Carolyn Lavecchia

Carolyn Lavecchia, J.D., R.N., F.N.P., B.S.N., M.S. – Carolyn brings a unique perspective to the practice of law. Before she became a lawyer representing victims of elder abuse and medical malpractice, Carolyn served on the faculty of the Medical College of Virginia (now Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center) where she provided care to patients and was the Nurse Director of the Family Nurse Practitioner Program.

Prior to her position at the Medical College of Virginia, Carolyn was a Nurse Practitioner in the Emergency Department and Triage Clinic at the V.A. Medical Center in Memphis, Tennessee, and was also an Assistant Professor of Nursing at the University of Tennessee. Earlier in her career, she was a head nurse in the Coronary Care Unit at the University of Virginia Medical Center and a public health nurse. In the early 1980’s she decided to become a lawyer and help people injured by the wrongful conduct of health care providers.

For over twenty-five years, Carolyn has successfully represented patients and their families in cases against negligent physicians, hospitals, nursing homes, and adult homes. Combining her health care experience with her skills as a trial lawyer dedicated to helping the injured has earned Carolyn the admiration of her clients and the respect of her opponents. She has also written and lectured extensively on medical malpractice and related topics.

Carolyn is an “AV” rated lawyer. This is the highest peer review rating bestowed by the Martindale-Hubbell listing service. An “AV” rating identifies a lawyer with very high to preeminent legal ability and very high ethical standards as established by confidential opinions from other lawyers and judges.

Carolyn Lavecchia’s complete CV.


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