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12.04.2019 Firm News

55 Williams Mullen Attorneys Named to Virginia Business Magazine’s Legal Elite for 2019

Williams Mullen is pleased to announce that 55 attorneys have been named among the state’s “Legal Elite” for 2019 by Virginia Business magazine. Virginia Business annually polls more than 14,000 attorneys in the commonwealth, asking them to select from their peers the best lawyers in each practice category. This year, 1,133 attorneys were selected, which is about one quarter of the nominations that were received.

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).

“I feel very honored that, for each of the last 20 years, I have been recognized by my peers as an elite practitioner,” said Fowler. “I am not sure I deserve this recognition, but I certainly do appreciate it. We should all aspire to earn the respect of others in our profession.”

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


David L. Dallas, Jr. - Business Law

Valerie Wagner Long - Real Estate Land Use


George H. Bowles - Civil Litigation

Patrick C. Devine, Jr. - Health Law

Alyssa Carducci Embree - Real Estate Land Use

Howard E. Gordon - Real Estate Land Use

Robert E. Korroch - Administrative Government

Christine N. Piersall - Taxes Estates Trusts

Shane L. Smith -Taxes Estates Trusts


Hadeel Abouhasira - Immigration Law

Farhad Aghdami - Taxes Estates Trusts

Samuel Tarpley Ashworth, Jr. - Real Estate Land Use

D. Earl Baggett - Immigration Law

James T. Bailey - Young Lawyer

Jeremy A. Ball - Health Law

William D. Bayliss - Civil Litigation

Wyatt S, Beazley, IV - Health Law

William J. Benos - Immigration 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

Allison T. Domson - Real Estate Land Use

Daniel J. Durst - Taxes Estates Trusts

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

J. Conrad Garcia - Taxes Estates Trusts

James P. Guy, II - Administrative Government

Patrick R. Hanes - Intellectual Property Information Technology

Sean D. Hicks - Real Estate Land Use

Charles E. James, Jr. - Criminal Law

David M. Lay - Business Law

Gary D. LeClair - Business Law

Jennifer Ligon - Young Lawyer

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

Douglas M. Nabhan - Labor Employment

Brendan D. O'Toole - Civil Litigation

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

Amanda M. Weaver - Young Lawyer

Laura D. Windsor - Labor Employment

Andrew W. White - Corporate Counsel

Edward T. White - Intellectual Property Information Technology


David B. Albo - Administrative Government

Brian Cashmere - Construction

Robert K. Cox - Construction

Arnie Mason - Construction

Virginia Beach

David C. Burton - Labor Employment

Thomas R. Frantz - Business Law

Meagan J. Kalantar - Young Lawyer

Craig L. Mytelka - Intellectual Property Information Technology

Stephen R. Romine - Real Estate Land Use


More about Virginia Business’ 2019 “Legal Elite” rankings can be found here.