Gary W. Alderson


Gary W. Alderson, RN is a Director whose areas of practice include professional liability (malpractice) defense, board and licensure defense, personal injury, premise liability, motor vehicle accidents, construction law, contract disputes, elder law, adult guardianships, and general civil litigation.

Registered Nurse

Gary is a native Delawarean who graduated from Wesley College in Dover, Delaware with an Associate’s Degree in Nursing. He actively practiced nursing for nearly twenty years in various clinical settings including emergency, critical care, and home care. Gary was also a State long-term care compliance and adult protection nurse consultant and was the Deputy to the Delaware Public Guardian.

Gary appears more frequently than any other attorney before the Board of Nursing to defend nurses on disciplinary matters. He also regularly appears before the Board of Medical Licensure & Discipline and many other Boards in defense of disciplinary complaints before those Boards. 

Gary maintains current Delaware licensure as a Registered Nurse and remains active in the Delaware nursing and healthcare community. He presently serves as the President of the Delaware Nurses Association, is a member of the American Nurses’ Association and is a former member of the Rules & Regulations Committee of the Delaware Board of Nursing. 

In 2017, Gary was nominated as a Top Nurse by Delaware Today magazine.


Gary graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Wilmington University and with honors with a Juris Doctorate degree from the Delaware Law School of Widener University in 1999. He was admitted to the Delaware bar in February of 2000.

Before joining this firm, Gary was a Deputy Attorney General and a Worker’s Compensation Hearing Officer. He also worked for a plaintiff’s firm and defense firms. Gary has litigated cases in every Delaware court, including the United States District Court and the United States Third Circuit Court. He also frequently represents clients before administrative tribunals such as the Board of Nursing and represents several non-profit organizations and businesses including a regional convenience store chain.

Gary is credentialed as a guardianship mediator by the Delaware Court of Chancery and as an arbitrator by the Delaware Superior Court. He is a member of the Delaware State Bar Association and was the Secretary, Vice Chair and Chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the DSBA. Gary is also a former adjunct professor at Wilmington University and the Legal Education Institute at Widener University’s Delaware Law School.

Gary has also given several continuing education lectures to both attorneys and nurses.

In 2019, Gary was nominated as a Top Attorney by Delaware Today magazine, becoming the first person ever to be so recognized in two separate professions.

Practice Areas

personal injury

premise liability

motor vehicle accidents

elder law

adult guardianships