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04.28.2020 Firm News

29 Williams Mullen Attorneys, 11 Practice Areas Recognized in Chambers USA 2020

Williams Mullen is pleased to announce that 29 attorneys and 11 practice areas received recognition in the 2020 edition of Chambers USA. Williams Mullen’s attorneys and practice groups were recognized by clients and peers for the quality of their work and their client service numerous times in the guide.

"They are responsive, cost-efficient and results-driven," a client told the guide regarding the firm’s Litigation Practice.

Reviewing the Real Estate Practice, a client said, "They have a depth of knowledge in all real estate-related issues and they work collaboratively with each other and client."

"The team's professionalism, industry knowledge, executive guidance and timeliness have been the most impressive aspects of the organization," a client said of the Corporate M&A Practice.

When discussing the Intellectual Property Practice, a client praised the “excellent team” for its “superb communication” along with its "great understanding of our expectations, business culture and IP philosophy."

Chambers bases its rankings on market research into the strengths and reputations of U.S. attorneys and law firms. Interviews are conducted with clients and attorneys across the nation to enable Chambers to assess technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment and other valued qualities.

Williams Mullen’s 2020 Chambers attorney rankings, sorted by region, are as follows:


William D. “Bill” Bayliss – Litigation: General Commercial (Band 2)

Turner A. Broughton – Litigation: General Commercial (Band 1)

David C. Burton – Labor & Employment (Band 2)

Brian Cashmere – Construction (Band 3)

Robert K. “Bob” Cox – Construction (Band 1)

Calvin W. “Woody” Fowler, Jr. – Litigation: General Commercial (Eminent Practitioner)

Channing J. Martin – Environment (Band 1)

Arnie B. Mason – Construction (Band 3)

Michael Mueller – Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Band 3)

Henry R. “Speaker” Pollard, V – Environment (Band 3)

Marc Purintun – Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (Band 1)

Melisa A. Roy – Construction (Associates to Watch)

Southern Virginia

Thomas F. Bergert – Intellectual Property (Band 2)

Gregory R. Bishop – Corporate/M&A (Band 2)

John M. Mercer – Real Estate (Band 2)

Craig L. Mytelka – Intellectual Property (Band 3)

John M. Paris, Jr – Corporate/M&A (Band 3)

Edward T. White – Intellectual Property (Band 3)

North Carolina

Amos C. Dawson, III – Environment (Senior Statespeople)

Thomas H. Johnson, Jr. – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use (Band 2)

M. Keith Kapp – Litigation: General Commercial (Band 4)

Robert C. “Robby” Lawson – Real Estate (Band 3)

Michael C. Lord – Labor & Employment (Band 4)

Richard T. “Rick” Matthews – Intellectual Property (Band 3)

Ramona C. “Mona” O’Bryant – Environmental (Band 3)

David F. Paulson, Jr. – Corporate/M&A (Band 3)

Robert C. “Rob” Van Arnam – Intellectual Property (Band 2)

South Carolina

Jessica J.O. King – Environment (Band 2)

Ethan R. Ware – Environment (Band 2)

Williams Mullen’s 2020 Chambers Practice Area Rankings, by region, are as follows:

North Carolina

Intellectual Property – Band 2

Real Estate – Band 3

Raleigh, Greensboro & Surrounds

Corporate/M&A – Band 4

South Carolina

Environment – Band 2

Southern Virginia

Corporate/M&A – Band 2

Intellectual Property – Band 2

Real Estate – Band 2


Construction – Band 2

Environment – Band 2

Labor & Employment – Band 2

Litigation: General Commercial – Band 2

For more information on Williams Mullen’s rankings, click here.