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05.07.2020 Firm News

35 Williams Mullen Attorneys Named to 2020 Virginia Super Lawyers List; 13 Named 2020 Rising Stars

Williams Mullen is pleased to announce that 35 attorneys have been selected to the 2020 Virginia Super Lawyers list and 13 attorneys were selected to the 2020 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:

  • Farhad Aghdami – Top 50: Richmond, Top 100: Virginia
  • Calvin W. Fowler, Jr. – Top 50: Richmond, Top 100: Virginia
  • W. F. Drewry Gallalee – Top 50: Richmond, Top 100: Virginia
  • Jamie Baskerville Martin – Top 50: Women in Virginia
  • W. Benjamin Pace – Top 100: Virginia
  • Laura D. Windsor – Top 50: Women in Virginia

The Williams Mullen attorneys named to the 2020 Virginia Super Lawyers list, sorted by office location, are:


George H. Bowles – Business Litigation

William F. Devine – Business Litigation

Alyssa Embree – Real Estate

Howard E. Gordon – Real Estate

Robert E. Korroch – Government Contracts

William L. Nusbaum – Real Estate

Christine Nguyen Piersall – Estate & Probate


Farhad Aghdami – Tax (Top 50: Richmond, Top 100: Virginia)

William D. Bayliss – General Litigation

Gregory R. Bishop – Mergers & Acquisitions

Turner A. Broughton – General Litigation

W. Alexander Burnett – Construction Litigation

Matthew E. Cheek – Banking

Calvin W. Fowler, Jr. – Business Litigation (Top 50: Richmond, Top 100: Virginia)

W.F. Drewry Gallalee – Personal Injury General: Plaintiff (Top 50: Richmond, Top 100: Virginia)

Conrad J. Garcia – Tax

Phillip H. Goodpasture – Mergers & Acquisitions

Patrick R. Hanes – Criminal Defense: White Collar

A. Brooks Hock – Real Estate

Jamie Baskerville Martin – Health Care (Top 50: Women in Virginia)

Jennifer M. McLemore – Bankruptcy: Business

John M. Mercer – Real Estate

Michael D. Mueller – Bankruptcy: Business

Douglas M. Nabhan – Employment & Labor

Brendan D. O’Toole – Business Litigation

W. Benjamin Pace – Business Litigation (Top 100: Virginia)

John L. Walker, III – Business Litigation

Laura D. Windsor – Employment & Labor (Top 50: Women in Virginia)


Brian Cashmere – Construction Litigation

Robert K. Cox – Construction Litigation

James Phillip Head – Estate & Probate

Arnie B. Mason – Construction Litigation

Virginia Beach

David C. Burton – Labor & Employment

Craig L. Mytelka – Intellectual Property

C. Grigsby Scifres – Banking

The Williams Mullen attorneys named to the 2020 Rising Stars in Virginia list are:


Joseph Blackburn, III – Civil Litigation: Defense

Jamie Watkins Bruno – Banking

Jenny H. Connors – Tax

Patrick A. Cushing – Government Relations

Meredith M. Haynes – Business Litigation

Sean D. Hicks – Real Estate

Lee G. Lester – Securities & Corporate Finance

Jennifer Ligon – Health Care

T. Preston Lloyd, Jr. – Land Use/Zoning

Lauren W. Waller – E-Discovery

Amanda Weaver – Employment & Labor

Virginia Beach

Meagan J. Kalantar – Business & Corporate

Cartwright R. Reilly – Banking

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.

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