"Gary Hershner has a well-earned reputation for aggressive representation and for using creative ways to obtain maximum results for his clients.  That is why I asked Gary to represent my father in a serious car accident case."

-- Joesephy D. Morrissey, former VA State Delegate, Commonwealth's Attorney and Law Professor

Received a $1,000,000 verdict with $52,000 in special damages. The highest offer before the verdict was an offer of a structured settlement worth approximately $150,000. The presentation of evidence was aided by the use of a mock mediation panel which gave insight into what evidence would impress a jury.

Obtained a total verdict of $470,000 when a Korean couple, who had an upholstery business, was beaten by a Beer truck delivery driver for Norfolk Beverage Company. Shortly after being beaten by the driver, the couple filed criminal charges against him. The charges against the delivery driver were dismissed. The couple then hired Gary Hershner to pursue a civil claim against the company. The total medical bills claimed by the couple was $9,990.56 and there was no claim for lost wages. The highest offer from the beverage company to settle was $10,000. A jury awarded a total verdict of $470,000.

Plaintiff had approximately $5,000 in medical bills. In addition to a recovery of her medical bills, obtained a $100,000 verdict from a Federal jury in punitive damages against the defendant drunk driver.

Obtained a $500,000 verdict on behalf of an infant plaintiff.  Specials were approximately $25,000 and there was never an offer to settle.

Successfully arbitrated a product liability case involving a seat belt failure under a confidentiality agreement.

Verdict in the United States District Court in the amount of $200,000. The defense firm was Hunton & Williams. Before suit was filed, the highest offer was $14,000. On the day of the trial, the offer was raised to $75,000, which was not accepted.