I am one of only a dozen Virginia patient advocates honored in the inaugural “Medical Malpractice” section listing of The Best Lawyers in America in 2007, have been named every single year since then, and still remain the only Peninsula lawyer named. In 2014, 2016, 2018, and 2020, I was voted “Lawyer of the Year” by my peers in Best Lawyers’ Medical Malpractice for Southeast Virginia.
I have settled, tried, appealed and won most nursing home and medical malpractice cases in the firm. Other attorneys across Virginia refer me medical malpractice cases.
In 2001 and again in 2006, I prevailed in the Virginia Supreme Court for medical malpractice victims, both times against Riverside. My 2012 jury verdict also was against Riverside.
I have represented medical malpractice victims in Norfolk, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Hampton, Newport News, York County, Williamsburg/James City County, Gloucester, Richmond and Roanoke. Other medical malpractice cases have been in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Texas.
The vast majority of medical malpractice occurs in hospitals, nursing homes and other institutions. But some occurs during routine doctor office visits.
An estimated three-fourths or more of all medical malpractice cases tried in Virginia are lost to healthcare defendants. Patient attorney inexperience, bad case selection, and hasty suit preparation are leading factors in poor trial outcomes, though even the best of cases have risk at trial.