Avery T. “Sandy” Waterman, Jr.
Avery T. “Sandy” Waterman, Jr.


Mr. Waterman resides in Kingsmill in Williamsburg, has six children (Katharine II, son-in-law Kyle, Avery III, Christian, daughter-in-law Caroline, and Elizabeth) and two grandchildren (Avery and Brooks); and has been involved in numerous school, athletic, charitable, and social activities on the Peninsula.

His past-times include travel, movies, music, cycling, and working out.

For Senior Spring Break in April, 2010, Mr. Waterman and his youngest son, Christian, traveled to Key West, Florida. The pair strolled and shopped trendy Duval Street, and watched brilliant sunsets and vibrant street-performers at Mallory Square. They also motored out to sea in a glass-bottom boat and to Dry Tortugas National Park, touring deactivated Fort Jefferson, tenting overnight, and snorkeling among thousands of fish:

The fair-skinned twosome burned badly in the intense sub-tropical sun of the Florida Keys!

On June 9, 2010, Christian graduated Jamestown High School in Williamsburg, Virginia. At Jamestown, Christian started on its Virginia High School League AA State Champion soccer team; was summa cum laude on the National Latin Examination; and received the President’s Award for Educational Excellence. Wearing his mortar board and academic robe, he proudly displays his diploma with the family:

Christian matriculated at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia, and joined his father’s fraternity, Theta Delta Chi.

Mr. Waterman and his three youngest children trekked the West Coast in Summer 2010. Arriving LAX, they stayed in Hollywood off Sunset Strip, toured Beverly Hills and Universal Studios, and checked out Venice Beach in Santa Monica. An overnight desert foray allowed Mr. Waterman to rock-climb the sheer moonscape in Joshua Tree National Park:

Travelling Highway One north featured sea-kayaking and majestic views of the Big Sur Coast through Carmel and Monterrey – amid innumerable hairpin turns! Before departing San Francisco, the Watermans rode the hilly Trolley lines, zigzagged Lombard Street, hung out in Haight-Ashbury, ate great seafood at the Wharf, crossed the Golden Gate Bridge, and visited the awe-inspiring redwood of tranquil Muir Woods National Monument.

On September 11, 2010, Mr. Waterman proudly welcomed a new son to his family: Kyle Brian Gibler of Cincinnati, Ohio. After exchanging vows by candlelight in a formal evening wedding at The Memorial Church of Harvard University in Cambridge, the newlyweds’ alma mater , Kyle and Katharine whisked away in a white Rolls Royce Silver Cloud III limousine and made their grand reception entrance as husband and wife into the Great Hall of the Harvard Club of Boston:

The couple resided in Durham, North Carolina, where Kyle was attending Duke Medical School and Katharine was Managing Editor of Southern Weddings magazine/online.

Mr. Waterman and his youngest daughter, Elizabeth, are in their living room on March 23, 2011, bedecked for the Peninsula Heart Ball in Newport News, supporting the American Heart Association. They attended Wicked at the Gershwin Theatre and Phantom of the Opera at the Majestic Theatre on Broadway in June, 2011.

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Elizabeth was a senior at Jamestown High School, involved with Key Club , varsity soccer and track, and other activities. Her summer featured a Nicaragua mission with Williamsburg Community Chapel.

On May 22, 2011, Mr. Waterman’s oldest son Avery III graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, and made the Dean’s List. Proud father and happy son are on Main Street in Richmond, Virginia , where family and friends celebrated post-ceremony over dinner and drinks:

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Following Mr. Waterman’s getaway to Excellence Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, a special father-son week in Amsterdam, Netherlands during July made memories for a lifetime. From their quarters at Dam Square, the duo visited the Flower District, Newmarket Square, and Rembrandt Square; toured the zoo, and City and Diamond Museums; and motored the canals by covered boat.

In January, 2012, Mr. Waterman and Elizabeth visited Universal’s Islands of Adventure in Orlando, Florida. First week of April, 2012, he recognized Elizabeth’s upcoming high school graduation by taking her to Italy via England over Spring Break. The two flew into London for lunch and shopping, then to Rome. There they visited Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, The Vatican, Pantheon, Trastevere, Ghetto, Colosseum, Forum, Palatine, and Zoo, much by bicycle. Father and daughter are pictured at Navona Plaza, where they enjoyed fine Italian cooking, live music and sun.

During July 14-20, 2012, Mr. Waterman traveled to New York City for Elizabeth to compete in the Summer Convention of International Modeling and Talent Association (“IMTA”). She placed second in Swimsuit, was awarded Honorable Mentions in other categories, and received callbacks in Manhattan and to Hollywood.

During February 7-12, 2013, Mr. Waterman attended the annual convention of the Southern Trial Lawyers’ Association (“STLA”) in New Orleans amid Mardi Gras. On March 9, 2014, Mr. Waterman was a speaker and a panelist at the national “Winning Medical Negligence Cases” seminar in Scottsdale, Arizona, presented by the American Association for Justice, the United States’ largest association of plaintiff trial lawyers. His individual topic was “Falls in Hospitals and Nursing Homes: Getting Institutional Discovery to Prove Fault”.

The following week, his youngest son and he hiked the Grand Canyon down the South Kaibab Trail of the South Rim to the Colorado River and back again up the Bright Angel Trail in one day.

Christian and he continued their Spring Break adventure in picturesque Sedona, exploring its stunning rugged terrain by mountain-bikes and by ATVs, recovering with deep-tissue massages, and visiting the fine shops and restaurants of its scenic Oak Creek.

On May 12, 2013, Mr. Waterman attended the dual graduation of Katharine and Kyle from Kenan-Flagler Business School at University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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Both earned their M.B.A. degrees on fellowships. Kyle then returned for his final year of Duke Medical School. Katharine became Assistant Vice President with Bank of America at its headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she received its Gold, Platinum, and Diamond Awards.

Mr. Waterman celebrated their graduations by traveling Europe with them during May-June, 2013. In Brussels, Belgium, Katharine and he visited Grote Markt, dining at Les Roy d’Espagne and La Chaloupe d’Or, and saw St-Katelijne Plein, Grote Zavel Plein, Mannekin Pis, and other landmarks. By afternoon train and metro, the pair reached their new quarters at Rue Benoit off St-Germain Boulevard on the Left Bank of Paris, France. The two dined at Café de Flore, Les Doux Magots, and Procope; toured the city by bicycle and boat; and attended Opera National de Paris Garnier and string quartet at Sainte-Chappelle.

Above they stand before The Louvre. The duo also visited Versailles, Eiffel Tower, Arc D’Triumphe, Sacre-Cour, Notre-Dame, and many other sights.

By overnight train, Mr. Waterman and Katharine rendezvous with Kyle in Barcelona. All three toured its Gothic Quarter, La Rambla, Montjuic, and Eixamplar on foot and other points of interest by bicycle. Below Kyle and he stand before Palau Nacional.

They were captivated by Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia, Casa Mila, Casa Batllo, and Parc Guell; and by classical guitar concert at Palau de Musica Catalana. On daytrip, they hiked Montserrat; and spent overnights in Cadaques and Castelldefels.

During December 11-16, 2013, Mr. Waterman traveled to Costa Rica for the Advanced Reptile Seminar. During May 1-4, 2014, he also attended the Annual Conference for the American Association of Professional Liability Attorneys in South Beach, Florida.

On May 11, 2014, Mr. Waterman’s son-in-law, Kyle, graduated Duke University School of Medicine. He was selected for the Dean’s Award and to deliver the student address at the Hippocratic Oath Ceremony. Kyle is a healthcare consultant with McKinsey and Company in Charlotte, where he makes his home with Katharine.

On May 17, 2014, Mr. Waterman’s youngest son, Christian, graduated Virginia Tech with a B.S. in Psychology.


Family members gather post-ceremony outside Burruss Hall at the Drill Field.

During July 7-17, 2014, Mr. Waterman celebrated Kyle graduating medical school by traveling Turkey via London. While in Istanbul, they stayed in the Sultanahmet (“old city”) area, cruised the Bosphorus River at sunset, observed Punto handmade rug-weaving and Whirling Dervishes, and visited numerous landmarks: 1584 Cemberlitas Hamami (Turkish bath and massage), Hippodrome, Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Grand Bazaar, Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern, Taksim Square, Istikal Street, Galata Tower, Egyptian Spice Market, New Mosque, Rustem Mosque, Suleymaniye Mosque, Dolmabache Palace, Chora Church, Archaelogical Museum, and Gulhane Park. The pair then flew Turkish Air to Cappadocia, hiking Love, Rose and Red Valleys, and staying in Urgup at a Fresco cave suite.

At sunrise, the two rode Royal hot-air balloon over Goreme’s Fairy Chimneys and Mount Aktepe, then followed the 100-balloon launch above the next sunrise. They also toured the underground cave city at Derinkuyu, above-ground cave dwellings at Goreme Open Air Museum, rock formations at Pasabag Valley, handmade pottery/tile-making at Avanos Studio, and Turasan Winery. Click the following YouTube link for their full adventure:

During September 8-16, 2014, Mr. Waterman celebrated his youngest son, Christian, graduating college by traveling to Italy and Slovenia via London. Landing in Venice, the two navigated its Grand Canal by Vaporetto and dined at Caffe Florian near Rialto Bridge, after sightseeing San Marco Piazza. Motoring to Slovenia, they visited the caves at Grotta Gigante and Skocjan Jama; toured Kobilarna Lipica; and embarked private caving adventures at Postojna Jama and under Prejama Castle, where they are shown below:

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They also dined in Trieste, Italy, and at Ljubljana Castle and food market. While at Lake Bled, the duo toured Bled Castle, rode pletna boats to Blejski Otok, rode horses in the valley, and went canyoning. Traversing Vrisic Pass of Triglav Mountain in the Julian Alps to Bovec, the pair went hydrospeeding and rafting on the fresh clear cold emerald-colored Soca River and ziplining across neighboring valley.

On October 3, 2014, Mr. Waterman presented to the Etheridge Society in Charlottesville, Virginia, re “8.01-413(C) Subpoenas & Privilege: Audit Trails & Metadata and Risk Management Materials”. On January 20, 2015, he addressed the Greater Peninsula Women’s Bar Association with “It’s Privileged Judge: In Fact, Actually Not! (Medical Malpractice Privilege Law)”. On April 28, 2015, he spoke before the Long-Term Care Section of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association in Richmond, Virginia about “Policies, Procedures, Protocols, Et Al. – Discoverability and Admissibility!” During July 16-18, 2015, Mr. Waterman attended “Neuroanatomical Dissection: Human Brian and Spinal Cord” at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a 3-day course featuring 12 hours of hands-on regional dissections of embalmed human cadaver neuro-material and 9 hours of lecture sessions. On October 9, 2015, Mr. Waterman again presented to the Etheridge Society in Charlottesville, Virginia, re “Policies, Procedures and Protocols; Pilot Programs; EMR Metadata; and Risk Management Materials”.

During September 9-22, 2015, Mr. Waterman and his mother, Barbara, toured Ireland. The pair began their Irish Odyssey in Dublin, viewing the 800 year-old Book of Kells at Trinity College, Dublin Castle, and Kilmainham Gaol; and enjoying libations at Guinness and Taylor’s Three Rock Pub replete with traditional musicians and dancers. They motored the east coast through Wicklow Mountains to Russborough House, to Kildare for tea and scones at farmhouse, to Waterford for factory tour, and to Blarney Castle for the Stone of Eloquence and the Woolen Mills. Southern points of travel included a walking tour of Cork, Moll’s Gap for views of Ring of Kerry and sheep herding and shearing, horse-drawn jaunting car ride to Ross Castle on Lough Leane, and circling the Dingle Peninsula with Blasket Centre stop. West coast activities were ferrying River Shannon Estuary; walking the majestic Cliffs of Moher and the “The Quiet Man” movie set in Cong; and visiting Kylemore Abbey, Connemara Marble Factory, Castlebar’s Museum of Country Life, Yeats’ Drumcliffe Churchyard gravesite, and Belleek Pottery Factory. Below stand mother and son at O’Brien’s Tower at Cliffs of Moher in County Clare:

DSCN2496Their Northern Ireland sites were Dunluce Castle and Giant’s Causeway along the coast; Peace Bridge, Tower Musuem, Guildhall, Bogside “Troubles” murals, and the 16th Century walls of LondonDerry; Titanic Experience in Belfast; Cabra Castle in Kingscourt; Newgrange and Knowth 5,000 year-old burial tombs in Boyne Valley; and St. Oliver Plunkett’s Shrine, 14th Century St. Laurence Gate, and William Cairnes Gastropub in Drogheda.

In September, 2016, Mr. Waterman was an invited speaker at the Long Term Care Litigation Retreat of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association in Irvington, Virginia. In October, 2016, he again addressed the Etheridge Society in Charlottesville, Virginia. Later that month, he also attended the Nursing Home Litigation Fundamentals Seminar of the American Association for Justice (“AAJ”) in Santa Fe, New Mexico. In November, 2016, he additionally attended AAJ’s Mastering the Medicine: Birth Trauma & Medical Negligence Seminar in Atlanta, Georgia.

From December 16, 2016, to January 2, 2017, the Waterman family vacationed in New Zealand via Australia.  Traveling a day and losing another to the International Date Line, they arrived Sydney on the 19th.  From their suite on The Rocks, for two days the family ventured Harbour Cruise, Chinatown, Harbour Bridge Climb, Sky Tower Buffet, and Opera House for “Circus 1903”.

NZ via Emirates first landed the Watermans in The Dunes on Piha Beach at Lion Rock for surfing, “dining” at Piha Bowling Club and Piha Café, visiting adjacent Karekare Beach (site of  Hollywood’s “The Piano”), and hiking Waitake Ranges Park and Kitekite Falls.  Next in Auckland from Skycity Grand Hotel was Skytower Sky Walk and Sky Jump, Lego Christmas display, and Skycity Casino.  After Christmas lunch at Sichuan Style Restaurant in Hamilton, they walked and boated Waitomo Glowworm Caves before Christmas dinner at Waitomo Caves Hotel.  Next morning was blackwater-tubing Glowworm Caves, followed by Blue Spring and Tewaihou Walkway in Putaruru, en route to Aorangi Peak Retreat with on-site alpacas and restaurant overlooking Rotorua – everyone’s favorite digs!  At Tamaki Maori Village, Avery III was visiting tribal chief before tour, hangi, and concert.  Hell’s Gate Geothermal Park & Kia Ori Spa was a mud bath photo op for Avery, Jr., Avery III, Christian, Kelsey, Elizabeth, and Gram:

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Hinuera was site of Hobbiton, where they toured The Shire and supped at Green Dragon Inn.  The Watermans stopped at Wairake to visit Lava Glass and its Thermal Health Spa hot springs before bungy-jumping at Taupo and dinner on Lake Taupo.  Next was Tongariro: Chateau for all, Alpine Crossing [of “Mordor”] for the men, and the spa/café for the women.  Capitol city Wellington featured The Beehive, waterfront kayaking and lunch, and Weta Studio tour.  Another Australia stopover for New Year – Bondi Beach with highlight Icebergs Club pool, sauna, and bistro – was holiday farewell.

After attending Southern Trial Lawyers Association’s annual convention in New Orleans for Mardi Gras 2017, Mr. Waterman and his friend jetted to Peru during April, 2017.  The couple acclimated to elevation in 11,152’ Cusco, the Inca Empire’s capital city, dining around its Plaza de Armas.  With newfound Dutch friends, Tomas and Femke, they descended 13,779’ Abra Malaga by mountain bike, rafted the Urubamba River, and retired to their spartan jungle lodge quarters in Santa Maria.  Their 10-mile jungle/cliff hike on the Inca Trail finished with cable-cart river-crossing and hot springs bathing at Santa Theresa.  After zip-lining, half-day hike ended at Aguas Calientes.  Pre-dawn ascension of the 1800-step granite Inca staircase rewarded with trek jewel:  Machu Picchu!  Ascending Machu Picchu Montana provided the following classic vista of Machu Picchu:

Train to Cusco and plane to Lima – with stopover for trendy neighborhood and Incan bazaar – wrapped their vacation.

On May 12, 2018, Mr. Waterman’s son Christian graduated VCU School of Dentistry magna cum laude with B.S. in Dental Hygiene. Below he is joined by family members outside Supper in Richmond, Virginia, where they dined post-ceremony:FB_IMG_1528336076254

Christian was 1 of only 2 graduates inducted into Sigma Phi Alpha Honor Society.  His other honors include the Medical College of Virginia Alumni Association of VCU Award, the VCU Dental Hygiene Alumni Student Merit Scholarship, the Sigma Phi Alpha Scholarship, and the VCU School of Dentistry Research Day Dental Hygiene Student Research Award.

During May 16-28, 2018, father and son celebrated Christian’s graduation and licensure as a dental hygienist by traveling to Indonesia.  In Bali, they stayed at Pro Surf Camp on Kuta-Legian Beach, were massaged at Jamu Spa, lunched at Take, visited Para Luhur Temple and saw the Kecak and Fire Dance cliff-side at Ulu Watu, and dined at Bumbu Bali One amid Balinese music and dance performance.  By Gili-Getaway III from Serangan, the two fastboated to Gili Trawangan off Lombok.  Lodging in thatched bungalows and receiving instruction for 5 days at Manta Dive, the pair made 10 SCUBA dives (including  30 meters and at night) and earned their Open Water, Advanced Adventurer, and Enriched Air Nitrox SSI Certifications:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHangouts included Chappies, Evolution, La Moomba, Regina Pizzeria, and the nightly fish market.  By Gili-Gili fastboat to Padang Bai and driver to Ubud, the duo visited the site of “Eat Pray Love”.  From Dewangga Bungalow, they toured Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary by scooter, Ubud Palace, Ubud Market, and Jatiluwih Rice Terrace.  Favorite eats were Locavore To Go, Gelato Secrets, Golden Monkey, and Three Monkeys.  Massages off pedestrian Goutama Jalan and sunset at oceanfront temples Tonah Lot and Batu Bolong wrapped their holiday.

On June 6, 2018, Mr. Waterman was an invited speaker for the “Ending the Case Before Judgment” seminar of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association. His topic was “Strategic and Tactical Considerations of Nonsuit”.

During June 30-July 7, 2018, Mr. Waterman, his sons, and friends vacationed in the Southwest high desert. Landing in Phoenix, sightseeing redrock Sedona, and lunching in Flagstaff preceded a brutal rim-to-river-to-rim next-day hike of Arizona’s Grand Canyon along its steep sunny dry South Kaibab Trail. After a desolate late night drive to Blanding, Utah, they recharged with canoeing and other water activities at Blanding’s Recapture Reservoir and star-gazing under Owachomo Bridge at Natural Bridges National Monument in Lake Powell, Utah. Mr. Waterman, his friend, Avery III, Megan, and Christian then four-wheeled dusty Arch Canyon amid Anasazi ruins in San Juan County, Utah, breaking with their Polaris RZRs for its scenic overlook vista:Arizona_Utah Vacation (ATW, Jen, ATW3, CTW)

Fourth of July featured Blanding’s 5k race; the County’s parade, replete with copious candy-throwing; a family 25th reunion cook-out and photo-shoot; some young adults venturing a side-trip to Cortez, Colorado; and 22 minutes of fabulous fireworks up close, which many hailed as the best they had seen. The group next traveled to Moab, Utah, hiking to Delicate Arch in Arches National Park, having food and drink at Moab Brewery, and lazily rafting and swimming in the low cold Colorado River. A long drive to and much delayed flight out of Albuquerque, New Mexico ended their holiday on Megan’s birthday.

On March 29, 2019, Mr. Waterman spoke at the Annual Convention of the Virginia Trial Lawyer’s Association (“VTLA”) at The Homestead in Hot Springs, Virginia. His presentation to the Long-Term Care Section was “Obtaining Ostensibly Privileged Materials – with Just a Medical Authorization!”. Attendees received Continuing Legal Education credit from the Virginia State Bar.

On April 9, 2019, the Waterman family was blessed with a new addition: Avery Tillinghast Waterman-Gibler!

Proud grandfather, Mr. Waterman (“Sandpa”) is holding his granddaughter. Clockwise from the left are baby Avery’s mother Katharine, Uncle Avery III, Uncle Christian, and Great-Grandmother Barbara. Baby father Kyle was the talented photographer.

During May 17-29, 2019, Mr. Waterman and his mother, sisters and friend celebrated his mother’s 80th birthday with a Greece odyssey. Flying into Athens, the fivesome stayed on fashionable Ermou Street; frequented nearby central Monastiraki Square; and dined at Acropolis Taverna, adjacent Anafiotika, beneath the Acropolis and overlooking the Roman Agora and Tower of the Winds. Their walking tour traversed Syntagma Square/Excavations, Parliament during change of its guards, National Gardens, Zeus’ Temple, Hydrian’s Gate/Arch, Dionysus’ Theater, Herodes Atticus’ Odeon, and the Acropolis, including Pantheon, Athena Nike Temple, and Museum. They viewed the Acropolis illuminated brilliantly at night from Maiandros Rooftop on bustling Andrianou Street – and from their suite window. Beneth Bakery provided baklava for breakfasts. Another walking tour covered the Ancient (Greek) Agora, including well-preserved Hephaestus’ Temple and Stoa of Attalos, plus Hard Rock Café on Andrianou en route. Sandy and his friend also visited Panathenic Stadium and ran on its Olympic track.

On Celestyal’s Crystal, they cruised the Mediterrainean Sea to several Greek Isles. On Mykonos, they toured Old Town, dined and relaxed at Fokos Taverna and Beach, walked Pasourro Beach and had cocktails at Avli Tou Thodori Lounge waterfront. On Milos, they  motorboated aboard Zephyros, swam at Kleftiko Caves, walked the moonscape of Sarakiniko Beach, dined in Tripiti, and ascended Plaka. Their two-day stay at Santorini featured spectacular Megalochori and Oia Village excursion; lunch at cliffside Terpsi overlooking the Caldera; Santorini Yachting Club private catamaran caldera sunset dinner charter from Ammoudi Port, with swimming in Nea Kameni volcano-warmed water; and return by Fira Cable Car to Faros shuttle-boat. Mr. Waterman and his friend also scaled the 588+ Karavolades Stairs, revisited Terpsi, and sipped at a vineyard.

Upon docking at Heraklion, the fivesome jumped ship and toured Crete by van a few days. After sightseeing the Minoau Palace of Knossos and Heraklion’s Archaelogical Museum, Lions Square, and Morosini Foundatin; they drove to the ancient capital city, Rethymno. There they stayed at the 400+ year-old Hamam Oriental Suites on narrow Nikiforon Foka Street in (Turkish) Old Town, and dined at Porto Vecchio and Cava D’Oro on Venetian Harbour. By scenic yet dangerous roadtrip, they visited Crete’s world-famous beaches. Below is a photo of everyone on pink-shell Elafonisi Beach:

Heidi, Tam, Mr. Waterman and his friend hiked down to Balos Beach too. Their farewell night was spent at GDM Megaron Hotel overlooking landmark Koules Fortress and then at Atlantis Hotel Aquilla, before their delayed flights home.

On July 31, 2021, Mr. Waterman proudly welcomed a new daughter to his family: Kimberly Caroline Bailey of Yorktown, Virginia. After their wedding ceremony at Seaford Baptist Church, the bride’s family church, Caroline and Christian were chauffeured in a white Maserati Quattroporte limousine to their reception at Kingsmill on the James, where the newlyweds are pictured before they entered the Resort’s James River Ballroom as husband and wife:

On August 10, 2021, the Waterman family was blessed with another addition: Brooks Tillinghast Waterman-Gibler!

Proud grandfather, “Sandpa,” is holding his first grandson in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Mr. Waterman again has been invited to speak at the Long-Term Care Section Retreat of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association in Staunton, Virginia on April 22, 2022. His presentation will be: “Va. Code §8.01-413: Obtaining ‘Privileged’ Patient Care Records – with a Medical Authorization”.

Stay tuned for more photos and details!