Gary Mims

Sickels, Frei & Mims, P.C.
3925 Chain Bridge Road
Suite 402
Fairfax, VA 22030

Gary Brooks Mims

Gary B. Mims has practiced law since 1980. He was a defense litigator for 20 years, defending a heavy schedule of trials involving automobile, trucking, train and other transportation accidents and a wide variety of personal injury cases. He developed a special interest and significant experience in medical malpractice, first from the defense side, and since 1999, as a plaintiff's attorney. He has successfully represented clients in complicated medical cases involving failure to diagnose cancer, defective joint prostheses, anesthesia-related injuries and weight-loss drugs. Gary has also successfully represented clients suffering injury and death by a massive train wreck, defective golf course design, and a defective storm retention pond, among others.


J.D., George Mason University School of Law, 1979

B.A., The University of Virginia, 1974


In all State and Federal Courts in Virginia and The District of Columbia

The Supreme Court of the United States


Class Lecturer, Washington & Lee University and George Mason School of Law

Master, The George Mason American Inn of Court

Judge, ABA's Moot Court Competition

Juror, National Finals, ATLA Law Student Moot Court Competition

Judicial Screening Committee, Fairfax Bar Association

Frequent lecturer for Virginia State Bar, Virginia CLE, Fairfax Bar Association


Counsel, U.S. Senate Select Committee on Ethics

Staff Assistant, The Clerk, The U.S. House of Representatives


SuperLawyers, Virginia and DC, 2008

Top Attorneys (Top 1% personal injury attorneys) Washingtonian magazine, 2007


$1.245 Million for Failure to Diagnose Prostate Cancer

$4.87 Million for Victims of Defective Knee Prostheses

Train Derailment/Wrongful Death Suit Results in New Safety Regulations

$3.05 Million for I-95 Crash Victim