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Keith is a partner at the firm. Since becoming a lawyer, he has almost exclusively represented minor children injured as a result of obstetrical or neonatal malpractice. Keith is licensed to practice in Maryland, Minnesota, Texas, and the District of Columbia.

A leader in medical malpractice and birth injury litigation, Keith was recently recognized as one of the Top 500 Lawyers in American by Lawdragon.

Practice Areas

  • Medical Malpractice


  • University of Rhode Island, B.A. in Political Science, 2002
  • University of Baltimore, Juris Doctor, 200


  • Maryland Court of Appeals
  • Minnesota Supreme Court
  • Texas Supreme Court
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Maryland Association for Justice
  • American Association for Justice


Keith has been admitted pro hac vice in the following jurisdictions for litigating birth injury and cerebral palsy cases:

  • Alabama
  • North Carolina
  • Georgia
  • Pennsylvania
  • Illinois
  • South Carolina
  • Iowa
  • Tennessee
  • Mississippi
  • West Virginia
  • Missouri
  • Wisconsin
  • Delaware
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Texas
  • Washington, D.C.


In 2019, Keith was part of the trial team that obtained what is believed to be the largest verdict in a medical malpractice case in the history of the United States of America – a $229 million dollar verdict against Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center for a child who was injured at birth and suffers cerebral palsy as a result.

Prior to that, Keith was instrumental in the firm obtaining three of the four largest verdicts in medical malpractice cases in Maryland history – a $55 million dollar verdict against Johns Hopkins Hospital (June 2012), a $21 million dollar verdict against Harbor Hospital (July 2012), and a $15.6 million dollar verdict against a nurse midwife and a hospital in Prince George’s County, Maryland (May 2013).

Keith has been involved in over 50 cases resulting in a settlement or verdict in excess of $3,000,000.00, including numerous settlements and verdicts over $5,000,000.00 and $10,000,000.00.

Keith has been recognized by his peers in Super Lawyers Magazine as a “Rising Star” in the field of medical malpractice, and he has routinely been selected to the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40. Keith also has an “AV Preeminent®“ rating from the Martindale-Hubbell® Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.

Keith earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Rhode Island in 2002. In 2006, he earned his juris doctorate degree from the University of Baltimore. His first attorney position was with a national Plaintiffs firm where he was immersed in the practice of representing children who suffered catastrophic brain injury due to medical error. In 2008, Keith joined a boutique civil defense firm as a litigation associate where he represented doctors, nurses, hospitals and other health care professionals in defending claims of medical negligence. While his time on the defense side proved educational, Keith quickly realized that his true passion was representing Plaintiffs. He joined WVFO in 2009 where he has exclusively represented victims of medical malpractice and catastrophic injury.

Keith is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association, the Maryland Association for Justice, and the American Association for Justice. Keith is a past contributor to “Generation J.D.,” a lawyers’ blog run by the Daily Record, Maryland’s leading legal publication. His writings have also been published in the Maryland Bar Journal.


Mr. Wais has personally handled and resolved either by verdict or settlement numerous cases in excess $10,000,000.00. A representative sample of newspaper headlines reporting solely on jury verdicts include the following:

  • “Jury awards $55 Million for birth injury” – The Daily Record
  • “Jury awards $21 Million for birth injury” – The Daily Record
  • “Widow wins $14 Million” – The Baltimore Sun
  • “UM Medical Center to pay $6.9 Million for negligence” – The Baltimore Sun
  • ‘’Malpractice suit Plaintiff is awarded $4.4 Million” – The Baltimore Sun
  • “Jury awards parents $4.0 Million” – The Daily Record


  • Top 500 Lawyers in America by Lawdragon
  • “Rising Stars” by Super Lawyers Magazine
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40

 The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute an attorney-client relationship. All cases are different and past results are not a guarantee of future success. The Malpractice Group or Wais, Vogelstein, Forman & Offutt have offices in Maryland, Minnesota, and the District of Columbia. Wais, Vogelstein, Forman & Offutt practices nationwide on a pro hac vice basis.

Wais, Vogelstein, Forman & Offut Secured Largest Malpractice Verdict in U.S. History


$229 million to Child Who Suffered Brain Injury During Birth at Johns Hopkins