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George Gorman

Estate planning Attorney at Newport News, VA

4.9   14 reviews

About George

Learn George’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    20%
    Comprehensive estate planning services, including drafting of wills, trusts, powers of attorney, advance directives, healthcare powers of attorney, and transfer on death deeds.

  2. Speeding and traffic ticket
    20%
    Reckless driving, speeding, driving under suspension, traffic offenses, following too closely, accidents, traffic tickets.

  3. Business
    15%
    Business contracts, partnership and LLC disputes and formation, probate law, trade secrets, defamation, fraud and breach of fiduciary duty allegations, public and private construction projects, landlord-tenant disputes, insurance coverage, judgment enforcement and collection, real estate.

    12 years

  4. Contracts and agreements
    15%
    Business contracts, partnership and LLC disputes and formation, probate law, trade secrets, defamation, fraud and breach of fiduciary duty allegations, public and private construction projects, landlord-tenant disputes, insurance coverage, judgment enforcement and collection, real estate.

    12 years

  5. Litigation
    15%
    Business contracts, partnership and LLC disputes and formation, probate law, trade secrets, defamation, fraud and breach of fiduciary duty allegations, public and private construction projects, landlord-tenant disputes, insurance coverage, judgment enforcement and collection, real estate.

    12 years

  6. Personal injury
    8%
    Personal injury matters, including motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall, wrongful death, medical malpractice, and nursing home negligence.

    7 years

  7. Wills and living wills
    7%
    Comprehensive estate planning services, including drafting of wills, trusts, powers of attorney, advance directives, healthcare powers of attorney, and transfer on death deeds.

George is a seasoned attorney with substantial experience in a wide variety of legal matters, including corporate law, personal injury, criminal defense, and wills, trusts and estates. He has practiced in state and Federal courts in both Virginia and California, and has also successfully handled numerous arbitrations and mediations.

George’s experience includes complex civil litigation, corporate law, criminal and traffic defense, personal injury, and wills, trusts, and estates. He has successfully represented large and small companies and individuals in connection with issues involving business contracts, internal business disputes, business entity formation, trade secrets, defamation claims, fraud and breach of fiduciary duty allegations, public and private construction projects, construction defects, landlord-tenant disputes, employment law, insurance coverage, judgment enforcement, real estate, and products liability.

George also represents clients as part of Weisberg & Weisberg's criminal defense team. His experience includes assisting individuals in connection with a wide variety of charges and proceedings in both state and Federal courts. In the course of his practice, he has participated in arraignments, preliminary hearings, plea negotiations, proffer meetings, motions practice, appeals, and sentencing.

George is also an integral part of Weisberg & Weisberg's personal injury team, where he assists plaintiffs in securing compensation for injuries caused by the negligence or intentional acts of others. He has handled matters involving medical malpractice, wrongful death, slip and fall, and motor vehicle accidents. Among other things, his substantial experience handling complex insurance issues is an invaluable resource in helping to maximize his clients' potential recovery.

George represents clients with a broad range of issues relating to wills, trusts, estates, and probate. He has prepared comprehensive estate plans for clients with small, simple estates as well as those with large, complex estates that include business ownership interests and a significant number of beneficiaries. In addition, George frequently assists both executors and beneficiaries involved in the probate process, including in situations where there are contentious disputes that require Court involvement.

Although the above areas represent the primary focus of George's practice, George's broad experience and knowledge make him well situated to assist you with almost any legal matter. If you have a legal issue of any kind, please do not hesitate to contact Weisberg & Weisberg today to learn how George and the other attorneys at the firm can assist you.

Licensed for 12 years
State VA
Status Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired 2015
Updated 10/01/2022
State CA
Status Inactive
Acquired 2010
Updated 09/15/2022

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

Contact George

Weisberg & Weisberg, PLLC
744 Thimble Shoals Blvd.
Suite B
Newport News, VA, 23606
Weisberg & Weisberg PLLC
112 College Place
Norfolk, VA, 23510
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4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Peter | October 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Gorman is a skilled trial attorney
I hired George to represent my teenager after a traffic accident. I have been an attorney for over 20 years -- I specialize in complex criminal litigation. I know a skilled litigator when I see one. Mr. Gorman fearlessly took a difficult set of facts and convinced the judge to give us a good outcome. George is without a doubt a skilled litigator. He also provided excellent personalized service, listened carefully to his client (and parents) and knew exactly how to handle the case. Because of George's skilled advocacy, the case turned out better than we expected. I most definitely recommend Mr. Gorman.
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Posted by Gail | February 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service
George helped our family with the estate of our deceased brother and we obtained the necessary paperwork to have Power of Attorney for our mother. George met with us almost immediately upon calling and was quick in his responses thereafter. Our time in his office was also quick and efficient. After leaving town, our services continued with George electronically and this proved to be very easy and efficient as well. I highly recommend George for estate planning and any other relevant needs you may have. Thanks George, our family really appreciated your professionalism and services! Sincerely, The Family of Mark P.
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Posted by Brendan | January 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Couldn’t imagine better representation...
We hired George to represent us for a matter that was extremely important for us to get resolved. Compared to other attorneys I have spoken to, George differentiated himself in our first conversation and he remained the same thoughtful attorney through the years we used George. George is very knowledgeable, but he isn’t afraid to do the extra work when it comes to research or double checking the current train of thought. He also listens and is not dismissive of your input. I think these are two incredibly important qualities. But most importantly, we found George to be very thoughtful about not only how to proceed legally, but also in the way he considered us and our family. We are very happy with our representation from George, and we are very appreciative of the outcome that George got us. I wouldn’t hesitate to use George again for any matter and he would also be my first recommendation to any friend or family member that needed an attorney’s assistance, which I do not say lightly.
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Posted by anonymous | July 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Defendant
Mr. Gorman was excellent and well-prepared for the court case. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Janelle | June 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A job well done
I am very pleased with George’s communication and his patience with communication step by step the process of what was needed for my case. Since I reside out of state it made it a bit more confusing and complicated however he made it seem easier and I was able to complete the required tasks and get what was needed to be done. George was efficient, professional, and honest and realistic and I truly appreciated it. I’m very pleased with the outcome of my case as well as the service and care I received!
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Posted by anonymous | February 15, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great work!
Mr. Gorman was very professional, was able to explain items that I was unfamiliar with and stayed on budget. I'm very pleased with his work and would highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | September 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney and office staff
Mr. Gorman was very helpful in assembling the documents my family needed. He was prompt, punctual, and explained the documents in detail. He and his office staff were genuinely friendly and professional. The fee was reasonable. I recommend Mr. Gorman and his practice highly.
Posted by Dexter | September 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My brotha did great
Held it down for my traffic court cases, i appreciate you brotha, highly recommended
Posted by Laura | August 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
He represented me with the up most kindness and was able to help me tremendously throughout this matter. I highly recommend him to anyone that's in need of an attorney
Posted by Adrian | August 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable
Mr. Gorman knew exactly what needs to be done. When I first called the firm, he answered all of my questions without any hesitation. He had an action plan of what I needed and on the date of the court appearance, he met with me at the exact time he said he would appear. He knew exactly what to do when we got up to the stand and got me the desired results.
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Posted by David | June 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Gorman is a lawyer that you can trust to take care of you in any situation. Give him a call!
My wife and I have consulted with Mr. Gorman (George) on a couple of issues, most recently the creation of a last will and testament. By the way, of you don't have one, you need one. George is a very considerate person who always explains things in a very clear and concise manner. Not only that, he gave us a figure up front, and he stuck to his original quote, so no surprises in the end. And his services were more than reasonable. Look, I know how daunting it can be trying to find a lawyer, and usually it's when you absolutely need one, but rest assured, Mr. Gorman is a great lawyer! Luckily I haven't had to hire him for anything trouble-related (knock on wood) but I wouldn't hesitate to do so if I needed services like that. Give him a call, I think you will be happy that you did!
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Posted by Roxanne | February 27, 2015
Excellent legal assistance and representation
Mr. Gorman did an excellent job at representing me in my recent case. He was very sharp, knowledgable, and provided me with great legal advice. Mr. Gorman was very patient and took his time to listen to and fully explain all of my concerns to me. He was very dependable, and extremely prompt in keeping me informed and returning any phone calls/emails. He went above and beyond legal advice to help soften my stress throughout the process. I felt very comfortable working with Mr. Gorman and trusted that my best interests were being served. I have worked with different attorneys in the past, and wish that I had been able to work with him sooner. I highly recommend Mr. Gorman, as I am very pleased with my representation by him, as well as the outcome of my case.
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Posted by Gavi | December 15, 2014
Excellent legal counseling experience
George provided legal counseling for our new company. He took the time to understand exactly what we needed and delivered. It was a very painless experience and he provided much needed assistance for our company. I plan to hire him again in the future.
Posted by Arthur | January 30, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Reckless Appeal Resolved without need to go back.
I received a Reckless Driving 20 over posted charge in VA and if you are not aware that is a criminal charge. I initially represented myself as I was barely going over the limit to make it reckless. The judge didn't care so I Appealed the conviction and contacted the Lawyer. He talked through the various defense paths and made recommendation to promote a favorable outcome and began working with the Prosecutor. It became aware the the Citing Officer was suspended which was enough to pressure the prosecutor to dismiss the charges and preemptively resolve the issue without me having to bother going back into court. Without his drive I likely would not have been aware of the issue with the Officer and would likely have lost the Appeal.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Weisberg & Weisberg, PLLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of George Gorman
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Associate - Business Litigation
  • Rutan & Tucker LLP
  • 2011 - 2014

Education

  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Rutgers University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007

Associations

  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Assocation
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2016

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017

Publications

  • Orange County Business Journal
  • Arming Your Trial Lawyer: Your Key Agreements And Communications Should Reflect Strategic Use Of Rights, Duties, Burdens Of Proof And Presumptions
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • The Probate Process from Start to Finish Seminar
  • Understanding the Role of the Personal Representative and Managing the Inventory
  • 2017
  • Gun Law in Virginia
  • Constitutional Components of Firearms Law, Gun Ownership Legal Concerns
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (6)
Endorse George
Business Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"George is an extremely intelligent and professional attorney who offers his clients the highest level of representation."
Business Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Mr. Gorman is a detail oriented and thoughtful attorney dedicated to efficiently resolving client problems."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've worked with Mr. Gorman, and he is a outstanding attorney with excellent advocacy skills and superior legal knowledge."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've known Mr. Gorman within the legal community for a long time. I have always admired his integrity, ability to solve his client's problems, professionalism, and polished work product. I highly recommend Mr. Gorman and fully endorse his services."
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Newport News Estate planning Lawyer George Gorman
George Gorman
Estate planning Attorney
Newport News, VA
Licensed for 12 years
Free Consultation