On January 10, 2011, Virginia Lawyer’s Weekly recognized Mr. Waterman for obtaining the 8th largest jury verdict in the Commonwealth of Virginia during 2010. On August 26, 2010, he received a jury award of $6,100,000.00 (including pre-judgment interest of $1,100,00.00) for a brain injury victim in Gagnon v. Burns, No. CL08-572 in Circuit Court for Gloucester County, Virginia.

This is the second time Mr. Waterman has been recognized by Virginia Lawyers Weekly for a top Virginia jury verdict. In 2005, his $1,600,000.00 jury award in the landmark medical malpractice case of Riverside Hosp., Inc. v. Johnson in Newport News, which he successfully defended on appeal to the Supreme Court of Virginia in 2006, was the 13th highest across the state and remains the largest ever in Virginia for a patient fall.