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Gary S Nitsche

Workers compensation Attorney at Wilmington, DE

4.8   68 reviews
  • State Years
    Delaware - DE 36 years
    New Jersey - NJ 36 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 36 years
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State DE
    Acquired 1988
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1987
    Status
    License Administratively Revoked No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1987
    Status
    Retired No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Gary

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GARY S. NITSCHE is the managing partner of the law firm of Weik, Nitsche & Dougherty.  He handles personal injury matters with an emphasis on motor vehicle, work injuries and premises liability cases.  He has substantial litigation and trial experience, has tried approximately fifty jury trials and has received numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements.  He received his education at the University of Delaware (B.A., 1982), and the Thomas M. Cooley Law School (J.D., 1987).  He was the President of the DTLA in 1999-2000.  He co-authored Delaware’s prejudgment interest law.  Previously, he served as the Delaware Trial Lawyer’s Association as membership Triad chair and legislative chair for several years.  He also co-founded the Delaware Doctor/Lawyer Team Partnership against Drug and Alcohol Abuse, which received an AAJ’s Board of Governor’s Award in 1997.  He is a sustaining member of the American Association of Justice and is a member of the Small Office Practice section and Motor Vehicle and Insurance Practice section and is a member of the Workplace Injury Litigation Group.  He also served as Delaware Governor of the New Lawyers Section of AAJ for two years.  He is an AAJ “Eagle”.  He is a member of the Delaware State Bar Association, Torts and Insurance section, Worker’s Compensation section and the ABA, litigation section.  He is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.  He was voted Best Lawyer in 2004 in the Reader’s Choice survey of the Delaware News Journal.  Also, he was selected as a “Super Lawyer” in the 2011 and 2012 and 2007 edition of Philadelphia Magazine, Super Lawyers section for Delaware.   He has written and spoken numerous times regarding the field of personal injury, workers’ compensation, and uninsured motorists’ coverage.

Awards

Distinguished Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2020,2018,2017,2015,2014
Client's Choice
2020 2018 2017 + 2 ...

Location

Weik Nitsche & Dougherty

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  68 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2020
Client's Choice
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Posted by Alexix | April 8, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
" The Lawyer For You"
I hired Gary Nitsche inn July 2010, I am not good with patience at all. Taking this ride with Gary was well worth the wait, he is an excellent lawyer, I would highly recommend him. He did his job and he did it good! He didn't just see me as a client, he actually cared. I would also like to thank Myra Butts (one of the paralegals) she did a great job. If you need a lawyer Gary Nitsche is your guy. Sincerely, Alexix.
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Posted by Karen | September 2, 2011
Gary S. Nitsche
Gary was a pitbull for me in my slip-n-fall case. He battled hard on my behalf to bring my case to a favorable resolution. He took the time to explain every detail, was compassionate, attentive, and he listened to everything I had to say, regardless of how ridiculous it may have been. He was completely honest with me in every aspect of our communications. Gary is a man of great integrity and conviction and stands tall and proud in them. If you need an attorney who is well respected in the legal community, Gary is your man. He made what was a difficult time for me easier, and I'm grateful he was available to assist me.
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Posted by Eric | April 20, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Professional lawyer at the most.
Her first met Gary in 2007 had to work accident. Gary and I talked and he made it very clear. I will do the best and only the best that I can. If you want quick money go to another lawyer that will just give you anything I will fight for you this is my job. I believe in Gary I believe in the stop paralegals everyone there in the office is professional. I had to go back to Gary in 2020 to being run over . And again Gary and his staff did top notch work I believe them I trust him did not let me down. Thank you thank you again.
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Posted by Catherine | September 20, 2022
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Individualized, personal attention from Gary & Team
Over the course of 4+ years, Gary and his team have provided me with honesty/transparency, patience (I ask a LOT of questions)?and easy to understand information in layperson’s terms. As this was my first involvement in a legal process, initially I was concerned as to how my work injury would impact my personal and professional life. Every time I felt uncertainty, as new proceedings emerged, Gary and Paralegal Kelle promptly returned my calls/emails. I was always treated with respect, honesty and professionalism. My interactions were mostly with Paralegal Kelle, who was always eager to guide me through legal jargon. Gary and his staff made sure that I was taken care of, and thus, my anxiety level would be brought back down. Gary’s team “battled” through any hiccups, and issues from the Defense. Their goal was my goal: ensuring that I received a favorable settlement (which I did, thank you all!). If you’re in need of legal help, this professional, knowledgeable legal team… look no further. It has been a long legal journey since I first met Gary in 2018, and I am extremely grateful for all of their assistance and support, as they eased my mind and I was able to sleep at night. High praise for this law firm!
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Posted by William | August 10, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Outcome / Exceptional Attorney
If you're looking for an exceptional accident attorney -- look no further. Gary Nitsche can be your lawyer. If you want honesty, integrity, accessibility, a 2-way communicator, and an evidence-based attorney, Gary Nitsche should be your lawyer. If you are looking for justice, fairness and an exceptional negotiator, Gary Nitsche ought to be your lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | October 19, 2021
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Fair and resolved cases in no time
Grey and the staff team has been very patient, professional and understanding with my mom car accident cases. He got down to the nitty gritty and got the case resolved in no time, I would recommend grey to family and friends. Thank you so much
Posted by King | August 2, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Very Pleased Client
I honestly don't know where to begin because I have had an all around great experience with this firm. Gary, Joel, & Kristine have always addressed questions /concerns me or my husband had. My family went through a lot dealing with my accident & they have always made me feel as though we will be cared for. They have always responded in a timely manner. They have always met with us in a timely manner. Their waiting & meeting areas were always clean. They were always organized & up to date with my case. They always provided their advice but still permitted me to make my own decisions. My family & I are extremely pleased. Thank you all so very much. We will never forget the kindness & compassion you showed our family.
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Posted by anonymous | June 17, 2021
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A very good lawyer
A very good lawyer you work hard to get people their lawsuit is completed. experience lawyer
Posted by Eve Davis | February 24, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Gary & His Team of Professionals
I hired Gary to help me through an auto accident that caused me injuries. Gary and his team were thorough. The first thing I thought about when I met him was that he truly cared and was concerned about my well being. He is very detailed and works very hard for his clients. He was always available to answer any concerns that I had. He’s a great attorney and I highly recommend him!
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Posted by Sydney | November 25, 2020
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Top Class!
Gary and his team of attorneys are great at what they do. From consultation till settlement, the firm makes you assured of the competence and professionalism. I’d recommended them any day!
Posted by Carl | September 1, 2020
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If you're looking for an, "AMAZING" team look no further
From Day 1 Gary and his team handled my case professionally and effectively. They were always there when I had any questions, and ensured they stayed in contact along the way. This was my first time dealing with any level of attorney, so I was a bit apprehensive concerning my case and the process of it all. Gary, Joel and Mayra ensured my nerves were at ease and gave me the best customer service (honestly more than I asked for) ever. I recommend this team and stand by my word on their service. I was honestly overwhelmed with the sheer level of support I received and cannot thank them enough for assisting me with my case. GOLD STAR, STELLAR SERVICE, AMAZING TEAM!!!
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Posted by Latoya | June 2, 2020
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Great Attorney
Mr. Nitsche is awesome and did a great job at handling my case. His team is very professional and will keep you informed and guide you throughout the process of your case. I would highly recommend.
Posted by anonymous | April 23, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer and an awesome team
Gary and his team are great at what they do. They were able to help me with my case and getting a resolution I was happy with. They are always willing to listen and get you what you need. I dealt with Gary’s law firm years ago hence why I returned. Thanks again !
Posted by Kathy | March 17, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Calm, Capable, Excellent
I had a pretty serious dog bite to the face that left some scarring both mentally and physically. Gary was able to navigate medical insurance issues, the dog's owners, the dog's owner's insurance company and legal process with great calm and with astute judgement, all while communicating to me with great transparency and honesty. He created calm out of a crisis. He is the best!
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Posted by Ken | March 2, 2020
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GARY NITSCHES & STAFF
During my law enforcement career I have come in contact with many lawyers. I could tell immediately when I met Gary I was in great hands. Throughout my case Gary and his staff treated like family. When an offer was presented to settle my case I told Gary to settle. Gary advised against it. Thank God I listened. Gary got the settlement substantially increased. I highly recommend Gary for any and all legal matters. He is a truly caring person as is his entire staff. Thank you Ken
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Posted by John B. | February 29, 2020
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Joel Fredericks
I wanted to write a review encompassing my satisfaction with attorney Joel Fredericks’ expertise and support throughout my legal proceedings. Joel is knowledgeable and supportive. He fully understands the legal parameters of personal injury justice. I highly recommend anyone that has a Personal Injury legal battle to pursue to use Mr. Fredericks for services. I also would like to share my praise for his legal staff which includes Kelly and Fran. Thanks for the high quality service and support.
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Posted by Michelle Scott | February 20, 2020
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Gary Nitsche is Excellent definitely a 5⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Gary Nitsche is the Bomb...his office staff is VERY professional & Gary has always got me the Maximum amount of Money on a policy....I would definitely recommend Gary to anyone!!!!!!!
Posted by Maria Kathleen Wortz | August 13, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer In The World
Gary was so compassinate from the very beginning of the first meeting with him after my horrible accident. It was the longest stressed 2 years of my life, and Gary and his wonderful employees, was caring through the whole ordeal with me, always assuring me everything will be ok. Im so glad that lawyers like him and his wonderful staff, help people like me, are in this world. If anybody needs a great lawyer, please call them.
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Posted by Leslie | June 27, 2019
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Highly recommended!
Gary and his staff all helped me through my case and was always willing to answer any of my questions. He helped me get a settlement I deserved. I would recommend him to anyone!
Posted by Tyrone | April 17, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Client
Gary and the entire staff are very knowledgeable and courteous. I have absolutely nothing but high praises for them. I honestly didn’t feel just like a number, but like a client. Every time I met with Gary or his staff they knew my name. Gary and staff truly worked hard and obtain a favorable settlement without a trial.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-33%

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Weik Nitsche & Dougherty
  • 1993 - Present

Education

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • University of Delaware
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1982

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Kelty v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company Del. Supr. No. 121, 2012
  • win
  • Simendinger v. National Union Fire Insurance Company, Del. Supr.No. 553, 2011
  • win
  • Redding v, Ortega
  • win
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Associations

  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Board of Governors
  • N/A
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, New Lawyers Division
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Delaware Trial Lawyers Association
  • Past President
  • 1999 - 2000
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Best Lawyer Personal Injury Litigation
  • Best Lawyers In America
  • 2013
  • delaware superlawyer personal injury
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2012
  • Delaware super lawyer personal injury
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2012
  • Best Lawyer Personal Injury Litigation
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • Delawre super lawyer personal injury
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • recognized
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2007
  • Best Lawyer Readers Choice
  • Delaware News Journal
  • 2004
  • Wiedemann Wysocki Award
  • American Association for Justice
  • 2000
  • personal injury
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • N/A
  • Personal Injury
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • N/A
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Delaware Trial Lawyers Association
  • Pip-UM Seminar
  • 2013
  • Delaware Trial Lawyers Association
  • Uninsured Motorist Insurance
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (1)
Endorse Gary
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Gary Nitsche is an outstanding advocate for his clients. He has one of the most successful trial practices in Delaware representing injured parties. I highly recommend him and his law firm."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Wilmington Workers compensation Lawyer Gary S Nitsche
Gary S Nitsche
Workers compensation Attorney
Wilmington, DE
Licensed for 36 years