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Avery T. Waterman Jr.

Avery T. Waterman Jr.

Hampton Roads' Top Award-Winning Lawyer: Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home Abuse ...
  • Virginia
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Beth A Norton
Reviewed by Beth A Norton September 14, 2021
Rating: 10 Justia Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
Mr. Waterman is simply the best at what he does, and I cannot recommend him highly enough for the services he provides.
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Biography

For 17 consecutive years during 2007-2022, Mr. Waterman has been honored by his legal colleagues in The Best Lawyers of America for 2 separate categories - "Personal Injury" and "Medical Malpractice" - for Southeast Virginia. Indeed, he has been voted its "Lawyer of the Year" for 5 of the last 9 years.

For 2021, Waterman Law Centers received the coveted "Metropolitan Tier 1" Best Law Firms ranking by U.S. News & World Report. It has 3 Peninsula law offices: Williamsburg, Newport News, and Hampton.

Also, for 14 consecutive years during 2008-2021, Mr. Waterman has been named to Virginia Super Lawyers. Additionally, for 13 consecutive years during 2010-2022, he has been recognized as a charter member of The National Trial Lawyers' "Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Virginia" and as a life member in the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Further, for various years, he has been named for America's Top 100 Attorneys "Lifetime Achievement Award", America's Top 100 "High Stakes Litigators", Hampton Roads Magazine's "Top Attorneys" in Hampton Roads, Virginia Business' "Legal Elite", and Lawdragon's "500 Top Plaintiff Lawyers".

Big cases are Mr. Waterman's forte. His cases feature multiple "first impression", cutting-edge and other sophisticated issues, and have resulted in scores of favorable published opinions. He has prevailed in a dozen appeals before state and federal courts. His legal briefs regularly are used by other lawyers, and his successful cases are relied upon by them as legal precedent, for their cases. Multiple articles of his are published, and he frequently is invited to speak at continuing legal education programs and to legal societies.

Mr. Waterman's four decades of personal injury experience provides clients valuable perspective, skills, and credibility. He has staying power to withstand insurance companies!

Practice Areas
    Personal Injury
    Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Medical Malpractice
    Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
    Nursing Home Abuse
    Products Liability
    Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
Additional Practice Areas
  • Patient Falls
  • Wrongful Deaths
  • Car Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
Video Conferencing
  • Zoom
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Just call (757.881.9881) or email (Avery@WatermanLawCenters.com) for free consultation!
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Virginia
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D.C. Circuit
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Founder-Partner
Waterman Law Centers, PLLC
- Current
Senior Partner
Patten Wornom Hatten & Diamonstein, LC
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Associate
McGlinchey Stafford
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Education
University of Virginia School of Law
J.D. (1982)
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Honors: Faculty Research Assistant (Professor Jeffries & Professor Levmore); and Academic Review Committee.
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College of William and Mary
B.A. (1979) | Economics
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Honors: President's Aide; Omicron Delta Kappa and Mortar Board, national leadership honor societies, Omicron Delta Epsilon, national economics honor society; College Register; Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges; Board of Student Affairs, Chairman; College Yearbook, Section Editor.
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Awards
Lawyer of the Year
The Best Lawyers of America
Personal Injury - Plaintiff (Norfolk/Southeast Virginia)
Best Law Firms "Metropolitan Tier 1"
U.S. News & World Report
Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice - Plaintiff
Lawyer of the Year
The Best Lawyers of America
Medical Malpractice - Plaintiff (Norfolk/Southeast Virginia)
Lawyer of the Year
The Best Lawyers of America
Medical Malpractice - Plaintiff (Norfolk/Southeast Virginia)
Lawyer of the Year
The Best Lawyers of America
Medical Malpractice - Plaintiff (Norfolk/Southeast Virginia)
Lawyer of the Year
The Best Lawyers in America
Medical Malpractice - Plaintiff (Norfolk/Southeast Virginia)
Life Member
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Honoree
Virginia Super Lawyers
Life Member
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Professional Associations
Williamsburg Bar Association
Member
Current
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District of Columbia Bar
Member
- Current
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Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
Member
- Current
Activities: Amicus Curiae Honor Roll (2006, 2007, 2014 & 2015)
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American Association for Justice
Member
- Current
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Virginia State Bar
Member
- Current
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Louisiana State Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Healthcare Policies, Procedures, and Protocols: Discoverability, Abuse, Admissibility and Legislation
19 The Journal of VTLA 2
Riverside Hospital, Inc. v. Johnson
272 Va. 518
Charitable Immunity: A Limited Doctrine
9 The Journal of VTLA 2
Negligent Retention: Alive and Well in Virginia
11 Virginia Lawyers Weekly 253
Speaking Engagements
Obtaining "Privileged" Patient Records with a Medical Authorization, Long-Term Care Retreat, Staunton, Virginia
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
Invited Speaker for Continuing Legal Education Seminar
Obtaining Ostensibly Privileged Materials - with just a Medical Authorization!, Long-Term Care Section Annual Convention Luncheon, Hot Springs, VA
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
Invited Speaker for Continuing Legal Education
Punitive Damages: Medical Malpractice Cases!, Long-Term Care Litigation Retreat, Irvington, VA
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
Invited Speaker for Continuing Legal Education
Professionalism & Sanctions, Meeting Seminar, Norfolk, VA
I'Anson-Hoffman Inn of Court
Invited Speaker for Continuing Legal Education (Ethics)
Incident, Educational & Policy Materials: Use & Admissibility, Tort Seminar: Evidence, Springfield, VA
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
Invited Speaker for Continuing Legal Education
Policies, Procedures, Protocols, Et al. - Discoverability and Admissibility!, Long-Term Care Seminar, Richmond
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
Invited Speaker for Continuing Legal Education
"It's Privileged, Judge": In Fact, Actually Not! (Medical Malpractice "Privilege" Law), Seminar, Newport News, Virginia
Greater Peninsula Women's Bar Association
Invited Speaker for Continuing Legal Education
Falls in Hospitals and Nursing Homes: Getting Institutional Discovery to Prove Fault, Medical Malpractice, Scottsdale, Arizona
American Association for Justice
Invited Speaker for Continuing Legal Education
Websites & Blogs
Website
Waterman Law Centers, PLLC Homepage
Website
Google My Business - Williamsburg
Website
Google My Business - Newport News
Website
Google My Business - Hampton
Blog
Waterman Law Centers Blog
Contact & Map
Waterman Law Centers, PLLC
Busch Corporate Center
217 McLaws Circle, Suite 3
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Telephone: (757) 881-9881
Cell: (757) 570-8484
Fax: (888) 886-5352
Notice: On call 24/7
Waterman Law Centers, PLLC
City Center SunTrust
11817 Canon Boulevard, Suite 206
Newport News, VA 23606
Telephone: (757) 881-9881
Cell: (757) 570-8484
Fax: (888) 886-5352
Notice: On call 24/7
Waterman Law Centers, PLLC
Hampton Executive Tower
2101 Executive Drive, Suite 130
Hampton, VA 23666
Telephone: (757) 881-9881
Cell: (757) 570-8484
Fax: (888) 886-5352
Notice: On call 24/7
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