Skip to main content
05.03.2023 Firm News

29 Williams Mullen Attorneys Named to 2023 Virginia Super Lawyers List; 17 Named 2023 Rising Stars

Williams Mullen is pleased to announce that 29 attorneys have been selected to the 2023 Virginia Super Lawyers list and 17 attorneys were selected to the 2023 Rising Stars list. No more than five percent of the lawyers in a state are named to Super Lawyers, and no more than 2.5 percent are named to the Rising Stars list.

In addition, the following attorneys received recognition on a Top List:

  • J. Brian Cashmere – Top 100: Virginia
  • Alyssa Carducci Dangler – Top 50: Women in Virginia
  • Calvin W. Fowler, Jr. – Top 50: Richmond, Top 100: Virginia
  • Arnie B. Mason – Top 100: Virginia
  • Jennifer M. McLemore – Top 50: Women in Virginia, Top 50: Richmond, Top 100: Virginia
  • Michael D. Mueller – Top 50: Richmond, Top 100: Virginia
  • W. Benjamin Pace – Top 50: Richmond, Top 100: Virginia
  • Laura D. Windsor – Top 50: Women in Virginia, Top 50: Richmond, Top 100: Virginia

The Williams Mullen attorneys named to the 2023 Virginia Super Lawyers list, sorted by office location, are:

George H. Bowles – Business Litigation
Alyssa Carducci Dangler – Real Estate
Howard E. Gordon – Real Estate
William L. Nusbaum – Real Estate
Christine Nguyen Piersall – Estate Planning & Probate

Farhad Aghdami – Tax
William D. Bayliss – General Litigation
Gregory R. Bishop – Mergers & Acquisitions
Turner A. Broughton – General Litigation
W. Alexander Burnett – Construction Litigation
Calvin W. Fowler, Jr. – Business Litigation
W.F. Drewry Gallalee – Personal Injury General: Plaintiff
J. Conrad Garcia – Tax
Philip H. Goodpasture – Mergers & Acquisitions
Charles E. "Chuck" James, Jr. – Criminal Defense: White Collar
Harold E. Johnson – General Litigation
Jamie Baskerville Martin – Health Care
Jennifer M. McLemore – Bankruptcy: Business
John M. Mercer – Richmond Real Estate
Michael D. Mueller – Bankruptcy: Business
Brendan D. O’Toole – Business Litigation
W. Benjamin Pace – Business Litigation
John L. Walker, III – Business Litigation
Laura D. Windsor – Employment & Labor

J. Brian Cashmere – Construction Litigation
Robert K. Cox – Construction Litigation
Arnie B. Mason – Construction Litigation

Virginia Beach
David C. Burton – Employment & Labor
Craig L. Mytelka – Intellectual Property Litigation

The Williams Mullen attorneys named to the 2023 Rising Stars in Virginia list are:

Caroline W. Stanton – Business/Corporate

Elizabeth S. Chapman – Real Estate
Grayson T. Orsini – Real Estate

Matthew T. Anderson – Employment & Labor
S. Tarpley Ashworth, Jr. – Business/Corporate
James T. Bailey – Business/Corporate
Anna T. Birkenheier – Business Litigation
Richard G. Clagett, II – Business/Corporate
Justin S. Feinman – PI – Products: Defense
Sean D. Hicks – Real Estate
Eileen Setien Jackson – Real Estate
Richard D. "Rick" Palmieri – Business/Corporate
Amanda M. Weaver – Employment & Labor

Stephen H. Swart – Construction Litigation

Virginia Beach
Ryan A. Hanson – Business/Corporate
Yiorgos L. "George" Koliopoulos – Employment & Labor
Tyler J. Rosá – Business Litigation

The selections for this list are made by the research team at Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service for lawyers from more than 70 practice areas. The annual selections are made using a rigorous, multi-phased process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area. The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers magazines and in leading city and regional magazines across the country.

For more information about Super Lawyers, go to To see the full 2023 Virginia Super Lawyers List, click here.