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04.04.2022 Firm News

Christine Nguyen Piersall Named to 2022 Class of ‘Influential Women of Law’ by Virginia Lawyers Weekly

Williams Mullen is pleased to announce that Christine Nguyen Piersall has been named to the 2022 class of “Influential Women of Law” by Virginia Lawyers Weekly. The award program honors women attorneys and judges for their work on behalf of clients, their commitment to their communities and their service to the profession. The honorees will be celebrated during a recognition program on May 25.

Piersall is chair of the Private Client & Fiduciary Services Practice at Williams Mullen and a member of the firm's board of directors. She focuses her practice primarily on estate tax planning and estate and trust taxation and administration. Piersall has experience with conservatorship and guardianship matters, family limited partnerships and business succession planning. She also represents clients in commercial banking and real estate matters.

Piersall is a member of the Virginia State Bar, the Virginia Bar Association and the Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association. In addition, Piersall is a member of the Portsmouth Bar Association and previously served as secretary, president-elect and president of that association. She is a Fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. She has been certified as an Accredited Estate Planner® by the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils. She is listed in The Best Lawyers in America© for Trusts and Estates Law (2018-present). Piersall is listed in the Chambers USA High Net Worth Guide for Private Wealth Law (2021). She has been recognized as one of the state’s “Legal Elite” by Virginia Business magazine (2018-present, 2015-2016, 2012) and was listed in Virginia Super Lawyers magazine (2013-2014, 2020-present). She was also listed in Virginia Super Lawyers Rising Stars magazine (2010-2012).

Active in civic organizations, Piersall serves as the president of the Portsmouth Partnership Foundation and a board member of the Portsmouth Museums Foundation, previously serving as president of that foundation. She serves on the board of trustees of the Beazley Foundation and is the president of the Virginia Board for Branch Pilots. Piersall is also a sustaining member of the Portsmouth Service League, and she volunteers her time to the Wills for Seniors Program.

Piersall received her law degree from the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond, magna cum laude. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia.

For more information on the “Influential Women of Law,” click here.