Robyn P. Ayres

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Robyn P. Ayres, attorney Goodman Allen Donnelly Richmond, VA

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(804) 346-3340

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rayres@goodmanallen.com

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Robyn Ayres joined Goodman Allen Donnelly in 2004. She has devoted her practice to defending physicians, nurses, hospitals and other health care providers in malpractice litigation. Robyn represents nurses and physicians in licensing and discipline matters before professional boards.  Her practice also includes advising health care providers on peer review and quality assurance issues, as well as policies and protocols for improved patient safety and risk management.

Robyn effectively and efficiently manages an extremely active trial docket. She has tried over 50 complex and high exposure medical malpractice cases to verdict in multiple jurisdictions throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. In 2008 alone, she successfully defended 5 of the 16 reported “Million Dollar Med Mal Defense Verdicts” reported by Virginia Lawyers Weekly. Robyn has been consistently recognized by her peers as a Virginia Super Lawyer (2014-2017) and a Virginia Super Lawyer "Rising Star" in medical malpractice defense, Law and Politics and Virginia Super Lawyers magazine (2009-2012). She was also the recipient of the 2013 Chappell-Morris Award by the Virginia State Committee of the American College of Trial Lawyers for her trial skills, professionalism, ethical and moral standards and character.  

Professional Affiliations, Awards and Service

    • Chappell-Morris Award by the Virginia State Committee of the American College of Trial Lawyers 2013
    • Virginia Super Lawyer, Law and Politics, Virginia Super Lawyers Magazine 2014-2017
    • Virginia Super Lawyers "Rising Star", Law and Politics, Virginia Super Lawyers Magazine 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
    • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
    • American Bar Association
    • The Richmond Bar Association
    • Henrico Bar Association


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Education

  • University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, VA., J.D., cum laude, 2002
  • Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA., B.A., magna cum laude, 1999 

Admitted to Practice

  • Commonwealth of Virginia
  • The United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
  • The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • The United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia