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09.17.2008 Eighty-one Attorneys Named "Best Lawyers in America 2009"

RICHMOND, VA. – Williams Mullen announced today that eighty-one of its attorneys have been recognized for their excellence by The Best Lawyers in America 2009. Seventeen 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 2009 "Best Lawyers in America" are:
(Name of attorney, followed by practice area(s)) 

(*) Lawyers who are listed for the first time in Best Lawyers.
(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:

David G. Barger, White-Collar Criminal Defense
Warren L. Lewis (*), Franchise Law

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
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 Law, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates
William L. Nusbaum, Public Finance Law
William A. Old, Jr. (10), Corporate Law, Tax Law
Stanley L. Samuels, Trusts and Estates
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
William B. Gwyn, Jr., Corporate Law
Holmes P. Harden, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law
M. Keith Kapp, Energy Law
Gilbert C. Laite III, Railroad Law
Michael C. Lord (10), Labor and Employment Law
John I. Mabe, Jr., Construction Law
Charles Neely (*), Tax Law
Ronald R. Rogers (*), Real Estate Law
Mark S. Thomas, Labor and Employment Law
Frank P. Ward, Jr. (20), Labor and Employment Law

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

Arlene J. Diosegy (*), Health Care 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
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 Law
A. Brooks Hock, Real Estate Law
Lynn F. Jacob, Labor and Employment Law
Reginald N. Jones, Government Relations Law
Thomas E. Knauer (*), Environmental Law
R. Hart Lee, Public Finance 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 (*), International Trade and Finance Law, 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
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, 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
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

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 Railroad Law with 1 attorney.
Ranked #1 in Virginia in Entertainment Law with 1 attorney.
Ranked #1 in Virginia in Immigration Law with 1 attorney.
Ranked #1 in Virginia in Land Use & Zoning Law with 4 attorneys.
Ranked #1 in Virginia in Media Law with 1 attorney.
Ranked #1 in Virginia in Real Estate Law with 8 attorneys.
Ranked #1 in Virginia in Tax Law with 8 attorneys.
Ranked #1 in Virginia in Trusts and Estates with 10 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 McLean, Va. in Franchise Law with 1 attorney.
Ranked #1 in McLean, Va. in White-Collar Criminal Defense 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 Health Care Law with 1 attorney.
Ranked #1 in Norfolk, Va. in Tax Law with 3 attorneys.
Ranked #1 in Norfolk, Va. in Trusts and Estates 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, N.C. in Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law with 1 attorney.
Ranked #1 in Raleigh, N.C. in Energy Law with 1 attorney.
Ranked #1 in Raleigh, N.C. in Railroad Law with 1 attorney.
Ranked #1 in Raleigh, N.C. in Real Estate Law with 3 attorneys.
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 Immigration Law with 1 attorney.
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 10 attorneys.
Ranked #1 in Virginia Beach, Va. in Banking Law with 2 attorneys.
Ranked #1 in Virginia Beach, Va. in Commercial Litigation 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, N.C. in Commercial Litigation with 1 attorney.
Ranked #1 in Wilmington, N.C. in Construction Law with 1 attorney.
Ranked #1 in Wilmington, N.C. in Personal Injury Litigation with 1 attorney.
About Best Lawyers
The Best Lawyers in America rankings and surveys are published by Woodward White Inc. Founded in 1981, Best Lawyers is one of the oldest lawyer rating publications in the United States.

About Williams Mullen
Williams Mullen provides comprehensive legal services to regional, national and international clients. With 325 attorneys and offices throughout North Carolina, Virginia, Washington, D.C. and London, we deliver innovative solutions to support our clients’ diverse business activities. Close working relationships with clients have been the foundation of Williams Mullen’s progressive approach to law practice since the firm was founded nearly a century ago. For more information, please visit www.williamsmullen.com.