08.17.2009 G. Andrew Nea, Jr. Named to the 2009 "Leaders in Law" Class RICHMOND, VA – Williams Mullen announces that G. Andrew Nea, Jr. was named to the 2009 class of honorees in Virginia Lawyers Weekly’s “Leaders in Law” program. Mr. Nea will be recognized for his accomplishments at a reception on Oct. 22, 2009 in Richmond.

Mr. Nea served as a partner in the firm’s financial services practice for many years where he concentrated his practice in the representation of both regulated and non regulated lenders and served as counsel to the Virginia Association of Community Bankers for over 25 years. He later became chair of the group and served in that post for 10 years.  In 2007 Mr. Nea retired but returned to Williams Mullen as the firm’s pro bono partner. In his new position Mr. Nea coordinates all of the firm’s pro bono efforts throughout Washington, D.C., North Carolina and Virginia. 

“Andy is truly deserving of this award,” said Julious P. Smith, Jr., chairman and CEO of Williams Mullen. “He has contributed so much to the legal profession and to the community as a whole that it is difficult to list all of his accomplishments.”

Mr. Nea currently serves as counsel to the Habitat for Humanity Greater Richmond Chapter and Homeward Virginia. He also works with numerous organizations such as the Legal Information Network for Cancer, Lawyers for Warriors and the Boys Scouts of America. Mr. Nea also started the Wills for Seniors program which provides basic life planning documents to low income seniors.
About the Leaders in Law Program
The Leaders in Law program was designed to honor attorneys who have advanced the practice of law or improved the system of justice in the Commonwealth of Virginia. These Leaders have set the standard for other lawyers. The Leaders is Law program is sponsored by Virginia Lawyers Weekly.