05.07.2021 32 Williams Mullen Attorneys Named to 2021 Virginia Super Lawyers List; 11 Named 2021 Rising Stars

Williams Mullen is pleased to announce that 32 attorneys have been selected to the 2021 Virginia Super Lawyers list and 11 attorneys were selected to the 2021 Rising Stars list. No more than five percent of the lawyers in a state are named to Super Lawyers, and no more than 2.5 percent are named to the Rising Stars list.

In addition, the following attorneys received recognition on a Top List:

  • Farhad Aghdami – Top 100: Virginia
  • Calvin W. Fowler, Jr. – Top 50: Richmond, Top 100: Virginia
  • Jennifer M. McLemore – Top 50 Richmond, Top 50: Women in Virginia, Top 100: Virginia
  • Jamie Baskerville Martin – Top 50: Women in Virginia
  • Laura D. Windsor – Top 50: Richmond, Top 50: Women in Virginia

The Williams Mullen attorneys named to the 2021 Virginia Super Lawyers list, sorted by office location, are:


George H. Bowles – Business Litigation

Alyssa Carducci Dangler – Real Estate

Howard E. Gordon – Real Estate

William L. Nusbaum – Real Estate

Christine Nguyen Piersall – Estate & Probate


Farhad Aghdami – Tax (Top 100: Virginia)

William D. Bayliss – General Litigation

Gregory R. Bishop – Mergers & Acquisitions

Turner A. Broughton – General Litigation

W. Alexander Burnett – Construction Litigation

Matthew E. Cheek – Banking

Calvin W. Fowler, Jr. – Business Litigation (Top 50: Richmond, Top 100: Virginia)

W.F. Drewry Gallalee – Personal Injury General: Plaintiff

Conrad J. Garcia – Tax

Phillip H. Goodpasture – Mergers & Acquisitions

Patrick R. Hanes – Criminal Defense: White Collar

A. Brooks Hock – Real Estate

Jamie Baskerville Martin – Health Care (Top 50: Women in Virginia)

Jennifer M. McLemore – Bankruptcy: Business (Top 50: Richmond, Top 50: Women in Virginia, Top 100: Virginia)

John M. Mercer – Real Estate

Michael D. Mueller – Bankruptcy: Business

Brendan D. O’Toole – Business Litigation

W. Benjamin Pace – Business Litigation

John L. Walker, III – Business Litigation

Laura D. Windsor – Employment & Labor (Top 50: Richmond, Top 50: Women in Virginia)


Brian Cashmere – Construction Litigation

Robert K. Cox – Construction Litigation

James Phillip Head – Estate & Probate

Arnie B. Mason – Construction Litigation

Virginia Beach

David C. Burton – Labor & Employment

Craig L. Mytelka – Intellectual Property

C. Grigsby Scifres – Banking

The Williams Mullen attorneys named to the 2021 Rising Stars in Virginia list are:


Carrie W. Stanton – Business/Corporate


Joseph Blackburn, III – Civil Litigation: Defense

Jamie Watkins Bruno – Banking

Jenny H. Connors – Tax

Sean D. Hicks – Real Estate

Jennifer Ligon – Health Care

T. Preston Lloyd, Jr. – Land Use/Zoning

Rick Palmieri – Business/Corporate

Amanda Weaver – Employment & Labor

Virginia Beach

Meagan J. Kalantar – Business & Corporate

Cartwright R. Reilly – Banking

The selections for this list are made by the research team at Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service for lawyers from more than 70 practice areas. The annual selections are made using a rigorous multi-phased process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area. The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers magazines and in leading city and regional magazines across the country.

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