Randy Wimbish is a founding member of Wimbish Gentile McCray & Roeber. He concentrates his practice primarily in the area of medical professional liability in both state and federal courts throughout Virginia. With almost 30 years of experience, 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 approximately 70 jury cases, but also has extensive experience with mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.
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. In 2005, he won the landmark case of Sanchez v. Medicorp, which significantly limits liability for Virginia’s hospitals for the alleged negligence of non-employee physicians.
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, published by the Virginia CLE Foundation, and the Virginia Medical Law Report. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America for both Medical Malpractice Defense and Health Care Law, and was voted the 2021 Lawyer of the Year for Medical Malpractice Defense in Richmond. He has been recognized as a Virginia Super Lawyer every year since 2006.
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 and amputation. 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 on numerous occasions, including five of the largest defense verdicts in Virginia in 2005.
Randy’s recognition by his peers culminated with his election as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Founded in 1950, the College recognizes the very best trial lawyers from the United States and Canada. The College’s Fellows are chosen strictly by invitation and only after a rigorous and lengthy investigation. The candidate must be identified as a highly skilled trial lawyer in the opinion of judges and practitioners, and as a person whose ethics, moral standards and collegiality are above reproach. Fellowship is limited to one percent of the lawyers in any individual State or Province, and the candidate must have practiced for at least 15 years. At the time of his induction in 2010, Randy was one of the youngest Fellows in the College.
Randy is also a member of the Boyd-Graves Conference, an invitation-only group of civil trial lawyers, judges, legal educators and judges which studies and suggests changes to Virginia law.
As a graduate of Virginia Tech, Randy is an avid follower of the Hokies’ football program. His other interests include reading and traveling. He is a leader in the bar, and is a Past President of the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys. Randy is also active in the community, having served on the Board of Directors of the Virginia Tech Athletic Fund and the Servant Leadership Council of Gayton Baptist Church.
- United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
- United States District Court, Western District of Virginia
- United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
- J.D., University of Virginia
- B.A., Virginia Tech
- American College of Trial Lawyers
- Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
- Defense Research Institute
- Virginia Society for Health Care Risk Management