Andy Nea is the firm’s Pro Bono Partner, working to assist a number of non-profit organizations. He serves as counsel to Metro Richmond Habitat for Humanity as well as the Heart of Virginia Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

Andy Nea is the firm’s Pro Bono Partner, working to assist a number of non-profit organizations. He serves as counsel to Metro Richmond Habitat for Humanity as well as the Heart of Virginia Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

Active in the community, Mr. Nea serves on the board of governors of Christchurch School, a private college preparatory school located in Middlesex County, Va. as well as on the Board of Governors of Church Schools in the Diocese of Virginia. He is also a member of the board of directors of the Greater Richmond Bar Foundation, which serves the public and legal profession by supporting, facilitating and promoting the delivery of pro bono services for non-profit organizations. He is listed as one of Virginia’s “Legal Elite” by Virginia Business magazine and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America. In 2009 Virginia Lawyers Weekly named Mr. Nea a Leader in Law.  He is the recipient of the Richmond Bar Association's John C. Kenny Pro Bono Award and the Greater Richmond Bar Association's Benjamin Lacy Pro Bono Award for providing legal services to the poor and under served.  In addition, Martindale Hubbell has ranked Mr. Nea an AV attorney, its highest rating available.

Mr. Nea has created a program to provide simple life planning documents to low-income seniors. Through clinics started by volunteer lawyers and assisted by either law students or community volunteers, thousands of individuals have been provided with a simple will, power of attorney, and advance medical directive.”

Mr. Nea has served as a visiting professor through the Center for International Studies at Belgorod State University in Belgorod, Russia, The University of National and World Economy in Sofia, Bulgaria, Mykolas Romeras University in Vilnius, Lithuania, The University of Kragujuvac, Serbia,  the University of Sarajevo in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Opole University in Opole, Poland, and the University of Pardubice in the Czech Republic. The CILS program provides volunteer senior lawyers the opportunity to teach at universities in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.

Past chairman of the Financial Services Practice Group at Williams Mullen, Mr. Nea concentrated his practice in the representation of both regulated and non regulated lenders and served as counsel to the Virginia Association of Community Banks for over 25 years. Mr. Nea also has authored and edited a number of articles and publications dealing with finance, real estate, foreclosures, and creditors' rights, including Secured Transactions under Revised Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code, Enforcement of Liens and Judgments and Real Estate Transactions in Virginia.

Mr. Nea joined Williams Mullen after a two year appointment as the law clerk to the late Harold F. Snead, Chief Justice of the Virginia Supreme Court. He graduated from the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond and received a bachelor of arts degree from Washington & Lee University. He is a member of the Virginia State Bar and is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States and various state and federal courts.