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07.30.2009 Eighty-five Attorneys Named "Best Lawyers in America" 2010 RICHMOND, VA. – Williams Mullen announced today that eighty-five of its attorneys have been recognized for their excellence by The Best Lawyers in America 2010. Ten attorneys were named to the directory for the first time and twenty-two have been named “Best Lawyers” for ten years or more. The annual directory lists the following attorneys:

Williams Mullen's 2010 "Best Lawyers in America" are:
(Name of attorney, followed by practice area(s))

(10) Lawyers who have been listed in Best Lawyers for at least 10 years.
(20) Lawyers who have been listed in Best Lawyers for at least 20 years.
(25) Lawyers who have been listed in Best Lawyers for at least 25 years.

From the Charlottesville, Va. Office:

David L. Dallas, Jr., Corporate Law, Venture Capital Law
Valerie Wagner Long, Land Use & Zoning Law

From the McLean, Va. Office:

Thomas O. Mason, Commercial Litigation

From the Newport News, Va. Office:

Joseph H. Latchum, Jr., Real Estate Law
William L. Stauffer, Jr., Commercial Litigation

From the Norfolk, Va. Office:

Patrick C. Devine, Jr. (10), Corporate Law, Health Care Law
William F. Devine, Commercial Litigation
H. David Embree, Real Estate Law
Howard E. Gordon (10), Real Estate Law
Montgomery Knight, Jr. (10), Trusts and Estates
Robert C. Nusbaum (25), Corporate Governance and Compliance Law, Corporate Law, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates
William L. Nusbaum, Public Finance Law
William A. Old, Jr. (10), Corporate Law, Tax Law
Maria S. Stefanis, Tax Law

From the Portsmouth, Va. Office:

Albert J. Taylor, Jr. (20), Corporate Law, Tax Law

From the Raleigh, N.C. office:

Reuben G. Clark III, Real Estate Law
Amos C. Dawson III (20), Environmental Law
David R. Dorton (10), Real Estate Law
Holmes P. Harden, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law
M. Keith Kapp, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Energy Law, Legal Malpractice Law
Steven B. Long, Employee Benefits Law
Michael C. Lord (10), Labor and Employment
John I. Mabe, Jr., Construction Law
Charles Neely, Government Relations Law, Tax Law
Ronald R. Rogers, Real Estate Law
Elizabeth Davenport Scott, Commercial Litigation
Mark S. Thomas, Labor and Employment Law

From the Research Triangle Park, N.C. office:

Arlene J. Diosegy, Health Care Law
Charles L. Steel IV, Tax Law

From the Richmond, Va. office:

David D. Addison (10), Trusts and Estates
Farhad Aghdami, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates
Ralph L. Axselle, Jr., Government Relations Law, Land Use & Zoning Law
R. Brian Ball, Corporate Law
Stephen E. Baril, Commercial Litigation
William D. Bayliss, Commercial Litigation, White-Collar Criminal Defense
Wyatt S. Beazley IV, Corporate Law, Health Care Law
Michael C. Buseck, Real Estate Law
Andrew M. Condlin, Land Use & Zoning Law, Real Estate Law
Steven D. Delaney, Real Estate Law
Robert C. Dewar, Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Howard W. Dobbins (10), Banking Law, Corporate Law
John R. Easter, Land Use & Zoning Law
Calvin W. Fowler, Jr., Commercial Litigation
J. Conrad Garcia, Tax Law
Philip H. Goodpasture, Entertainment Law, Media Law
Patrick R. Hanes, Intellectual Property Litigation
A. Brooks Hock, Real Estate Law
Lynn F. Jacob, Labor and Employment Law
Reginald N. Jones, Government Relations Law
R. Hart Lee, Public Finance Law
Randolph H. Lickey, Corporate Law
Catherine M. Marriott (10), Employee Benefits Law
Channing J. Martin, Environmental Law
William R. Mauck, Jr., Construction Law
James V. Meath (10), Labor and Employment Law
John M. Mercer, Real Estate Law
Eliot Norman, Immigration Law
Robert D. Perrow, Banking Law
Craig L. Rascoe, Tax Law
Robert F. Redmond, Jr., Mass Tort Litigation
Malcolm E. Ritsch, Jr., Health Care Law
William H. Schwarzschild III (10), Banking Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law
Julious P. Smith, Jr. (20), Corporate Law, Trusts and Estates
King F. Tower, Labor and Employment Law
John L. Walker III, Commercial Litigation
Wayne A. Whitham, Jr., Banking Law
Fielding L. Williams, Jr. (10), Trusts and Estates

From the Virginia Beach, Va. office:

David C. Burton, Labor and Employment Law
Donald H. Clark (10) Commercial Litigation
Joseph A. Di Julio, Trusts and Estates
Thomas R. Frantz (25), Corporate Law, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates
Eric A. Hauser, Real Estate Law
Monroe Kelly III, Banking Law
Robert C. Miller (10), Trusts and Estates
Craig L. Mytelka, Intellectual Property Law
Robert L. Samuel, Jr., Personal Injury Litigation
C. Grigsby Scifres, Banking Law
Stephen G. Test, Bet-the-company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Construction Law

From the Washington, D.C. office:

William A. Anderson II (10), Environmental Law
James R. Cannon, Jr., International Trade and Finance Law
Thomas B. McVey, International Trade and Finance Law
Jimmie V. Reyna, International Trade and Finance Law
Evelyn M. Suarez, International Trade and Finance Law

From the Wilmington, N.C. office:

Daniel Lee Brawley (10), Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Maritime Law, Personal Injury Litigation

Gilbert C. Laite III, Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Railroad Law

The firm also received a commendable forty-two Number 1 rankings in this year’s edition by having the largest number of attorneys listed in specific areas of law within specific geographic regions. These rankings included:

Ranked #1 in North Carolina in Energy Law with 1 attorney.
Ranked #1 in North Carolina in Legal Malpractice Law with 1 attorney.
Ranked #1 in North Carolina in Railroad Law with 1 attorney.
Ranked #1 in Virginia in Corporate Law with 11 attorneys.
Ranked #1 in Virginia in Entertainment Law with 1 attorney.
Ranked #1 in Virginia in Media Law with 1 attorney.
Ranked #1 in Virginia in Tax Law with 8 attorneys.
Ranked #1 in Virginia in Trusts and Estates with 9 attorneys.
Ranked #1 in Charlottesville, VA in Corporate Law with 1 attorney.
Ranked #1 in Charlottesville, VA in Land Use & Zoning Law with 1 attorney.
Ranked #1 in Charlottesville, VA in Venture Capital Law with 1 attorney.
Ranked #1 in Newport News, VA in Commercial Litigation with 1 attorney.
Ranked #1 in Newport News, VA in Real Estate Law with 1 attorney.
Ranked #1 in Norfolk, VA in Corporate Governance and Compliance Law with 1 attorney.
Ranked #1 in Norfolk, VA in Tax Law with 3 attorneys.
Ranked #1 in Portsmouth, VA with 1 attorney.
Ranked #1 in Portsmouth, VA in Corporate Law with 1 attorney.
Ranked #1 in Portsmouth, VA in Tax Law with 1 attorney.
Ranked #1 in Raleigh, NC in Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law with 1 attorney.
Ranked #1 in Raleigh, NC in Employee Benefits Law with 1 attorney.
Ranked #1 in Raleigh, NC in Energy Law with 1 attorney.
Ranked #1 in Raleigh, NC in Legal Malpractice Law with 1 attorney.
Ranked #1 in Raleigh, NC in Real Estate Law with 3 attorneys.
Ranked #1 in Research Triangle Park, NC with 2 attorneys.
Ranked #1 in Research Triangle Park, NC in Health Care Law with 1 attorney.
Ranked #1 in Research Triangle Park, NC in Tax Law with 1 attorney.
Ranked #1 in Richmond, VA in Entertainment Law with 1 attorney.
Ranked #1 in Richmond, VA in Government Relations Law with 2 attorneys.
Ranked #1 in Richmond, VA in Land Use & Zoning Law with 3 attorneys.
Ranked #1 in Richmond, VA in Media Law with 1 attorney.
Ranked #1 in Virginia Beach, VA with 11 attorneys.
Ranked #1 in Virginia Beach, VA in Banking Law with 2 attorneys.
Ranked #1 in Virginia Beach, VA in Construction Law with 1 attorney.
Ranked #1 in Virginia Beach, VA in Intellectual Property Law with 1 attorney.
Ranked #1 in Virginia Beach, VA in Labor and Employment Law with 1 attorney.
Ranked #1 in Virginia Beach, VA in Tax Law with 1 attorney.
Ranked #1 in Virginia Beach, VA in Trusts and Estates with 3 attorneys.
Ranked #1 in Wilmington, NC with 2 attorneys.
Ranked #1 in Wilmington, NC in Commercial Litigation with 2 attorneys.
Ranked #1 in Wilmington, NC in Construction Law with 2 attorneys.
Ranked #1 in Wilmington, NC in Personal Injury Litigation with 1 attorney.
Ranked #1 in Wilmington, NC in Railroad Law with 1 attorney.

About Best Lawyers
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