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08.06.2010 Ninety-Eight Williams Mullen Attorneys Named "Best Lawyers in America" 2011 RICHMOND, VA. – Williams Mullen announced today that 98 of its attorneys have been recognized for their excellence by The Best Lawyers in America 2011. Fourteen attorneys were named to the directory for the first time and 25 have been named “Best Lawyers” for 10 years or more. The annual directory lists the following attorneys.

Williams Mullen's 2011 "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, Real Estate 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:

William F. Devine, Commercial Litigation
Patrick C. Devine, Jr. (10), Corporate Law, Health Care Law
H. David Embree, Real Estate Law
Howard E. Gordon (10), Land Use & Zoning Law, Real Estate Law
Montgomery Knight, Jr. (10), Tax Law, Trusts and Estates
Robert C. Nusbaum (25), Corporate Governance and Compliance Law, Corporate Law, Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, Real Estate Law, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates
William L. Nusbaum, Public Finance Law
William A. Old, Jr. (20), Corporate Law, Tax Law
Maria S. Stefanis, Tax Law

From the Portsmouth, Va. Office:

Albert J. Taylor, Jr. (20), Tax Law, Corporate 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), Banking Law, Real Estate Law
Holmes P. Harden, Banking Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights Law
M. Keith Kapp, Bet the Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Energy Law, Legal Malpractice Law
Randolph H. Lickey, Corporate Law
Steven B. Long, Employee Benefits Law
Michael C. Lord (10), Labor and Employment Law
John I. Mabe, Jr., Construction Law
Charles B. Neely, Jr., Government Relations Law, Tax Law
David F. Paulson, Jr., Corporate Law
Ronald R. Rogers, Real Estate Law
Alexander P. Sands, III, Government Relations 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, Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Stephen E. Baril, Commercial Litigation, Professional Malpractice Law
William D. Bayliss (10), Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White Collar
Wyatt S. Beazley, IV, Corporate Law, Health Care Law
Paul S. Bliley, Jr., Banking Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights Law
Michael C. Buseck, Real Estate Law
Charles L. Cabell, 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
W.F. Drewry Gallalee, Personal Injury Litigation
J. Conrad Garcia, Tax Law
Sean M. Gibbons, Labor and Employment 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
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, Commercial Litigation
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. (10), Corporate Law, Trusts and Estates
Sandy T. Tucker, Franchise Law
John L. Walker, III, Commercial Litigation
Wayne A. Whitham, Jr. (10), Banking Law
Fielding L. Williams, Jr. (10), Trusts and Estates

From the Tysons Corner Office:

Thomas O. Mason, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Commercial Litigation

From the Virginia Beach Office:

George H. Bowles, Commercial Litigation
Stephen W. Burke, Corporate Law
David C. Burton, Labor and Employment Law
Donald H. Clark (20), Commercial Litigation
Joseph A. DiJulio (10), Trusts and Estates
Thomas R. Frantz (25), Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates
William W. Harrison, Jr., Public Finance Law
Eric A. Hauser, Real Estate Law
Monroe Kelly, III, Banking Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights Law, Real Estate Law
Robert C. Miller (10), Trusts and Estates
Craig L. Mytelka (10), Intellectual Property Law
John M. Paris, Jr. , Tax Law
Sara B. Rafal, Labor and Employment Law
Robert L. Samuel, Personal Injury Litigation
C. Grigsby Scifres, Banking Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights Law
Frederick T. Stant, III, Corporate 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 L. Brawley (20), Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Maritime Law, Personal Injury Litigation
H. Mark Hamlet, Commercial Litigation
Gilbert C. Laite, III, Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Railroad Law

The firm also received a commendable 55 "Top Listed" honors in this year’s edition based on the number of attorneys listed in specific areas of law within specific geographic regions. These rankings included:

Top Listed in North Carolina in Energy Law with 1 attorney.
Top Listed in North Carolina in Railroad Law with 1 attorney.
Top Listed in Virginia in Banking Law with 7 attorneys.
Top Listed in Virginia in Corporate Law with 12 attorneys.
Top Listed in Virginia in Entertainment Law with 1 attorney.
Top Listed in Virginia in Government Relations Law with 2 attorneys.
Top Listed in Virginia in Land Use & Zoning Law with 5 attorneys.
Top Listed in Virginia in Media Law with 1 attorney.
Top Listed in Virginia in Real Estate Law with 13 attorneys.
Top Listed in Virginia in Tax Law with 10 attorneys.
Top Listed in Virginia in Trusts and Estates with 9 attorneys.
Top Listed in Charlottesville, VA in Corporate Law with 1 attorney.
Top Listed in Charlottesville, VA in Land Use & Zoning Law with 1 attorney.
Top Listed in Charlottesville, VA in Venture Capital Law with 1 attorney.
Top Listed in Durham, NC in Health Care Law with 1 attorney.
Top Listed in Durham, NC in Tax Law with 1 attorney.
Top Listed in McLean, VA in Alternative Dispute Resolution with 1 attorney.
Top Listed in Newport News, VA in Commercial Litigation with 1 attorney.
Top Listed in Newport News, VA in Real Estate Law with 1 attorney.
Top Listed in Norfolk, VA in Corporate Governance and Compliance Law with 1 attorney.
Top Listed in Norfolk, VA in Land Use & Zoning Law with 1 attorney.
Top Listed in Norfolk, VA in Real Estate Law with 3 attorneys.
Top Listed in Norfolk, VA in Tax Law with 4 attorneys.
Top Listed in Portsmouth, VA with 1 attorney.
Top Listed in Portsmouth, VA in Corporate Law with 1 attorney.
Top Listed in Portsmouth, VA in Tax Law with 1 attorney.
Top Listed in Raleigh, NC in Banking Law with 2 attorneys.
Top Listed in Raleigh, NC in Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law with 1 attorney.
Top Listed in Raleigh, NC in Employee Benefits Law with 1 attorney.
Top Listed in Raleigh, NC in Energy Law with 1 attorney.
Top Listed in Raleigh, NC in Legal Malpractice Law with 1 attorney.
Top Listed in Raleigh, NC in Real Estate Law with 3 attorneys.
Top Listed in Richmond, VA in Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law with 2 attorneys.
Top Listed in Richmond, VA in Entertainment Law with 1 attorney.
Top Listed in Richmond, VA in Franchise Law with 1 attorney.
Top Listed in Richmond, VA in Government Relations Law with 2 attorneys.
Top Listed in Richmond, VA in Land Use & Zoning Law with 3 attorneys.
Top Listed in Richmond, VA in Media Law with 1 attorney.
Top Listed in Richmond, VA in Professional Malpractice Law with 1 attorney.
Top Listed in Virginia Beach, VA with 17 attorneys.
Top Listed in Virginia Beach, VA in Banking Law with 2 attorneys.
Top Listed in Virginia Beach, VA in Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law with 2 attorneys.
Top Listed in Virginia Beach, VA in Bet-the-Company Litigation with 1 attorney.
Top Listed in Virginia Beach, VA in Construction Law with 1 attorney.
Top Listed in Virginia Beach, VA in Corporate Law with 3 attorneys.
Top Listed in Virginia Beach, VA in Intellectual Property Law with 1 attorney.
Top Listed in Virginia Beach, VA in Labor and Employment Law with 2 attorneys.
Top Listed in Virginia Beach, VA in Public Finance Law with 1 attorney.
Top Listed in Virginia Beach, VA in Tax Law with 2 attorneys.
Top Listed in Virginia Beach, VA in Trusts and Estates with 3 attorneys.
Top Listed in Wilmington, NC with 3 attorneys.
Top Listed in Wilmington, NC in Commercial Litigation with 3 attorneys.
Top Listed in Wilmington, NC in Construction Law with 2 attorneys.
Top Listed in Wilmington, NC in Personal Injury Litigation with 1 attorney.
Top Listed in Wilmington, NC in Railroad Law 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. For more information about The Best Lawyers in America and their methodology, please visit http://www.bestlawyers.com/.

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