Charles Y. Sipe


District of ColumbiaVirginia


Virginia - Richmond

1108 E. Main St.

Richmond, VA 23219

Virginia - Virginia Beach

484 Viking Dr.

Virginia Beach, VA 23452

Virginia - Fairfax

10511 Judicial Dr.

Fairfax, VA 22032

Practice Areas

Alternative Dispute Resolution



Premises Liability

Professional Liability



Charles is a partner in the firm’s Richmond, VA office with over 25 years of experience handling the defense of skilled nursing, assisted living and long-term care facilities, physicians, dentists, hospitals, as well as other health care professionals.   Charles has extensive trial experience resulting in defense verdicts in over twenty-four jurisdictions throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia and in U.S. District Court. He also frequently represents individual health care providers and health care facilities in various alternative dispute resolution proceedings, such as mediation and arbitration. His representation of health care facilities also extends to the defense of premises liability suits and complaints.   He also has extensive experience in representing health care providers before their respective licensing and regulatory boards, in civil or administrative hearings, and in the defense of criminal charges.

Charles has experience in both commercial litigation and general liability defense.  He has earned frequent recognition in Virginia Lawyers Weekly’s annual survey of “Largest Med Mal Defense Verdicts in Virginia.”

Court Admissions

  • District of Columbia 
  • Virginia 
  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit 
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia


  • George Mason University School of Law, J.D., 1990
  • University of Virginia, B.A., 1987
  • Judicial Law Clerk, 19th Judicial Circuit of Virginia, 1990-1991

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Defense Research Institute
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
  • Virginia Health Care Association
  • Past Contributing Author, Journal of the College of Radiology