The Nurse Attorney P.A.
Marjorie Chalfant is a medical malpractice attorney with more than 30 years of combined medical and legal experience. Prior to becoming an attorney, she worked as a critical care Registered Nurse in numerous hospitals and nursing homes in Central Florida. She also worked at most of the major hospitals in the Seattle area, including Harborview, which is one of the top emergency/trauma centers in the nation.
Since graduating law school in 1991, Marjorie has applied her extensive nursing experience to her law practice. She specializes in wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases, representing patients and their surviving family members in medical malpractice and serious injury cases.
When difficult cases don’t settle, Marjorie is ready to represent her clients through trial to get justice. Knowing the medicine and being familiar with complex medical problems gives her the advantage in representing injured clients. After graduating from high school at the age of 16 she attended nursing school and was Vice-President of her nursing class (at the age of 17). Throughout nursing school she worked as a Nursing Assistant in many Florida hospitals and nursing homes.
After graduating from nursing school at the age of 18 she continued her college education at the University of Central Florida while working as a Critical Care nurse. While obtaining pre-requisites for law school Marjorie managed a cardiac rehabilitation and wellness program for Winter Park Memorial Hospital (now part of the Florida Hospital/Adventist Health System), and started a very innovative pulmonary rehabilitation program for patients suffering with COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) and other respiratory disabilities.
While attending Seattle University School of Law, Marjorie worked at Harborview, a Level I Trauma Center. After graduating from law school, Marjorie continued to work as a Trauma Nurse at Harborview while building her own specialty medical malpractice and serious injury law firm in the Seattle (Bellevue) area.
Marjorie knows the standards of care and what is expected of nurses, physicians and other healthcare providers. As an experienced Registered Nurse, she knows what goes on “behind the scenes” in hospitals and nursing homes, and she is extremely comfortable with reviewing and understanding medical records and complex medical issues. Her exceptional results with difficult and complex cases have demonstrated her advantage in having combined careers in nursing and law. In addition to the satisfaction of getting justice for her clients, Marjorie enjoys the intellectual challenge and complexity of medical-legal cases.
When Marjorie is away from her office she enjoys spending time on her ranch with her daughters and horses.