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Suzanne M. Lim

Of Counsel

M  540.525.5967

O  804.806.4800


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Suzanne M. Lim is Of Counsel with the firm. Suzanne focuses her practice on administrative law, regulatory compliance and licensing matters in the healthcare arena. She has extensive experience representing individual providers, hospitals, healthcare practices, long term care facilities, pharmacies and ambulatory surgery centers in all manner of discrete medical and dental specialties with compliance, licensing, and investigative matters before state and federal agencies. As the daughter of a physician and a nurse, Suzanne has an innate understanding of the challenges facing health care providers. Melding this perspective with a background in complex litigation and medical malpractice defense as well as training and experience in alternative dispute resolution including negotiation, mediation and collaborative law, Suzanne implements this unique knowledge base and insight into her practice to achieve creative, advantageous resolutions to the complex and often emotionally charged issues arising in the healthcare arena.

Suzanne holds a B.A. in Communications and Psychology from Purdue University, where she was elected Phi Beta Kappa and graduated summa cum laude. She obtained her J.D. from the University of Richmond T.C. Williams School of Law, cum laude and is licensed to practice in Virginia and Georgia.

Practice Areas

  • General Tort, Insurance, and Product Liability Defense

  • Health Regulatory Boards

  • Medical Malpractice Defense


  • Virginia

  • Georgia

  • Federal Bar, 4th Circuit Eastern & Western Districts

Academic Credentials

  • Purdue University, B.A.

  • University of Richmond Schoolof Law, J.D.

Associations and Professional Memberships

  • American Bar Association

  • American Health Lawyers Association

  • American Society of Healthcare Risk Management, Virginia Chapter

  • Defense Research Institute

  • John Marshall Inn of Court

  • Richmond Bar Association

  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys

  • Virginia State Bar

Career Highlights

  • Obtained dismissal with prejudice of medical malpractice case against physician for injury to third party from patient’s medical condition.

  • Obtained dismissal with prejudice of dental malpractice action arising from alleged negligent root canal.

  • Obtained favorable ruling from Board of Medicine hearing on behalf of primary care physician concerning Opioid prescribing practices.

  • Successfully attained agreed dismissal with prejudice of inpatient slip & fall case on behalf of Hospital and Nurse.

  • Attained dismissal of formal complaint before Board of Medicine on behalf of dermatologist concerning laser skin treatment protocols.

  • Secured dismissal of formal complaint before Board of Medicine of primary care physician concerning Opioid pain contract and patient dismissal procedures.

  • Successfully defended primary care physician in defense of formal complaint before Board of Medicine regarding negligent diagnosis and patient abandoment.

  • Attained dismissal of formal complaint from Board of Medicine investigation following formal complaint concerning negligent insulin dosing and patient death.

  • Assisted hospitalist obstetrician obtain exhonoration from Board of Medicine concerning investigation of emergency cesarean delivery and resulting birth injury of infant