Wayne Mansulla brings over 30 years of experience to his role as senior partner of Ashcraft & Gerel.
Wayne M. Mansulla | Of Counsel
Wayne M. Mansulla brings over 30 years of experience to his role as senior partner of Ashcraft & Gerel. Since he joined the firm in 1975, Mr. Mansulla has been at the helm of a wide range of cases, some of which have garnered significant attention. Though he is an accomplished and versatile litigator, Mr. Mansulla takes special interest in medical malpractice cases, seeking to ensure that those harmed by negligent health care providers receive the respect, attention, and ultimately, the justice that they deserve.
Mr. Mansulla’s commitment to his clients has taken him to the highest levels of the U.S. justice system. In the historic Agent Orange case–a case which ultimately went before the U.S. Supreme Court–Mr. Mansulla represented more than two thousand Vietnam War veterans injured by sustained exposure to the defoliant during the war.
Ever the trailblazer, Mr. Mansulla is also responsible for advocating for an important precedent in District of Columbia Court of Appeals. In the Martin v. George Hyman Construction Company case of 1978, Mr. Mansulla advanced a theory on the issue of contributory negligence which stated that should a defendant violate a safety regulation in a negligence lawsuit, he/she cannot defend the case by alleging that the plaintiff was contributorily negligent. This theory was adopted by the Court of Appeals and continues to be used by lawyers on behalf of their clients today.
Mr. Mansulla received his bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Philosophy from Stonehill College in 1968. Then, from 1969 to 1972, he served as a Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps. He returned from the Corps in 1974 and pursued a law degree, earning his Juris Doctor in 1974 from Georgetown University Law School.
Outside the Courtroom
When not in the courtroom, Mr. Mansulla is as an avid tennis player and coach. In 2003, he led a men’s USTA tennis team to a national championship.
- B.A., Stonehill College, 1968
- J.D., Georgetown Law School, 1974
- Washington, D.C.
- American Association for Justice
- American Bar Association
- District of Columbia Bar Association
- Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C.
- Virginia Bar Association