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Gary Mims

Frei, Mims and Perushek, LLP
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Gary Mims
Frei, Mims and Perushek, LLP

Managing Partner

Consistently ranked as one of the region's top trial lawyers, Gary B. Mims has been helping clients in Virginia and the Washington, D.C. area for over 40 years. As a plaintiff's lawyer, he represents individuals and their families who have suffered catastrophic and life altering injury through the negligence of others. Gary's experience covers the spectrum of personal injury cases, including medical malpractice, car/truck/train accidents, premises liability, and product design and manufacturing defects. He has successfully represented clients suffering injury and death by a massive train wreck, defective golf course design, and a defective storm retention pond, among others.

Gary has a special interest and significant experience in medical malpractice. He was named the Best Lawyers' Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year, as voted by his peers. He has successfully represented clients in complicated cases involving failure to diagnose cancer, failure to diagnose stroke, defective joint prostheses, anesthesia-related injuries and harm suffered pharmaceutical drugs, weight-loss drugs. Success in medical malpractice cases requires deep knowledge of medicine, as well as of the law. Through these complex cases, Gary has developed relationships with some of the nation's leading medical experts, who have helped him secure favorable outcomes for his clients.

For the first half of his career, Gary was a defense litigator, defending companies and their employees in personal injury cases. Having spent 20 years defending the same types of cases he now pursues on behalf of his clients, Gary has unmatched expertise in identifying actionable negligence, anticipating defendant tactics, negotiating fair and deserved settlements, and litigating cases through trial to a beneficial outcome for his clients.

Gary has earned many accolades during his distinguished career but his greatest reward is earning justice for his clients. Gary often goes beyond seeking justice in the form of compensation. Sometimes, justice takes the form of negotiating and securing changes in policies and procedures needed to prevent a victim's injuries from being repeated.


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

Appointed to the faculty, Virginia State Bar Harry L. Carrico Professionalism Course

Elected to the Board of Governors, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association

Adjunct faculty, Trial Advocacy, The Antonin Scalia Law School

Class lecturer, Washington & Lee University 

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


Named 2017 Lawyer of the Year - Medical Malpractice, Plaintiffs, Washington, D.C. region by Best Lawyers

Named, Best Lawyers in America, 2007 to present

Firm ranked Top Tier in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury, Plaintiffs by US News Best Law Firm, since inception 2010

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, Legal Lion by Northern Virginia Magazine

SuperLawyers, Virginia and DC, 2008 to present

Representative Cases

$1.245 Million for Failure to Diagnose Prostate Cancer

$4.87 Million for Victims of Defective Knee Prostheses

Train Derailment/Wrongful Death Suit Results in New Safety Regulations

$3.05 Million for I-95 Crash Victim


Auto and Truck Accidents

Medical Malpractice

Premises Liability

Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries

Wrongful Death

Product Defects and Failures

Bus, Train, Plane & Common Carrier Accidents

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