Attorneys

A good offense? The former defense.

One of the first questions an insurance company asks in any medical malpractice claim is: who represents the patient? Travis W. Markley, Esq. and Richard L. Nagle, Esq. are the founders and principals of TrialHawk, and need no introduction in the medical malpractice industry. They are well-known to the insurance companies, having successfully represented many healthcare providers and hospital systems.

Our attorneys have an established track record of success both in and out of the courtroom in cases involving virtually every medical specialty. They now put their knowledge and expertise to work for patients who have suffered avoidable harm at the hands of physicians, nurses, and medical personnel.

 

Richard L. Nagle

Richard L. Nagle
Founding Partner

Operating at the highest level of medical malpractice defense in some of the nation’s most complicated cases, Rich Nagle spent more than twenty-five years serving as an advocate and adviser for doctors, health systems, and other providers. After nearly three decades representing healthcare providers, he is now putting that same level of knowledge and advocacy to work for victims. Rich was a founding partner of Hancock, Daniel, Johnson & Nagle (HDJN), a medical malpractice defense firm that since 2010 has been recognized as a national Tier 1 law firm by U.S. News – Best Lawyers.

“Litigating medical malpractice cases is a skill that builds over years of hard work. It requires an understanding of the legal process and the medical system and demands the ability to be quick on your feet in the courtroom,” says Rich. Over the years, Rich has honed his ability to communicate complex medical issues to jurors, translating into a successful track record in and out of the courtroom. Rich has litigated cases involving nearly every medical specialty, with recognized expertise in the high-stakes world of complex birth injury cases.

Education

  • J.D., American University, Washington College of Law
  • B.A., State University of New York at Albany

Recognitions

  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Martindale-Hubbell – Rated AV Preeminent
  • Super Lawyers – Virginia
  • Super Lawyers – Washington, D.C.
  • Washingtonian Top Lawyer

Bar admissions

  • Virginia
  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia

 


 

Travis Markley

Travis Markley
Founding Partner

Before forming TrialHawk, Travis represented healthcare providers in defense of medical malpractice litigation as a director with the healthcare defense firm HDJN. While there, Travis counseled and advised providers in nearly every medical specialty and served healthcare systems and group practices, winning numerous defense jury verdicts and case dismissals in advance of trial. At TrialHawk, he puts his deep industry skill and knowledge to work for victims and families to help them pursue maximum recoveries. With a background and an undergraduate degree in engineering, Travis has carried over the traits of the trade into his legal practice: critical thinking and ingenuity, clear communication, creativity, and an unending desire to achieve success.

Education

  • J.D., American University, Washington College of Law
  • B.S., University of Virginia

Recognitions

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star – Virginia
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star – Washington, D.C.

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia
  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia