"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

Ms. Harris was a resident at an Adult Home. She claimed that Ms. Oliff, proprietor of the Adult Home embezzled some $15,000 from her. In a criminal trial, Ms. Oliff was found not guilty of the embezzlement. Ms. Harris then hired Gary Hershner who obtained a total verdict of $45,000 against Ms. Oliff.

In approximately 1990, I successfully appealed a Circuit Court decision that struck the plaintiff's evidence by finding contributory negligence as a matter of law. The plaintiff was a tenant and had sued the landlord for not properly repairing her back door lock. An individual entered the premises and attempted to sexually assault the plaintiff. The assailant was in a drunken stupor and the plaintiff was able to chase him from the premises. In the subsequent trial, I obtained a verdict of $50,000.

Mr. Williams slipped on a loading dock and suffered a ruptured disc. Mr. Williams had approximately $30,000 in medical bills. There was no offer by the defendant to settle the case. A Henrico jury awarded Mr. Williams $250,000.

Ms. Tucker was slammed in the driver’s door by a drunk driver. She spent the weekend in the hospital and had approximately $22,000 in medical bills. Ms. Tucker did not claim any lost wages. The highest offer to settle the case came on the eve of trial and that offer was $75,000. A Chesterfield County jury awarded $300,000 in compensatory damages and $100,000 in punitive damages.

Obtained a verdict of $180,000 against a used car company. The specials were about $10,000. Liability was based on the company not having a state inspection of the vehicle. A tire came off the vehicle which caused the plaintiff to crash.

Obtained a verdict of $200,000. The specials were about $6,000. The highest offer before suit was filed was $10,000. I believed that the case was worth far more than the specials indicated. I again used a mock mediation panel which "awarded" $250,000.