Who is WVM?
Wagner, Vaughan & McLaughlin has been “speaking up for the injured” — with commanding volume and authority — since opening its first office in Tampa in 1967. Today, the firm is among the most respected plaintiffs’ personal injury law firms in the state and nation, with partners who have shown extraordinary leadership in both the courtroom and the broader profession.
Wagner, Vaughan & McLaughlin has produced many legal landmarks over the years, expansive in both number and breadth, and has been extremely successful, on any measure. If catalogued here, our wins over the decades would be as impressive to the layperson as to the most knowledgeable legal expert. Yet, we are proud to measure our success, most of all, by our commitment to each client individually. We have many cases, but each client has only one — and we recognize, and keep in mind everyday, that this one case is the most important case to the client.
Our attorneys’ commitment to our clients and to the legal system goes far beyond the courtroom. We routinely help underwrite efforts to maintain and strengthen the vital jury system and to fight legislative limitations on awards for the pain and suffering of injured plaintiffs and so-called “tort reform” that favors only the negligent and powerful. Our firm and its individual lawyers are devoted to improving the lives of people in the Tampa Bay community in many ways, including through expanding legal education. We helped bring one of just three remaining copies of the Magna Carta from England to Tampa for public display at the Tampa Museum of Art, and we routinely sponsor local and state events geared toward improving the justice system and educating the community about the rights of individuals in need.