George T. Waddoups, one of the firm’s Senior Attorneys, has practiced law since 1982. Born and raised in Brigham City, Utah, George has enjoyed practicing law in the state of Utah because of the deep sense of community he feels for Utahans.
George has always been involved with the community, whether teaching high school seminary or coaching baseball, basketball or soccer. He is motivated by his sense of civic and community responsibility. George has often spoken to high school civics and history classes.
After graduating from the University of Utah with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Pre-law, as well as a minor in Economics, he pursued a Juris Doctorate from Memphis State University.
He has always felt that education was a high priority and has instilled that in his five children. Two of his five children—Riley and Michelle Waddoups—both practice law at Robert J. DeBry & Associates.
One of George’s most notable cases involved a trucking accident which resulted in a wrongful death. George’s client was traveling on the highway when a semi truck made a left turn in front of him.
He had little time to react and the impact of the incident killed him. The jury reached a verdict in the case and awarded George’s client and his family $58.5 million dollars. This was a major relief to the victim’s family to help for future expenses that would come as a result of losing their father.
George is also a member of of the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLA), an organization dedicated to the awareness of safety protocols and trucking regulations for commercial trucking.