Herbert & Satterwhite is a Virginia law firm which focuses on defending health care providers and product manufacturers. Shortly after opening its doors, the firm was recognized by Best Lawyers and U.S. News & World Report as a “Tier 1” firm in the Richmond, Virginia market in the field of Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants. Proudly, the firm has continued to receive this high recognition from its peers every year since 2013. Founding shareholders Ron Herbert and Kim Satterwhite are also individually listed in The Best Lawyers in America.
Every attorney at Herbert & Satterwhite has tried complex cases to verdict. With almost 75 years’ collective experience, the firm’s attorneys have a deep understanding of the unique challenges facing individuals and businesses defending liability claims in Virginia, and provide regular advice on compliance and risk management issues. Working throughout the state, the firm’s lawyers and staff have forged close relationships with members of Virginia’s legal and medical communities and have an appreciation for the varying climates among the judicial circuits. This broad knowledge base, coupled with a strong work ethic, has allowed Herbert & Satterwhite to conclude a majority of its cases with no payment by the defendant, either through verdict, dismissal or claim abandonment by the plaintiff.
In an era when fewer attorneys try cases, Herbert & Satterwhite’s lawyers have obtained close to 60 defense verdicts in medical malpractice cases alone, each following complex, multi-day (and sometimes multi-week) trials. Many of the firm’s verdicts occurred in high-risk venues, including Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Petersburg, Portsmouth, Roanoke and Richmond. Herbert & Satterwhite has the expertise and resources to successfully defend high exposure cases, as evidenced by the firm obtaining the largest defense verdicts in medical malpractice cases identified by Virginia Lawyers Weekly in both 2015 and 2016.
Exceptional service and value are not mutually exclusive at Herbert & Satterwhite. Personal attention to each matter is at the core of the firm’s commitment to deliver high quality legal services. Every attorney is accessible, responsive, and prompt during and beyond normal business hours. At the same time, the firm is mindful of the financial and emotional toll associated with protracted litigation. Herbert & Satterwhite employs state of the art technology to provide the best defense to its clients in an efficient, cost-effective manner. The firm offers competitive billing rates and staffs cases leanly. With demands in healthcare-related and product liability disputes often in the millions, Herbert & Satterwhite works quickly to identify problems and resolve matters early. When litigation is unavoidable, the firm welcomes the opportunity to defend its clients aggressively through verdict and appeal.