Douglas E. Penner

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  • Town Point Center, 150 Boush Street, Suite 900, Norfolk, VA 23510
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Mr. Penner joined the law firm in June 2006. With a unique background in hospital risk management and claims, his focus on Medical Malpractice Defense and Health Care Law brings tremendous depth and experience to his clients and to the firm. Mr. Penner has represented nursing homes, assisted living facilities, hospitals, pharmacists, physicians, dentists, nurses and other health care providers throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia, trying cases to verdict in various state courts. This distinctive combination of claims and risk management experience give Mr. Penner an unparalleled and invaluable ability to understand and counsel clients on critical matters of risk prevention.

Mr. Penner's legal experience also extends into the advocacy role for health care providers who are faced with disciplinary proceedings before their respective professional licensing boards. In addition, he has experience in the area of Professional Liability matters involving accountants, architects, engineers, realtors and lawyers as well as Products Liability and Medical Device Litigation.

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Health Care
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Physicians Professional Liability
  • Workers Compensation Defense
  • Products Liability
  • Drug and Medical Device Defense
  • Medical Staff Credentialing

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
757-337-6127  Phone
(757) 625-1400  Phone
(757) 625-7701  Fax
University Attended:
James Madison University, B.A., 1992
Law School Attended:
The Catholic University of America, J.D., 1998
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia and U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; 1998, Virginia
Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach and Virginia Bar Associations; Virginia State Bar; Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys; Virginia Association of Hospital Risk Managers; Defense Research Institute.
Birth Information:
Hagerstown, Maryland, 1969
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Other
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

4.6/5.0 (11 reviews)
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