Wayne Wiseman

Wayne Wiseman

Of Counsel
Location:
Greenbelt, Maryland
Phone:
(301) 850-1246
(866) 604-3882 (Toll Free)
Fax:
301-441-9602
Email:

Background:
Since graduating from Georgetown Law in 1981, I have maintained a successful and active practice handling a cross section of civil litigation, commercial and transactional matters, and criminal defense trials and appeals. I was both the founding and managing partner of a highly successful Park Avenue law firm for twenty-two years from 1987 until 2009. Currently, I am a faculty member of the National Institute of Trial Attorneys trial advocacy skills program at Georgetown University Law Center.

My legal career began with employment as an Assistant District Attorney in New York City, where I tried to verdict in excess of 30 jury trials with a near 100% conviction rate. Since leaving the District Attorney’s Office, I have built upon this trial experience by trying over 100 additional cases covering subjects that included employment matters on behalf of both employers and employees; prosecuted and defended personal injury and medical malpractice cases; and defended workers’ compensation cases. Throughout, I have maintained an active criminal defense practice in both federal and state court. Finally, I have drawn on my B.B.A. in accounting, economics and finance, along with my experience as a public accountant with a former “Big Eight” certified public accounting firm to advise on sensitive and complex financial matters involving everything from corporate matters and structuring transactions to complex multi-million dollar forfeiture proceedings.

Approach:
My association with the Thatcher Law Firm allows me to expand my reach to clients in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. As a client, retaining the services of a highly effective and experienced trial attorney puts your adversary on notice to take you and your case seriously, whether your issue involves monetary redress or exposure to criminal prosecution.

I always level with the client from the outset regarding whether they face an uphill battle, or conversely by providing the needed support necessary to take a more aggressive position than the client may at first be comfortable taking. Because I have won the great majority of the cases I have tried, I can offer an aggressive, creative and when called for unorthodox strategy, rather than the safe, pro forma advice that lawyers are too often inclined to provide in order to avoid trial. I always respect the opinion of the client, and will do everything I can to fulfill your desires and needs even when we have an honest disagreement regarding the best approach to your case. I personalize my representation to reflect how individual the choice of an attorney can be, and just how important the issues are to the client, whether it involves an interpersonal issue or a business transaction. Years of experience have taught me just how important it is to listen and understand the needs of the client first. As your attorney, I will strive to fully understand your needs and goals in the context of your case, and provide a result that meets your objectives.

 

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defense Litigation
  • Civil Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1981
  • Maryland, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D. - 1981
  • Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
    • B.B.A. magna cum laude - 1978

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Faculty National Institute of Trial Advocacy
  • New York County Criminal Bar Association
  • Kings County Criminal Bar Association