Mr. Gaston graduated with honors from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1987. Mr. Gaston is admitted to the practice of law in all Maryland State Courts, the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. He has extensive trial experience in both the District Courts and Circuits Courts throughout the State and has presented oral arguments before the Maryland Court of Special Appeals.
Mr. Gaston has obtained multiple million-dollar settlements and jury verdicts for his clients in medical malpractice cases with a most recent verdict of $10 million in a wrongful death case against a hospital in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City. He has represented clients in medical malpractice cases outside of the Maryland, and other trial lawyers have also asked Mr. Gaston to serve as co -counsel to their clients in medical malpractice cases outside of Maryland.
Additionally, Mr. Gaston has extensive knowledge of Maryland’s automobile insurance tort laws and often teaches other personal injury lawyers the trial tactics required to obtain favorable results for their severely injured clients. In 2014, Mr. Gaston received the Trial Lawyer of the Year award from the Maryland Association of Justice for his efforts leading to the Maryland Court of Appeal’s decision in Brethren v. Buckley. In Brethren, the highest court in Maryland found that an automobile insurance carrier wrongfully denied Mr. Gaston’s client monetary benefits due under an insurance policy.
Mr. Gaston has been selected as a ‘SuperLawyer’ for the last ten years. Only 5% of all Maryland lawyers receive this honor. Mr. Gaston has also volunteered his time to act as a ‘judge’ in various Mock Trial Competitions throughout the State of Maryland.
Mr. Gaston was one of the original 36 Maryland trial lawyers who represented victims of the 911 Terrorist Attack before the Federal Compensation Board pro bono.