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George Gorman

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Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Newport News, VA

Weisberg & Weisberg, P.L.L.C.
744 Thimble Shoals Boulevard, Suite B
Newport News, VA 23606
Phone: 757-659-9611
Fax: 757-310-6926
Selected to Rising Stars: 2018, 2022
Licensed in Virginia Since: 2015
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Criminal Defense: White Collar, Criminal Defense
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Attorney Profile

Attorney George Gorman from the Newport News, Virginia, law firm of Weisberg & Weisberg, PLLC, handles matters related to corporate law, personal injury, criminal defense and wills, trusts and estates for clients across Hampton Roads and Virginia Beach metro. He has appeared for his clients in state and federal courts throughout Virginia and California.

In the past 10-plus years, Mr. Gorman has played a vital role in Weisberg & Weisberg’s criminal defense, personal injury and estate planning teams. Though he devotes most of his practice to the above areas, the breadth of his experience and knowledge allows him to assist clients with virtually any legal issue they may face. Apart from litigating cases in court, he has resolved several cases through arbitration and mediation.

Mr. Gorman completed his bachelor’s degree with a philosophy major and economics minor from Rutgers University, with honors. He then attended the University of San Diego School of Law, California, to obtain his J.D. cum laude and was inducted into the Order of the Coif. While in law school, he worked for the U.S. District Court Judge Larry A. Burns and as a teaching assistant in the law school’s research and writing program.

In addition to his admission to the Virginia State Bar, Mr. Gorman practices in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. He is an active member of The Virginia Bar Association and the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association. 

Mr. Gorman received Avvo’s Clients’ Choice award in 2017 and currently holds an Excellent rating on the site. He frequently publishes articles in scholarly journals and lectures about various legal topics at many seminars and conferences.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 30%Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • 20%Criminal Defense
Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Traffic Violations

Selections

2 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2018, 2022

About George Gorman

First Admitted: 2010, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.weisbergattorneys.com/attorney/george-gorman/

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Understanding the Role of the Personal Representative and Managing the Inventory, The Probate Process from Start to Finish Seminar, NBI, May, 2017
  • Gun Law in Virginia Seminar, Constitutional Components of Firearms Law and Gun Ownership Legal Concerns (Presenter), NBI, October 2017 
  • The Probate Process from Start to Finish Seminar, Understanding the Role of the Personal Representative and Managing the Inventory, NBI, May 2018
  • Arming Your Trial Lawyer: Your Key Agreements And Communications Should Reflect Strategic Use Of Rights, Duties, Burdens Of Proof And Presumptions, Orange County Business Journal, August 26, 2013 
  • Constitutional Components of Firearms Law and Gun Ownership Legal Concerns (Presenter), Gun Law in Virginia Seminar, NBI, October, 2017
  • Arming Your Trial Lawyer - Orange County Business Journal, August/September 2013

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit 
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia

Educational Background

  • Rutgers University, B.A., Major: Philosophy, Minor: Economics, Honors: With Honors

Representative Clients

  • George represented a homeowner being sued by a former roommate who was seeking to recover money allegedly invested in the home. George carefully reviewed the facts and evidence and formulated a number of legal and factual arguments to present as part of the defense of the suit.  After a trial, the Court entered judgment in favor of George’s client and awarded nothing to the former roommate, 2016
  • George represented a client charged with reckless driving, simple speeding at 15mph over the limit, following too closely, and improper/erratic lane change. George advised the client to take several steps prior to the hearing in order to increase his chances of obtaining a favorable result.  At the hearing, the judge reduced the misdemeanor reckless driving charge to simple speeding, reduced the speeding charge to defective equipment (a non-moving violation), and dismissed the following too closely charge.  As a result, the client was able to avoid a notation on his criminal record, jail time, and a license suspension., 2016
  • George represented a local college student who was accused of cheating and brought before the school’s disciplinary committee to determine guilt or innocence. George worked diligently with the student to collect facts, evidence and witnesses in support of the defense and to ensure that the college was properly following procedures and the law.  After a trial, the student was found innocent of all accusations., 2016
  • George represented a co-trustee of a complex trust who was involved in a dispute with one of the beneficiaries over the distribution of trust assets. The trust had been improperly administered for a number of years, which made it difficult to get a clear picture of the co-trustee’s obligations.  George was able to work with his client to collect information about the trust and formulate an appropriate strategy for resolution of the dispute.  George successfully negotiated an agreement that allowed a reasonable distribution to be made to the beneficiary, thereby avoiding the costs and burdens of a threatened lawsuit., 2016
  • George represented a local business owner who was being forced out of a corporation in which she was a shareholder. After reviewing the facts and records of the company, George negotiated a buy-out agreement that fairly compensated the client for the value of her shares and allowed her to continue engaging in business activities in the community., 2016
  • George was part of the defense team for an individual accused of child pornography offenses. After reviewing the facts and law carefully, the client decided to enter a plea agreement, which George reviewed and negotiated to ensure it was as fair and beneficial to the client as possible.  George also prepared a detailed sentencing memorandum in which he argued for a lenient sentence for the client.  The court ultimately imposed a term of imprisonment and supervised release significantly below the lengths recommended by the guidelines., 2016

Verdicts/Settlements

  • After a bench trial, obtained a $10,000 judgment for a client suing a former tenant for unpaid rent and property damage., 2016
  • Settled a real property partition action by negotiating a $20,000 sum to be paid to my client for her interest in the subject real property., 2016
  • George represented a company who rendered services in connection with a construction project but was not paid by the contractor.  After filing suit, George negotiated a settlement resulting in a cash payment to the client of $12,000, which reflected over 85% of the sum due under the contract., 2016
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Office Location for George Gorman

744 Thimble Shoals Boulevard
Suite B
Newport News, VA 23606

Phone: 757-659-9611

Fax: 757-310-6926

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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