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Avery T. (Sandy) Waterman, Jr

Avery T. Waterman, Jr
Phone:
(757) 223-4567
Practice Areas:
  • Truck/Car/Cycle Accidents
  • Wrongful Deaths
  • Brain Injuries
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Patient Falls
  • Birth Injuries
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Homes
  • Product Liability
  • Premises Liability

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Avery T. "Sandy" Waterman, Jr. continues to distinguish himself as a mediation, settlement, trial and appellate lawyer for vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, and other wrongful death and serious personal injury cases. He has tried, appealed, and won the most medical malpractice cases of any lawyer in the law firm.

Large complex litigation is his forte. His cases feature "first impression" and other sophisticated issues. Mr. Waterman has prevailed in a dozen appeals before state and federal courts. He handles cases throughout Virginia and with local counsel in other states, such as Louisiana, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, and the District of Columbia.

Mr. Waterman brings to bear decades of personal injury experience, providing clients valuable perspective, skill and credibility. He also has the staying power to withstand common insurance defense delay tactics and to investigate, negotiate, litigate, mediate, try and/or appeal as may be warranted in his discretion.

"Establish justice in the courts." Amos 5:15. "Sunlight is . . . the best of disinfectants." U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis. "Never give in," Sir Winston Churchill, "for without victory, there is no survival." "The arc of the moral compass is long, but it bends toward justice." Dr. Martin Luther King.

He resides in Kingsmill, has four children, and is involved in numerous school, athletic charitable and social activities. His past-times are travel, movies, music, biking, running and working out.

THE VIRGINIA STATE BAR REQUIRES ALL LAWYERS TO POST THE FOLLOWING DISCLAIMER ON ALL CASE-RELATED POSTS. MR. WATERMAN'S CASE RESULTS DEPEND UPON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE. THEY DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN ANY FUTURE CASE BY HIM.

Higher Education

  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D. (1982)
  • College of William and Mary, A.B., Economics (1979)

Law Licenses

  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia
  • Louisiana
  • United States Supreme Court

Verdicts & Settlements

  • $1,500,000.00 - medical malpractice settlement (Newport News)
  • $1,000,000.00 - medical malpractice settlement (Newport News)
  • $3,500,000.00 - medical malpractice jury verdict (Newport News)
  • $1,000,000.00 - medical malpractice settlement (confidential)
  • $987,500.00 - medical malpractice settlement (confidential)
  • $6,100,000.00 - brain injury jury verdict (Gloucester)
  • $950,000.00 - medical malpractice settlement (confidential)
  • $850,000.00 - medical malpractice settlement (confidential)
  • $750,000.00 - medical malpractice settlement (confidential)
  • $1,680,000.00 - medical malpractice jury verdict (Newport News)
  • $850,000.00 - brain injury jury verdict (Williamsburg)
  • $1,000,000.00 - motor vehicle accident settlement (Newport News)
  • $1,250,000.00 - medical malpractice jury verdict (Hampton)
  • $750,000.00 - motor vehicle jury verdict (Lynchburg)

Legal Recognitions

  • Best Lawyers in America “Lawyer of the Year” Medical Malpractice - Norfolk (2014 & 2016)
  • Best Lawyers in America Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury (2008-P)
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum (2010-P)
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum (1999-P)
  • National Trial Lawyers “Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Virginia” (2010-P)
  • Virginia’s Super Lawyers (2009-P)
  • Hampton Roads Magazine “Top Attorneys in Hampton Roads”
  • Virginia Business’ “Legal Elite”
  • Lawdragon’s “500 Top Plaintiff Lawyers”
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association’s “Amicus Curiae Honor Roll” (2006, 2007, 2014 & 2015)

Legal Memberships

  • I’Anson-Hoffman American Inn of Court (2011-P)
  • American Association for Justice (1987-P)
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association (1997-P)
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (1987-P)

Legal Publications

STATE

  • Burns v. Gagnon
    283 Va. 657 (2012)
  • Riverside Hosp., Inc. v. Johnson
    272 Va. 518 (2006)
  • Amchem Prods., Inc. v. Newport News Circuit Court Asbestos Cases Plaintiffs
    264 Va. 89 (2002)
  • Waterman v. Halverson
    261 Va. 203 (2001)
  • Carr v. Carr
    No. 0096-09-1 (Va. App., Aug. 18, 2009) reh. den. en banc (Va. App., Sep. 22, 2009)
  • Rauchfuss v. Schultz
    2016 WL 1109118 (Newport News Mar. 15, 2016)
  • Rauchfuss v. Schultz
    2015 WL 9306685 (Newport News Dec. 15, 2015)
  • Eason v. Sentara CarePlex Hosp.
    2015 WL 7433327 (Hampton Nov. 17, 2015)
  • Eason v. Sentara CarePlex Hosp.
    2015 Va. Cir. LEXIS 168, 2015 WL 6870239 (Hampton Oct. 30, 2015)
  • Rauchfuss v. Schultz
    2015 Va. Cir. LEXIS 144, 2015 WL 6125377 (Newport News Oct. 13, 2015)
  • Peck v. Riverside Hosp., Inc.
    2015 Va. Cir. LEXIS 139, 2015 WL 6125378 (Newport News Oct. 7, 2015)
  • Peck v. Riverside Hosp., Inc.
    2015 Va. Cir. LEXIS 140, 2015 WL 6125375 (Newport News Oct. 5, 2015)
  • Peck v. Riverside Hosp., Inc.
    2015 Va. Cir. LEXIS 137, 2015 WL 6125379 (Newport News Oct. 2, 2015)
  • Rauchfuss v. Schultz
    2015 Va. Cir. LEXIS 145, 2015 WL 6125374 (Newport News Aug. 7, 2015)
  • North v. Mary Immaculate Hosp., Inc.
    2015 WL 4755572 (Newport News Aug. 4, 2015)
  • North v. Mary Immaculate Hosp., Inc.
    2015 WL 4204105 (Newport News Jun. 22, 2015)
  • Talton v. Sentara Hosps.
    2015 Va. Cir. LEXIS 71, 2015 WL 3633655 (Norfolk Jun. 10, 2015)
  • Rauchfuss v. Schultz
    2015 Va. Cir. LEXIS 69, 2015 WL 3525082 (Newport News May 26, 2015)
  • Peck v. Riverside Hosp., Inc.
    2015 Va. Cir. LEXIS 68, 2015 WL 3525083 (Newport News May 19, 2015)
  • Ruth v. Ramirez
    2015 Va. Cir. LEXIS 78, 2015 WL 3430769 (Portsmouth May 18, 2015)
  • Snovell v. Williamsburg Facility Operations, LLC
    2015 Va. Cir. LEXIS 56, 2015 WL 2441684 (York May 14, 2015)
  • Ruth v. Ramirez
    2015 Va. Cir. LEXIS 57 (Portsmouth May 1, 2015)
  • Talton v. Sentara
    2015 Va. Cir. LEXIS 49, 2015 WL 2441682 (Apr. 16, 2015)
  • Rauchfuss v. Schultz
    90 Va. Cir. 493, 2015 Va. Cir. LEXIS 55, 2015 WL 2441683 (Newport News, Mar. 30, 2015)
  • Rauchfuss v. Schultz
    90 Va. Cir. 493, 2015 Va. Cir. LEXIS 54, 2015 WL 2441685 (Newport News, Mar. 30, 2015)
  • Rauchfuss v. Schultz
    2015 Va. Cir. LEXIS 53, 2015 WL 2441686 (Newport News, Mar. 30, 2015)
  • Rauchfuss v. Schultz
    2014 Va. Cir. LEXIS 112, 2014 WL 8879078 (Newport News Nov. 20, 2014)
  • Snovell v. Williamsburg Facility Operations, LLC
    2014 WL 6855369 (York Oct. 1, 2014)
  • Peck v. Riverside Hosp., Inc.
    2014 Va. Cir. LEXIS 152, 2014 WL 4359532 (Newport News Aug. 5, 2014)
  • Rauchfuss v. Schultz
    90 Va. Cir. 493, 2014 Va. Cir. LEXIS 39, 2014 WL 10676298 (Newport News Jun. 5, 2014)
  • Rauchfuss v. Schultz
    2014 Va. Cir. LEXIS 153, 2014 WL 2949507 (Newport News Jun. 4, 2014)
  • Eason v. Sentara CarePlex Hosp.
    88 Va. Cir. 291 (Hampton May 29, 2014)
  • Eason v. Sentara CarePlex Hosp.
    2014 Va. Cir. LEXIS 111, 2014 WL 8879077 (Hampton Apr. 12, 2014)
  • Whitby v. Peninsula Neurosurgical Associates, Inc.
    2014 Va. Cir. LEXIS 150, 2014 WL 4654936 (Newport News Apr. 1, 2014)
  • Whitby v. Peninsula Neurosurgical Associates, Inc.
    2014 Va. Cir. LEXIS 151, 2014 WL 4654962 (Newport News Mar. 20, 2014)
  • Rauchfuss v. Schultz
    2014 Va. Cir. LEXIS 113, 2014 WL 8879076 (Newport News Jan. 16, 2014)
  • Cherrie v. Virginia Health Servs., Inc.
    2013 Va. Cir. LEXIS 190, 2013 WL 10629709 (Gloucester Dec. 11, 2013)
  • Lyles v. Calloway
    2013 Va. Cir. LEXIS 199, 2013 WL 10869997 (Gloucester Oct. 22, 2013)
  • Arshan v. Plotnick
    2013 WL 11274305 (Williamsburg Jun. 20, 2013)
  • Snovell v. Williamsburg Facility Operations, LLC
    2013 Va. Cir. LEXIS 191, 2013 WL 10629710 (York Jan. 29, 2013)
  • Burrell v. Riverside Hosp., Inc.
    2013 WL 6912670 (Newport News Jan. 29, 2013)
  • Burrell v. Riverside Hosp., Inc.
    2013 WL 6912673 (Newport News Jan. 2, 2013)
  • Burrell v. Riverside Hosp., Inc.
    2012 Va. Cir. LEXIS 212, 2012 WL 12148699 (Newport News Nov. 19, 2012)
  • Marshall v. Moniz
    2011 WL 13063214 (York Apr. 26, 2011)
  • Marshall v. Moniz
    2011 WL 13063213 (York Mar. 28, 2011)
  • Marshall v. Moniz
    2011 WL 13063212 (York Mar. 25, 2011)
  • Marshall v. Moniz
    2011 WL 13063215 (York Mar. 16, 2011)
  • Marshall v. Moniz
    2011 WL 13063217 (York Mar. 16, 2011)
  • Marshall v. Moniz
    2011 WL 13063216 (York Feb. 28, 2011)
  • Gagnon v. Burns
    2011 WL 13062453 (Gloucester Feb. 7, 2011)
  • Marshall v. Moniz
    2011 Va. Cir. LEXIS 283, 2011 WL 12717654 (York Feb. 28, 2011)
  • Gagnon v. Burns
    2011 WL 13062454 (Gloucester Jan. 25, 2011)
  • Gagnon v. Burns
    2010 WL 11420025 (Gloucester Nov. 9, 2010)
  • Gagnon v. Burns
    2010 WL 11420021 (Gloucester Nov. 9, 2010)
  • Gagnon v. Burns
    2010 WL 11420023 (Gloucester Nov. 9, 2010)
  • Gagnon v. Burns
    2010 WL 11420022 (Gloucester Jun. 22, 2010)
  • Gagnon v. Burns
    2010 WL 11420024 (Gloucester Jan. 14, 2010)
  • Mahone v. Sentara Hosps.
    2010 Va. Cir. LEXIS 324, 2010 WL 11076016 (Suffolk Apr. 27, 2010)
  • Gagnon v. Burns
    2010 WL 6298765 (Gloucester Apr. 9, 2010)
  • Marshall v. Moniz
    2010 Va. Cir. LEXIS 328, 2010 WL 11243307 (York Mar. 4, 2010)
  • Gagnon v. Burns
    2009 WL 10630363 (Gloucester Dec. 10, 2009)
  • Gagnon v. Burns
    2009 WL 10630362 (Gloucester May 28, 2009)
  • Burr v. R.C. Paving
    78 Va. Cir. 56 (Suffolk Dec. 2, 2008)
  • Morel v. Mary Immaculate Nursing Ctr., Inc.
    2008 WL 11194608 (Newport News Sept. 2, 2008)
  • Anderson v. Carilion Med. Ctr.
    2008 Va. Cir. LEXIS 207, 2008 WL 6554433 (Roanoke Aug. 28, 2008)
  • Shakshober v. Riverside Hosp., Inc.
    2008 Va. Cir. LEXIS 210, 2008 WL 6554439 (Newport News Jun. 23, 2008)
  • Morel v. Mary Immaculate Nursing Ctr., Inc.
    2008 Va. Cir. LEXIS 209, 2008 WL 6554429 (Newport News May 5, 2008)
  • Purvis v. Riverside Hosp., Inc.
    2008 Va. Cir. LEXIS 206, 2008 WL 6554431 (Newport News Feb. 27, 2008)
  • Morel v. Mary Immaculate Nursing Ctr., Inc.
    2008 Va. Cir. LEXIS 208, 2008 WL 6554426 (Newport News Feb. 26, 2008)
  • Licare v. Riverside Health Sys.
    2008 WL 11194607 (Newport News Feb. 1, 2008)
  • Seibert v. Riverside Hosp., Inc.
    2007 WL 9604187 (Newport News Nov. 13, 2007)
  • Licare v. Riverside Health Sys.
    2007 WL 9604186 (Newport News Oct. 31, 2007)
  • Licare v. Riverside Health Sys.
    2007 Va. Cir. LEXIS 338, 2007 WL 6787195 (Newport News Aug, 3, 2007)
  • Seibert v. Riverside Hosp., Inc.
    2007 WL 9604185 (Newport News Jul. 23, 2007)
  • Seibert v. Riverside Hosp., Inc.
    2007 WL 9604184 (Newport News Jul. 23, 2007)
  • Seibert v. Riverside Hosp., Inc.
    2007 WL 9604183 (Newport News Jul. 3, 2007)
  • Seibert v. Riverside Hosp., Inc.
    2007 WL 9605039 (Newport News Jun. 22, 2007)
  • Justis v. Sentara Health Sys
    2007 Va. Cir. LEXIS 339, 2007 WL 6787196 (Williamsburg/James City Apr. 30, 2007)
  • Johnson v. Riverside Hosp., Inc.
    2005 WL 8132295 (Newport News Nov. 30, 2005)
  • Johnson v. Riverside Hosp., Inc.
    2005 WL 8132292 (Newport News Nov. 10, 2005)
  • Johnson v. Riverside Hosp., Inc.
    2005 WL 8132294 (Newport News Nov. 10, 2005)
  • Johnson v. Riverside Hosp., Inc.
    2005 WL 8132293 (Newport News Jul. 6, 2005)
  • Johnson v. Riverside Hosp., Inc.
    2005 WL 8132296 (Newport News Jun. 28, 2005)
  • Johnson v. Riverside Hosp., Inc.
    2005 WL 8132290 (Newport News Mar. 25, 2005)
  • Johnson v. Riverside Hosp., Inc.
    2005 WL 8132288 (Newport News Mar. 7, 2005)
  • Johnson v. Riverside Hosp., Inc.
    2005 WL 8132291 (Newport News Feb. 15, 2005)
  • Johnson v. Riverside Hosp., Inc.
    2005 WL 8132289 (Newport News Jan. 26, 2005)
  • Brown v. Riverside Hosp., Inc.
    2002 WL 35628565 (Newport News Jan. 8, 2002)
  • Garner v. Sentara Norfolk General Hosp.
    2001 WL 37111282 (Norfolk Feb. 12, 2001)
  • Schuster v. Posner
    1997 WL 35408998 (Richmond Mar. 24, 1997)
  • Woodcock v. O’Connell
    1997 WL 35408999 (Hampton Mar. 13, 1997)
  • Woodcock v. O’Connell
    1997 WL 35408997 (Hampton Feb. 27, 1997)
  • Woodcock v. O’Connell
    1996 WL 35046090 (Hampton Oct. 21, 1996)
  • Pais v. Automation Prods, Inc.
    36 Va. Cir. 230 (Newport News 1995)
  • Treitler v. American Druggists’ Ins. Co.
    474 So.2d 475 (La. App. 1985)
  • Evans v. Detweiler
    466 So.2d 800 (La. App. 1984)
  • Duckworth v. GEICO
    464 So.2d 907 (La. App. 1984)
  • Landaiche v. Lou-Con
    461 So.2d 1107 (La. App. 1984)
  • In re Tutorship of Werling
    459 So.2d 758 (La. App. 1984)
  • Mayeur v. American Cyanamid Co.
    459 So.2d 292 (La. App. 1984)

FEDERAL

  • Kane v Hargis
    987 F.2d 1005 (4th Cir. 1992)
  • Alley v. Chrysler Credit Corp.
    767 F.2d 138 (5th Cir. 1985)
  • Webb v. Stevens
    2008 U.S. Dist. Lexis 61480 (E.D.N.C. 2008)
  • Choimbol v. Fairfield Resorts, Inc.
    2006 U.S. Dist. Lexis 19340 (E.D. Va. 2006)
  • Zhu v. Rocco Farms, Inc.
    1998 U.S. Dist. Lexis 21781 (W.D. Va. 1998)

ARTICLES

  • “Healthcare Policies, Procedures and Protocols: Discoverability, Abuse, Admissibility and Legislation,”
    19 The Journal of VTLA 2, Spring, 2008
  • “Charitable Immunity: A Limited Doctrine,”
    9 The Journal of VTLA 2, Spring, 1997
  • “Negligent Retention: Alive and Well in Virginia,”
    11 V.L.W. 253, Aug. 19, 1996

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