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Mr. Waterman enjoys a state-wide reputation as an award-winning mediation, settlement, trial, and appeals lawyer. He has obtained substantial verdicts and settlements throughout Hampton Roads and elsewhere in Virginia for over three decades.


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Practice areas


  1. Medical Malpractice: 80%
  2. Personal Injury: 20%



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Patten Wornom Hatten & Diamonstein Lc

12350 Jefferson Avenue
Suite 300
Newport News, VA, 23602-6956


VAAuthorized to practice law198709/15/2015
LAEligible to practice law198211/03/2015
DCInactive 199505/24/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Lawyer of the Year (Medical Malpractice - Southeast Virginia)The Best Lawyers in America2014
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in VirginiaNational Trial Lawyers2011
MemberMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2010
Member (Medical Malpractice)Virginia Super Lawyers2009
Member (Medical Malpractice & Personal Injury)The Best Lawyers in America2007
MemberVirginia Business' Legal Elite2006
MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior PartnerPatten Wornom Hatten & Diamonstein, L.L.C.1987 - Present
AssociateMcGlinchey1982 - 1986
Association namePosition nameDuration
I'Anson Hoffman Inn of CourtMaster2011 - Present
Southern Trial Lawyers AssocaitionMember1999 - Present
Virginia Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1987 - Present
American Association for Justice (American Trial Lawyers Association)Member1987 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Riverside Hospital, Inc. v. Johnson, 272 Va. 518 (2006)Plaintiff verdict at trial and on appeal.
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Journal of VTLAHealthcare Policies, Procedures, and Protocols: Discoverability, Abuse, Admissibility, and Legislation2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Virginia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
College of William and MaryEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
2015 VTLA Tort Seminar: EvidenceIncident, Educational & Policy Materials: Use and Admissibility2015