Meet The Team

T. WAYNE WILLIAMS 

T. Wayne Williams is a native of the Eastern Shore of Virginia and a 25-year resident of the Hampton Roads area. He received his undergraduate degree in history from the University of Virginia in 1995 and his law degree from the Regent University School of Law in 2000. Prior to forming Williams DeLoatche P.C. in 2008, Wayne was employed by a small local civil litigation firm and a large statewide defense litigation firm.  With his wealth of experience in civil litigation for the plaintiff and defense side, he is uniquely qualified to assist with any of your personal injury matters.  

In his 20-year career, Wayne has handled personal lines claims for large and small insurance companies as well as self-insured companies located throughout the country. For those companies, he represented their insureds in suits involving automotive accidents and premises liability matters resulting in personal injury. He has been involved in litigation throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia and has tried hundreds of cases in Circuit Courts and General District Courts in Hampton Roads, the Northern Neck, Richmond, the counties of the Eastern Shore as well as in the United States Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Wayne’s practice now exclusively focuses on the plaintiff’s personal injury representing individuals injured in motor vehicle accidents and premises liability incidents as well as nursing home abuse cases throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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 Wayne is admitted to practice in all local state courts and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Wayne is a member of the Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association, Virginia Beach Bar Association, and the Virginia State Bar. He is active in the Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association serving as a Past President of the organization, as well as currently serving on the Foundation Board. Wayne was the proud recipient of the prestigious Walter E. Hoffman award in 2010 which is presented by the Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association for outstanding community service.

 

Wayne is active in the community through many local organizations. He is a past President of the Sertoma Club of Norfolk and is currently a board member. The Sertoma Club raises money for individuals with speech and hearing problems and other worthwhile causes throughout Hampton Roads. Wayne has also done fundraising for the American Lung Association in memory of his father to support his cause of asthma research. In addition, he serves on the Towne Bank Leadership Alliance Board and boards for several other local businesses. He is also a member of the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce where he serves on the board of directors and is a member of the Onancock Rotary Club. For his business success and community involvement, he was honored as one of the top 40 professionals under 40 in the Hampton Roads area by Inside Business in 2010. On multiple occasions, he has been honored as a Super Lawyer/Top 100 for Virginia and received the Top Lawyers award for Coastal Virginia Magazine and CoVaBIZ. Wayne is a member of Francis Asbury United Methodist Church where he serves as the chairperson of the Pastor Parish Committee and on the church council. Wayne is the prior civic league president of his neighborhood, Baycliff, and still serves on the board. He resides in Virginia Beach with his wife Liz, two daughters, Grace and Sarah, and dog, Charlie.

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JONATHAN R. DELOATCHE

​Jonathan DeLoatche is a is a lifelong resident of the Tidewater area.  He received his undergraduate degree from James Madison University in 1992 and his law degree from the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond in 1995. Prior to forming Williams DeLoatche, Jonathan defended the largest taxicab company in Norfolk and its drivers in civil defense litigation and traffic matters. He has also represented insurance companies and their insureds in suits involving construction law, fraud, breach of contract, and personal injuries. His experience representing insurance companies helps set him apart from other injury lawyers.

He has been involved in litigation throughout the Southeastern United States and has tried hundreds of matters in the Tidewater area, Eastern Shore, and Northern Neck. He is a member of the Virginia State Bar, the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, and the Virginia Beach Bar Association. On multiple occasions, he has been honored as a Super Lawyer/Top 100 for Virginia and received the Top Lawyers award for Coastal Virginia Magazine and CoVaBIZ.

Jonathan now focuses on representing individuals injured in matters involving motor vehicle accidents, wrongful death, brain injuries, nursing home neglect, premises liability, and dog bites.  Jonathan is active in the community through the Chesapeake Rotary Club, an organization that supports the local community through annual service projects and fundraisers for various local charities.  He is an active member and recently served as the Club’s President for the 2020-2021 year. Some of the local events he has helped manage include the Chesapeake Wine Fest, the Chesapeake Spring Art Festival, Coats for Kids and the Rotary Christmas Parade.  While the main charter of Rotary International is to end Polio, the local chapter also focuses on the local community. These local events help make a difference to the citizens in Chesapeake, VA. 

He is a father of two fabulous boys and a member of the St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. In addition, he is a dog-dad to Kingston, a regular at the offices.  

J. NICHOLAS KLEIN, III

J. Nicholas (“Nick”) Klein, III received his Bachelor of Science in accounting in 1968 from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. In 1976, he received his Juris Doctor from the University of Memphis (formerly Memphis State University). In law school, Nick graduated first in his class and rose to Comments Editor of the Law Review. He has practiced law in Accomack and Northampton counties on Virginia’s Eastern Shore for thirty-five years. For nearly fifteen years, he has been the Assistant Commissioner of Accounts and a Commissioner in Chancery of the Circuit Court, both positions appointed by the resident Circuit Court Judge of Accomack and Northampton County, Virginia.

Nick has been a member of the Virginia State Bar and the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association since 1977. He has tried cases before trial judges and juries for thirty-five years in the General District and Circuit Courts. He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a prestigious group whose membership is restricted to the less than 1% of U.S. attorneys nationwide who have won million or multi-million dollar verdicts or settlements. In 2004, Nick was appointed to a three-year term by the Supreme Court of Virginia as an at-large member of the Virginia State Bar Council and then was reappointed to a second three-year term. Prior to that, he held the Vice-Chairmanship and Chairmanship of the Client’s Protection Fund, established to protect people who suffer financial losses due to dishonest conduct by Virginia lawyers.

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