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12.07.2016 Firm News

50 Williams Mullen Attorneys Named to Virginia Business magazine’s 2016 ‘Legal Elite’

Williams Mullen is pleased to announce that 50 attorneys have been named among the “Legal Elite” for 2016 by Virginia Business magazine, including eight who were named for the first time. Virginia Business asked attorneys throughout the state to nominate attorneys in 18 categories. Roughly a quarter of the nominees made the final list. The following Williams Mullen attorneys in Virginia, sorted by their home region, have been named to the “Legal Elite”:


David Dallas – Business Law

Valerie Wagner Long – Real Estate/Land Use


Pat Devine – Health Law

Alyssa Embree – Real Estate/Land Use

Howard Gordon – Real Estate/Land use

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

Sara Rafal – Labor/Employment


Farhad Aghdami – Taxes/Estates/Trusts/Elder Law

Ralph “Bill” Axselle, Jr. – Legislative/Regulatory/Administrative

Brian Ball – Corporate Counsel

William Bayliss – Construction

Wyatt Beazley – Health Law

Greg Bishop – Business Law

Paul "Chip" Bliley – Bankruptcy/Creditors’ Rights

Turner Broughton – Civil Litigation

Lynn Brugh, IV – Civil Litigation

Jamie Watkins Bruno – Real Estate/Land Use

Alex Burnett – Construction

Jenny Connors – Taxes/Estates/Trusts/Elder Law

John Davis – Criminal Law

Will Dickinson – Intellectual Property

Woody Fowler – Civil Litigation

Conrad Garcia – Taxes/Estates/Trusts/Elder Law

Patrick Hanes – Intellectual Property

Brooks Hock – Real Estate/Land Use

Chuck James – Criminal Law

Hal Johnson – Young Lawyer (Under 40)

Meagan Kalantar - Business Law

Lee Lester – Young Lawyer (Under 40)

Jennifer Ligon – Health Law

Preston Lloyd – Real Estate/Land Use

Jamie Baskerville Martin – Health Law

Channing Martin – Environmental Law

James Meath – Alternative Dispute Resolution

John Mercer – Real Estate/Land Use

Andy Nea – Legal Services/Pro Bono

Brendan O’Toole – Civil Litigation

Ben Pace – Civil Litigation

Katie Payne – Legislative/Regulatory/Administrative

Henry “Speaker” Pollard, V – Environmental Law

Joe Pope – Appellate Law

Tracy Schwarzschild – Bankruptcy/Creditors’ Rights

Laura Windsor – Labor/Employment


Brian Cashmere – Construction

Bob Cox – Construction

Virginia Beach

David Burton – Labor/Employment

Tom Frantz – Business Law

Craig Mytelka - Intellectual Property

Cart Reilly – Real Estate/Land Use

Steve Test – Alternative Dispute Resolution

More about Virginia Business’s 2016 “Legal Elite” rankings can be found here.