About Us

joemcmenaminJoseph P. McMenamin is the AV-rated Principal at McMenamin Law Offices, PLLC, in Richmond, Virginia. MLO is a health law boutique serving health care providers and life sciences companies, focusing on legal issues pertinent to distance care, general health law, risk management, and reimbursement.  Dr. McMenamin has 30 years of experience in defending health care providers and pharmaceutical, medical device, and biotech companies against a variety of allegations in state and federal court. He has advised these clients on Internet and marketing communications, informed consent, risk management, regulatory, and contract issues. Joe has counseled hospitals, nursing homes, physicians, and other health care providers with respect to a wide array of legal issues as well, including their interactions with regulated industry.

Dr. McMenamin’s consultancy, MDJD, LLC, addresses an array of medicolegal issues. Among them are matters as varied as hospital privileges, HIPAA and patient privacy, EMTALA, risk management, professional licensure, employment contracts, clinical trials, disaster preparedness, the Virginia Birth Injury Fund, pain management issues, and reimbursement. MDJD also provides a medical record review service for litigants in personal injury and wrongful death cases. In aid of such litigants, MDJD offers expert identification and development of alternative causation theories.

Dr. McMenamin is General Counsel for the Virginia Telehealth Network, http://ehealthvirginia.org, and a member of the Center for Telemedicine and eHealth Law (“CTeL”) http://ctel.org Legal Resource Team. He is a member of the Board of Advisors of the Medical Information Technology Law Report, and serves on the Advisory Boards of CW Optics, Inc. and of the Regulatory Harmonization Institute.  He is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Legal Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University, Board-certified in Legal Medicine, and a Fellow of the College of Legal Medicine.

Before starting his own practice, Dr. McMenamin was a partner at McGuireWoods, LLP for 20 years. Previously, he practiced emergency medicine at hospitals in Pennsylvania and Georgia for seven years while engaging in specialty training and legal education. He is a former member of the Boards of Directors of the Medical Society of Virginia Insurance Agency and of the Richmond Ambulance Authority.

Dr. McMenamin has authored or co-authored numerous articles and chapters on a wide array of legal and other topics. He has also given hundreds of presentations at local, state, national, and international meetings of lawyers, doctors, risk managers, business continuity experts, regulatory professionals, and other groups on this area of expertise.

Education and training

Joe was a university-trained internist and practicing emergency physician before being admitted to the bar.  He graduated summa cum laude from Washington and Lee with a B.S. in chemistry in 1974.  He holds medical (1978) and law (1985) degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, and served a straight medicine residency (1978-1981) at Emory University and Grady Memorial Hospital before matriculating at law school.

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Joe currently serves as Principal Consultant to the Venebio Group, a life sciences consultancy that provides comprehensive, customized, affordable support, including telemedicine-related guidance, to corporate, academic, government, legal and other health-focused entities.   Among other services, Venebio provides regulatory and litigation support to pharmas, medical device companies, and biotech and health IT firms.  Its subsidiary, Venebio Intellectual Property Development Company (“VIPD”) assists start-ups in the life sciences with an array of services, including market analyses, marketing, contracting, intellectual property protection, and regulatory work.