02.17.2016 56 Williams Mullen Attorneys Named 2016 Virginia Super Lawyers; 22 Named 2016 Rising Stars

Williams Mullen is pleased to announce that 56 attorneys have been selected to the 2016 Virginia Super Lawyers list, eight of whom were included on a top ranking list. In D.C., Tom McVey was named a Washington D.C. Super Lawyer. In addition, 22 attorneys were named 2016 Rising Stars in Virginia. 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.

The Williams Mullen attorneys named 2016 Virginia Super Lawyers, sorted by office location, are:


Thomas F. Bergert – Intellectual Property

David L. Dallas, Jr. – Business & Corporate

Newport News

Robert E. Korroch – Government Contracts

William L. Stauffer, Jr. – Business Litigation


Adam Casagrande – Business Litigation

Patrick C. Devine, Jr. – Mergers & Acquisitions

William F. Devine – Business Litigation

Howard E. Gordon – Real Estate

William L. Nusbaum – Real Estate

Sara B. Rafal – Labor & Employment (Top 50 Women)


David D. Addison – Estate Planning

Farhad Aghdami – Tax

Ralph L. “Bill” Axselle – Land Use/Zoning

Earl D. Baggett, IV – Labor & Employment

Brian R. Ball – Business & Corporate

William D. Bayliss – General Litigation (Top 50, Top 100)

Wyatt S. Beazley, IV – Health Care

Gregory R. Bishop – Mergers & Acquisitions

Paul S. Bliley, Jr. – Creditor Debtor Rights

Turner A. Broughton – General Litigation

Matthew E. Cheek – Banking

John Staige Davis, V – Criminal Defense: White Collar

Calvin W. “Woody” Fowler, Jr. – Business Litigation (Top 50, Top 100)

W.F. Drewry Gallalee – Personal Injury General: Plaintiff (Top 50, Top 100)

Conrad J. Garcia – Tax

Phillip H. Goodpasture – Mergers & Acquisitions

Patrick O. Gottschalk – Business & Corporate

Patrick R. Hanes – Intellectual Property Litigation

A. Brooks Hock – Real Estate

Lynn F. Jacob – Labor & Employment (Top 50 Women)

Catherine M. Marriott – Employee Benefits

Jamie Baskerville Martin – Health Care

James V. Meath – Employee Litigation: Defense

John M. Mercer – Real Estate

Douglas M. Nabhan – Labor & Employment

Brendan D. O’Toole – Business Litigation

Benjamin W. Pace – Business Litigation

Robert D. Perrow – Consumer Law

Craig L. Rascoe – Tax

William H. Schwarzschild, III – Bankruptcy: Business

Julious P. Smith, Jr. – Business & Corporate

Sandy T. Tucker – Franchise/Dealership (Top 50, Top 100)

John L. Walker, III – Business Litigation

Laura D. Windsor – Labor & Employment

Tysons Corner

Brian Cashmere – Construction Litigation

Robert K. Cox – Construction Litigation

Virginia Beach

George H. Bowles – Business Litigation

David C. Burton – Labor & Employment (Top 100)

Thomas R. Frantz – Business & Corporate

Monroe Kelly, III – Banking

Craig L. Mytelka – Intellectual Property

John M. Paris, Jr. – Securities & Corporate Finance

C. Grigsby Scifres – Banking

Stephen G. Test – Business Litigation (Top 100)

M. Nicole Williams – Business & Corporate

Washington D.C.

Thomas B. McVey - International


The Williams Mullen attorneys named 2016 Rising Stars in Virginia are:


Caroline W. Stanton – Business & Corporate


Alyssa Embree – Real Estate

Scott C. Miller – Business Litigation

Cameron M. Rountree – Business Litigation


Joseph Blackburn, III – Civil Litigation: Defense

J.P. McGuire Boyd – Creditor Debtor Rights

W. Alexander Burnett – Construction Litigation

Patrick A. Cushing – Government Relations

William P. Dickinson, III – Intellectual Property

Harold E. Johnson – General Litigation

Jennifer Ligon – Health Care

Jonathan T. Lucier – Business Litigation

Andrew O. Mathews – Business Litigation

Katherine W. Payne – Government Relations

Lauren Wheeling Waller – E-Discovery

Daniel P. Watkins – Business Litigation

J. Nelson Wilkinson – Labor & Employment

Tysons Corner

D. Margeaux Thomas – Business Litigation

William Wozniak – Government Contracts

Virginia Beach

Anne E. Domozick – Business & Corporate

Amy G. Marino – Entertainment & Sports

Michael B. Steele – Labor & Employment


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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