Ken Roeber is one of the founding members of Wimbish Gentile McCray & Roeber PLLC. Ken graduated from the University of Virginia in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. He then graduated from the College of William & Mary in 1997 with his Juris Doctor degree. When he entered law school, Ken knew that he wanted to devote his practice to protecting the interests of health care providers. Ken attributes this desire to his medical background, which includes four years as an Emergency Medical Technician with a volunteer rescue squad, and three years as an ophthalmic medical assistant. Following a two-year clerkship with the Circuit Court for the City of Alexandria, he joined Sands Anderson PC. Building on his 17 years at Sands Anderson, Ken continues to focus his practice on the representation of health care providers in medical malpractice litigation and in administrative matters. Ken has also assisted physicians in the resolution of disputes with health insurers. Over the course of his career, Ken has represented all manner of health care providers, including physicians, podiatrists, dentists, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, massage therapists, hospitals, and medical or dental practices.
Ken has also represented law enforcement officers, private entities, and municipalities in the successful defense of Section 1983 actions involving allegations of excessive use of force or wrongful denial of medical care, including allegations of negligent medical care in the jail or prison setting, or allegations of medical care by health care providers allegedly acting under color of state law. Ken has also been involved in the resolution of law enforcement officer grievances and the formation of law enforcement policies. In all such matters Ken is able to call upon the unique experience that he has achieved in 12 years of very active service as a sworn Chesterfield County Auxiliary Police Officer, who is certified by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services. He was named Chesterfield Auxiliary Officer of the Year for 2009 and received the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police/Virginia Police Chiefs Foundation Valor Award in 2011.
Ken has tried over 35 jury trials to a verdict and has twice obtained dismissals midway through trial—at the conclusion of the plaintiff’s evidence. Ken has been recognized by Virginia Business Magazine as one of Virginia’s “Legal Elite” in Health Law and has been recognized by Virginia Lawyers Weekly as a Leader in the Law.
- 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
- B.A., University of Virginia
- J.D., College of William & Mary
- Virginia Bar Association
- Richmond Bar Association
- Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
- Defense Research Institute