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Wayne M Willoughby


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My passion in life is to help children and families who have been seriously injured by the careless conduct of others.  Partnered with two doctors and a registered nurse who became lawyers, I pursue this passion in the courtroom by representing birth injured children and others who have been needlessly injured by negligence. By the grace of God, my partners and I have had substantial success for our clients in Maryland and across the United States.

I have received an AV Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell. An AV rating is the highest rating available from Martindale-Hubbell for ranking a lawyer’s ethics and legal ability and reflects the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary. I have also been recognized as among "Maryland's Top Lawyers" for 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009 in Super Lawyers Magazine and was honored to receive a Maryland Daily Record, "Leadership in Law" Award in 2009.


Holding negligent people and corporations accountable for wrongfully injuring others is what I do!



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Practice areas


  1. Birth Injury: 60%
    27 years
  2. Personal Injury: 40%
    27 years



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Gershon, Willoughby, Getz & Smith, LLC

Hooks Village
25 Hooks Lane, Suite 304
Baltimore, MD, 21208


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Lawyers in MarylandMaryland Super Lawyers2011
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Top Lawyers In MarylandMaryland Super Lawyers2010
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Leadership in Law AwardMaryland Daily Record2009
Top Lawyers in MarylandMaryland Super Lawyers2009
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2009
Defenders of Justice AwardMaryland Trial Lawyers Association2005
Special Award for founding the Medical Negligence SectionMaryland Trial Lawyers Association2003
Carroll District Scouter of the YearCarroll District of the Baltimore Area Council, Boy Scouts of America2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
Baltimore County Bar Association, CLE CommitteeVice-Chair2010 - Present
American Association for JusticeMaryland State Delegate2010 - Present
Maryland Association for JusticeLegislative Chair2010 - Present
AAJ Public Education Committee,Member2010 - Present
Trinity Lutheran Church, Westminster, MarylandCongregation Council President2009 - Present
Maryland Association for JusticePublic Information Chair2009 - Present
Maryland Association for Justice Charitable FoundationChairman2009 - Present
American Association for Justice, Birth Trauma Litigation GroupMember2008 - Present
Maryland Association for Justice, Diversity CommitteeMember2008 - Present
American Association for Justice, Leaders ForumMember2007 - Present
Maryland Trial Lawyers Association, PACBoard of Governors2002 - Present
Baltimore City Bar Association, Legal Ethics CommitteeMember1996 - Present
Baltimore County Bar Association, CLE CommitteeMember1996 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1990 - Present
Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.CMember1989 - Present
District of Columbia BarMember1988 - Present
Maryland State Bar Association, Inc.Member1987 - Present
Public JusticeMaryland State Coordinator2008 - 2011
American Association for Justice, Council of PresidentsSecretary2008 - 2009
Maryland Trial Lawyers AssociationPresident2008 - 2009
Maryland Trial Lawyers Association, Legislative CommitteeChair2002 - 2005
Publication nameTitleDate
National Business Institute, Medical Malpractice in MarylandMedical Malpractice in Maryland2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Baltimore School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
University of Maryland, College ParkN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1980