About Our Firm
Frankly, distasteful though it may seem, you may need to consider a medical malpractice lawsuit. For the sake of you or your family, it would be imprudent not to do so, but we also know that it’s not an easy call.
We handle medical malpractice cases – and we are good at it - but we are not anti-physician.
We will not take a case unless we are convinced that there was negligence by a healthcare provider which caused a genuine harm. We understand quite well that not all bad outcomes are the product of medical errors. Treatments have complications, sometimes serious ones. We know that doctors didn’t cause the condition they were trying to treat. But too many times we have also seen good families – successful people who have done everything right - confronting a disaster because their healthcare provider did not provide the right care.
Brewster has tried well over 100 medical malpractices cases throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. There are few, if any, lawyers currently practicing who can come close to matching that number.
Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States. Such errors cause millions of injuries, sometimes quite devastating ones. It can and does happen to anyone, even doctors getting treatment themselves. No matter how meticulous and informed you are, the risk is always there.
Our Commitment to Our Clients
This means that the way we run our law firm is a little different than how other firms function. We are committed to ensuring that our team is never overburdened so that each client is sure to receive the attention and prioritization he or she deserves.
When we look at potential cases, we do it with a keen sense of protecting the privacy of those who have sought our advice. Even if we cannot help you, which is often the case, we know you did not make the decision to come to us lightly. You deserve our respect and you will get it.
Rawls Law Group is widely recognized for its nationwide vaccination injury practice, representing veterans and military families in medical malpractice claims against the Federal government, and medical malpractice cases in the state of Virginia.
Brewster S. Rawls
Founder & Attorney
When it comes to medical malpractice cases, Rawls Law Group is very different from other firms. For over 30 years, Brewster Rawls defended doctors and other healthcare providers in every corner of Virginia. Some of those doctors remain connected with him. A few years ago, Brewster refocused his practice on representing injured patients. This move did not happen because of disillusionment with doctors and other healthcare providers. He got tired of dealing with the insurance companies involved in malpractice suits, finding their conduct was often unfair to all involved, the injured patients, the doctors they claimed to be protecting, and the lawyers they retained.
Through much of his time as a defense lawyer, Brewster also represented medical malpractice plaintiffs in Federal Tort Claims Act cases all over the country. This long-standing experience handling cases on both sides, combined with his extensive trial record, makes Brewster unique among medical malpractice lawyers anywhere.
Trial experience always matters because the other side has to know that a lawyer is both willing to go to trial – that he or she is not afraid of doing so – and that the lawyer has the skills to try a case effectively. When the opposing party knows this, the clients tend to benefit by obtaining the best possible resolutions. Put bluntly, if your opposition knows you can and will try a case, you will be taken seriously. In his career, Brewster has tried well over 100 medical malpractices cases throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. There are few, if any, lawyers currently practicing who can come close to matching that number. Brewster did not win all those cases, but any lawyer who says he or she has never lost a case is just dishonest – or that person has no trial experience. However, no one ever doubted his willingness to try a case.
Glen H. Sturtevant
Glen is a trial lawyer with a state-wide and national litigation practice. He has wide-ranging experience dedicated to representing clients in complex civil litigation, with an emphasis on medical malpractice and healthcare litigation. With a singular focus on protecting his clients’ long-term interests, Glen represents his clients on trial teams around the country, taking cases to verdict, winning them before trial, resolving them in mediation, and avoiding litigation before suit is filed.
Glen was named a Leader in the Law by Virginia Lawyers Weekly and is consistently recognized as a Rising Star in Virginia Super Lawyers’ peer-ranked guide to top lawyers in the region. He is a graduate of the National Trial Advocacy College at the University of Virginia School of Law. Glen is deeply committed to public service and served in the Senate of Virginia and on the School Board of the City of Richmond. He has also led the Virginia State Bar’s provision of legal services to survivors of natural disasters, mass emergencies, and terrorist attacks affecting the Commonwealth.
David A. Tierney
David's practice focuses on negligence committed by the United States and its agencies, such as the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs and others, and on petitions for compensation for vaccine injuries. David has brought medical malpractice and personal injury claims against multiple agencies and has negotiated settlements in multiple states.
David has worked extensively with veterans and began his legal career as an attorney advisor at the Board of Veterans Appeals within the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. In that position, he assisted in the adjudication of appeals for veterans’ benefits claims. While in Law School, he also served as the Chair of the Veterans Legal Clinic and President of the Veterans Law Society, where he provided legal services to homeless veterans and helped create a Veterans Benefits course at UCLA.
David is a veteran, himself, and comes from a family of veterans. His father, grandfather, and both of his sisters all served in either the United States Army, Air Force, or Navy. David served five years as an enlisted Marine, deploying to Desert Shield/Storm.
David currently volunteers with the disability Law Center of Virginia.
Harrison W. Long
Whit earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hamden-Sydney College in 2012 and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Richmond School of Law in 2017. He was then admitted to the Virginia Bar in 2017.
During his studies, he was a recipient of the CALI Award for Excellence in Virginia Procedure and competed in the Carrico Moot Court Competition. He also dedicated his time to mentoring elementary school students.