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06.19.2012 Ninety-Five Virginia Williams Mullen Attorneys Recognized by “Super Lawyers” for 2012 Williams Mullen is pleased to announce that 63 attorneys have been named “Virginia Super Lawyers,” and 32 have been named “Virginia Rising Stars,” for 2012 by Virginia Super Lawyers magazine.

The selection process of a Super Lawyer is multi-phased and recognizes lawyers from over 70 practice areas based on professional achievement and peer recognition. In addition, Rising Stars are selected as the up-and-coming top attorneys in the state who are 40 years of age or younger and have been practicing for up to ten years.

Nine attorneys were recognized as Top 100 Lawyers in Virginia: Howard E. Gordon, William A. Old, Jr., Farhad Aghdami, William D. Bayliss, Calvin W. Fowler, Jr., James V. Meath, Thomas R. Frantz, Craig L. Mytelka and Stephen G. Test. Farhad Aghdami, William D. Bayliss and Calvin W. Fowler, Jr. were also ranked as Top 50 Lawyers in Richmond.

Lynn F. Jacob and Catherine M. Marriott were recognized among the Top 50 Female Lawyers in Virginia.

Williams Mullen’s 2012 Virginia Super Lawyers and Rising Stars are as follows:

Charlottesville Super Lawyers


David L. Dallas, Jr., Business/Corporate

Newport News Super Lawyers

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

Norfolk Super Lawyers

Beth Hirsch Berman, Employment & Labor
Patrick C. Devine, Jr., Health Care
William F. Devine, Business Litigation
H. David Embree, Real Estate
Howard E. Gordon, Real Estate (Top 100 Lawyer in Virginia)
Linda Laibstain, General Litigation
William L. Nusbaum, Real Estate
William A. Old, Jr., Securities & Corporate (Top 100 Lawyer in Virginia)
Albert J. Taylor, Jr., Business/Corporate

Norfolk Rising Stars

Adam Casagrande, Business Litigation
Kendra Jarrell, Business Litigation
Scott C. Miller, Business Litigation
Christine Nguyen Piersall, Estate Planning & Probate
Shane L. Smith, Business Litigation

Richmond Super Lawyers

David D. Addison, Estate Planning & Probate
Farhad Aghdami, Tax (Top 100 Lawyer in Virginia, Top 50 Lawyer in Richmond)
Naila T. Ahmed, Business/Corporate
Ralph L. “Bill” Axselle, Jr., Land Use/Zoning
R. Brian Ball, Business/Corporate
William D. Bayliss, General Litigation (Top 100 Lawyer in Virginia, Top 50 Lawyer in Richmond)
Wyatt S. Beazley, IV, Health Care
Gregory R. Bishop, Mergers & Acquisitions
Paul S. Bliley, Jr., Banking
Matthew E. Cheek, Banking
Andrew M. Condlin, Land Use/Zoning
Steven D. Delaney, Real Estate
Robert C. Dewar, Business/Corporate
Calvin W. Fowler, Jr., Business Litigation (Top 100 Lawyer in Virginia, Top 50 Lawyer in Richmond)
W.F. Drewry Gallalee, General Litigation
J. Conrad Garcia, Tax
Philip H. Goodpasture, Mergers & Acquisitions
Patrick R. Hanes, Intellectual Property Litigation
A. Brooks Hock, Real Estate
Elizabeth M. Horsley, Estate & Trust Litigation
Lynn F. Jacob, Employment & Labor (Top 50 Female Lawyer in Virginia)
Catherine M. Marriott, Employee Benefits/ERISA (Top 50 Female Lawyer in Virginia)
Channing J. Martin, Environmental
James V. Meath, Employment Litigation: Defense (Top 100 Lawyer in Virginia)
John M. Mercer, Real Estate
Douglas M. Nabhan, Employment & Labor
Eliot Norman, Immigration
Robert D. Perrow, General Litigation
Craig L. Rascoe, Tax
Malcolm E. Ritsch, Jr., Health Care
William H. Schwarzschild, III, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor
Julious P. Smith, Jr., Business/Corporate
Robert E. Spicer, Jr., Securities & Corporate
Sandy T. Tucker, Franchise/Dealership
John L. Walker, III, Business Litigation
Fielding L. Williams, Jr., Estate Planning & Probate

Richmond Rising Stars

D. Earl Baggett, IV, Employment & Labor
J.P. McGuire Boyd, Jr., Business Litigation
Gray B. Broughton, Criminal Defense: White Collar
Turner A. Broughton, General Litigation
W. Alexander Burnett, Construction Litigation
Jeffrey D. Chadwick, Estate Planning & Probate
Jenny H. Connors, Tax
Allison T. Domson, Real Estate
Alden J. Eldredge, General Litigation
Heath H. Galloway, Employment & Labor
Beth Hungate-Noland, Mergers & Acquisitions
Harold E. Johnson, General Litigation
Andrew O. Mathews, Business Litigation
Monica McCarroll, Business Litigation
Mary Katherine McGetrick, Real Estate
Jennifer D. Mullen, Real Estate
Brendan D. O’Toole, Business Litigation
W. Benjamin Pace, Business Litigation
Laurence V. Parker, Jr., Mergers & Acquisitions
Joseph R. Pope, Appellate
J. Nelson Wilkinson, Employment & Labor


Virginia Beach Super Lawyers

George H. Bowles, Business Litigation
Stephen W. Burke, Business/Corporate
David C. Burton, Employment & Labor
Donald H. Clark, Business Litigation
Joseph A. Di Julio, Estate Planning & Probate
Thomas R. Frantz, Business/Corporate (Top 100 Lawyer in Virginia)
Eric A. Hauser, Real Estate
Joseph R. Mayes, Banking
Robert C. Miller, Estate Planning & Probate
Craig L. Mytelka, Intellectual Property (Top 100 Lawyer in Virginia)
John M. Paris, Jr., Securities & Corporate Finance
C. Grigsby Scifres, Banking
Lawrence R. Siegel, Mergers & Acquisitions
Stephen G. Test, Business Litigation (Top 100 Lawyer in Virginia)
M. Nicole Williams, Business/Corporate

Virginia Beach Rising Stars

Anne E. Domozick, Business/Corporate
Amy G. Marino, Entertainment & Sports
William R. Poynter, Intellectual Property Litigation
Sara B. Rafal, Employment & Labor
Robert E. Travers, IV, General Litigation
Andrae J. Via, Real Estate


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