Grace Morse-McNelis Joins Sands Anderson

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA  (June 29, 2017) — Grace Morse-McNelis, Esq. has joined the Richmond office of Sands Anderson PC bringing with her an attractive medical malpractice defense law practice, announced firm president Margaret F. Hardy.

“We are pleased Grace has chosen Sands Anderson as her professional home and we welcome her to the firm,” said Hardy.  “Grace is a great addition to our Healthcare Group. She has extensive experience representing medical professionals that well complements the services we offer our clients.”

Morse-McNelis brings a diverse background as an attorney in medical law and a former medical professional, having practiced as a nurse and served in managerial positions. She applies her talents and experience to support two industry niches: traditional medical malpractice and correctional health care.

Morse-McNelis most recently was an attorney at Rawls McNelis. In March 2017, she was recognized for the most trial defense victories of any attorney throughout the country by TeamHealth at their 24th Annual TeamHealth Defense Attorney Seminar.

Morse-McNelis received her undergraduate degree from the University of Florida College of Nursing and her law degree from the University of San Diego Law School. She is also an American College of Sports Medicine certified personal trainer. Morse-McNelis can be reached at


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