Nancy Reynolds is a member of the Health Law, Litigation, and Medical Malpractice Defense teams and works out of Woods Rogers’ Roanoke office. Her practice focuses primarily on the defense of long-term care companies in a variety of litigation areas such as medical malpractice, general negligence, premises liability, and contract disputes.

She has litigated cases as a first-chair trial attorney in tort defense cases for over 20 years. Nancy understands how early case resolution benefits her clients and encourages mediation when appropriate. She is a trained mediator with experience guiding cases through the mediation process and defending cases in arbitrations. She works with her clients to determine the best course of action and uses the information gathered in litigation to evaluate and modify policies and practices.

Additionally, she has successfully represented medical providers before the Boards of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Licensed Nursing Home Administrators and Pharmacy. She has represented oncologists, eye surgeons, optometrists, dentists, surgeons and other medical providers in medical malpractice litigation.

Nancy also provides advice to her long-term care clients on regulatory compliance; risk management with residents and families; and contents of resident admission, arbitration, and CCRC agreements.

Nancy graduated from the College of William & Mary and graduated with honors from The Ohio State University College of Law. Nancy has received the Award for Excellence and Innovation in Alternative Dispute Resolution from The Center for Public Resources Legal Program. She currently serves of the boards of the Virginia Women Attorney’s Association, the Ted Dalton American Inns of Court, and the Roanoke Bar Association.



Roanoke Bar Association

Ted Dalton American Inn of Court

Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys

Virginia Healthcare Association

Virginia Women Attorney’s Association

Thought Leadership


Responding to Virginia Consumer Protection Act Claims in Medical Negligence Cases, Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys, Vol. XXXII, No. 3, Fall 2020

SNFs Face Troubling Trend Following Golden Gate Decision, McKnight’s Long Term Care News, November 26, 2018

Current News on Oyer Motions: A New Wrinkle for an Old Tool, The Journal of Civil Litigation, Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys, Vol. XXX, No. 3, Fall 2018

Salus Decision Offers a Golden Ticket to Some Long Term Care Facilities, McKnight’s Long Term Care News, March 14, 2018

As Demand Increases for Granny Cams, What Should LTC Facilities Do?, McKnight’s Long Term Care News, December 20, 2017

Avoiding Legal Claims in Assisted Living Facilities, I Advance Senior Care, February 10, 2017

The Negligence Duty of Assisted Living Facilities: Between A Rock and A Hard Place, 24 Health Law, Issue 7, December 2016

Defuse Disputes With Arbitration Clauses, Long Term Living, August 26, 2016

Representative Cases

  • Defense verdict in carpal tunnel surgery resulting in de Quervain’s syndrome case
  • Defense verdict in oncologist failure to diagnose lung cancer metastasis case
  • Defense verdict in appendix removal with artery laceration malpractice matter
  • Resolved over 200 long term care negligence cases involving pressure ulcers, falls, medication errors and abuse resulting in personal injuries, including death
  • Obtained decisions in more than 50 cases that internal policies and procedures cannot be used to establish a long term care facility’s negligence duty and breach of duty
  • Successfully argued the Virginia opt-out statute for arbitration clauses in medical negligence cases is in violation of the Federal Arbitration Act
  • Obtained dismissal under the workers’ compensation act of a 362 plaintiff hearing loss case
  • Dismissal of federal antitrust litigation by pulmonologist denied hospital privileges

Featured Posts

Speaking Engagements

2021 VADA Annual Meeting | Handling Virginia Consumer Protection Act Claims in Medical Malpractice Cases | October 21, 2021

Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys | Update on Motions Craving Oyer: Evolution of a Valuable Defense Tool | November 17, 2020

Highland Ridge Rehab Center | Personal Liability as a Healthcare Professional | June 20, 2019

Long Term Care and Senior Care Compliance, Risk Management, and Litigation Strategies Conference | Drafting Effective Arbitration Agreements that Will Withstand Attack | January 23, 2019


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