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Gary Brooks Mims

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gary.mims@sfmlawyers.com
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Phone: 703-925-0500

3925 Chain Bridge Road
Suite 402
Fairfax, Virginia 22030

Gary B. Mims has practiced law since 1980. He was a defense litigator for 20 years, defending a heavy schedule of trials involving automobile, trucking, train and other transportation accidents and a wide variety of personal injury cases. He developed a special interest and significant experience in medical malpractice, first from the defense side, and since 1999, as a plaintiff's attorney. He has successfully represented clients in complicated medical cases involving failure to diagnose cancer, defective joint prostheses, anesthesia-related injuries and weight-loss drugs. Gary has also successfully represented clients suffering injury and death by a massive train wreck, defective golf course design, and a defective storm retention pond, among others.

Education

J.D., George Mason University School of Law, 1979

B.A., The University of Virginia, 1974

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

In all State and Federal Courts in Virginia and The District of Columbia
The Supreme Court of the United States

Professional Activities

  • Class Lecturer, Washington & Lee University and George Mason School of Law
  • Master, The George Mason American Inn of Court
  • Judge, ABA's Moot Court Competition
  • Juror, National Finals, ATLA Law Student Moot Court Competition
  • Judicial Screening Committee, Fairfax Bar Association
  • Frequent lecturer for Virginia State Bar, Virginia CLE, Fairfax Bar Association

Previous Experience

  • Counsel, U.S. Senate Select Committee on Ethics
  • Staff Assistant, The Clerk, The U.S. House of Representatives

Honors

  • SuperLawyers, Virginia and DC, 2008 to present
  • Top Attorneys (Top 1% personal injury attorneys) Washingtonian magazine, 2007 to present
  • Named, Ten Leaders in Law, Northern Virginia
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Virginia by the American and National Trial Lawyers Associations
  • Named,  Best Lawyers in America, 2007 to present
  • Named,  Legal Lion by Northern Virginia Magazine