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04.10.2019 Firm News

47 Williams Mullen Attorneys Named to 2019 Virginia Super Lawyers List; 17 Named 2019 Rising Stars

Williams Mullen is pleased to announce that 47 attorneys have been selected to the 2018 Virginia Super Lawyers list and 17 attorneys were selected to the 2019 Virginia Super Lawyers 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
  • Lynn F. Jacob – Top 50: Women in Virginia, Top 50: Richmond, Top 100: Virginia
  • W. Benjamin Pace – Top 50: Richmond, Top 100: Virginia
  • Laura D. Windsor – Top 50: Women in Virginia

The Williams Mullen attorneys named to the 2019 Virginia Super Lawyers list, sorted by office location, are:


David L. Dallas, Jr. – Business & Corporate


George H. Bowles – Business Litigation

Patrick C. Devine, Jr. – Mergers & Acquisitions

William F. Devine – Business Litigation

Alyssa Embree – Real Estate

Howard E. Gordon – Real Estate

Robert E. Korroch – Government Contracts

William L. Nusbaum – Real Estate


David D. Addison – Estate & Probate

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

Earl D. Baggett, IV – Employment & Labor

William D. Bayliss – General Litigation

Wyatt S. Beazley, IV – Health Care

Gregory R. Bishop – Mergers & Acquisitions

Paul S. Bliley, Jr. – Creditor Debtor Rights

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 – Intellectual Property Litigation

A. Brooks Hock – Real Estate

Lynn F. Jacob – Employment & Labor (Top 50: Women in Virginia, Top 50: Richmond, Top 100: Virginia)

Harold E. Johnson – General Litigation

Jamie Baskerville Martin – Health Care

John M. Mercer – Real Estate

Douglas M. Nabhan – Employment & Labor

Brendan D. O’Toole – Business Litigation

W. Benjamin Pace – Business Litigation (Top 50: Richmond, Top 100: Virginia)

Laurence V. Parker, Jr. – Mergers & Acquisitions

Craig L. Rascoe – Tax

William H. Schwarzschild, III – Bankruptcy: Business

John L. Walker, III – Business Litigation

Fielding L. Williams, Jr. – Estate & Probate

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

Thomas R. Frantz – Business & Corporate

Monroe Kelly, III – Banking

Craig L. Mytelka – Intellectual Property

John M. Paris, Jr. – Securities & Corporate Finance

C. Grigsby Scifres – Banking

The Williams Mullen attorneys named to the 2019 Rising Stars in Virginia list are:


Caroline W. Stanton – Business & Corporate


Scott C. Miller – Business Litigation


Joseph Blackburn, III – Civil Litigation: Defense

Jamie Watkins Bruno – Banking

Elinor H. Clendenin – Employee Benefits

Jenny H. Connors – Tax

Patrick A. Cushing – Government Relations

Meredith M. Haynes – Business Litigation

Sean D. Hicks – Real Estate

Jennifer Ligon – Health Care

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

Lauren W. Waller – E-Discovery

Trevor D. Wind – Securities & Corporate Finance


Clinton H. Brannon – IP

James Germano – Construction Litigation

Virginia Beach

Meagan J. Kalantar – Business & Corporate

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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