Elizabeth D. Coleman


Goodman Allen Donnelly
428 McLaws Circle
Suite 200
Williamsburg, VA 23185

Tel: (757) 707-9198

Email: ecoleman@goodmanallen.com
Web: www.goodmanallen.com

Elizabeth is a Principal in the Williamsburg office of Goodman Allen Donnelly, she assists healthcare providers with a wide variety of healthcare related issues, including shepherding clients through Virginia’s Certificate of Public Need (COPN) program, assisting clients with licensing and credentialing issues, representing individual providers before Virginia’s 13 health regulatory boards, navigating business transactions, and ensuring compliance with oft-changing statutory and regulatory provisions.

She also routinely assists healthcare providers with employment issues, such as contract disputes and grievance processes. She strives to quickly and smoothly resolve all issues to enable clients to focus on their day-to-day responsibilities and seeks out opportunities to put proactive measures in place to protect the client from any future actions.

Elizabeth joined Mellette PC in 2017 after clerking in the US Court of Federal Claims’ Office of Special Masters focusing on the adjudication of vaccine injury claims. She has been published in Virginia Lawyer and by the American Health Law Association and is an active member of the Williamsburg community. She received her Juris Doctor from Wake Forest University School of Law in 2016, where she served as Executive Editor on the Journal of Law and Policy, and a BA in English from Virginia Tech in 2011.

Attorneys at Goodman Allen Donnelly provide counsel to a variety of health care providers, including individual practitioners, medical and dental practices, health care systems, hospitals, clinical laboratories and long term care facilities. Our attorneys provide specific counsel to our clients on the legal risks and regulatory requirements that confront them in the day-to-day practice and operation of their business entities. We understand the myriad of federal and state laws and regulations that govern the practice of medicine and health care and how they can affect the legal relationships between providers, payers, patients, and health care organization and agencies. Our attorneys have proven experience in assisting our clients with all stages of compliance, from a proactive approach to defensive strategy.

We are business, regulatory and litigation attorneys who have the knowledge and experience to protect and defend against lawsuits and investigations. Preventively, we identify the regulatory issues and business needs of the client and coordinate the most efficient delivery of legal services available to meet those needs. This may include anything from the general aspects of business and advice relating to corporate governance to health care regulatory guidance, compliance plans, policies, and programs, internal audits, medical staff and patient care issues, and intellectual property. In representing our health care clients, we marshal all of the expertise and resources of our firm to assist the client in achieving its unique business goals while complying with applicable regulations and avoiding unnecessary and often costly risks and liabilities.

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 20 attorneys, Goodman Allen Donnelly has grown to a full-service firm with locations in Norfolk, Richmond, Charlottesville and Williamsburg. 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.