A local law firm has bolstered its ranks and made some changes to its masthead.
Goodman Allen & Filetti is now Goodman Allen Donnelly, adding founding member Robert Donnelly to its flag following the departure of Dan Filetti from the firm’s Norfolk office.
Founded in 1998, the firm does litigation work statewide, mostly in healthcare, but also in general commercial litigation, intellectual property litigation and other areas. Its largest office is in Richmond in Innsbrook, and it has offices in Norfolk and Charlottesville. Filetti left the Norfolk office to start his own practice there.
Managing member Charles Allen said Donnelly was added as a namesake in “recognition of his significant contributions to the firm.”
“When we started, (Donnelly) was the most junior guy who was a member of the firm,” Allen said. “Over the years he’s demonstrated exceptional litigation skills. He has an excellent reputation.”
The firm has also added four new attorneys to its Richmond office at 4501 Highwoods Parkway in recent weeks, including E. Duffy Myrtetus, who came over from Kaufman & Canoles. Myrtetus has a commercial real estate practice and has worked on the Stone Brewing project that’s taking shape in the Fulton neighborhood.
The other three new arrivals are associates Taylor Brewer, Ashley Mullen and Martha Weis. They bring the firm’s attorney headcount to 29.
Goodman Allen Donnelly’s changes come as several other local firms shake things up, as well. Golightly Mulligan & Booth has added a Chesapeake office, and Virginia Beach-based Kaleo Legal has planted roots in Richmond.