Gary A. Wais

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Baltimore, MD

Wais, Vogelstein, Forman and Offutt, LLC
 | 1829 Reisterstown Road, Suite 425
Baltimore, MD 21208
Phone: 410-415-9111
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2014, 2016 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1984
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (90%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

As senior managing partner of the Wais, Vogelstein, Forman & Offutt LLC law firm in Baltimore, Maryland, attorney Gary A. Wais focuses his practice primarily on helping his plaintiff clients with their medical malpractice claims.

A highly rated attorney with nearly 34 years of legal experience, Mr. Wais has handled hundreds of cases involving physician negligence, spine and brain injuries, birth injuries, cerebral palsy, wrongful death, missed or delayed diagnoses, emergency room failures, and other similar claims. In addition, he has also successfully represented clients with their premises liability claims involving drownings.

Through his efforts, Mr. Wais has secured substantial settlements and awards on behalf of his plaintiff clients, including many in excess of $1 million. Of note, he helped secure a $55 million jury award and a $21 million jury award for the families of birth injury victims, which stand as two of the largest medical malpractice verdicts ever awarded in Maryland.

A 1978 graduate of the University of Maryland, Mr. Wais attended the University of Miami, where he received his Master of Business Administration and certificate in health administration in 1980. He then attended the University of Baltimore School of Law, obtaining his Juris Doctor in 1983.

That same year, the Maryland State Bar Association admitted him to practice, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. Additionally, he practices pro hac vice in Ohio, Washington, D.C., and other states throughout the nation.

Fully committed to his practice, Mr. Wais is active in a number of professional legal organizations, including the Maryland Association for Justice, Inc., and the American Association for Justice. Well-versed in his practice areas, he routinely conducts lectures and seminars throughout Maryland and the rest of the country on topics related to medical malpractice.

Widely regarded as one of the top trial attorneys in the region, Mr. Wais is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and the Maryland Association for Justice, Inc., named him as Maryland Trial Lawyer of the Year in 2013.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (90%): Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury

Personal Injury - General (10%): Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death

Focus Areas

Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death


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Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2014, 2016 - 2019

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About Gary Wais

Admitted: 1984, Maryland

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Honors and Awards:

  • Million and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum – Member
  • The American Society of Legal Advocates “Top 100 Litigation Lawyer in the State of Maryland” – Member
  • The American Trial Lawyers Association “Top 100 Trial Lawyers”, 2008-2013
  • Maryland “Super Lawyer”, 2007-2014
  • Maryland Trial Lawyer of the Year, 2012

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • American Association of Justice
  • Maryland Association for Justice
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • Maryland State Bar

Educational Background:

  • University of Miami, M.B.A., Certificate in Health Administration, 1980
  • University of Maryland, B.S., 1978
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Office Location for Gary A. Wais

1829 Reisterstown Road
Suite 425
Baltimore, MD 21208

Phone: 410-415-9111


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Last Updated: 5/12/2018

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