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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.


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 24%
    29 years, 800 cases
  2. Defective Products: 24%
    29 years, 100 cases
  3. Workers Compensation: 24%
    29 years, 650 cases
  4. Nursing Home Abuse: 23%
    29 years, 35 cases
  5. Spinal Cord Injury: 5%



Contingent (33%)

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  • Yvonne V Saville

    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.


    Yvonne Saville Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Kiadii S Harmon

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    Kiadii Harmon Car accident Attorney
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Contact info

Weik Nitsche & Dougherty

305 North Union Street, Second Floor
P.O. BOX 2324
Wilmington, DE, 19899


NJLicense Administratively Revoked198708/01/2011
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2016
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
delaware superlawyer personal injurySuper Lawyers2013
Best Lawyer Personal Injury LitigationBest Lawyers In America2013
Million Dollar AdvocateMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2012
Best Lawyer Personal Injury LitigationBest Lawyers in America2012
Delaware super lawyer personal injurySuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Delawre super lawyer personal injurySuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2009
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2008
recognizedSuper Lawyers Magazine2007
Best Lawyer Readers ChoiceDelaware News Journal2004
Wiedemann Wysocki AwardAmerican Association for Justice2000
Personal InjuryBest Lawyers in AmericaN/A
personal injuryBest Lawyers in AmericaN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerWeik Nitsche & Dougherty1993 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Association for JusticeMember1988 - Present
Million Dollar Advocates ForumBoard of GovernorsN/A
Association of Trial Lawyers of America, New Lawyers DivisionMemberN/A
Delaware Trial Lawyers AssociationPast President1999 - 2000
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Kelty v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company Del. Supr. No. 121, 2012win
Simendinger v. National Union Fire Insurance Company, Del. Supr.No. 553, 2011win
Redding v, Ortegawin
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Publication nameTitleDate
Delaware News JournalLaw firm Preparing to move to new building2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
University of DelawareN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Delaware Trial Lawyers AssociationPip-UM Seminar2013
Delaware Trial Lawyers AssociationUninsured Motorist Insurance2011