02.05.2009 Williams Mullen Attorney Named 2008 First Citizen of Portsmouth PORTSMOUTH, VA –Albert J. Taylor, Jr., a partner with Williams Mullen, has been selected as the 2008 First Citizen of Portsmouth. The award is given to individuals who have made civic, charitable and religious contributions to the community and to the City of Portsmouth.

“This is a wonderful honor for Al,” said Thomas R. Frantz, President of Williams Mullen. “His dedication to supporting the community through various means is inspiring and we are very proud of his work.”

The First Citizen of Portsmouth award has been given annually since 1932. It was originally an award distributed by the Portsmouth Moose Club. In 2004, The Portsmouth Community Foundation assumed the responsibility of distributing the award. It has been given to numerous influential members of the Portsmouth community.

The award will be given to Mr. Taylor at an event at the Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel on April 27, 2009.