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.

VERDICTS & SETTLEMENTS

  • $1,100,000.00 - medical malpractice settlement (confidential)
  • $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 (Gloucester)
  • $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 & 2018)
  • Best Lawyers in America Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury (2007-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)

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LEGAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • I’Anson-Hoffman American Inn of Court (2011-2017)
  • American Association for Justice (1987-P)
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association (1997-P)
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (1987-P)

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

MAJOR AREAS

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Wrongful Death
  • Brain Injuries
  • Vehicle Accidents

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. Peninsula Radiological Assocs., Ltd.
    2016 WL 1752781 (Newport News Apr. 28, 2016)
  • Myers v. Riverside Hosp., Inc.
    2016 WL 1752780 (Newport News Apr. 21, 2016)
  • Eason v. Sentara CarePlex Hosp.
    2016 WL 1752782 (Hampton Apr. 19, 2016)
  • Cherrie v. Virginia Health Servs., Inc.
    2016 WL 1558509 (Gloucester Apr. 7, 2016) 
  • 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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