M. Therese Waymel


Therese Waymel represents individuals and entities in complex civil and commercial litigation in state and federal trial and appellate courts in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. Her current practice is focused on labor and employment litigation and counseling, insurance coverage, professional liability and legal ethics counseling. She also has experience in general liability, premises liability, class-actions, and business litigation.

Therese is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society. While at the George Mason School of Law, she served as a Judicial Intern for the Honorable Lisa Mayne in the 19th Judicial District in Fairfax County, Virginia and as a Legal Intern for the Fairfax County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office. She was instrumental in the establishment of the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project as Program Director for the Virginia Bar Association Pro Bono Society.

Following her graduation from law school, Therese began her practice on the plaintiff side litigating a high volume of complex personal injury and medical malpractice before transitioning primarily to the defense side. She also assisted in the defense of members of the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department Fraternal Order of Police in various stages of matters before the Office of Police Complaints, the Public Employee Relations Board and the Office of Employee Appeals. Overall, her well-rounded experience representing plaintiffs and defendants gives her a unique perspective in all aspects of dispute resolution.

Representative Experience
  • Defended client in a multi-million-dollar catastrophic injury claim involving complex legal issues concerning employer duties, employee duties and the workers compensation exclusivity rule.
  • Obtained defense verdict for global corporate client in employment discrimination arbitration.
  • Assisted in successful litigation of legal malpractice appeal in Virginia Supreme Court.
  • Served as local counsel for out-of-state law firm to assist with and facilitate the adjudication and resolution of a multi-million-dollar claim involving fatalities and catastrophic injuries of more than fifteen claimants, including minors.
  • Represented defendants in various complex civil litigation claims and participated in the negotiation and drafting of complex releases and matters related to mandatory lienholders.
  • Represented individuals in premises liability and general liability jury trials in Maryland and Virginia.

George Mason University School of Law

Purdue University

  • Recognized on Super Lawyers Rising Star List in 2018-2019 for Civil Litigation-Defense, Personal Injury(General) Litigation- Defense, Employment and Labor Law- Defense, Business Litigation, Insurance Coverage
Speaking Engagements
  • “Defending the Professional at Trial Panel,” DRI Professional Liability Seminar, New York, NY, November 2018, Newton C. Marshall, China Ladner, and M. Therese Waymel.
  • “Telephone Consumer Protection Act Best Practices Presentation,” DRI Business Litigation Seminar, Denver, CO, April 2018, Matthew D. Berkowitz, M. Therese Waymel.

District of Columbia

U.S. District Courts
District of Columbia
District of Maryland
Eastern District of Virginia

U.S. Court of Appeals
Fourth Circuit

  • Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers
  • D.C. Defense Lawyers’ Association