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04.14.2017 Firm News

54 Williams Mullen Attorneys Named to 2017 Virginia Super Lawyers List; 21 Named 2017 Rising Stars

Williams Mullen is pleased to announce that 54 attorneys have been selected to the 2017 Virginia Super Lawyers list, six of whom were included on a top-ranking list. In addition, 21 attorneys were selected to the 2017 Rising Stars list in Virginia. 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.

The Williams Mullen attorneys named 2017 Virginia Super Lawyers, sorted by office location, are:


Thomas F. Bergert – Intellectual Property

David L. Dallas, Jr. – Business & Corporate


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

Sara B. Rafal – Labor & Employment


David D. Addison – Estate Planning

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

Ralph L. “Bill” Axselle – Land Use/Zoning

Earl D. Baggett, IV – Labor & Employment

Brian R. Ball – Business & Corporate

William D. Bayliss – General Litigation (Top 50: Richmond, Top 100: Virginia)

Wyatt S. Beazley, IV – Health Care

Gregory R. Bishop – Mergers & Acquisitions

Paul S. Bliley, Jr. – Creditor Debtor Rights

Turner A. Broughton – General Litigation

Matthew E. Cheek – Banking

John Staige Davis, V – Criminal Defense: White Collar

Calvin W. “Woody” 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 O. Gottschalk – Business & Corporate

Patrick R. Hanes – Intellectual Property Litigation

Elizabeth G. Hester – Mergers & Acquisitions

A. Brooks Hock – Real Estate

Lynn F. Jacob – Labor & Employment (Top 50: Women)

Jamie Baskerville Martin – Health Care

James V. Meath – Employee Litigation: Defense

John M. Mercer – Real Estate

Douglas M. Nabhan – Labor & Employment

Brendan D. O’Toole – Business Litigation

W. Benjamin Pace – Business Litigation

Laurence V. Parker, Jr. - Mergers & Acquisitions

Robert D. Perrow – Consumer Law

Craig L. Rascoe – Tax

William H. Schwarzschild, III – Bankruptcy: Business

Julious P. Smith, Jr. – Business & Corporate

John L. Walker, III – Business Litigation

Fielding L. Williams, Jr. – Estate & Probate

Laura D. Windsor – Labor & Employment

Tysons Corner

Brian Cashmere – Construction Litigation

Robert K. Cox – Construction Litigation

Virginia Beach

George H. Bowles – Business Litigation

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

Stephen G. Test – Business Litigation (Top 100: Virginia)

The Williams Mullen attorneys named 2017 Rising Stars in Virginia are:


Caroline W. Stanton – Business & Corporate


Scott C. Miller – Business Litigation

Cameron M. Rountree – Business Litigation


Joseph Blackburn, III – Civil Litigation: Defense

Meredith M. Brebner – Medical Malpractice

W. Alexander Burnett – Construction Litigation

Patrick A. Cushing – Government Relations

William P. Dickinson, III – Intellectual Property

Daniel J. Durst – Tax

Harold E. Johnson – General Litigation

Jennifer Ligon – Health Care

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

Jonathan T. Lucier – Business Litigation

Andrew O. Mathews – Business Litigation

Katherine W. Payne – Government Relations

Lauren W. Waller – E-Discovery

J. Nelson Wilkinson – Labor & Employment

Kyle H. Wingfield – Tax


William Wozniak – Government Contracts

Virginia Beach

Anne E. Domozick – Business & Corporate

Michael B. Steele – Labor & Employment

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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