Rodney S. Dillman

Among the things that Rod Dillman enjoys most about his legal career are closely partnering with clients: forging the strongest possible case for them, and obtaining jury verdicts in their favor.

“I strongly believe that the practice of law is, at its core, a service profession,” Rod says. “Delivering creative, thorough, and zealous service and protection to our clients guides my decisions and work product.”

Rod represents professionals licensed by the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation, the Board of Medicine, the Board of Dentistry and the Board of Nursing. His extraordinary ability to deliver an easily understandable and persuasive presentation before juries and licensing board members comes from his vast trial experience, which includes the use of sophisticated visual aids, leading technology and other key tools.

He has served as lead counsel in cases pending as far west as Guilford County, North Carolina, as far north as Alexandria, Virginia, and in Circuit Courts in Richmond, Hampton Roads and on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

One of Rod’s most significant career highlights includes securing four defense verdicts in a two-month time span the fall of 2019. Between October 2, 2019 and November 23rd 2019, Rod and his team in Virginia Beach, Virginia won verdicts in favor of the defense in cases involving the following:

  • Wrongful death from alleged failure of general surgeon to recognize post-operative complication
    following paraesophageal hernia repair surgery
  • Plaintiff alleged defendant dermatologist and defendant registered nurse negligently failed to advise Plaintiff of all of the risks and potential complications of an elective cosmetic laser procedure, resulting in scarring, disfigurement and nerve damage
  • Ureter injury following total abdominal hysterectomy, including permanent pain and incontinence issues
  • Plaintiff amputates hand during woodworking accident; alleges surgeon was not competent to perform replantation surgery and untimely transfer caused permanent prosthetic hand

You can read in detail about all of these defense verdicts here.


University of Virginia, B.A.
Washington & Lee University School of Law, J.D.

Practice Areas

General Tort, Insurance, and Product Liability Defense
Health Regulatory Boards
Legal Malpractice
Medical Malpractice
Medical Malpractice — Long-Term Care/Assisted Living Facility
White Collar & Government Investigations


North Carolina

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