Joanna Wynes is a Settlement Consultant with Sage Settlement Consulting. Over the past several years in the settlement planning industry, Joanna has worked on many single-event and mass tort cases. She has worked closely with individuals and families dealing with motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, wrongful birth, wrongful death, product liability, dog bite, and workers’ compensation settlements. Top attorneys rely on Joanna to provide mediation support, help claimants understand their options and prepare customized settlement plans.
A Baltimore native, Joanna graduated magna cum laude from the University of Baltimore School of Law, where she was in the top two percent of her class. Following graduation, Joanna worked at several prominent Philadelphia law firms, representing clients involved in medical malpractice, defective product, and motor vehicle accident torts. She achieved seven- and eight-figure settlements and verdicts on behalf of her clients.
After returning to Baltimore, Joanna transitioned to the settlement industry as a Medicare Set-Aside consultant. She learned the nuances of the Medicare Secondary Payer Act and gained a deeper understanding of the financial implications faced by injured individuals with ongoing medical needs.
Through her professional career and the experience of growing up with a disabled parent, Joanna deeply understands and empathizes with the emotional, medical, and financial needs of injured individuals and their families. She knows that settlement funds need to last as long as possible. Without appropriate guidance, individuals risk losing government benefit eligibility, being taken advantage of financially, and spending the settlement funds too quickly. Joanna’s compassionate yet pragmatic approach to settlement planning helps claimants maximize their settlements and create long-lasting financial security.
“I chose to work with Joanna Wynes on all of my structured settlements based on her dedication, loyalty and knowledge that benefits both the client and the lawyer. She is an amazing settlement planner and has skills that very few possess. She is patient, responsive, creative and works hard to protect my client’s settlements and set them up for future success. I without a doubt highly recommend her.”
Eric Rosenberg | Rosenberg & Fayne, LLP
“Joanna makes settlements work! In today’s complicated legal landscape, attorneys need a Planner who understands the interrelationships between liens, government benefits and special needs trusts. I continue to rely on her help because of her comprehensive approach and her continued service to our clients long after the settlement has been completed.”
Nick Szokoly | Murphy, Falcon and Murphy
“Joanna Wynes is an extremely compassionate and gifted settlement planner and is truly life-changing for my clients, who love working with her. She is also amazingly responsive and patient. I cannot recommend Joanna highly enough for any settlement planning needs. She is truly a pleasure to work with and is incredible at what she does.”
Cara O’Brien | Law Office of Evan K. Thalenberg
“I have had the opportunity to work with Joanna Wynes on a couple of different occasions, but when a life-long friend of mine needed help with multiple liens on their minor son’s personal injury case, there was no question who I needed to call. […]. Because it was a minor child who was injured, Joanna set up a structured settlement and a trust that allows for the parents to ensure the money in this case will go to future medical care and to benefit the minor for the rest of his life. […]. Thank you for everything.”
Matt Trollinger | Trollinger Law