06.27.2011 47 Williams Mullen Attorneys Named “Virginia Super Lawyers” and 35 Named “Virginia Rising Stars” for 2011 RICHMOND, VA - Williams Mullen announces today that 47 attorneys have been named “Virginia Super Lawyers,” and 35 have been named “Virginia Rising Stars.” Williams Mullen attorneys have been recognized as Virginia Super Lawyers and Rising Stars since 2006 by publisher Law & Politics.

The selection process of a Super Lawyer is multi-phased and recognizes exceptional lawyers from over 70 practice areas who are distinguished by their professional achievement and peer recognition. Additionally, Rising Stars are selected as the rising top attorneys in the state who are 40 years of age or younger and have been practicing for up to ten years.

Super Lawyers
David L. Dallas, Jr.    Business/Corporate

Rising Stars
Thomas J. McKee, Jr.    Business Litigation

Newport News
Super Lawyers
Joseph H. Latchum, Jr.    Real Estate
William L. Stauffer, Jr.    Business Litigation

Super Lawyers
Patrick C. Devine, Jr.    Health Care
William F. Devine    Business Litigation
H. David Embree    Real Estate
Howard E. Gordon    Real Estate
William L. Nusbaum    Real Estate
William A. Old, Jr.    Securities & Corporate Finance

Rising Stars
Adam Casagrande    Business Litigation
Benjamin C. Crumpler    Business/Corporate
Kendra Jarrell    Business Litigation
Marc G. Marling    Transportation/Maritime
Scott C. Miller    Business Litigation
Shane L. Smith    Business Litigation

Rising Stars
Christine N. Piersall    Estate Planning & Probate

Super Lawyers
David D. Addison    Estate Planning & Probate
Farhad Aghdami    Tax
Naila T. Ahmed    Business/Corporate
Ralph L. “Bill” Axselle, Jr.    Land Use/Zoning
R. Brian Ball    Business/Corporate
William D. Bayliss***    General Litigation
Gregory R. Bishop    Mergers & Acquisitions
Matthew E. Cheek    Banking
Andrew M. Condlin    Land Use/Zoning
Steven D. Delaney    Real Estate
Calvin W. Fowler, Jr.***    Business Litigation
Philip H. Goodpasture    Business/Corporate
Patrick R. Hanes    Intellectual Property Litigation
Lynn F. Jacob    Employment & Labor
A. Brooks Hock    Real Estate
Catherine M. Marriott*    Employee Benefits/ERISA
Channing J. Martin    Environmental
William R. Mauck, Jr.    Construction Litigation
James V. Meath***    Employment Litigation: Defense
Douglas M. Nabhan    Employment & Labor
Eliot Norman    Immigration
Craig L. Rascoe    Tax
Malcolm E. Ritsch, Jr.    Health Care
Julious P. Smith, Jr.    Business/Corporate
Robert E. Spicer, Jr.    Securities & Corporate Finance
Sandy T. Tucker    Franchise/Dealership
John L. Walker, III    Business Litigation
Fielding L. Williams, Jr.    Estate Planning & Probate

Rising Stars
D. Earl Baggett, IV    Employment & Labor
Gray B. Broughton    Business Litigation
Turner A. Broughton    General Litigation
W. Alexander Burnett    Construction Litigation
M. Eve G. Campbell    Business Litigation
Allison T. Domson    Real Estate
Edward M. Eakin, III    Employment & Labor
J. Conrad Garcia    Tax
Andrea J. Harlow    Banking
Travis G. Hill    Government Relations
Beth Hungate-Noland    Mergers & Acquisitions
Harold E. Johnson    General Litigation
Charles W. Kemp    Securities and Corporate Finance
Derek W. H. Kung    Health care
Monica McCarroll    Business Litigation
Mary Katherine McGetrick    Real Estate
Jennifer D. Mullen    Real Estate
W. Benjamin Pace    Business Litigation
Laurence V. Parker, Jr.    Business/Corporate

Virginia Beach
Super Lawyers
David C. Burton    Employment & Labor
Donald H. Clark Business    Litigation
Joseph A. Di Julio    Estate Planning & Probate
Thomas R. Frantz**    Business/Corporate
Robert C. Miller    Estate Planning & Probate
Craig L. Mytelka    Intellectual Property
John M. Paris, Jr.    Securities & Corporate Finance
C. Grigsby Scifres    Banking
Lawrence R. Siegel    Mergers & Acquisitions
Stephen G. Test    Business Litigation

Rising Stars
Robert H. Burger    Business Litigation
Andrew J. Huige    Business Litigation
Amy G. Marino    Entertainment & Sports
William R. Poynter    Intellectual Property Litigation
Sara B. Rafal    Employment & Labor
Robert E. Travers, III    General Litigation
Andrae J. Via    Real Estate
M. Nicole Williams    Business/Corporate

(*) Top 25 Women Super Lawyers in Virginia
(**) Top 50 Super Lawyers in Virginia
(***) Top 50 Super Lawyers in Virginia AND Top 33 Super Lawyers in Richmond, Virginia

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