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11.30.2018 Firm News

45 Williams Mullen Attorneys Named to Virginia Business Magazine’s Legal Elite for 2018

Williams Mullen is pleased to announce that 45 attorneys have been named among the state’s “Legal Elite” for 2018 by Virginia Business magazine. Virginia Business annually polls more than 14,000 attorneys in the commonwealth, asking them to select from their peers the best lawyers in each practice category. This year, 1,000 attorneys were selected.

Among them are Williams Mullen’s Dave Albo and Alyssa Embree, who were selected as profile subjects for their respective categories. Click below to read their profiles.

The following Williams Mullen attorneys in Virginia, sorted by their home office, have been named to the “Legal Elite”:


David L. Dallas, Jr. – Business Law

Valerie Wagner Long – Real Estate/Land Use


George H. Bowles – Civil Litigation

Patrick C. “Pat” Devine, Jr. – Health Law

Alyssa C. Embree – Real Estate/Land Use

Howard E. Gordon – Real Estate/Land Use

Scott C. Miller – Civil Litigation

Grady A. Palmer, III – Real Estate/Land Use


Farhad Aghdami – Taxes/Estates/Trusts/Elder Law

James T. “Jim” Bailey” – Young Lawyers (Under 40)

William D. “Bill” Bayliss – Civil Litigation

Wyatt S. Beazley, IV – Health Law

Gregory R. “Greg” Bishop – Business Law

Paul S. "Chip" Bliley, Jr. – Bankruptcy/Creditors’ Rights

Turner A. Broughton – Civil Litigation

Lynn K. Brugh, IV – Civil Litigation

W. Alexander “Alex” Burnett – Construction

Calvin W. “Woody” Fowler, Jr. – Civil Litigation

J. Conrad Garcia – Taxes/Estates/Trusts/Elder Law

Phillip H. Goodpasture – Business Law

Patrick R. Hanes – Intellectual Property

Sean D. Hicks – Real Estate/Land Use

A. Brooks Hock – Real Estate/Land Use

Charles E. “Chuck” James, Jr. – Criminal Law

Harold E. “Hal” Johnson – Young Lawyer (Under 40)

Reginald N. “Reggie” Jones – Legislative/Regulatory/Administrative

Jennifer L. Ligon – Health Law

T. Preston Lloyd, Jr. – Real Estate/Land Use

Jonathan T. “Jon” Lucier – Young Lawyer (Under 40)

Channing J. Martin – Environmental Law

Jamie Baskerville Martin – Health Law

G. Andrew “Andy” Nea, Jr. – Legal Services/Pro Bono

Brendan D. O’Toole – Civil Litigation

W. Benjamin “Ben” Pace – Civil Litigation

Henry R. “Speaker” Pollard, V – Environmental Law

Joseph R. Pope – Appellate Law

Laura D. Windsor – Labor/Employment


David B. Albo – Legislative/Regulatory/Administrative

Arnie B. Mason – Construction

Virginia Beach

David Burton – Labor/Employment

Thomas R. Frantz – Business Law

Meagan J. Kalantar – Young Lawyer (Under 40)

Craig L. Mytelka - Intellectual Property

Christine Nguyen Piersall – Taxes/Estates/Trusts/Elder Law

Cartwright R. “Cart” Reilly – Real Estate/Land Use

More about Virginia Business’ 2018 “Legal Elite” rankings can be found here.