurses, physicians, and other health care providers face in today's complex and highly regulated healthcare environment.

Professional Affiliation, Awards and Service

  • American Association of Nurse Attorneys
    • Board of Directors (2018-2020)
  • Lewis F. Powell, Jr. American Inn of Court
    • President (2017-2019)
    • Executive Committee Member (2010-Present)
    • Chair, Communication Committee (2010-2012)
    • Attorney Team Lead (2010-2011)
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Nurses Association
  • Virginia Nurses Association
    • Nurse Reviewer, Continuing Education Approval Unit
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Virginia Medical Group Management Assocation
  • Virginia Chapter of American Society of Health Risk Management
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Certification (2007)

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  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Law, J.D., (with honors) 
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, School of Nursing, B.S.N.
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  • Commonwealth of Virginia