Stevens & Franklin Recognized for Accomplishments

Brie Stevens and Tripp Franklin were recently recognized for their accomplishments at the Augusta Bar Association meeting.

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Estate Planning Seminar

Fran Gomez and Nick Dudley recently led a discussion on practical estate planning ideas at a seminar.

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Virginia Super Lawyers Names Two Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver PLC Attorneys to their Annual List

Two Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver PLC attorneys have been named Virginia Super Lawyers for 2024.

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Donald E. Showalter Retires From Practice

After nearly 59 years, Donald E. Showalter has decided to retire from his law practice.

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I Got In A Car Accident. Should I Hire A Personal Injury Attorney?

After a car accident, it can be overwhelming to figure out what to do next. A big decision you face is whether to hire a personal injury attorney or not. Here are a few advantages to hiring a lawyer when faced with an unexpected car accident.

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How To Choose A Car Accident Lawyer

Finding the best car accident lawyer can be daunting. There are so many law firms to choose from, and they’re all in commercials and on billboards. So how do you choose the right one? Follow these steps to get started.

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How Can A Personal Injury Lawyer Help You After A Car Accident?

Car accidents leave you vulnerable physically, emotionally, and financially. Learn five ways a WAW personal injury lawyer can help you if you’ve been injured in an accident.

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In September 2019, the Plaintiff, a 67-year-old retired farmer, was seen by the defendant gastroenterologist for evaluation of his then-asymptomatic Crohn’s colitis. The Plaintiff had a historical allergy to sulfa drugs based on a childhood reaction to a sulfanomide antibiotic, which was noted in his medical records. The defendant gastroenterologist made the decision to prescribe […]

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Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver Promotes Brie Stevens To Partner

STAUNTON, VA – The Virginia law firm of Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver, PLC is proud to announce the promotion of a new partner at the firm, Briana (Brie) Stevens.

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Psychiatric Malpractice/Suicide Case Settled for $1,000,000

In the spring of 2020, a 46-year-old man with a history of well-controlled anxiety and depression began to experience an increase in his anxiety due to COVID-19 pandemic-related job and financial fears. His mental health declined over the course of a month, with his passive suicidal ideations progressing to suicidal gestures and attempts, including an […]

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The Best Lawyers in America Names 9 Attorneys to their Annual List

Nine attorneys with over 300 years of combined experience were named in The Best Lawyers in America 2017 edition. Selected by their peers, the attorneys were recognized in the…
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Humes J. “Tripp” Franklin, III Received a $175,000 Settlement for Client

Personal Injury Case - $175,000 Settlement Settlement/Verdict:   $175,000 Settlement A 76-year old woman was a passenger in a vehicle that was involved in a collision at…
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WAW Named in Virginia Living Magazine’s Best of Virginia Issue

One of Top Three Law Firms Selected in Region Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver PLC was named one of Virginia Living Magazine’s Best of Virginia for 2016.  They were selected…
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WAW Sponsors Award at Tech Nite

The 16th Annual Shenandoah Valley Technology Council Tech Nite was held on May 4, 2016. Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver sponsored the High Tech Award at the 16th annual Shenandoah…
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Brostek Recently Attended an OSHA Conference

Derek Brostek, an attorney at WAW, attended the ABA Labor and Employment Law Section's 2016 Midwinter Meeting in Santa Barbara, California from March 8 to March 11. This conference…
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C. Frank Hilton & Humes J. “Tripp” Franklin, III Received $500,000 Settlement

Family doctor failed to test slow-growing lump on patient's back Medical Malpractice Verdict - Family doctor failed to test slow-growing lump on patient's back - $500,000 Settlement By: …
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Humes J. “Tripp” Franklin, III & Thomas E. Ullrich Received a $100,000 Settlement for Client

Premises Liability Case – Slip and Fall on Ice - $100,000 Settlement The injured was a 32-year old married father who slipped and fell while exiting a restaurant.  The gentleman…
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C. Frank Hilton & Humes J. “Tripp” Franklin, III Received $4,000,000 Verdict

Despite diagnosis of brain swelling, patient not referred to surgeon Medical Malpractice Verdict - Despite diagnosis of brain swelling, patient not referred to surgeon -…
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WAW Sponsored a Seminar on Active Shooters In the Workplace

'Every Employer Has A Duty' - Police Official Presents Talk On Active Shooters Daily News-Record  - January 20, 2016 ~ By Vic Bradshaw Photo by:  Austin Bachand / DN-R Americans,…
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C. Frank Hilton & Humes J. “Tripp” Franklin, III Received $300,000 Settlement for Client

Doctors failed to diagnose hematoma before performing hip surgery – $300,000 Settlement Medical Malpractice Verdict - Doctors failed to diagnose hematoma before performing…