Mr. Waterman resides in Kingsmill in Williamsburg, has five children – Katharine II, Avery III, Christian, Elizabeth, and son-in-law, Kyle – and has been involved in numerous school, athletic, charitable, and social activities on the Peninsula.

His past-times include travel, movies, music, festivals, arts, biking, working out, and fundraisers.

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. He has been Rush Chairman and is Recording Secretary for Theta Delta Chi fraternity; and is majoring in Psychology.

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:

Father and Son, at The Bank

Following Mr. Waterman’s romantic getaway at 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. Avery III’s future plans include returning to school for his Masters in Business Administration after working in the food and beverage industry. Currently he lives in Richmond’s trendy Fan District.

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; yet matriculated Virginia Tech.

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. Christian currently resides in Radford, Virginia.

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 and Rialto Bridge, after sightseeing San Marco Piazza where they are pictured below.


Motoring to Slovenia, they visited the caves at Grotta Gigante in Italy and Skocjan Jama; toured Kobilarna Lipica; embarked private caving adventures at Postojna Jama and under Prejama Castle; and 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 speaks 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 featured 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 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 in County Clare:


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

Family vacation in 2016 has everyone in Sydney, Australia and in New Zealand, from Christmas through and after New Years. Looking far ahead, Summer 2017 tentatively takes Mr. Waterman to Spain via France. Arriving Bordeaux , lush countryside, fine wine and regional cooking await. A run in Spain’s most famous encierro – “running of the bulls” – in Pamplona follows. The Festival of Sanfermines in honor of the city and festival’s patron, Saint Fermin, spans July 6-14th. Its 826-meter dash starts each morning.

Pamplona’s “running of the bulls” was popularized internationally by Ernest Hemmingway’s Lost Generation classics The Sun Also Rises in 1926 and Death in the Afternoon in 1932. From Pamplona, the Watermans embark a Mediterranean respite.


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