Seasoned Medical Malpractice Attorney Joins Gentry Locke

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May 04, 2018
The Virginia law firm of Gentry Locke is pleased to announce that Powell M. “Nick” Leitch, III has joined as a partner in Gentry Locke’s Medical Malpractice practice group. He previously served as a partner at LeClairRyan.

We have an enormous amount of respect for Nick, and are so pleased that he will bring such a wealth of experience to our medical malpractice team,” said Gentry Locke Managing Partner Monica Taylor Monday. “We welcome him to our team and look forward to further servicing our clients with him aboard.”

“Gentry Locke is an esteemed firm with many talented lawyers in the medical malpractice realm and beyond. I look forward to broadening my practice and fostering my client base here,” said Leitch.

Leitch has more than 30 years of experience defending medical malpractice and products liability claims, including an extensive list of trial and alternative dispute resolution successes. His clients include a wide variety of health care providers, including physicians, nurses, hospitals, managed care organizations, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and ancillary health care providers. He also counsels hospitals and physicians on patient care issues, medical staff relations, risk management and quality assurance.

Leitch has been recognized as a Virginia Super Lawyer for Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice every year since 2013. He has also been recognized by Best Lawyers in the field of Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants consecutively since 2010. In light of his experience and insights, he lectures on various topics, including the Emergency Medical Transfer and Active Labor Act, informed consent, patient confidentiality, and general quality assurance/risk management topics to numerous groups of medical professionals, such as the Alleghany-Bath Medical Society, the Virginia Society of Hospital Risk Managers, Virginia Western Community College, and the Parish Nurse Association. Leitch earned his J.D. and B.A. degrees from Washington & Lee University.

About Gentry Locke
With more than 55 lawyers practicing across a range of disciplines, Gentry Locke brings uncommon thinking and deep experience to the legal and business challenges of companies, institutions, organizations and individuals—a commitment the firm has met since 1923. Operating from offices in Roanoke and Lynchburg, Va., Gentry Locke serves clients in Virginia and across the U.S., as well as worldwide as a member firm of the ALFA International Legal Network. Meet the firm’s dynamic attorneys and learn more about its fierce drive to achieve success for its clients by exploring www.gentrylocke.com