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12.02.2021 Firm News

48 Williams Mullen Attorneys Named to Virginia Business Magazine’s Legal Elite for 2021

Williams Mullen is pleased to announce that 48 of its attorneys have been named among Virginia’s “Legal Elite” for 2021 by Virginia Business magazine. Virginia Business annually polls more than 14,000 attorneys and more than 50 law firms in the Commonwealth, asking them to select from their peers the best lawyers in each practice category.

Williams Mullen President and CEO Woody Fowler is one of three Williams Mullen attorneys to have been named to Virginia Business magazine’s “Legal Elite” every year since the list’s inception in 2000. He is joined by William D. Bayliss (Civil Litigation, Richmond) and Thomas R. Frantz (Business Law, Virginia Beach).

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



Thomas Bergert - Intellectual Property Information Technology 

David L. Dallas, Jr. - Business Law

Lori Schweller - Real Estate Land Use

Valerie Wagner Long - Real Estate Land Use



Farhad Aghdami - Taxes Estates Trusts

D. Earl Baggett - Immigration Law

William D. Bayliss - Civil Litigation

Wyatt S, Beazley, IV - Health Law

Gregory R. Bishop - Business Law

Turner A. Broughton - Civil Litigation

Lynn K. Brugh, IV - Civil Litigation

W. Alexander Burnett - Construction

Janet W. Cho - Intellectual Property Information Technology

Jenny Connors - Taxes Estates Trusts

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

J. Conrad Garcia - Taxes Estates Trusts

Patrick R. Hanes - Appellate Law

Meredith M. Haynes - Young Lawyer

Sean D. Hicks - Real Estate Land Use

Charles E. James, Jr. - Criminal Law

Nathan Kottkamp - Health Law

David M. Lay - Business Law

Jennifer Ligon - Health Law

T. Preston Lloyd, Jr. - Real Estate Land Use

Channing J. Martin - Environmental Law

Jamie Baskerville Martin - Health Law

Jennifer M. McLemore - Bankruptcy Creditors Rights

Michael D. Mueller - Bankruptcy Creditors Rights

Andy Nea - Legal Services Pro Bono

Brendan D. O'Toole - Civil Litigation

Laurence Parker - Business Law

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

Amanda M. Weaver - Labor Employment

Edward T. White - Intellectual Property Information Technology

Laura D. Windsor - Labor Employment



George H. Bowles - Civil Litigation

Alyssa Carducci Dangler - Real Estate Land Use

Howard E. Gordon - Real Estate Land Use

Grady A. Palmer - Real Estate Land Use

Christine N. Piersall - Taxes Estates Trusts


Virginia Beach

David C. Burton - Labor Employment

Thomas R. Frantz - Business Law

Craig L. Mytelka - Intellectual Property Information Technology

John M. Paris, Jr. - Business Law

Cartwright R. Reilly - Real Estate Land Use



David B. Albo - Administrative Government

Brian Cashmere - Construction

Arnie Mason - Construction


More about Virginia Business’ 2021 “Legal Elite” rankings can be found here.