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06.06.2024 Firm News

49 Williams Mullen Attorneys, 17 Practice Areas Recognized in Chambers USA 2024

Williams Mullen is pleased to announce that 49 attorneys and 17 practice areas received recognition in the 2024 edition of Chambers USA. Williams Mullen’s attorneys and practice groups were recognized by clients and peers for the quality of their work and their client service numerous times in the guide.

Within the rankings, 13 attorneys were named to the publication’s most prominent distinctions (Band 1 attorneys, Senior Statespeople and an Eminent Practitioner).

“Williams Mullen is my primary outside counsel - they are very well versed and have a deep enough bench that can support whatever I throw at them. Closely aligned with our corporate mission. Very responsive and very proactive in responding to the needs that I have,” a client reported to Chambers regarding the firm’s corporate and M&A work.

“Williams Mullen's ability to handle complex and sophisticated matters is highly commendable. The firm demonstrates a strong aptitude for intricate problem-solving, critical thinking and advanced decision-making,” a client reported to Chambers regarding the firm’s environment work.

Chambers bases its rankings on market research into the strengths and reputations of U.S. attorneys and law firms. Interviews are conducted with clients and attorneys across the nation to enable Chambers to assess technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment and other valued qualities.

Williams Mullen’s 2024 Chambers attorney rankings, sorted by region, are as follows:


Zahra S. Abrams – Construction (Associates to Watch)

William D. “Bill” Bayliss – Litigation: General Commercial (Senior Statespeople)

Turner A. Broughton – Litigation: General Commercial (Band 2)

W. Alexander Burnett – Construction (Band 4)

David C. Burton – Labor & Employment (Band 1)

R. Brian Cashmere – Construction (Band 2)

Brydon M. DeWitt – Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (Band 1)

Calvin W. “Woody” Fowler, Jr. – Litigation: General Commercial (Eminent Practitioner)

Patrick R. Hanes - Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (Band 2)

Charles “Chuck” James - Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (Band 1)

Channing J. Martin – Environment (Band 1)

Arnie B. Mason – Construction (Band 2)

Nona K. Massengill – Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (Band 2)

Jennifer McLain McLemore - Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Band 2)

Michael D. Mueller – Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Band 2)

Henry R. “Speaker” Pollard, V – Environment (Band 2)

Marc Purintun – Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (Band 1)

Melisa A. Roy – Construction (Associates to Watch)

Laura D. Windsor – Labor & Employment (Band 2)

Southern Virginia

Thomas F. Bergert – Intellectual Property (Band 2)

Gregory R. Bishop – Corporate/M&A (Band 1)

Janet W. Cho – Intellectual Property (Band 3)

Allison T. Domson – Real Estate (Band 2)

Meagan J. Kalantar – Corporate/M&A (Up and Coming)

David M. Lay – Corporate/M&A (Band 3)

Valerie Wagner Long – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use (Band 2)

John M. Mercer – Real Estate (Band 2)

Craig L. Mytelka – Intellectual Property (Band 3)

John M. Paris, Jr. – Corporate/M&A (Band 2)

Stephen R. “Steve” Romine – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use (Band 2)

Lori H. Schweller – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use (Band 2)

Edward T. White – Intellectual Property (Band 3)

North Carolina

Wes J. Camden – Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (Band 1)

Thomas H. Johnson, Jr. – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use (Band 2)

M. Keith Kapp – Litigation: General Commercial (Senior Statespeople)

Robert C. “Robby” Lawson – Real Estate (Band 2)

Michael C. Lord – Labor & Employment (Band 4)

Richard T. “Rick” Matthews – Intellectual Property (Band 3)

Ramona C. “Mona” O’Bryant – Environment (Band 3)

David F. Paulson, Jr. – Corporate/M&A (Band 3)

Caitlin M. Poe – Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (Band 2)

F. Michael Sajovec - Intellectual Property (Band 3)

Edward S. Schenk, III – Labor & Employment (Up and Coming)

Sean M. Sullivan – Environment (Band 1)

Robert C. “Rob” Van Arnam – Intellectual Property (Band 1)

Lemuel D. Whitsett – Banking & Finance (Up and Coming)

South Carolina

Jessica J.O. King – Environment (Band 2)

Ryan W. Trail – Environment (Up and Coming)

Ethan R. Ware – Environment (Band 1)

Williams Mullen’s 2024 Chambers Practice Area Rankings, by region, are as follows:

North Carolina

Banking & Finance – Band 5

Litigation: General Commercial – Band 4

Labor & Employment – Band 4

Real Estate – Band 4

Intellectual Property – Band 2

Raleigh, Greensboro & Surrounds

Corporate/M&A – Band 3

South Carolina

Environment – Band 1


Bankruptcy/Restructuring - Band 2

Construction – Band 1

Litigation: General Commercial – Band 2

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation – Band 1

Environment – Band 1

Labor & Employment – Band 2

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations – Band 2

Southern Virginia

Corporate/M&A – Band 2

Real Estate – Band 2

Intellectual Property – Band 2

For more information on Williams Mullen’s rankings, click here.