Phone: (804) 783-7257
Fax: (804) 783-7291
 
Randy Wimbish is a member of firm's Healthcare group. He also serves as a member of the firm's three-person Board of Directors. He concentrates his practice primarily in the area of medical professional liability in both state and federal courts throughout Virginia.  Randy has represented physicians in a wide variety of medical specialties, as well as dentists, nurses, allied health providers, and hospitals of all types and sizes.  He has tried more than 60 jury cases, and has presented numerous other cases to arbitrators in lieu of a jury trial.  He also has extensive experience with mediation.

Randy's practice includes advising health care providers on risk management in order to prevent claims before they occur.  He also represents health care providers before various state regulatory and disciplinary boards. Randy has significant appellate experience, as well. He teamed with Margaret Hardy to win the landmark case of Sanchez v. Medicorp, 270 Va. 299 (2005), which significantly limited liability of Virginia's hospitals for the alleged negligence of non-employee physicians.

Randy has a strong track record of successful representation of health care providers at trial. He is particularly proficient in the defense of high risk, high exposure cases, including cases involving a high degree of sympathy that can tilt the scales in favor of the plaintiff at the beginning of the case.  Over the years, Randy has obtained defense verdicts for doctors and hospitals in cases involving maternal and infant death, neurologically compromised infants (so called "bad baby" cases), cancer, strokes, amputations, and a wide variety of surgical complications, including death. 

He has been recognized by Virginia Lawyers Weekly and the Virginia Medical Law Report for obtaining at least one of the largest defense verdicts in Virginia in seven of the last nine years, including five of the largest defense verdicts in 2005.

Randy has lectured frequently to both health care providers and attorneys on subjects related to medical negligence cases, and is a contributing author to Medical Malpractice Law in Virginia and the Virginia Medical Law Report.  He has been listed in Best Lawyers in America® since 2010, and as one of the Super Lawyers® since 2006. 

Randy's recognition by his peers culminated when he was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Fellowship in the College is extended by invitation only, after careful investigation, to those experienced trial lawyers who have mastered the art of advocacy and those whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality.  Membership in the College cannot exceed 1% of the total lawyer population of any state or province. At the time of his induction in 2010, Randy was one of the youngest Fellows in the College.

As a graduate of Virginia Tech, Randy is an avid follower of the Hokies' football program, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Virginia Tech Athletic Fund.  His other interests include reading and traveling with his wife and three sons.  He is a member of Gayton Baptist Church, where he serves as a member of the Servant Leadership Council. He is currently the Secretary of the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys.

Press Mention

Comments on Videotaping in Delivery Room in Virginia Lawyers Weekly - February 2011
Comments on Certifying Experts in Virginia Medical Law Report - May 2009

American College of Trial Lawyers

 

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Get to Know Randy

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Education

B.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, 1987, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
J.D., University of Virginia, 1990

Admissions

  • Virginia

Professional Affiliations

  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow 
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys, Secretary
  • Virginia Chapter of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management
  • Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association

 *CV, BV and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.

 

■ Quick Facts

 

Get to Know Randy

 Randy Wimbish YouTube
YouTube Video

AV rated by Martindale Hubbell

Education

B.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, 1987, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
J.D., University of Virginia, 1990

Admissions

  • Virginia

Professional Affiliations

  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow 
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys, Secretary
  • Virginia Chapter of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management
  • Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association

 *CV, BV and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.