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!