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11.01.2011 Williams Mullen Receives Top Rankings in U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” Williams Mullen announced today that the law firm received several first-tier rankings in the 2011-2012 U.S. News – Best Lawyers’ “Best Law Firms” list.

The firm’s Trust & Estates Litigation practice received a National First-Tier Ranking. Several practice areas were named from the firm’s Charlottesville, Hampton Roads, Raleigh, Richmond, Washington, D.C. and Wilmington, N.C. offices as Metropolitan First-Tier Rankings.

Charlottesville received Metropolitan First-Tier Rankings in Corporate Law, Land Use & Zoning Law, Real Estate Law and Venture Capital Law.

The Hampton Roads (listed as “Norfolk”) practice areas receiving Metropolitan First-Tier Rankings are: Banking & Finance Law, Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency & Reorganization Law, Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Corporate Compliance Law, Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, Eminent Domain & Condemnation Law, Employment Law – Management, Health Care Law, Labor Law – Management, Land Use & Zoning Law, Litigation – Banking & Finance, Litigation – Construction, Litigation – Eminent Domain & Condemnation, Litigation – Real Estate, Litigation – Tax, Litigation – Trusts & Estates, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Public Finance Law, Real Estate Law, Tax Law, Trademark Law and Trusts & Estates Law.

Williams Mullen’s Raleigh practice areas received Metropolitan First-Tier Rankings in Banking & Finance Law, Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights/ Insolvency & Reorganization Law, Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Employment Law – Management, Energy Law, Environmental Law, Government Relations Practice, Health Care Law, Labor Law – Management, Legal Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs, Litigation – Eminent Domain & Condemnation, Litigation – Tax, Real Estate Law and Tax Law.

The firm’s Richmond office received Metropolitan First-Tier Rankings in the following practice areas: Banking & Finance Law, Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights/ Insolvency & Reorganization Law, Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Corporate Law, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Employment Law – Management, Entertainment Law – Music, Environmental Law, Franchise Law, Government Relations Practice, Health Care Law, Labor Law – Management, Land Use & Zoning Law, Litigation – Banking & Finance, Litigation – Bankruptcy, Litigation – Construction, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Labor & Employment, Litigation – Real Estate, Litigation – Trusts & Estates, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Public Finance Law, Real Estate Law, Tax Law and Trusts & Estates Law.

In the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, International Trade and Finance Law was ranked Metropolitan First-Tier.

The Wilmington, N.C. office was ranked Metropolitan First-Tier in the practice areas of Admiralty & Maritime Law, Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Litigation – Banking & Finance, Litigation – Eminent Domain & Condemnation, Litigation – Real Estate and Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants.

Best Law Firms’ rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes thousands of clients, lawyers and law firm representatives.
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