Attorney Nancy Reynolds

Nancy Fuller Reynolds

Of Counsel

Nancy advises and defends long-term care communities, nurses, acute care hospitals and physicians in high stakes litigation.

Get To Know Nancy

Nancy has defended long-term care communities for over 16 years. She is a first-chair trial attorney representing independent living, assisted living, and skilled nursing communities in cases involving resident-on-resident assault; staff-on-resident abuse; rape; falls of every nature; and pressure ulcer negligence. She has accomplished unique, precedent-setting outcomes.

Nancy convinced courts that arbitration agreements are enforceable, and that opt-out statutes violate federal law. She has successfully argued that independent living facilities are landlords to resident tenants, with no negligence duties. Nancy has had Virginia Consumer Protection Act claims, with the potential for treble damages, dismissed for lack of standing.

Nancy is a national speaker on issues affecting long-term care communities and served as the leader of the Long-Term Care Industry Team for a major national law firm. She is dedicated to serving her long-term care community clients because of their dedication to our aging population and contributions to society.

Nancy Reynolds is an unabashed advocate promoting women in the practice of law and otherwise. After all, she has two daughters and wants a better world for them. She will serve as the 2024-2025 President of the Virginia Women Attorneys Association and has big plans.

Nancy is a dog lover extraordinaire. She is the pet of two Shelties, Savannah and Buddy, who she rescued from abuse. They have not looked back.

A little-known fact about Nancy is she is a handyperson. She can lay out a floor plan, erect and plaster walls, lay floor tile and run electrical wire. She has a back-up plan if the day job doesn't pan out.


  • Defense jury verdict for assisted living facility involving four falls in 3 months and death.
  • Convinced opposing counsel not to file lawsuit over sexually transmitted disease that may have been dormant for years.
  • Dismissal for independent living facility with no negligence duty to check on residents not appearing for meals.
  • Dismissal of Virginia Consumer Protection Act claims against assisted living facility based on estate administrator lacking standing under probate statute.
  • Rape of resident in skilled nursing facility found on appeal as not in the scope of employment.
  • Defense jury verdict for surgeon in carpal tunnel negligence case due to lack of causation evidence for de Quervain's Syndrome.
  • Defense verdict for oncologist in failure to diagnose cancer metastasis from lung to brain due to patient failure to follow up.
  • Dismissal of 325 hearing loss claims in federal court due to worker's compensation bar.
  • Dismissal of antitrust claims against hospital by physician denied privileges based on market analysis.



Ohio State University College of Law, J.D., with honors

Virginia Tech, graduate course work, Business Management

National Center for Paralegal Training, Certificate, Civil Litigation

College of William and Mary, B.A.




  • National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations
  • Roanoke Bar Association
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
  • Virginia Women Attorneys Association, President 

News & Insights

Other Publications & Media

"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).

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