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Gary A. Wais

Gary A. Wais 2017-11-17T21:38:59+00:00

Senior Partner

Gary-WaisGary A. Wais is the senior managing partner at the law firm of Wais, Vogelstein, Forman & Offutt.  For over 30 years Gary has dedicated his practice to serving the severely  injured victims of medical malpractice. Gary has obtained and continues to achieve record-setting verdicts and settlements on behalf of those severely impacted by medical negligence and birth injuries. When a case is accepted for representation, Gary and his team of experienced litigators will not shy away from the fight and will take on any medical provider or hospital where justice for an injured victim is needed.

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Awards and Recognitions

  • Maryland Trial Lawyer of the Year – 2012
  • Maryland “Super Lawyer” – 2007 (inaugural year), 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016
  • The American Trial Lawyers Association “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” – 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • The American Society of Legal Advocates “Top 100 Litigation Lawyer in the State of Maryland” – Member
  • Million and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum – Member

Results

Mr. Wais has personally handled and resolved either by verdict or settlement numerous cases in excess $10,000,000.00. A representative sample of newspaper headlines reporting solely on jury verdicts include the following:

  • “Jury awards $55 Million for birth injury” – The Daily Record
  • “Jury awards $21 Million for birth injury” – The Daily Record
  • “Widow wins $14 Million” – The Baltimore Sun
  • “UM Medical Center to pay $6.9 Million for negligence” – The Baltimore Sun
  • ‘’Malpractice suit Plaintiff is awarded $4.4 Million” – The Baltimore Sun
  • “Jury awards parents $4.0 Million” – The Daily Record

Gary has also settled hundreds of medical malpractice cases other than birth injury and brain injury cases. A substantial number of these cases resulted in settlements of over $1,000,000.00. These other cases involved emergency room failures, failure to diagnose and/or properly treat cancer, heart issues, stroke, amputation, and death..

Besides medical malpractice, Mr. Wais has also represented victims of legal malpractice, including participating in a jury trial that resulted in a $12,000,000.00 verdict for the parents of a teen who died as a result of an anesthesia mishap. The family went to a lawyer to represent them for this tragedy and the lawyer negligently allowed the medical malpractice case to be dismissed.

Mr. Wais has likewise successfully represented victims of drowning accidents and obtained a jury verdict of $4,000,000.00 and a settlement for another client in excess of $5 million dollars.

As a result of Mr. Wais’ experience and success, he has been asked and has presented seminars and lectures on the subject of medical malpractice to fellow medical malpractice lawyers in Maryland.

Nationwide Practice

Gary Wais is licensed to practice law in the State of Maryland and has been specially admitted pro hac vice for cases in Washington, D.C. and Ohio. He has also investigated cases in Pennsylvania, Delaware, West Virginia, Ohio, Kansas, Oregon, Illinois, and Florida. We offer no cost reviews for Birth Injury and Medical Malpractice  cases throughout the country.

Education

  • University of Maryland- College Park, B.S. 1978
  • University of Miami, M.B.A. with Certificate in Health Administration, 1980
  • University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D. 1983

Bar Admissions and Organizations

 

Birth Injury Cases

$55 Million - Birth Injury
Largest Malpractice Verdict in MD.

$33.5M - Birth Injury
Largest Malpractice Verdict in TN.

$15.5M- Birth Injury
Largest Malpractice Verdict MN.

$21M- Birth Injury
Verdict Maryland.

$15.6M Cerebral Palsy
Verdict Maryland.

$14M- Medical Malpractice
Verdict Maryland.

$9.2M- Birth Injury/CP
Largest Verdict in MN.
(Before we set record above)


$7M- Failure to Diagnose
Verdict Minnesota.

$5.3M- Failure to Diagnose Cancer
Verdict Washington D.C.

$5M- Cerebral Palsy/Birth Injury
Verdict Iowa.

$5M - Cebral Plasy/Birth Injury
Verdict Illinois.





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Gary A. Wais, Sr. Partner

Gary is the senior managing partner. Practicing for 30 years, he has dedicated his career to championing the needs of the most seriously injured victims of malpractice. Focusing specifically on birth injury cases, Gary continues to obtain record setting verdicts and settlements in Maryland and Nationwide.

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Kenneth Vogelstein, Sr. Partner

Kenny is a senior partner and a physician. His medical knowledge has proven invaluable in his 25 year practice. Kenny focuses on birth trauma, cerebral palsy and catastrophic malpractice injuries. He has recovered millions in verdicts and settlements on behalf of his seriously injured clients.

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Keith D. Forman, Partner

Keith, a partner, was member of the team that obtained 3 of the 4 largest verdicts in Medical Malpractice history in Maryland, including a $55M verdict and a $21M verdict respectively against two hospitals. A keen and tenacious advocate for his clients, he was invited to join the prestigious Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

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Stephen C. Offutt, Partner

Stephen is one of the Nation's preeminent and seasoned Medical Malpractice trial lawyers. With an extensive record of multi-million dollar verdicts, in 2014 the National Trial Lawyers Association named him one of the Best Trial Lawyers in America following a birth injury verdict for $33.4M. Stephen fights aggressively for seriously injured children nation wide.

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Mary Koch, Partner

Mary will stand & deliver Big for Justice. From her early days as a Federal Prosecutor to large corporate wrong doers, her multi-million verdicts are prolific. Mary won a 34.3M verdict against corporate wrongdoing, one of the Nation's largest in 2010. Mary is tenacious crusader for the rights of injured victims and will fight relentlessly for Justice

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"A seriously unbelievable malpractice team. It truly is high-stakes litigation and this is the malpractice dream team you want. They have the knowledge, resources and tenacity to obtain successful results over the long haul and they are clearly not afraid of anybody. Because of their work, our familie's very existence is made possible."
– D.L.

"Reading this firm's lengthly list of verdicts and settlements in medical malpractice and birth injury is what convinced us. We took a lot of time to select the right law firm for our disabled child with serious life time disability and we are glad we did. Our son will have millions in life time needs because of the hospital care and they did not want to listen to us. They can hear us loud and clear now."

– A.J.

"There are no words to begin to explain how grateful we are for what your team has done for our family. I cannot begin to imagine how we would have survived following the negligent care. Your positive encouragement and support was a beacon of light throughout this difficult process. Hearing that eight figure verdict read in court was the sweetest thing I have ever heard. Thank you and Bless you. "

– W.R.

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