06.02.2016 26 Williams Mullen Attorneys, 11 Practice Areas Recognized by Chambers USA for 2016

Williams Mullen is pleased to announce that 26 of the firm’s attorneys and 11 of its practice areas have received recognition in the 2016 edition of Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Of the 26 included, Arnie Mason, Speaker Pollard and Ethan Ware received recognition for the first time this year.

Chambers bases its rankings on market research into the strengths and reputations of U.S. attorneys and law firms. Interviews are conducted with clients and attorneys across the nation to enable Chambers to assess technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment and other valued qualities.

Williams Mullen’s 2016 Chambers attorney rankings, sorted by region, are as follows:


William D. Bayliss – Litigation: General Commercial (Band 1)

Paul S. “Chip” Bliley, Jr. – Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Band 3)

Turner A. Broughton – Litigation: General Commercial (Band 3)

David C. Burton – Labor & Employment (Band 2)

Brian Cashmere – Construction (Band 3)

Robert K. Cox – Construction (Band 2)

Calvin W. “Woody” Fowler, Jr. – Litigation: General Commercial (Recognized Practitioner)

Lynn F. Jacob – Labor & Employment (Band 2)

Channing J. Martin – Environment (Band 1)

Arnie B. Mason – Construction (Up and Coming)

James V. Meath – Labor & Employment (Band 1)

Henry R. “Speaker” Pollard, V – Environment (Band 3)

William H. Schwarzschild, III – Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Band 2)


Southern Virginia

Hon. Ralph L. “Bill” Axselle, Jr. – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use (Senior Statesmen)

Gregory R. Bishop – Corporate/M&A (Band 2)

Thomas R. Frantz – Corporate/M&A (Eminent Practitioner)

Howard E. Gordon – Real Estate (Band 2)

John M. Mercer – Real Estate (Band 2)

Craig L. Mytelka – Intellectual Property (Band 2)


North Carolina

Amos C. Dawson, III – Environment (Senior Statesmen)

Robert C. Lawson – Real Estate (Band 3)

Michael C. Lord – Labor & Employment (Band 3)

David F. Paulson, Jr. – Corporate/M&A (Band 4)

Aaron G. Spencer – Corporate/M&A (Band 4)

Robert Van Arnam – Intellectual Property (Band 2)


South Carolina

Ethan R. Ware – Environment (Band 2)


Williams Mullen’s 2016 Chambers Practice Area Rankings are as follows:

Construction – Virginia (Band 2)

Corporate/M&A – North Carolina (Band 4)

Corporate/M&A – Southern Virginia (Band 2)

Environment – Virginia (Band 2)

Intellectual Property – North Carolina (Band 3)

Intellectual Property – Southern Virginia (Band 2)

Labor & Employment – Virginia (Band 3)

Litigation: General Commercial – North Carolina (Band 4)

Litigation: General Commercial – Virginia (Band 3)

Real Estate – North Carolina (Band 3)

Real Estate – Southern Virginia (Band 2)


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