Thomas J. Stallings Partner

Highly efficient and responsive, Tom has been a trusted adviser to healthcare providers for more than 30 years. Tom brings a cost-effective, practical approach to helping healthcare providers navigate some of their most important legal issues, including medical staff privileges; healthcare contracts; state and federal self-referral and fraud and abuse prohibitions; professional and facility licensure; peer review privilege; healthcare litigation; certificate of public need matters; and managed care, Medicaid, Medicare, and third-party reimbursement and regulation.

Tom serves on the Health Law Section Council of the Virginia Bar Association. He is a past chairman of the Board of Governors of the Virginia State Bar's Health Law Section and served as vice chair, secretary, and newsletter editor of the section. Among his many honors, Tom is consistently recognized in The Best Lawyers in America, which twice named him Richmond’s Lawyer of the Year for health care law.

After earning his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law, Tom was a law clerk for Judge Boyce F. Martin Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit.


Represented hospitals and surgery centers across the country in medical staff investigations, disciplinary matters, and hearings and in preparation of, and revisions to, medical staff bylaws.

Provided Virginia certificate of public need advice for numerous projects throughout 24 years, including development of new $166 million, 126-bed new hospital.

Advised major university in certificate of need approval, development, and operation of $135 million proton therapy institute.

Advised many hospitals and surgery centers regarding hospital-physician contracts.

Advised many hospitals and surgery centers regarding compliance and internal audit issues.

  • University of Virginia School of Law, JD, Editor, Virginia Law Review, 1987
  • The College of William & Mary, BA, Phi Beta Kappa , 1984

Member; Chair, Health Law Section, 1995-1996; Board of Governors, Health Law Section, 1993-1999, Virginia State Bar

Member, Health Care Law Section Council, Virginia Bar Association, 1998-Present

Member, American Health Lawyers Association

  • Hon. Boyce F. Martin, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, 1987-1988
  • Virginia

Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Health Care Law, Woodward/White, Inc., 2007-2023

Named to "Virginia Super Lawyers," Health Care, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2008-2022

Named to "Legal Elite," Health Law, Virginia Business, 2009-2021

Named "Lawyer of the Year," Health Care Law, Richmond, Best Lawyers, 2015, 2018

AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell

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