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					           A SpeciAl AdvertiSing Supplement to the richmond timeS-diSpAtch And the virginiAn-pilot



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                                                                                                                    arnes    & Diehl, PC is
                                                                                                                     Virginia’s largest law firm            FamILy Law,
                                                                                                                     dedicated to family law.           CRImINaL DEFENSE:
                                                                                                                     Their clients are made to
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  & DIEhL, PC
                                                                                                                     be a part of a team of
                                                                                                                     some of the state’s
                                                                                                                     brightest and most
                                                                                                                     celebrated attorneys.
                                                                                                                     The firm, which has
                                                                                                                     offices in Richmond and
                                                                                                                     Chesterfield, handles
                                                                                                       all issues pertaining to divorce,           The firm has also ProDuCeD a
                                                                                                       adoption, estate planning, and              great many authors on matters per-
                                                                                                       pre-nuptial agreements, as well as          taining to their practice, most
                                                                                                       other legal practice areas,                 famously Mr. Diehl’s authoritative
                                                                                                       including criminal defense and per-         book Virginia Practice Family Law:
                                                                                                       sonal injury, as well as all facets of      Theory, Practice, and Forms, now
                                                                                                       appeals in state and federal courts.        in its eighteenth edition. Leslie Ann
                                                                                                                                                   Shaner also recently authored the
                                                                                                       The Team aPProaCh is one ThaT               critically acclaimed Divorce in the
                                                                                                       has served clients well for more            Golden Years which was published by
                                                                                                       than three decades, and has helped          the American Bar Association.
                                                                                                       the firm to turn each case into an
                                                                                                       ongoing conversation in which               four of The firm’s aTTorneys
                                                                                                       clients take part in every decision         have been selected for inclusion
                                                                                                       and preparative step. Attorneys             in The Best Lawyers in America®:
                                                                                                       recognize that they are dealing with        Edward D. Barnes, Lawrence D. Diehl,
                                                                                                       some of the most intimate issues that       Brian H. Jones, and
                                                                                                       people can face, and remain mindful         Michael HuYoung.
                                                                                                       not only of the legal issues, but of the
                                                                                                       emotional issues involved. Through          eDwarD D. Barnes has Been nameD
                                                                                                       open communication and a focus              as “Virginia Legal Elite” by Virginia
                                                                                                       on collaboration, clients are able to       Business Magazine, and as the
                                                                                                       achieve resolution in as peaceful           “Top Family Lawyer in the City of
                                                                                                       a manner as possible. “In many              Richmond and the Region” in 2001
                                                                                                       cases, we can see the physical              Richmond Business Magazine. He
                                                                                                       improvement of our clients as               is on faculty at the University of
                                                                                                       they progress. They often come in           Richmond School of Law, where he
                                                                                                       depressed or anxious, and gradually         teaches Ethics and Family Law, and
                                                                                                       that dissipates as they go through          is also Founder and Chairman of the
                                                                                                       the process with the firm,” says            National Center for Family Law at the
                                                                                                       Founder Edward Barnes.                      University of Richmond.

                                                                                                          all of The firm’s eighTeen lawyers       lawrenCe D. Diehl is one of
                                                                                                          are active in continuing legal           Virginia’s most well-recognized
                                                                                                          education, acting as speakers,           family lawyers, and a prolific author
                                                                                                               lecturers, and faculty for the      and lecturer on the subject. He was
                                                                                  SELECTED FOR INCLUSION IN Virginia Trial Lawyers                 named the 2010 Richmond Family
                                                                                                               Association, Virginia State Bar,    Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers®,
                                                                                   v i r g i n i a ’S          Virginia Bar Association, and       and received the Lifetime Achieve-
                                                                                                               the American Academy of             ment Award from the Virginia State
                                                                                                               Matrimonial Lawyers, among          Bar Family Law Section.
                                                                                                               other organizations. Three of
                                                                                                               the firm’s partners—Edward D.
                                                                                                               Barnes, Lawrence D. Diehl, and
                                                                                                               Brian H. Jones—also act as
                                                                                                               Fellows of the American
                                                                                  Edward d. BarnEs,            Academy of Matrimonial
                                                                                                               Lawyers, an organization
                                                                                                                                                   Centre Court – Suite A
                                                                                                                                                   9401 Courthouse Road
                                                                                                                                                   Chesterfield, VA 23832
                                                                                  LawrEncE d. diEhL,           composed of leading                 Ph: 804.796.1000 Fax: 804.796.1730




                                                                                                                                                                                           Mark Mitchell
                                                                                                               practitioners in family law.
                                                                                    Brian h. JonEs,                                                Three Paragon
                                                                                                                                                   6806 Paragon Place, Suite 110
                                                                                                                                                   Richmond, VA 23230
From Left: Michael HuYoung, Brian H. Jones, Lawrence D. Diehl, Edward D. Barnes    MichaEL huYoung                                                 Ph: 804.762.9500 Fax: 804.762.9654
                                                                                                                                                   www.barnesfamilylaw.com
v i r g i n i A ’s                                                                                                                                       mEtHodologY


B                                                         a coMprEhEnsivE guidE to virginia’s LEgaL taLEnt                           T    his list is excerpted from the 2011 edition of The Best Lawyers in
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                                                           Barnes & Diehl, PC: a Family law Firm with a heart 9                      the first edition was compiled more than 28 years ago. Lawyers are cho-
                                                                                                                                     sen for inclusion based solely on a vote of their peers. Listings cannot be
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                  The Best Lawyers in America ~ 2011
                          Super Lawyers ~ 2011
    President of the American Brain Injury Trial Lawyers Association.
       Past President of the Brain Injury Association of Virginia
             Internationally recognized expert in traumatic
                           brain injury litigation
      Only attorney from Virginia to ever be awarded Diplomate
           status by the American Board of Trial Advocates.
     Past Chairman of the Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group
                 of the American Association of Justice
          Licensed to practice in Virginia, New York and the
       District of Columbia and all other states by permission.
          Won the largest mild traumatic brain injury verdict
                        ever awarded in the world
                 Won the largest personal injury verdict
                         ever awarded in Virginia
                 Public Justice national board member
                  Belli Society national board member
                 Listed in Who’s Who in American Law
            Law Dragon ~ 500 Leading Lawyers in America
                 Washington Post “DC’s Best Lawyers”
                   Graduate of Marquette University,
           College of Health Sciences, in Neuro Anatomical
            Dissection of the Human Brain and Spinal Cord
          Largest Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Settlement in
                          South Carolina History

4 Virginia’s Best Lawyers                                                                                                                              For more info go to www.law.com/virginiabest
                                virginiA’S B E s t l a wY E r s                                                              ®




                                                    Troutman Sanders | Richmond, VA
  AdminiStrAtive / regulAtory lAW                   CARTER GLASS IV, ANTHONY F. TROY                      AlternAtive diSpute reSolution
                                                    Woods Rogers | Richmond, VA
  Christian & Barton | Richmond, VA                 ANTHONY J. GAMBARDELLA, JR.                           Hirschler Fleischer | Richmond, VA
  MICHAEL J. QUINAN                                                                                       CHARLES F. WITTHOEFFT
  Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott | Richmond, VA    AdmirAlty & mAritime lAW                              Hunton & Williams | Richmond, VA
                                                                                                          ROBERT J. GREY, JR., D. ALAN RUDLIN
  DAVID W. CLARKE, THOMAS A. LISK
  Hancock, Daniel, Johnson & Nagle | Richmond, VA   Crenshaw, Ware & Martin | Norfolk, VA                 Law Office of Roderick B. Mathews | Richmond, VA
  THOMAS FRANCIS HANCOCK III                        JAMES L. CHAPMAN IV, GUILFORD D. WARE                 RODERICK B. MATHEWS
  Jackson Lewis | Richmond, VA                      Davey & Brogan | Norfolk, VA                          McGuireWoods | Richmond, VA
  JOHN M. BARR                                      PATRICK M. BROGAN, PHILIP N. DAVEY, R. ARTHUR         JOHN S. BARR
                                                    JETT, JR.
  LeClairRyan | Glen Allen, VA                                                                            Midkiff, Muncie & Ross | Richmond, VA
  JAMES PATRICK GUY II, JOHN A. PIRKO               Troutman Sanders | Norfolk, VA                        JAMES C. SHANNON
                                                    MICHAEL J. GARDNER, JOHN E. HOLLOWAY, DAVID H.
  LeClairRyan | Richmond, VA                                                                              Sands Anderson | Richmond, VA
                                                    SUMP
  ERIC M. PAGE                                                                                            PHILIP C. BAXA
                                                    Vandeventer Black | Norfolk, VA
  SeltzerGreene | Richmond, VA                                                                            The McCammon Group | Richmond, VA
                                                    MARK T. COBERLY, WALTER B. MARTIN, JR., EDWARD J.
  BRIAN R. GREENE                                                                                         JOHN B. MCCAMMON, JOHN H. OBRION, JR., JOHN
                                                    POWERS, JOHN M. RYAN
                                                                                                          E. SANDBOWER III


Gary Landsman

                                                                                                        conStruction lAW


moore & lee, llp                                                                                    With fifteen attorneys located in offices in
                                                                                                Metropolitan Washington, DC and Fort
                                                                                                Lauderdale, FL, the firm works tirelessly to provide
                                                                                                clients with the highest level of quality, personal
                                                                                                service at lower rates than the large firms. Both
                                                                                                partners have lead the firm to numerous victories,
                                                                                                trying cases in federal and state courts through-
                                                                                                out the country, and all of the firm’s attorneys are
                                                                                                focused on achieving the best possible result for
                                                                                                the client in the most efficient and cost-conscious
                                                                     Selected for incluSion in  manner possible. “When you hire Moore & Lee
                                                                       v i r g i n i a ’s       on a case, you’re going to get Moore or Lee
                                                                                                working on the case,” says partner Charlie Lee.
                                                                                                    In Moore & Lee’s model approach, the firm is
                                                                                                brought into the contract drafting and negotia-
                                                                                                tion process early on in order to avoid protracted
                                                                       charLiE c.h. LEE (L)     and exorbitant litigation expenses when projects
                                                                      roBErt M. MoorE (r)       may go awry. Through preventative counseling,
                                                                    1650 Tysons Boulevard
                                                                                                it is able to provide clarity and specificity regard-
                                                                    suiTe 1150                  ing risk allocation, avoiding the typical undefined
                                                                    Mclean, va 22102            and vague industry standard contracts that leave
                                                                    Ph: 703.506.2050
                                                                    Fax: 703.506.2051           the parties open to future disputes. “The best
                                                                    www.mooreandlee.com         way to hold down the cost of litigation is to avoid
                                                                                                it in the first place. We’ve had great success in




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    ounded in January of 1999 by Best Lawyers in America® selected           keeping our clients out of courts and contract disagreements when
    attorneys Robert M. Moore and Charlie C. H. Lee, Moore & Lee,            we’ve been able to get in on the ground floor and make sure that
    LLP has matured into a national and international practice that          the proper precautions are taken,” says partner Robert Moore.
    represents contractors, developers, hospitals, and long-term                  Mr. Moore and Mr. Lee are each ranked in the Chambers Guide
    healthcare providers in all phases of construction law and               to the World’s Leading Lawyers and have received AV Peer Review
    government contracting. The firm’s clients include Inova Health          Ratings from Martindale-Hubbell. Both partners also appear as DC
System, Sunrise Senior Living, Clark Construction Group, HITT                and Virginia Super Lawyers, and have been named in Best Lawyers in
Contracting, Babcock & Wilcox, Raytheon, and Fru-Con Construction. America® for several years running.
For more info go to www.law.com/virginiabest                                                                                                   Virginia’s Best Lawyers 5
2011 s u r v E Y
 Troutman Sanders | Richmond, VA
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                                                     Troutman Sanders | Virginia Beach, VA             Willcox & Savage | Norfolk, VA
 BRADFUTE W. DAVENPORT, JR.                          RICHARD C. BEALE                                  ROSS C. REEVES
 Vandeventer Black | Norfolk, VA                     Vandeventer Black | Norfolk, VA
 WILLIAM E. FRANCZEK                                 BRYANT C. MCGANN
                                                                                                       Williams Mullen | Richmond, VA
 Ventker & Warman | Norfolk, VA                      Willcox & Savage | Norfolk, VA                    PAUL BLILEY,
 DANIEL R. WARMAN                                    THOMAS G. JOHNSON, JR., CONRAD M. SHUMADINE
                                                                                                       WILLIAM H. SCHWARZSCHILD III
                                                                                                       804.643.1991 | Page 7
   McLean
                                                     Williams Mullen | Richmond, VA
  Watt, Tieder, Hoffar                               PAUL BLILEY,                                      Williams Mullen | Virginia Beach, VA
  & Fitzgerald | McLean, VA                          HOWARD W. DOBBINS,
  LEWIS J. BAKER                                                                                       MONROE KELLY III,
                                                     ROBERT D. PERROW,
  703.749.1000 | Page 14                                                                               C. GRIGSBY SCIFRES
                                                     WILLIAM H. SCHWARZSCHILD III,                     757.499.8800 | Page 7
                                                     WAYNE A. WHITHAM, JR.
                                                     804.643.1991 | Page 7
   McLean                                                                                              Wilson & McIntyre | Norfolk, VA
                                                                                                       JOHN D. MCINTYRE
  Williams Mullen | McLean, VA
                                                                                                       Zemanian Law Group | Norfolk, VA
  THOMAS O. MASON                                    Williams Mullen | Virginia Beach, VA              PETER G. ZEMANIAN
  703.760.5200 | Page 7                              MONROE KELLY III,
                                                     C. GRIGSBY SCIFRES                                Bet-the-compAny litigAtion
  AntitruSt lAW                                      757.499.8800 | Page 7
                                                                                                       Cantor, Stoneburner, Ford, Grana & Buckner | Richmond, VA
                                                                                                       H. AUBREY FORD III
 Christian & Barton | Richmond, VA
 J. EDWARD BETTS                                                                                       Christian & Barton | Richmond, VA
 Hunton & Williams | Norfolk, VA
                                                     BAnkruptcy And creditor deBtor rightS             R. HARVEY CHAPPELL, JR., CRAIG THOMAS MERRITT
 GREGORY N. STILLMAN                                 / inSolvency And reorgAnizAtion lAW               Hirschler Fleischer | Richmond, VA
                                                                                                       JOHN R. WALK, CHARLES F. WITTHOEFFT
 Hunton & Williams | Richmond, VA
 THOMAS G. SLATER, JR.                               Canfield, Shapiro, Baer & Heller | Richmond, VA   Hunton & Williams | Norfolk, VA
                                                     ROBERT A. CANFIELD                                GREGORY N. STILLMAN
 Kaufman & Canoles | Norfolk, VA
 STEPHEN E. NOONA, HUNTER W. SIMS, JR.               Crenshaw, Ware & Martin | Norfolk, VA             Hunton & Williams | Richmond, VA
                                                     DONALD C. SCHULTZ                                 JOHN D. EPPS, JAMES E. FARNHAM, THOMAS G.
 McGuireWoods | Richmond, VA
                                                     Crowley, Liberatore & Ryan | Chesapeake, VA       SLATER, JR.
 HOWARD FELLER, JAMES H. WALSH
                                                     KAREN M. CROWLEY                                  Kaufman & Canoles | Norfolk, VA
 Troutman Sanders | Richmond, VA
                                                     DurretteBradshaw | Richmond, VA                   HUNTER W. SIMS, JR.
 ANTHONY F. TROY
                                                     ROY M. TERRY, JR.                                 Law Office of Edward Scher | Richmond, VA
 Willcox & Savage | Norfolk, VA
                                                     Glasser and Glasser | Norfolk, VA                 EDWARD E. SCHER
 MICHAEL R. KATCHMARK, CONRAD M. SHUMADINE
                                                     MICHAEL A. GLASSER                                LeClairRyan | Richmond, VA
                                                                                                       EVERETTE G. ALLEN, JR.
  AppellAte prActice                                 Hirschler Fleischer | Richmond, VA
                                                     MICHAEL P. FALZONE                                McGuireWoods | Richmond, VA
 Hirschler Fleischer | Richmond, VA                  Hunton & Williams | Richmond, VA                  WILLIAM G. BROADDUS, RICHARD CULLEN, WILLIAM
 JOHN R. WALK                                        BENJAMIN C. ACKERLY, TYLER P. BROWN               H. KING, JR., SCOTT C. OOSTDYK, ROSEWELL PAGE III,
                                                                                                       GILBERT E. SCHILL, JR., ANNE MARIE WHITTEMORE
 Hunton & Williams | Norfolk, VA                     Kaufman & Canoles | Norfolk, VA
 GREGORY N. STILLMAN                                 PAUL K. CAMPSEN, DENNIS T. LEWANDOWSKI            Morris & Morris | Richmond, VA
                                                                                                       PHILIP B. MORRIS
 Hunton & Williams | Richmond, VA                    Kutak Rock | Richmond, VA
 JOHN CHARLES THOMAS                                 MICHAEL A. CONDYLES                               Spotts Fain | Richmond, VA
 Jackson Lewis | Richmond, VA                        804.644.1700 | Page 23
                                                                                                       HUGH M. FAIN III
 DAVID E. NAGLE                                      Law Offices of David A. Greer | Norfolk, VA       804.697.2000 | Pages 13,19
 McGuireWoods | Richmond, VA                         DAVID A. GREER
 WILLIAM G. BROADDUS                                 LeClairRyan | Richmond, VA
                                                                                                       Troutman Sanders | Richmond, VA
 Sands Anderson | Richmond, VA                       BRUCE H. MATSON
                                                                                                       BRADFUTE W. DAVENPORT, JR., STEPHEN A.
 ROBERT B. DELANO, JR.                               McGuireWoods | Norfolk, VA                        NORTHUP, RUSSELL V. PALMORE, ROBERT D. SEABOLT
 Sykes, Bourdon, Ahern & Levy | Virginia Beach, VA   DOUGLAS M. FOLEY
 L. STEVEN EMMERT                                    McGuireWoods | Richmond, VA                       Williams Mullen | Virginia Beach, VA
 Troutman Sanders | Richmond, VA                     DION W. HAYES                                     STEPHEN G. TEST
 WILLIAM H. HURD, GEORGE A. SOMERVILLE               Sands Anderson | Richmond, VA                     757.499.8800 | Page 7
 Two Rivers Law Group | Richmond, VA                 PHILIP C. BAXA, C. THOMAS EBEL
 S. VERNON PRIDDY III                                Spinella Owings & Shaia | Richmond, VA
 Weinberg & Stein | Norfolk, VA                      HARRY SHAIA, JR.                                  Biotechnology lAW
 JERROLD G. WEINBERG
 Willcox & Savage | Norfolk, VA                      Spotts Fain | Richmond, VA                        Hirschler Fleischer | Richmond, VA
 CONRAD M. SHUMADINE                                 ROBERT H. CHAPPELL III                            J. BENJAMIN ENGLISH
                                                     804.697.2000 | Pages 13,19                        LeClairRyan | Richmond, VA
  BAnking And finAnce lAW                                                                              GARY D. LECLAIR


 Hunton & Williams | Richmond, VA                                                                      commerciAl litigAtion
 J. WAVERLY PULLEY III                               Tavenner & Beran | Richmond, VA
                                                     PAULA STEINHILBER BERAN,                          Butler Armstrong | Richmond, VA
 Kaufman & Canoles | Norfolk, VA
 ALFRED M. RANDOLPH, JR.                             LYNN LEWIS TAVENNER                               SUSAN C. ARMSTRONG
                                                     804.783.8300 | Page 22                            Cantor, Stoneburner, Ford, Grana & Buckner | Richmond, VA
 LeClairRyan | Richmond, VA
                                                                                                       H. AUBREY FORD III
 GEORGE P. WHITLEY
                                                     Troutman Sanders | Richmond, VA                   Christian & Barton | Richmond, VA
 Thompson McMullan | Richmond, VA                    FRED W. PALMORE III                               R. HARVEY CHAPPELL, JR., WARREN DAVID HARLESS,
 DEWEY B. MORRIS
                                                     Troutman Sanders | Virginia Beach, VA             PAUL W. JACOBS II, CRAIG THOMAS MERRITT,
 Troutman Sanders | Richmond, VA                     JONATHAN L. HAUSER                                MICHAEL W. SMITH
 THOMAS E. DUB. FAULS, JEFFREY M. GILL, F.
                                                     Vandeventer Black | Norfolk, VA                   DurretteBradshaw | Richmond, VA
 CLAIBORNE JOHNSTON, JR., JACOB A. LUTZ III, FRED
                                                     MICHAEL P. COTTER                                 WYATT B. DURRETTE, JR., BARRETT E. POPE
 W. PALMORE III, C. COTESWORTH PINCKNEY
                                                     Weinberg & Stein | Norfolk, VA
                                                     JERROLD G. WEINBERG

6 Virginia’s Best Lawyers                                                                                             For more info go to www.law.com/virginiabest
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                                                        Morris & Morris | Richmond, VA
                                                        JAMES W. MORRIS III, PHILIP B. MORRIS                  Williams Mullen | Newport News, VA
  Goodman Allen & Filetti | Glen Allen, VA
                                                                                                               WILLIAM L. STAUFFER, JR.
  CHARLES M. ALLEN, JR.                                 Sands Anderson | Richmond, VA
                                                        PHILIP C. BAXA, M. PIERCE RUCKER, WILLIAM N.           757.249.5100 | Page 7
   804.346.0600 | Page 17                               WATKINS
  Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott | Richmond, VA
  MATTHEW B. KIRSNER                                    Spotts Fain | Richmond, VA                             Williams Mullen | Norfolk, VA
  Hirschler Fleischer | Richmond, VA
                                                        HUGH M. FAIN III                                       WILLIAM F. DEVINE
  JOHN R. WALK, CHARLES F. WITTHOEFFT                   804.697.2000 | Pages 13,19                             757.622.3366 | Page 7
  Hunton & Williams | Norfolk, VA
  GREGORY N. STILLMAN                                   Sykes, Bourdon, Ahern & Levy | Virginia Beach, VA
                                                        L. STEVEN EMMERT                                       Williams Mullen | Richmond, VA
  Hunton & Williams | Richmond, VA
  JOHN D. EPPS, JAMES E. FARNHAM, EDWARD J. FUHR,       The McCammon Group | Richmond, VA
                                                                                                               STEPHEN E. BARIL,
  JOSEPH C. KEARFOTT, ROBERT M. ROLFE,                  JOHN H. OBRION, JR.                                    WILLIAM D. BAYLISS,
  THOMAS G. SLATER, JR.
                                                        Troutman Sanders | Richmond, VA
                                                                                                               CALVIN W. FOWLER, JR.,
  Kaufman & Canoles | Norfolk, VA                       JOHN K. BURKE, JR., BRADFUTE W. DAVENPORT, JR.,        ROBERT D. PERROW,
  STANLEY G. BARR, JR., HUNTER W. SIMS, JR.             STEPHEN A. NORTHUP, RUSSELL V. PALMORE, JAMES          JOHN L. WALKER III
                                                        C. ROBERTS, ROBERT D. SEABOLT, ANTHONY F. TROY         804.643.1991 | Page 7
  Law Office of Edward Scher | Richmond, VA
  EDWARD E. SCHER                                       Troutman Sanders | Virginia Beach, VA
                                                        GREGORY A. GIORDANO, JEFFREY H. GRAY, SCOTT
  LeClairRyan | Norfolk, VA
                                                        HART, JOHN C. LYNCH                                    Williams Mullen | Virginia Beach, VA
  ALAN D. ALBERT
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                                                        Vandeventer Black | Norfolk, VA                        GEORGE H. BOWLES,
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                                                     LeClairRyan | Richmond, VA
 JOANNE LEWIS NOLTE                                  SCOTT H. RICHTER, GEORGE P. WHITLEY
                                                                                                         Williams Mullen | Norfolk, VA
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                                                                                                         PATRICK C. DEVINE, JR.,
                                                                                                         ROBERT C. NUSBAUM,
                                                     Troutman Sanders | Richmond, VA
 Hirschler Fleischer | Richmond, VA                  F. CLAIBORNE JOHNSTON, JR.
                                                                                                         WILLIAM A. OLD, JR.
 BARRY A. HACKNEY, R. WEBB MOORE                                                                         757.622.3366 | Page 7
 Huff, Poole & Mahoney | Virginia Beach, VA          Williams Mullen | Norfolk, VA
 DAVID ZOBEL
                                                     ROBERT C. NUSBAUM                                   Williams Mullen | Portsmouth, VA
 Kaufman & Canoles | Norfolk, VA                     757.622.3366 | Page 7
 TERENCE MURPHY                                                                                          ALBERT J. TAYLOR, JR.
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 GEORGE KEITH MARTIN, STEVEN C. MCCALLUM             Faggert & Frieden | Virginia Beach, VA              Williams Mullen | Richmond, VA
                                                     ALEXANDER T. MAYO                                   R. BRIAN BALL,
                                                     Hirschler Fleischer | Richmond, VA                  WYATT S. BEAZLEY IV,
   McLean                                            W. MICHAEL WALKER                                   HOWARD W. DOBBINS,
  Moore & Lee | McLean, VA                           Huff, Poole & Mahoney | Virginia Beach, VA          JULIOUS P. SMITH, JR.
  CHARLIE C.H. LEE,                                  ALBERT H. POOLE                                     804.643.1991 | Page 7
  ROBERT M. MOORE                                    Hunton & Williams | Richmond, VA
  703.506.2050 | Page 5                              JOHN J. BEARDSWORTH, JR., ALLEN C. GOOLSBY III,
                                                     THURSTON R. MOORE, T. JUSTIN MOORE III, RANDALL     Williams Mullen | Virginia Beach, VA
                                                     S. PARKS, GORDON F. RAINEY, JR., THOMAS G.          STEPHEN W. BURKE,
  Norris, St. Clair & Lotkin | Virginia Beach, VA    SLATER, JR., GARY E. THOMPSON, RANDOLPH F.          THOMAS R. FRANTZ,
  JOHN S. NORRIS, JR.                                TOTTEN, C. PORTER VAUGHAN III
                                                                                                         FREDERICK T. STANT III
  757.498.7700 | Page 18                             Kaufman & Canoles | Norfolk, VA                     757.499.8800 | Page 7
                                                     GEORGE L. CONSOLVO, DAVID M. DELPIERRE, ROBERT
                                                     C. GOODMAN, JR., GUS J. JAMES II, VINCENT J.
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                                                     MASTRACCO, JR., CHARLES V. MCPHILLIPS, ALFRED M.
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                                                     Kaufman & Canoles | Richmond, VA                    Bremner, Janus & Stone | Richmond, VA
 PHILIP C. BAXA
                                                     ELIZABETH G. HESTER                                 MURRAY J. JANUS
 Troutman Sanders | Richmond, VA
                                                     Kepley Broscious & Biggs | Richmond, VA             Craig S. Cooley | Richmond, VA
 BRADFUTE W. DAVENPORT, JR.
                                                     WILLIAM A. BROSCIOUS                                CRAIG S. COOLEY
 Vandeventer Black | Norfolk, VA
                                                     LeClairRyan | Norfolk, VA
 WILLIAM E. FRANCZEK, PATRICK A. GENZLER
                                                     RAY W. KING, STEPHEN R. ROMINE                      Sacks & Sacks | Norfolk, VA
 Vandeventer Black | Richmond, VA
 STEPHAN F. ANDREWS
                                                     LeClairRyan | Richmond, VA                          STANLEY E. SACKS,
                                                     GRANT A. GRAYSON, DAVID I. GREENBERG, GARY D.       ANDREW M. SACKS
                                                     LECLAIR, DOUGLAS L. SBERTOLI, GEORGE P. WHITLEY
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   McLean                                            McGuireWoods | Norfolk, VA
                                                     JOHN D. PADGETT
  Watt, Tieder, Hoffar                                                                                   Shuttleworth, Ruloff, Swain, Haddad
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                                                     ROBERT L. BURRUS, JR., JOSEPH C. CARTER III,        ROBERT G. MORECOCK, THOMAS B. SHUTTLEWORTH
  LEWIS J. BAKER,                                    CLIFFORD A. CUTCHINS IV, R. GORDON SMITH            II, STEPHEN C. SWAIN, LAWRENCE H. WOODWARD, JR.
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                                                                                                         Zoby & Broccoletti | Norfolk, VA
  CHRISTOPHER J. BRASCO,                              Vienna                                             JAMES O. BROCCOLETTI
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  ROBERT M. FITZGERALD,                              703.790.1911 | Page 16                              White-collAr - litigAtion
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  MARK A. SGARLATA,                                  DOUGLAS P. RUCKER, JR.                              Barnes & Diehl | Richmond, VA
  JOHN B. TIEDER,                                    Shuttleworth, Ruloff, Swain, Haddad                 MICHAEL HUYOUNG
  PAUL A. VARELA,                                    & Morecock | Virginia Beach, VA                     804.762.9500 | Pages 2–3
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  703.749.1000 | Page 14                             Troutman Sanders | Richmond, VA                     Bremner, Janus & Stone | Richmond, VA
                                                     THOMAS A. GRANT, F. CLAIBORNE JOHNSTON, JR.,        MURRAY J. JANUS
                                                     RICHARD A. MINARDI, JR., C. COTESWORTH
 Willcox & Savage | Norfolk, VA                                                                          Craig S. Cooley | Richmond, VA
                                                     PINCKNEY, JAMES C. ROBERTS, ASHLEY L. TAYLOR, JR.
 MICHAEL R. KATCHMARK                                                                                    CRAIG S. COOLEY
                                                     Troutman Sanders | Virginia Beach, VA
                                                     JOHN C. LYNCH, JAMES J. WHEATON                     Kaufman & Canoles | Norfolk, VA
  Williams Mullen | Richmond, VA                                                                         HUNTER W. SIMS, JR.
  WILLIAM R. MAUCK, JR.                              Vandeventer Black | Norfolk, VA
                                                     ANITA O. POSTON                                     LeClairRyan | Norfolk, VA
  804.643.1991 | Page 7                                                                                  ALAN D. ALBERT
                                                     Willcox & Savage | Norfolk, VA
                                                     THOMAS C. INGLIMA, THOMAS G. JOHNSON, JR.,          McGuireWoods | Richmond, VA
                                                     HUGH L. PATTERSON, TOY D. SAVAGE, JR.               RICHARD CULLEN, HOWARD C. VICK, JR.,
  Williams Mullen | Virginia Beach, VA                                                                   ANNE MARIE WHITTEMORE
  STEPHEN G. TEST                                    Willcox & Savage | Virginia Beach, VA
                                                     BRIAN C. PURCELL, THOMAS A. RUCKER                  Rabinowitz, Swartz, Taliaferro, Swartz
  757.499.8800 | Page 7                                                                                  & Goodove | Norfolk, VA
                                                     Williams Mullen | Norfolk, VA                       FRANKLIN A. SWARTZ
                                                     PATRICK C. DEVINE, JR., ROBERT C. NUSBAUM,
                                                     WILLIAM A. OLD, JR.
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                                                                                                         ANDREW M. SACKS
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                                                                                                         & Morecock | Virginia Beach, VA
 Kaufman & Canoles | Norfolk, VA                                                                         ROBERT G. MORECOCK, THOMAS B.
 WILLIAM R. VAN BUREN III                                                                                SHUTTLEWORTH II, STEPHEN C. SWAIN,
                                                                                                         LAWRENCE H. WOODWARD, JR.
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                    Barnes & Diehl, PC
                        a Virginia Family law Firm with a heart

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                      very client who visits the firm Barnes &                                                                           hadn’t addressed, such as how to distribute
                      Diehl needs more than top-notch legal                                                                              retirement funds and money received
                      representation and professionalism.They also                                                                       from personal injury awards. In addition,
                      need some empathy. Some are going through                                                                          Diehl was the primary drafter of a recent
                      a messy divorce. Others are struggling with                                                                        statute that allows a court to provide
                      how to best care for an elderly parent or the                                                                      for short-term “rehabilitative alimony” to
                trying times of an adoption. Barnes & Diehl,                                                                             help get someone obtains job training or
                the largest family law practice in Virginia,                                                                             other assistance. Virginia was one of the
                provides both.                                                                                                           last states to affect both of these changes.
                                                                                                                                         “Now the results are much fairer,”
                   “Many of our clients come in stressed; they’ve                                                                        says Diehl.
                lost weight, and don’t know which way to turn. It’s
                very gratifying to see how they change over the                                                                              During his almost 40 years in practice,
                course of our representation. They have smiles on                                                                        Barnes has observed number changes
                their faces, they are healthier, and their sense of                                                                      affecting family law.
                humor returns.We help them turn their faces to the
                future in a happy, productive way,” says Edward D.                                                                          “Family law has become one of the
                Barnes, senior partner and founder.                                                                                      most complex areas of law, encompassing
                                                                                                                                         contract law, ERISA, bankruptcy, elder
                    Barnes didn’t start his legal career as a lawyer                                                                     law, childrens’ rights, and a myriad of other
                specializing in family law. Graduating law school                                                                        legal specialties,” he explains.
                from the University of Richmond Law


                                                               “
                                                                  M
                School after a stint as an officer with the                                                                                 The types and needs of clients them-
                Army Corps of Engineers and then as a                     any Of OuR                                                    selves also have evolved in family law.
                law clerk to the Honorable Harry L.                                                                                     “There are as many personality types in
                Carrico, Chief Justice of the Supreme
                                                                          CliEnts                                                       these clients as in the population. We and
                Court of Virginia, Barnes first focused                   COME in                   they are constantly shifting and adapting to new situations,” says Barnes.
                on criminal defense work, handling
                everything from burglary defense to               stREssEd; thEy’VE                     This is a major reason why the firm makes sure that its clients are involved
                death penalty cases. Over time, the                                                 in the preparation, process and decision making for their cases. “The client is
                friends and family of his defendant               lOst wEight, and                  very much a partner involved in the activity of representation. The client can
                clients approached Barnes to help with                                              put a different perspective on the situation,” Barnes explains.The firm also ends
                                                                  dOn’t knOw whiCh
                personal legal matters, and his practice                                            every client meeting by setting a date for the next one, so the client is not left
                expanded into family law, estate                 way tO tuRn.”                      adrift. It uses dedicated paralegals to conduct document preparation, such as
                planning and personal injury litigation.                                            lists of bank accounts, charts, and the like—at a greatly reduced cost than if a
                Barnes eventually founded his own firm             –EdwaRd d. BaRnEs                lawyer had done the work.
                in 1978, which now has offices in
                Richmond and Chesterfield.                                                              The firm is also proud of the depth of experience and expertise among
                                                                                                    its 18 lawyers, many of whom have received achievement awards, serve in
                   Barnes and his law partner Lawrence Diehl are involved in the evolution          local bar associations, publish articles and lecture around the state. “Our
                of family law inVirginia. Diehl was a advisor to theVirginia General Assembly       attorneys have both empathy and professionalism. Clients can tell we care
                in its 1982 enactment of a statute to adopt an ‘equitable distribution’ model       about them. It shows in how we act towards them and go to bat for them
                in the distribution of property in divorce, which takes into account not only       in court,” says Barnes.
                the money earned during the marriage but also non-monetary contributions,
                such as maintaining the home.                                                          And while family law can become contentious, Barnes offers advice to law
                                                                                                    students and newly minted attorneys: “Family law is very hard work. But if
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                   Diehl was also the primary drafter of the 1990 statute that overhauled the       you’re looking for an extremely rewarding area of the law and feel like you’ve
                original equitable distribution law, clarifying many issues that the original law   helped people, family law is the place to go,” he notes.
                                                                                                                                                             –Marla Durben Hirsch
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                                                                                                                                                        virginiA’S lAWyerS of the yeAr
                                                                                                                                                                         charlottesvIlle:
                                                                                                                                                             Family Lawyer of the Year: Ronald R. Tweel
                                                                                                                                                    Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year: C. J. Steuart Thomas III
                                                                                                                                                       Personal Injury Litigator of the Year: Thomas G. Bell, Jr.


2011 lawyers of the year                                                                                                                               Real Estate Lawyer of the Year: Joseph W. Richmond, Jr.
                                                                                                                                                     Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year: Frank A. Thomas III

                                                                                                                                                                               norfolk:
                                                                                                                                                           Antitrust Lawyer of the Year: Gregory N. Stillman
   Best Lawyers     has named indiViduaLs as Lawyers of the year in Virginia,                                                                             Banking Lawyer of the Year: Thomas G. Johnson, Jr.
                                                                                                                                                     Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law: Douglas M. Foley
             Based on their particuLarLy high LeVeL of peer recognition.                                                                                   Construction Lawyer of the Year: Terence Murphy
                                                                                                                                                            Corporate Lawyer of the Year: Thomas R. Frantz
                                                                                                                                                          White-Collar Criminal Defense Lawyer of the Year:
                                                                                                                                                                           Franklin A. Swartz
                                                                                                                                                         Health Care Lawyer of the Year: Patrick C. Devine, Jr.

Dana McDaniel                                                                 John Kenneth                                                           Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year: James P. Naughton
                                                                                                                                                            Maritime Lawyer of the Year: Guilford D. Ware
                                                                                                                                                       Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year: Lisa P. O’Donnell
Spotts Fain                                                                   Zwerling                                                                   Personal Injury Litigator of the Year: Oscar L. Gilbert
                                                                                                                                                           Railroad Lawyer of the Year: Wiley F. Mitchell, Jr.
Intellectual                                                                                                                                              Real Estate Lawyer of the Year: Robert E. Farmer III
                                                                              Zwerling, Leibig & Moseley                                                       Tax Lawyer of the Year: R. Braxton Hill III
ProPerty law                                                                                                                                           Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year: Lewis W. Webb III
                                                                              crImInal Defense:                                                              rIchmonD:
                                                                              non-whIte-collar
F
                                                                                                                                         Alternative Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year:
    or Dana                                                                                                                                             John B. McCammon
    McDaniel, any                                                                                                                         Antitrust Lawyer of the Year: Thomas G. Slater, Jr.
recognition he earns,
                                                                              A
                                                                                                                                           Appellate Lawyer of the Year: William H. Hurd
                                                                    s strange as it                                                    Banking Lawyer of the Year: F. Claiborne Johnston, Jr.
he shares with the                                                  may sound,                                                      Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Lawyer of the Year:
team of intellectual                                         John Zwerling’s                                                                              Bruce H. Matson
property lawyers he’s
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                                                                                                                                    Bet-the-Company Litigator of the Year: Everette G. Allen, Jr.
                                                             decision to become a                                                     Construction Lawyer of the Year: William R. Mauck, Jr.
helped assemble at                                           lawyer was inspired                                                    Corporate Governance and Compliance Lawyer of the Year:
Spotts Fain, a firm                                          by a letter.                                                                                Allen C. Goolsby III
he first joined                                                                                                                          Corporate Lawyer of the Year: Gordon F. Rainey, Jr.




                                                                                                                                    Gary Landsman
                                                                                                                               White-Collar Criminal Defense Lawyer of the Year: James C. Roberts
in 2004.                                                          In the late 1960s,                                                         Energy Lawyer of the Year: Richard D. Gary
                                                             the Brooklyn-born                                                               Family Lawyer of the Year: Donald K. Butler
    Of course, his personal record is nothing to             Tufts University                                                      Government Relations Lawyer of the Year: Ralph L. Axselle, Jr.
                                                                                                                                        Health Care Lawyer of the Year: Matthew D. Jenkins
look past. But he says he owes much of his                   graduate was serving                                                      Insurance Lawyer of the Year: Alexander H. Slaughter
recent successes to “the top flight intellectual             as a Naval Boat                                                        Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year: Dana D. McDaniel
property law practice” he works with on a                    Group Commander in Vietnam. Concerned local                          Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year: Hill B. Wellford, Jr.
                                                                                                                                    Land Use & Zoning Lawyer of the Year: James W. Theobald
daily basis.                                                 jewelers abutting his base were overcharging                          Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year: Lewis T. Stoneburner
                                                             unwitting sailors, he brought his concerns to the                              Municipal Lawyer of the Year: Carter Glass IV
    “We have achieved some outstanding                       JAG office. “This officer wrote a letter, and as a                      Personal Injury Litigator of the Year: James W. Morris III
                                       Bet-the-Company Litigation – Columbus, OH agreed to takeCommercial Litigation – Columbus, OH Product Liability Litigator of the Year: Gary J. Spahn
results,” says McDaniel, who has a business                  result, the stores                 this junk back,”                  Professional Malpractice Lawyer of the Year: Michael E. Harman
degree from Virginia Tech and earned his JD                  the 1970 graduate of American University’s                                Public Finance Lawyer of the Year: Robert Dean Pope
from the College of William and Mary’s                       Washington College of Law recalls. “I said to                                 Real Estate Lawyer of the Year: John M. Mercer
                                                                                                                                              Tax Lawyer of the Year: J. William Gray, Jr.
Marshall-Wythe School of Law in 1985. “We’ve                 myself, ‘I want to be able to write letters like that.’”                 Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year: Dennis I. Belcher
invested heavily in the technological infrastruc-                                                                                Workers’ Compensation Lawyer of the Year: Mary Louise Kramer
ture that enables us to be highly scalable for our                                After school, Zwerling, a member of the                                                      roanoke:
clients, that allows us to handle these cases and                             Board of Directors for the National                                            Banking Lawyer of the Year: William R. Rakes
handle them effectively and efficiently.”                                     Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and                             Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Lawyer of the Year:
                                                                                                                                                                       Henry Buswell Roberts, Jr.
                                                                              the founding President of the Virginia College                          Bet-the-Company Litigator of the Year: John P. Fishwick, Jr.
    McDaniel, the father of two who’s been                                    of Criminal Defense Attorneys, opened his                                    Corporate Lawyer of the Year: G. Franklin Flippin
married to his wife, Pam, for 34 years, actually                              own practice. He claims criminal defense work                               White-Collar Criminal Defense Lawyer of the Year:
worked for two computer firms between college                                 just “seemed to be the perfect fit...I always felt                                          John E. Lichtenstein
                                                                                                                                                            Family Lawyer of the Year: Frank W. Rogers III
and law school. It was this interest that first                               I wanted to champion the underdog and I                                          Insurance Lawyer of the Year: John D. Eure
attracted McDaniel to the area of intellectual                                always had an anti-authoritarian streak.”                              Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year: Thomas R. Bagby
property law.                                                                                                                                         Personal Injury Litigator of the Year: Joseph A. Matthews, Jr.
                                                                                                                                                         Product Liability Litigator of the Year: William B. Poff
                                                                                  Zwerling, who is a frequent lecturer who                            Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year: Alexander I. Saunders
    “When I got to law school, they offered                                   served as an instructor in Forensic Expert                             Workers’ Compensation Lawyer of the Year: Richard D. Lucas
some classes in intellectual property law, and I                              Training at the FBI, says several of his cases
                                                                                                                                                                             washIngton:
just developed the interest from there,” he                                   have led to changes in state and federal law,                           Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Lawyer of the Year:
explains. “I find law to be really challenging and                            and he even sued Janet Reno once to enforce a                                                 Stephen E. Leach
fascinating and I particularly enjoy having to                                plea deal. But nothing validates his work like                           Collaborative Law: Family Lawyer of the Year: Frances Fite
                                                                                                                                                            Construction Lawyer of the Year: Robert G. Watt
learn the underlying technology that’s usually at                             the feedback he receives from clients.                                      Corporate Lawyer of the Year: Thomas C. Brown, Jr.
issue in patent and trade secret cases.”                                                                                                                Non-White-Collar Criminal Defense Lawyer of the Year:
                                                                                 “We get wonderful letters, and they really                                              John Kenneth Zwerling
                                                                                                                                                            Family Law Mediator of the Year: Karen L. Keyes
    McDaniel, who speaks at a number of con-                                  make you feel good,” says Zwerling, who is                                       Franchise Lawyer of the Year: Lee J. Plave
tinuing legal education seminars, says he owes                                married to wife Patricia. “Even clients who get                       Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year: Stephen W. Robinson
his success and the success of his firm to a single                           convicted-they know you went to bat for them                             Legal Malpractice Lawyer of the Year: J. Jonathan Schraub
                                                                                                                                                      Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year: Charles J. Zauzig III
principle: “We practice with the highest degree                               and they can see the effort and all the hard                                Personal Injury Litigator of the Year: William E. Artz
of integrity and professionalism.”                                            work, and a lot of them are still grateful.”                            Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year: Constantine L. Dimos
                                      –Chris Harris                                                               –Chris Harris
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                                                           eminent domAin And condemnAtion lAW                      WALLACE M. STARKE, EVELYN SMALL TRAUB
  Williams Mullen | Richmond, VA
                                                                                                                    Willcox & Savage | Norfolk, VA
  WILLIAM D. BAYLISS                                       Beale, Davidson, Etherington & Morris | Richmond, VA     JAMES R. WARNER, JR., CHER E. WYNKOOP
  804.643.1991 | Page 7                                    JOHN S. MORRIS III
                                                           Hirschler Fleischer | Richmond, VA                       Williams Mullen | Richmond, VA
                                                           JOHN R. WALK
                                                                                                                    CATHERINE M. MARRIOTT
  derivAtiveS And futureS lAW                              McGuireWoods | Richmond, VA                              804.643.1991 | Page 7
                                                           WILLIAM G. BROADDUS
  Kaufman & Canoles | Norfolk, VA                          Randolph, Boyd, Cherry and Vaughan | Richmond, VA
  ROBERT C. GOODMAN, JR.                                   FRANCIS A. CHERRY, JR.
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  economic development lAW                                 JOHN K. BURKE, JR.                                       Christian & Barton | Richmond, VA
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  McGuireWoods | Richmond, VA                                                                                       MICHAEL J. QUINAN, CLIONA M. ROBB
  MICHAEL J. SCHEWEL                                       NORMAN W. SHEARIN
                                                           Waldo & Lyle | Norfolk, VA                               Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott | Richmond, VA
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  educAtion lAW                                            CHARLES M. LOLLAR, JOSEPH T. WALDO
                                                                                                                    Hunton & Williams | Richmond, VA
  Reed Smith | Richmond, VA                                Williams Mullen | Norfolk, VA                            JOHN J. BEARDSWORTH, JR., RICHARD D. GARY,
                                                                                                                    GUY T. TRIPP III
  D. PATRICK LACY, JR., KATHLEEN S. MEHFOUD                ROBERT C. NUSBAUM
  Schroder Fidlow Titley & Davis | Richmond, VA            757.622.3366 | Page 7                                    LeClairRyan | Glen Allen, VA
  KIRK T. SCHRODER                                                                                                  JAMES PATRICK GUY II, MICHAEL L. HERN,
                                                                                                                    JOHN A. PIRKO
  Thompson McMullan | Richmond, VA
                                                                                                                    LeClairRyan | Richmond, VA
  BRADFORD A. KING                                         employee BenefitS (eriSA) lAW                            ERIC M. PAGE
  Troutman Sanders | Richmond, VA
  SIRAN S. FAULDERS, WILLIAM H. HURD                       Hunton & Williams | Richmond, VA                         McGuireWoods | Richmond, VA
                                                           MARK S. DRAY, J. G. RITTER II                            EDWARD L. FLIPPEN, MARK J. LA FRATTA, VISHWA B.
                                                                                                                    LINK, BERNARD L. MCNAMEE, STEPHEN H. WATTS II
  elder lAW                                                Kaufman & Canoles | Norfolk, VA
                                                                                                                    SeltzerGreene | Richmond, VA
                                                           RICHARD C. MAPP III
                                                                                                                    BRIAN R. GREENE
  Hirschler Fleischer | Richmond, VA                       McCandlish Holton | Richmond, VA
  ANITA G. VAUGHN                                          THOMAS C. FOSTER                                         The Nolte Law Firm | Richmond, VA
                                                                                                                    JOANNE LEWIS NOLTE
  Oast & Hook | Suffolk, VA                                McGuireWoods | Richmond, VA
  ANDREW H. HOOK                                           ROBERT M. CIPOLLA, JAMES P. MCELLIGOTT, JR.




NichoLs ZauZig saNdLer, Pc
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       oing into its third decade, the firm of
       Nichols Zauzig Sandler, PC has been                                                                                                              cHarlEs J. ZauZig iii
       serving individuals and businesses in
       medical malpractice, personal injury,
       family law and divorce, and criminal
       defense matters. The firm proudly
congratulates its three named partners on                                                                                                                  mEdical malpracticE
their selection for inclusion since 2006 in                                                                                                                 wa s H i n g t o n , d . c .
The Best Lawyers in America®: Paul F. Nichols,
Charles J. Zauzig, III, and Betty Moore Sandler.                                                                                                            Selected for incluSion in

   Paul F. Nichols represents individuals in                                                                                                                 W A S h i n g t o n d c ’S

family law matters including divorce, custody,
child support asset distribution and alimony.
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His criminal defense work also benefits family
law clients. Recognizing that divorcing spouses                                                                                                                  2011 EDITION

                                                                                                                                                               pauL F. nichoLs
can remain linked for life by children and other                                                                                                            BEttY MoorE sandLEr
common interests, Mr. Nichols seeks amicable
resolution of family matters yet vigorously                                                                               xxxxxxxx
pursues resolution in court whenever necessary.
Charles J. Zauzig, III, focuses his practice on
negligence cases with emphasis on trucking                                                                                                           12660 Lake ridge driVe
accidents, traumatic brain injuries and medical                                                                                                      woodBridge, VA 22192
malpractice. Mr. Zauzig has held numerous              Paul F. Nichols, Betty Moore Sandler and Charles J. Zauzig, III                               ph: 703.492.4200
leadership positions in various professional                                                                                                         8300 greensBoro driVe
organizations including past-president of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and a current Governor for Virginia to                              suite 800
the American Association for Justice. Selected by Best Lawyers in 2011 as Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year, he                                 mcLean, Va 22102
shares his litigation experience lecturing on trial tactics throughout the country.                                                                  ph: 703.918.4895
   With nearly 25 years practicing family law as a trial lawyer, Betty Moore Sandler strives to improve the profession                               85 mine road
through her service with the Virginia CLE Family Law Practice Area Advisory Group and the Virginia Coalition of Family                               suite 101
Law Legislation as well as leadership roles in numerous professional organizations including board membership for the                                stafford, VA 22554
US Chapter of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, past-president of the Virginia Chapter of the                                        ph: 540.657.8900
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, President-elect of the McLean (VA) Bar Association, and as founding                                         www.nbzs.com
President of the Prince William County Bar Foundation.
For more info go to www.law.com/virginiabest                                                                                                        Virginia’s Best Lawyers 11
2011 s u r v E Y
 Troutman Sanders | Richmond, VA
                                    r E s u lt s
                                                                                                                 Law Offices of Deanna D. Cook | Richmond, VA
 DONALD G. OWENS                                        Williams Mullen | Richmond, VA                           DEANNA D. COOK
 Woods Rogers | Richmond, VA                            CHANNING J. MARTIN                                       804.273.6415 | Page 23
 ANTHONY J. GAMBARDELLA, JR.                            804.643.1991 | Page 7                                    New Growth Ventures | Richmond, VA
                                                                                                                 KIMBERLY FAUSS
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 Schroder Fidlow Titley & Davis | Richmond, VA          ethicS And profeSSionAl                                  Nichols Zauzig Sandler | Woodbridge, VA
 KIRK T. SCHRODER
                                                        reSponSiBility lAW                                       PAUL F. NICHOLS,
                                                                                                                 BETTY MOORE SANDLER
  Williams Mullen | Richmond, VA                        Troutman Sanders | Richmond, VA                          703.492.4200 | Page 11
  PHILIP H. GOODPASTURE                                 GARY J. SPAHN
  804.643.1991 | Page 7                                                                                          Poole and Poole | Richmond, VA
                                                                                                                 RODNEY M. POOLE
                                                        fAmily lAW                                               McLean
                                                                                                                 The Maddox Law Firm | McLean, VA
  environmentAl lAW                                                                                              MARCIA M. MADDOX
                                                        Barnes & Diehl | Chesterfield, VA                        703.883.8035 | Page 23
 Cooper, Spong & Davis | Portsmouth, VA
 SUSAN TAYLOR HANSEN
                                                        EDWARD D. BARNES,                                        Weinberg & Stein | Norfolk, VA
                                                        LAWRENCE D. DIEHL,                                       JERROLD G. WEINBERG
 Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott | Richmond, VA
 BRIAN L. BUNIVA
                                                        BRIAN H. JONES
 Hunton & Williams | Richmond, VA
                                                        804.796.1000 | Pages 2–3                                 firSt Amendment lAW
 KEVIN J. FINTO, TIMOTHY G. HAYES
                                                        Batzli Wood & Stiles | Richmond, VA                      Christian & Barton | Richmond, VA
 Kaufman & Canoles | Norfolk, VA                        TERRENCE R. BATZLI, CHARLES E. POWERS, ANDREA            CRAIG THOMAS MERRITT
 MARINA LIACOURAS PHILLIPS                              R. STILES, WILLIAM C. WOOD                               Marchant, Thorsen, Honey, Baldwin & Myers | Richmond, VA
 Law Offices of Thomas E. Knauer | Richmond, VA         Bremner, Janus & Stone | Richmond, VA                    JAMES B. THORSEN
 THOMAS E. KNAUER                                       MURRAY J. JANUS                                          Willcox & Savage | Norfolk, VA
 McGuireWoods | Richmond, VA                            Brenner, Evans & Millman | Richmond, VA                  CONRAD M. SHUMADINE
 DAVID E. EVANS, DANIEL K. SLONE, JAMES A.              RONALD S. EVANS
 THORNHILL
                                                        Butler Armstrong | Richmond, VA                          frAnchiSe lAW
 Troutman Sanders | Richmond, VA                        DONALD K. BUTLER
 JAMES E. RYAN, JR.                                                                                              Hirschler Fleischer | Richmond, VA
                                                        Christie, Kantor, Griffin & Smith | Virginia Beach, VA
 Vandeventer Black | Norfolk, VA                                                                                 THOMAS J. DILLON III
                                                        GEORGE A. CHRISTIE, BARRY KANTOR
 PATRICK A. GENZLER                                                                                              Kaufman & Canoles | Norfolk, VA
                                                        Hirschler Fleischer | Richmond, VA
 Willcox & Savage | Norfolk, VA                                                                                  STEPHEN E. STORY
                                                        MAHLON G. FUNK, JR.
 GARY A. BRYANT                                                                                                  Perkins Law | Glen Allen, VA
                                                        Huff, Poole & Mahoney | Virginia Beach, VA
                                                                                                                 ERIC C. PERKINS
                                                        REEVES W. MAHONEY

                                                                                                                 Williams Mullen | Richmond, VA
                                                                                                                 SANDY T. TUCKER
                                                                                                                 804.643.1991 | Page 7


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                                                                                                                 Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott | Richmond, VA
                                                                                                                 THOMAS A. LISK
                                                                                                                 Hirschler Fleischer | Richmond, VA
                                          William B. Kilduff has been helping                                    JAMES L. WEINBERG

                                          people with serious personal injury cases                              Hunton & Williams | Richmond, VA
                                                                                                                 PATRICIA M. SCHWARZSCHILD
                                          for more than 30 years. Once again, he’s                               McGuireWoods | Richmond, VA
                                                                                                                 MARY DALTON BARIL
                                          been selected among the Best Lawyers
                                          in America®. We’re proud of him and the                                government relAtionS prActice
                                          work he’s done for our clients.                                        Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott | Richmond, VA
                                                                                                                 DAVID W. CLARKE, THOMAS A. LISK
                                                                                                                 Hancock, Daniel, Johnson & Nagle | Richmond, VA
                                                                                                                 W. SCOTT JOHNSON
                                                                                                                 Hunton & Williams | Richmond, VA
                                                                                                                 ROBERT J. GREY, JR.
                                                                                                                 Kemper Consulting | Norfolk, VA
                                                                                                                 JOHN-GARRETT KEMPER
                                                                                                                 LeClairRyan | Norfolk, VA



                                  888.358.1568
                                                                                                                 ALAN D. ALBERT
                                                                                                                 Macaulay & Burtch | Richmond, VA
                                                                                                                 ALEXANDER M. MACAULAY
                                                                                                                 McGuireWoods | Richmond, VA
                                                                                                                 JERRY KILGORE, CHRISTOPHER NOLEN
                                                                                                                 Sands Anderson | Richmond, VA
                                                                                                                 BEN R. LACY IV
        Richmond                  Petersburg        Fredericksburg                 Tappahannock                  Willcox & Savage | Virginia Beach, VA
                                                                                                                 GLENN R. CROSHAW
       The Firm concentrates its practice in representation of seriously injured persons
    in the areas of automobile accidents, medical malpractice, products liability, nursing
           home negligence, workers’ compensation and social security disability.


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      Williams Mullen | Richmond, VA                                   Williams Mullen | Norfolk, VA                    inSurAnce lAW
      RALPH L. AXSELLE, JR.,                                           PATRICK C. DEVINE, JR.
      REGINALD N. JONES                                                757.622.3366 | Page 7                            Brenner, Evans & Millman | Richmond, VA
      804.643.1991 | Page 7                                                                                             THEODORE I. BRENNER
                                                                                                                        Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott | Richmond, VA
                                                                                                                        DOUGLAS M. PALAIS
                                                                       Williams Mullen | Richmond, VA
      heAlth cAre lAW                                                  WYATT S. BEAZLEY IV,                             Harman, Claytor, Corrigan & Wellman | Richmond, VA
                                                                                                                        JOHN M. CLAYTOR
                                                                       MALCOLM E. RITSCH, JR.
                                                                                                                        McGuireWoods | Richmond, VA
      Goodman Allen & Filetti | Glen Allen, VA                         804.643.1991 | Page 7
                                                                                                                        ALEXANDER H. SLAUGHTER
      M. BRUCE STOKES
                                                                                                                        Morris & Morris | Richmond, VA
       804.346.0600 | Page 17                                                                                           JAMES W. MORRIS III
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                                                                                                                        Sands Anderson | Richmond, VA
      Faggert & Frieden | Virginia Beach, VA                                                                            ROBERT B. DELANO, JR., ALBERT M. ORGAIN IV
                                                                       McCandlish Holton | Richmond, VA
      ALEXANDER T. MAYO
                                                                       HELEN L. KONRAD, MARK B. RHOADS                  Taylor and Walker | Norfolk, VA
      Huff, Poole & Mahoney | Virginia Beach, VA                                                                        JOHN FRANKLIN III
                                                                       Vandeventer Black | Norfolk, VA
      M. TODD GERBER, GLEN A. HUFF
                                                                       ARTHUR SERRATELLI                                Troutman Sanders | Richmond, VA
      Hunton & Williams | Richmond, VA                                                                                  EDWARD H. STARR, JR.
                                                                       Willcox & Savage | Virginia Beach, VA
      VIRGINIA H. HACKNEY, MARK S. HEDBERG, MATTHEW
                                                                       SUSAN R. BLACKMAN
      D. JENKINS
                                                                                                                        intellectuAl property lAW
      Kaufman & Canoles | Norfolk, VA
                                                                       Williams Mullen | Richmond, VA
      T. BRAXTON MCKEE, WILLIAM R. VAN BUREN III
                                                                       ELIOT NORMAN
      McCandlish Holton | Richmond, VA                                                                                  Goodman Allen & Filetti | Glen Allen, VA
                                                                       804.643.1991 | Page 7
      JAMIE BASKERVILLE MARTIN, THOMAS W.                                                                               CHARLES M. ALLEN, JR.
      MCCANDLISH
                                                                                                                         804.346.0600 | Page 17
      McGuireWoods | Richmond, VA
      R. GORDON SMITH, THOMAS J. STALLINGS                             informAtion technology lAW
                                                                                                                        Hunton & Williams | Norfolk, VA
      Troutman Sanders | Richmond, VA                                  Hirschler Fleischer | Richmond, VA               GREGORY N. STILLMAN, ROBERT M. TATA
      STEVEN D. GRAVELY, STEPHEN D. ROSENTHAL                          S. BRIAN FARMER                                  Hunton & Williams | Richmond, VA
      Vandeventer Black | Norfolk, VA                                  Hunton & Williams | Richmond, VA                 STEPHEN P. DEMM, MAYA M. ECKSTEIN, J. MICHAEL
      ANITA O. POSTON                                                  RANDALL S. PARKS                                 MARTINEZ DE ANDINO

                                                                       LeClairRyan | Richmond, VA                       Kaufman & Canoles | Norfolk, VA
                                                                       ERIC M. PAGE                                     STEPHEN E. NOONA, STEPHEN E. STORY

                                                                       McGuireWoods | Richmond, VA                      Kaufman & Canoles | Richmond, VA
                                                                       RODNEY A. SATTERWHITE                            CHRISTOPHER J. MUGEL




                                                                                                                                                                             Mark Mitchell




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                                                                                                                                     potts Fain salutes its peers selected
                                                                                                                                     for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in
                                                                                                                                     America®, and is honored to have
                                                                                                                                     four of its lawyers selected in
                                                                                                                                     several categories:
                                                                                                                             • Meade Spotts - Commercial
                                                                                                                               Real Estate
                                                                                                                             • Hugh Fain - Bet-the-Company
                                                                                                                               Litigation and Commercial Litigation
                                                                                                                             • Robert Chappell - Creditors’ Rights
                                                                                                                             • Dana McDaniel - Intellectual
                                                                                                                               Property 2011 Lawyer of the Year
                                                                                                                             Founded in 1988, the firm has attracted
                                                                                                                             lawyers with a broad range of experience
                                                                                                                             in all facets of business law, growing to its
                                                                                                                             current roster of thirty four lawyers. Spotts
                                                                                                                             Fain lawyers understand the importance of
                                                                                                                             efficient and effective representation, and
                                                                                                                             the firm’s size gives it the flexibility and
                                                                                                                             agility needed to offer sophisticated legal
                                                                                                                             services to companies large and small.
                                                                                                                               Selected for incluSion in
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                                                                                                                                                           411 east frankLin street, suite 600
dana d. mcdaniEl                                                                                                                                           richmond, Va 23219
                                                                                                                                                           toLL free: 877.883.6659
                                                                                                                                                           ph: 804.697.2000
                                                                                                                                                           4507 irVington road, suite 300
                                                                                                                               roBErt h. chappELL iii irVington, Va 22480
                                                                                                                                                      ph: 804.697.2085
intEllEctual propErtY law                                                                                                        hugh M. Fain iii
        ricHmond
                            From Left: Dana D. McDaniel, Hugh M. Fain III, Meade A. Spotts, Robert H. Chappell III               MEadE a. spotts      www.spottsfain.com


   For more info go to www.law.com/virginiabest                                                                                                                 Virginia’s Best Lawyers 13
2011 s u r v E Y                    r E s u lt s
 Leading-Edge Law Group | Richmond, VA             Cantor, Stoneburner, Ford, Grana                           McSweeney, Crump, Childress & Temple | Richmond, VA
 JOHN B. FARMER                                    & Buckner | Richmond, VA                                   THAMER E. TEMPLE III
                                                   H. AUBREY FORD III
 McGuireWoods | Richmond, VA
 JANET P. PEYTON, BRIAN C. RIOPELLE,               Christian & Barton | Richmond, VA
                                                                                                              Patten Wornom Hatten
 ROBERT M. TYLER                                   WARREN DAVID HARLESS
                                                                                                              & Diamonstein | Newport News, VA
 Schroder Fidlow Titley & Davis | Richmond, VA     Christopher Colt North | Newport News, VA                  JAMES H. SHOEMAKER, JR.
 IAN D. TITLEY                                     CHRISTOPHER COLT NORTH
                                                                                                              757.223.4550 | Page 15
                                                   Crenshaw, Ware & Martin | Norfolk, VA
  Spotts Fain | Richmond, VA                       ANN K. SULLIVAN
                                                                                                              Sands Anderson | Richmond, VA
  DANA D. MCDANIEL                                 David R. Simonsen, Jr. | Richmond, VA                      C. MICHAEL DECAMPS
  804.697.2000 | Pages 13,19                       DAVID R. SIMONSEN, JR.
                                                                                                              Stallings & Bischoff | Virginia Beach, VA
                                                   Hancock, Daniel, Johnson & Nagle | Richmond, VA            KEVIN E. MARTINGAYLE
 Troutman Sanders | Richmond, VA                   KIMBERLY W. DANIEL
                                                                                                              Troutman Sanders | Richmond, VA
 ROBERT A. ANGLE, ROBERT L. BROOKE
                                                   Hirschler Fleischer | Richmond, VA                         DAVID E. CONSTINE III, D. EUGENE WEBB, JR.
                                                   THOMAS J. DILLON III
  Williams Mullen | Richmond, VA                                                                              Troutman Sanders | Virginia Beach, VA
                                                   Hunton & Williams | Norfolk, VA                            GREGORY A. GIORDANO
  PATRICK R. HANES                                 SHARON S. GOODWYN, JAMES P. NAUGHTON
  804.643.1991 | Page 7                                                                                       Vandeventer Black | Norfolk, VA
                                                   Hunton & Williams | Richmond, VA                           DEAN T. BUCKIUS, ARLENE F. KLINEDINST,
                                                   PATRICIA K. EPPS, GREGORY B. ROBERTSON,                    JOHN M. RYAN
                                                   HILL B. WELLFORD, JR.
                                                                                                              Willcox & Savage | Norfolk, VA
  Williams Mullen | Virginia Beach, VA             Jackson Lewis | Norfolk, VA                                WILLIAM M. FURR, WILLIAM E. RACHELS, JR.
  CRAIG L. MYTELKA                                 THOMAS M. LUCAS, KELVIN NEWSOME
                                                                                                              Willcox & Savage | Virginia Beach, VA
  757.499.8800 | Page 7                            Jackson Lewis | Richmond, VA                               SUSAN R. BLACKMAN
                                                   JOHN M. BARR, KEVIN D. HOLDEN, DAVID E. NAGLE
                                                   Jay J. Levit Law Office | Glen Allen, VA
  internAtionAl trAde And finAnce lAW              JAY J. LEVIT                                               Williams Mullen | Richmond, VA
                                                   Kaufman & Canoles | Norfolk, VA
                                                                                                              SEAN GIBBONS,
 Hunton & Williams | Richmond, VA
                                                   STANLEY G. BARR, JR., ROBERT J. BARRY, JOHN M.             LYNN F. JACOB,
 JOHN J. BEARDSWORTH, JR., RANDOLPH F. TOTTEN
                                                   BREDEHOFT, SCOTT W. KEZMAN, BURT H. WHITT                  JAMES V. MEATH
 McGuireWoods | Richmond, VA                                                                                  804.643.1991 | Page 7
                                                   LeClairRyan | Richmond, VA
 DONALD E. KING
                                                   STEVEN D. BROWN
                                                   Macaulay & Burtch | Richmond, VA
  lABor And employment lAW                         JACK W. BURTCH, JR.                                        Williams Mullen | Virginia Beach, VA
 Bertini O’Donnell & Hammer | Norfolk, VA          Marchant, Thorsen, Honey, Baldwin & Myers | Richmond, VA   DAVID C. BURTON,
 LISA A. BERTINI                                   JAMES B. THORSEN                                           SARA RAFAL
 Butler Williams & Skilling | Richmond, VA         McGuireWoods | Richmond, VA                                757.499.8800 | Page 7
 HARRIS D. BUTLER III                              JONATHAN P. HARMON, GARY S. MARSHALL, JAMES P.
                                                   MCELLIGOTT, JR., DANA RUST, RODNEY A.
                                                   SATTERWHITE, W. CARTER YOUNGER
                                                                                                              lAnd uSe & zoning lAW
                                                                                                              Hirschler Fleischer | Richmond, VA
                                                                                                              CHARLES H. ROTHENBERG, JAMES W. THEOBALD
                                                                                                              LeClairRyan | Norfolk, VA
                                                                                                              STEPHEN R. ROMINE
                                                                                                              McGuireWoods | Richmond, VA
                                                                                                              JOHN V. COGBILL III, GLORIA L. FREYE
                                                                                                              Sykes, Bourdon, Ahern & Levy | Virginia Beach, VA
                                                                                                              R. EDWARD BOURDON, JR.
                                                                                                              Troutman Sanders | Virginia Beach, VA
                                                                                                              R. J. NUTTER II


                                                                                                               Charlottesville
                                                                                                              Williams Mullen | Charlottesville, VA
                                                                                                              VALERIE WAGNER LONG
                                                                                                              434.951.5700 | Page 7


                                                                                                              Williams Mullen | Norfolk, VA
                                                                                                              HOWARD E. GORDON
                                                                                                              757.622.3366 | Page 7


                                                                                                              Williams Mullen | Richmond, VA
                                                                                                              RALPH L. AXSELLE, JR.,
                                                                                                              ANDREW M. CONDLIN
                                                                                                              804.643.1991 | Page 7


                                                                                                              legAl mAlprActice lAW
                                                                                                               Charlottesville
                                                                                                              Allen, Allen, Allen
                                                                                                              & Allen | Charlottesville, VA
                                                                                                              MATTHEW B. MURRAY
                                                                                                              434.295.4961 | Page 20

                                                                                                              Cantor, Stoneburner, Ford, Grana & Buckner | Richmond, VA
                                                                                                              H. AUBREY FORD III

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   Troutman Sanders | Richmond, VA                   SeltzerGreene | Richmond, VA                    Bennett and Zydron | Virginia Beach, VA
   RUSSELL V. PALMORE, GARY J. SPAHN                 CULLEN D. SELTZER                               CARLTON F. BENNETT
                                                     Troutman Sanders | Richmond, VA                 757.486.5454 | Page 23
   leverAged BuyoutS                                 EDWARD H. STARR, JR.                            Bertini O’Donnell & Hammer | Norfolk, VA
   And privAte equity lAW                            Willcox & Savage | Norfolk, VA                  AMBERLEY G. HAMMER, LISA P. O’DONNELL
                                                     BRUCE T. BISHOP
   Hirschler Fleischer | Richmond, VA                                                                Brain Injury Law Center | Hampton, VA
   S. BRIAN FARMER                                   Williams Mullen | Richmond, VA                  STEPHEN M. SMITH
   Hunton & Williams | Richmond, VA                  ROBERT F. REDMOND, JR.                          757.650.9818 | Page 4
   THURSTON R. MOORE, T. JUSTIN MOORE III            804.643.1991 | Page 7
   LeClairRyan | Richmond, VA                                                                        Cantor, Stoneburner, Ford, Grana & Buckner | Richmond, VA
   GARY D. LECLAIR                                                                                   IRVIN V. CANTOR, STEPHANIE E. GRANA, LEWIS T.
                                                     mediA lAW                                       STONEBURNER
   mASS tort litigAtion
                                                     Christian & Barton | Richmond, VA               Goodman Allen & Filetti | Glen Allen, VA
   Brickford Y. Brown | Richmond, VA                 CRAIG THOMAS MERRITT
                                                                                                     ROBERT F. DONNELLY,
   BRICKFORD Y. BROWN
                                                                                                     MICHAEL L. GOODMAN,
   Hunton & Williams | Richmond, VA                  Williams Mullen | Richmond, VA
                                                                                                     MARY M.H. PRIDDY
   JOHN D. EPPS, DAVID CRAIG LANDIN                  PHILIP H. GOODPASTURE                            804.346.0600 | Page 17
   Law Offices of Michael G. Phelan | Richmond, VA   804.643.1991 | Page 7
   MICHAEL G. PHELAN
                                                                                                     Hancock, Daniel, Johnson & Nagle | Richmond, VA
   LeClairRyan | Richmond, VA                                                                        SEAN P. BYRNE
   CHARLES G. MEYER III                              medicAl mAlprActice lAW                         Kaufman & Canoles | Norfolk, VA
   McCandlish Holton | Richmond, VA                                                                  R. BARROW BLACKWELL
   MICHAEL H. GLADSTONE                               Charlottesville
                                                                                                     LeClairRyan | Richmond, VA
   Patten Wornom Hatten                              Allen, Allen, Allen                             RODNEY K. ADAMS, RONALD P. HERBERT, KIMBERLY A.
   & Diamonstein | Newport News, VA                  & Allen | Charlottesville, VA                   SATTERWHITE
   ROBERT R. HATTEN
                                                     MATTHEW B. MURRAY                               McGuireWoods | Richmond, VA
   McGuireWoods | Richmond, VA                       434.295.4961 | Page 20                          JOSEPH P. MCMENAMIN
   JOSEPH P. MCMENAMIN, JOSEPH K. REID III,
   DEBORAH M. RUSSELL, ALEXANDER H. SLAUGHTER,
   SAMUEL L. TARRY, JR., J. TRACY WALKER IV,                                                         Nichols Zauzig & Sandler | Woodbridge, VA
                                                     Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen | Richmond, VA      CHARLES J. ZAUZIG III
   STEVEN R. WILLIAMS
                                                     JASON W. KONVICKA,                              703.492.4200 | Page 11
                                                     MALCOLM P. MCCONNELL
                                                     804.353.1200 | Page 20
                                                                                                                                                 Glen McClure




     PatteN, worNoM, hatteN & diaMoNsteiN, L.c.
     “thE tiME is aLwaYs right,
       to do what is right.”
                       –Martin Luther King, Jr.


              duncan garnEtt
        Bachelor of Arts, Juris Doctor -
          College of William & Mary
     Focused on Personal Injury and
           Wrongful Death

             JaMiE shoEMakEr
               Bachelor of Arts -
  Virginia Military Institute, Juris Doctor -
           University of Richmond
 Focused on Labor and Employment/
          False Claims Act




       12350 Jefferson aVenue, suite 300
           newport news, Va 23602
                  757.223.4550
                 757.223.4560
                www.pwhd.com

LocaL LawYErs with a nationaL rEputation             Duncan Garnett and Jamie Shoemaker

 For more info go to www.law.com/virginiabest                                                                                          Virginia’s Best Lawyers 15
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                                   r E s u lt s
                                                           Willcox & Savage | Norfolk, VA                          McSweeney, Crump, Childress & Temple | Richmond, VA
 & Diamonstein | Newport News, VA                          THOMAS C. INGLIMA                                       PATRICK M. MCSWEENEY
 AVERY T. WATERMAN, JR.
                                                                                                                   Sands Anderson | Richmond, VA
 Rawls & McNelis | Richmond, VA                                                                                    BENJAMIN W. EMERSON, DANIEL M. SIEGEL
                                                           Williams Mullen | Richmond, VA
 BYRON J. MITCHELL
                                                           R. BRIAN BALL,                                          Thompson McMullan | Richmond, VA
 Sands Anderson | Richmond, VA                                                                                     JOHN A. GIBNEY, JR.
 M. PIERCE RUCKER, CARLYLE R. WIMBISH III
                                                           ROBERT C. DEWAR
                                                           804.643.1991 | Page 7                                   Troutman Sanders | Richmond, VA
 Shapiro, Cooper, Lewis & Appleton | Virginia Beach, VA                                                            CARTER GLASS IV
 JAMES C. LEWIS
 Shuttleworth, Ruloff, Swain, Haddad                       Williams Mullen | Virginia Beach, VA                    mutuAl fundS lAW
 & Morecock | Virginia Beach, VA                           THOMAS R. FRANTZ
 ROBERT J. HADDAD, EDWIN JAY RAFAL, THOMAS B.                                                                      Kaufman & Canoles | Norfolk, VA
 SHUTTLEWORTH II, STEPHEN C. SWAIN, LAWRENCE H.            757.499.8800 | Page 7
                                                                                                                   ROBERT C. GOODMAN, JR.
 WOODWARD, JR.
 Williamson & Lavecchia | Richmond, VA
 THOMAS W. WILLIAMSON, JR.                                 mortgAge BAnking forecloSure lAW                        nAturAl reSourceS lAW
                                                                                                                   Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott | Richmond, VA
  mergerS & AcquiSitionS lAW                               Glasser and Glasser | Norfolk, VA
                                                           MICHAEL A. GLASSER
                                                                                                                   BRIAN L. BUNIVA

 Hirschler Fleischer | Richmond, VA
 J. BENJAMIN ENGLISH, W. MICHAEL WALKER
                                                           Samuel I. White | Virginia Beach, VA
                                                           WILLIAM ADAM WHITE
                                                                                                                   non-profit/chAritieS lAW
 Hunton & Williams | Richmond, VA                                                                                  Hunton & Williams | Richmond, VA
 MATTHEW D. JENKINS, T. JUSTIN MOORE III, RANDALL          municipAl lAW                                           J. WILLIAM GRAY, JR.
 S. PARKS, GARY E. THOMPSON
                                                                                                                   McGuireWoods | Richmond, VA
                                                           Crenshaw, Ware & Martin | Norfolk, VA
 LeClairRyan | Richmond, VA                                                                                        MICHELE A. W. MCKINNON
                                                           TIMOTHY A. COYLE
 GARY D. LECLAIR
 McGuireWoods | Norfolk, VA
                                                           Hefty & Wiley | Richmond, VA
                                                           WILLIAM H. HEFTY, ROGER C. WILEY
                                                                                                                   perSonAl injury litigAtion
 JOHN D. PADGETT
                                                           Kaufman & Canoles | Norfolk, VA                          Charlottesville
 McGuireWoods | Richmond, VA
                                                           STANLEY G. BARR, JR.
 CLIFFORD A. CUTCHINS IV, DONALD E. KING
                                                           LeClairRyan | Richmond, VA
                                                                                                                   Allen, Allen, Allen
 Troutman Sanders | Richmond, VA                                                                                   & Allen | Charlottesville, VA
                                                           ERIC M. PAGE
 F. CLAIBORNE JOHNSTON, JR.
                                                                                                                   MATTHEW B. MURRAY
                                                           McGuireWoods | Richmond, VA
 Troutman Sanders | Virginia Beach, VA                                                                             434.295.4961 | Page 20
                                                           GEORGE KEITH MARTIN
 MARK E. SLAUGHTER, JAMES J. WHEATON




     RB Rees BRoome, PC                             ATToRneys AT LAw
                                                                                                    Rees BRoome, PC
                                                                                                       is proud to announce that
                                                                                                   Joel m. Birken and Bruce e. Titus
                                                                                                   have been selected for inclusion in
                                                                                                        Best Lawyers in America®
                                                                                                     for the third consecutive year:
                                                                                                         Joel M. Birken
     8133 Leesburg Pike, Ninth Floor                                                                       Corporate Law
     Vienna, Virginia 22182                                                                              Bruce E. Titus
     703.790.1911                                                                                  Professional Malpractice Law
     4800 Hampden Lane, Suite 200
     Bethesda, Maryland 20814                                               ➤ Civil
                                                                                  Litigation
     301.222.0152
                                                                            ➤ Commercial   Leasing
                                                                            ➤ Construction Defect
     7430 Heritage Village Plaza, Suite 202
                                                                            ➤ Corporate Law
     Gainesville, Virginia 20155
     571.261.1970                                                           ➤ Creditors’ Rights and Commercial Bankruptcy
                                                                            ➤ Employment
     reesbroome.com                                                         ➤ Estate Planning and Wealth Management
                                                                            ➤ Homeowners and Condominium Association Representation
                                                                            ➤ Patent and Trademark
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                                                                            ➤ Tax
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                                                                       Christian & Barton | Richmond, VA                               Hunton & Williams | Norfolk, VA
                                                                       WARREN DAVID HARLESS                                            GREGORY N. STILLMAN
           Fredericksburg
                                                                       CowanGates | Richmond, VA                                       Hunton & Williams | Richmond, VA
         Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen | Fredericksburg, VA              FRANK N. COWAN                                                  JOHN D. EPPS, DAVID CRAIG LANDIN, THOMAS G.
         EDWARD L. ALLEN,                                                                                                              SLATER, JR., HILL B. WELLFORD, JR.
         DOUGLAS A. BARRY                                              Emroch & Kilduff | Richmond, VA                                 Kaufman & Canoles | Norfolk, VA
         540.786.4100 | Page 20                                        WILLIAM B. KILDUFF                                              STANLEY G. BARR, JR., R. BARROW BLACKWELL
                                                                       804.358.1568 | Page 12                                          Law Office of Edward Scher | Richmond, VA
                                                                                                                                       EDWARD E. SCHER
         Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen | Richmond, VA
                                                                       Furniss, Davis, Rashkind and Saunders | Norfolk, VA             Law Offices of Richard J. Serpe | Norfolk, VA
         GEORGE EDWARD ALLEN III,                                      ALAN B. RASHKIND, RICHARD A. SAUNDERS                           RICHARD J. SERPE
         W. COLEMAN ALLEN, JR.,
                                                                                                                                       LeClairRyan | Richmond, VA
         P. CHRISTOPHER GUEDRI,                                                                                                        RONALD P. HERBERT, CHARLES G. MEYER III
         JASON W. KONVICKA                                             Gilbert, Albiston & Keller | Norfolk, VA
                                                                       GEORGE ALBISTON,                                                Marks & Harrison | Richmond, VA
         804.353.1200 | Page 20                                                                                                        GREGORY S. HOOE, JOHN C. SHEA
                                                                       OSCAR L. GILBERT
                                                                       757.625.1188 | Back Cover                                       McCandlish Holton | Richmond, VA
         Bangel, Bangel & Bangel | Portsmouth, VA
                                                                                                                                       MICHAEL H. GLADSTONE
         KEITH H. BANGEL
                                                                                                                                       McGuireWoods | Norfolk, VA
         Bennett and Zydron | Virginia Beach, VA
                                                                                                                                       RICHARD J. CROMWELL
         CARLTON F. BENNETT                                            Goodman Allen & Filetti | Glen Allen, VA
                                                                                                                                       McGuireWoods | Richmond, VA
         757.486.5454 | Page 23                                        MICHAEL L. GOODMAN,                                             STEPHEN D. BUSCH, WILLIAM H. KING, JR., ROSEWELL
         Bertini O’Donnell & Hammer | Norfolk, VA                      MARY M.H. PRIDDY                                                PAGE III, DEBORAH M. RUSSELL, SAMUEL L. TARRY, JR.
         AMBERLEY G. HAMMER, LISA P. O’DONNELL                          804.346.0600 | Page 17
                                                                                                                                       Midkiff, Muncie & Ross | Richmond, VA
         Breeden, Salb, Beasley & DuVall | Norfolk, VA                                                                                 JAMES C. SHANNON
         ALLEN W. BEASLEY, RANDOLPH C. DUVALL,                         Glasser and Glasser | Norfolk, VA
         T. JEFFREY SALB                                               RICHARD S. GLASSER                                              Moody, Strople, Kloeppel & Higginbotham | Portsmouth, VA
                                                                                                                                       WILLARD J. MOODY, SR.
         Breit Drescher Imprevento & Walker | Norfolk, VA              Harman, Claytor, Corrigan & Wellman | Richmond, VA
         JEFFREY A. BREIT, JOHN W. DRESCHER                            MICHAEL E. HARMAN                                               Morris & Morris | Richmond, VA
                                                                                                                                       JAMES W. MORRIS III, PHILIP B. MORRIS,
                                                                       Hirschler Fleischer | Richmond, VA                              MICHAEL R. WARD
         Brain Injury Law Center | Hampton, VA                         MAHLON G. FUNK, JR.
         STEPHEN M. SMITH                                              Huff, Poole & Mahoney | Virginia Beach, VA
         757.650.9818 | Page 4                                         GLEN A. HUFF
                                                                                                                                       Nichols Zauzig & Sandler | Woodbridge, VA
                                                                                                                                       CHARLES J. ZAUZIG III
                                                                       Hundley & Johnson | Richmond, VA
                                                                                                                                       703.492.4200 | Page 11
         Cantor, Stoneburner, Ford, Grana & Buckner | Richmond, VA     EDWARD F. JOHNSON, JR.
         ELLIOTT BUCKNER, IRVIN V. CANTOR                              804.262.9000 | Page 23
                                                                                                                                                                                   Mark Mitchell




   g o o d M a N aL L e N & FiLe tti PLLc
                                                                                                                                g
                                                                                                                                        oodman Allen & Filetti, PLLC, with 36 lawyers and
                                                                                                                                        offices in Richmond, Norfolk, Charlottesville,
                                                                                                                                        Williamsburg and Northern Virginia, represents
                                                                                                                                        clients, both in Virginia and throughout the
                                                                                                                                        nation. “We’re very hands-on and view what we
                                                                                                                                        do as more of a partnership with our clients than
                                                                                                                                just providing a service,” says Michael Goodman, who
                                                                                                                                founded the firm with seven other partners in 1998.
                                                                                                                                    The firm, which began as a medical malpractice
                                                                                                                                litigation boutique now provides a wide range of legal
                                                                                                                                services, representing insurers, individuals, providers
                                                                                                                                and others serving in the health care industry on a
                                                                                                                                variety of regulatory, litigation, credentialing,
                                                                                                                                employment, workers compensation and other issues.
                                                                                                                                    Among its other achievements, Goodman, Allen &
                                                                                                                                Filetti has earned annual recognition as a Go-To® Law
                                                                                                                                Firm in intellectual property since 2006. The firm’s IP
                                                                                                                                practice includes patents, copyright and trademark
                                                                                                                                registration, IP counseling, licensing and all forms of
                                                                                                                                IP litigation.
                                                                                                                                    The firm also has one of the largest veteran’s
                                                                                                                                disability group practices in the United States, and is
                                                                                                                                proud to note that several of its attorneys are former
                                                                                                                                members of the military. “We’re very devoted to
                                                                                                                                addressing the needs of military service members and
                                                                                                    Selected for incluSion in   their dependents,” says Charles Allen, himself a retired
                                                                                                     v i r g i n i a ’s         Army officer.
                                                                                                                                    Five of Goodman Allen & Filetti’s partners – Charles
                                                                                                                                Allen, Jr. (Intellectual Property Law and Commercial
                                                                                                                                Litigation), Robert Donnelly (Medical Malpractice
     commerciAl litigAtion, heAlth cAre lAW,                                                                                    Law-Defense), Michael Goodman (Medical Malpractice
        intellectuAl property litigAtion,
                                                                                                    charLEs M. aLLEn, Jr.       Law-Defense), Mary M. H. (Molly) Priddy (Medical
       medicAl mAlprActice lAW –defenSe,                    From Left:                               roBErt F. donnELLY         Malpractice Law- Defense) and M. Bruce Stokes
                                                            Mary M.H. (Molly) Priddy,               MichaEL L. goodMan          (Health Care), have been selected by their peers for
           perSonAl injury litigAtion                       Charles M. Allen,                        MarY M. h. priddY
4501 highwoods Parkway, suiTe 210, glen allen, va 23060     Robert F. Donnelly,                                                 inclusion in this year’s Best Lawyers for 2011, a high
                                                                                                      M. BrucE stokEs           percentage of recognition for a firm its size.
Ph: 804.346.0600 • www.goodmanallen.com                     Michael L. Goodman.
       For more info go to www.law.com/virginiabest                                                                                                                      Virginia’s Best Lawyers 17
2011 s u r v E Y                   r E s u lt s
                                                               Willcox & Savage | Norfolk, VA                       ROSEWELL PAGE III, SAMUEL L. TARRY, JR., J. TRACY
                                                               BRUCE T. BISHOP                                      WALKER IV, STEVEN R. WILLIAMS
  Patten Wornom Hatten
                                                               Williams Mullen | Richmond, VA                       Morris & Morris | Richmond, VA
  & Diamonstein | Newport News, VA
                                                               W. F. DREWRY GALLALEE                                JAMES W. MORRIS III
  H. DUNCAN GARNETT, JR.,
                                                                                                                    Shuttleworth, Ruloff, Swain, Haddad
  757.223.4500 | Page 15
                                                               Williams Mullen | Richmond, VA                       & Morecock | Virginia Beach, VA
                                                               W. F. DREWRY GALLALEE                                ROBERT J. HADDAD, THOMAS B. SHUTTLEWORTH II,
 Patten Wornom Hatten                                                                                               STEPHEN C. SWAIN
 & Diamonstein | Newport News, VA                              804.643.1991 | Page 7
 ROBERT R. HATTEN, DONALD N. PATTEN,                                                                                The McCammon Group | Richmond, VA
 AVERY T. WATERMAN, JR.                                                                                             JOHN H. OBRION, JR.

 Pender & Coward | Virginia Beach, VA                          Williams Mullen | Virginia Beach, VA                 Troutman Sanders | Richmond, VA
                                                                                                                    DABNEY J. CARR IV, STEPHEN D. OTERO,
 DANIEL M. SCHIEBLE                                            ROBERT L. SAMUEL, JR.                                GARY J. SPAHN
                                                               757.499.8800 | Page 7
  Sacks & Sacks | Norfolk, VA                                                                                       profeSSionAl mAlprActice lAW
  STANLEY E. SACKS,
  ANDREW M. SACKS                                              privAte fundS / hedge fundS lAW                      Harman, Claytor, Corrigan & Wellman | Richmond, VA
  757.623.2753 | Page 21                                                                                            MICHAEL E. HARMAN
                                                               LeClairRyan | Richmond, VA
                                                               DAVID I. GREENBERG, GARY D. LECLAIR                  McSweeney, Crump, Childress & Temple | Richmond, VA
 Sands Anderson | Richmond, VA                                                                                      R. PAUL CHILDRESS, JR.
 TERRANCE L. GRAVES, WILLIAM N. WATKINS
 Shapiro, Cooper, Lewis & Appleton | Virginia Beach, VA
                                                               product liABility litigAtion                          Vienna
 JAMES C. LEWIS
                                                               Gregory Kaplan | Richmond, VA                        Rees Broome | Vienna, VA
 Shuttleworth, Ruloff, Swain, Haddad                           THOMAS C. JUNKER
 & Morecock | Virginia Beach, VA
                                                                                                                    BRUCE E. TITUS
                                                               Harman, Claytor, Corrigan & Wellman | Richmond, VA   703.790.1911 | Page 16
 ROBERT J. HADDAD, JOSEPH J. PEREZ, EDWIN JAY
                                                               STANLEY WELLMAN
 RAFAL, THOMAS B. SHUTTLEWORTH II, STEPHEN C.
 SWAIN, LAWRENCE H. WOODWARD, JR.                              Huff, Poole & Mahoney | Virginia Beach, VA           Sands Anderson | Richmond, VA
                                                               GLEN A. HUFF                                         DOUGLAS P. RUCKER, JR.
 Taylor and Walker | Norfolk, VA
 JAMES E. BRYDGES, JR., JOHN FRANKLIN III                      Hunton & Williams | Norfolk, VA                      Troutman Sanders | Virginia Beach, VA
                                                               GREGORY N. STILLMAN                                  JEFFREY H. GRAY
 The Heilig Firm | Norfolk, VA
 JOHN A. HEILIG                                                Hunton & Williams | Richmond, VA
                                                               JOHN D. EPPS, DAVID CRAIG LANDIN, LONNIE D.          Williams Mullen | Richmond, VA
 The McCammon Group | Richmond, VA
 JOHN H. OBRION, JR., JOHN E. SANDBOWER III
                                                               NUNLEY III                                           STEPHEN E. BARIL
                                                               Law Offices of Michael G. Phelan | Richmond, VA      804.643.1991 | Page 7
 Troutman Sanders | Richmond, VA
                                                               MICHAEL G. PHELAN
 RUSSELL V. PALMORE, JAMES C. ROBERTS
                                                               McGuireWoods | Richmond, VA
 Vandeventer Black | Norfolk, VA
 ANITA O. POSTON
                                                               TERRENCE M. BAGLEY, WILLIAM H. KING, JR.,            project finAnce lAW
                                                                                                                    Hirschler Fleischer | Richmond, VA
                                                                                                                    J. BENJAMIN ENGLISH
                                                                                                                    Hunton & Williams | Richmond, VA
                                                                                                                    JOHN J. BEARDSWORTH, JR.

                        JoHn s. norris, Jr., Esq.                                                                   puBlic finAnce lAW
                                                          c o n s t r u c t i o n l aw                              Christian & Barton | Richmond, VA
                                                          John Norris is the President of Norris, St.               ERIC E. BALLOU
                                                          Clair & Lotkin, a civil litigation law firm               Hunton & Williams | Richmond, VA
                                                          located in Virginia Beach. Mr. Norris holds an            CHRISTOPHER G. KULP, BRYAR C. NETTLES, JOHN D.
                                                                                                                    O’NEILL, JR., ROBERT DEAN POPE
                                                          undergraduate degree from the College of
                                                          William & Mary, and obtained his law degree               Kaufman & Canoles | Norfolk, VA
                                                                                                                    GEORGE L. CONSOLVO, BARRY W. HUNTER
                                                          from Washington & Lee University in 1976.
                                                                                                                    McGuireWoods | Richmond, VA
                                                          Mr. Norris has been voted by his peers as one             ARTHUR E. ANDERSON II, RENEE B. FAIN, BONNIE M.
                                                          of Virginia’s “Legal Elite” for construction law          FRANCE, DAVID L. RICHARDSON, WILLIAM J.
                                                          in past polls conducted by Virginia Business              STRICKLAND
                                                          Magazine. He is a current member of the                   Troutman Sanders | Richmond, VA
                                                          Council of the Construction & Public                      WILLIAM R. DERRY, JR., STEPHEN L. JOHNSON,
                                                                                                                    CHARLES P. SHIMER
                                                          Contracts Law Section of the Virginia Bar
                                                                                                                    Williams Mullen | Norfolk, VA
                                                          Association. Mr. Norris is a former president             WILLIAM L. NUSBAUM
                                                          of the Tidewater Chapter of the Federal Bar
                                                                                                                    Williams Mullen | Richmond, VA
                                                          Association; is a past Chairman of the Board              R. HART LEE
                                                          of Trustees for the Construction Law and
                                                          Public Contracts Section of the Virginia                  Williams Mullen | Norfolk, VA
                                                          State Bar; and has served on the Contract                 WILLIAM L. NUSBAUM
                                                          Documents and Legal Affairs Committees of                 757.622.3366 | Page 7
                                                          the Tidewater Chapter of the Associated
                                                          General Contractors. Mr. Norris has
                                                          experience in all types of construction                   Williams Mullen | Richmond, VA
                                                          disputes, having represented both owners                  R. HART LEE
                                                          and contractors in cases involving excavation             804.643.1991 | Page 7
                                                          and foundations, HVAC and electrical
   N orris , s t . C lair & l otkiN                       systems, dryvit exteriors, Chinese Drywall,               Williams Mullen | Virginia Beach, VA
      2840 s outh L ynnhaVen r oad                        glazing, masonry, roofing, marine contracting,            WILLIAM HARRISON, JR.
      V irginia B each , Va 23452                         structural engineering, design and architec-              757.499.8800 | Page 7
      ph : 757.498.7700 fax : 757.498.7744                tural issues, water and termite infiltration,
      www.norrisstclair.com                               mechanic’s liens, bond claims, delay claims
      jnorris@norrisstclair.com                           and others.
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                                                                   LeClairRyan | Norfolk, VA                         Willcox & Savage | Virginia Beach, VA
        rAilroAd lAW                                               RAY W. KING, STEPHEN R. ROMINE                    STEPHEN R. DAVIS
                                                                   LeClairRyan | Richmond, VA                        Williams Mullen | Norfolk, VA
        Butler Armstrong | Richmond, VA                            PHYLLIS M. RUBINSTEIN                             H. DAVID EMBREE, HOWARD E. GORDON,
        SUSAN C. ARMSTRONG                                                                                           ROBERT C. NUSBAUM
                                                                   McGuireWoods | Norfolk, VA
        Moody, Strople, Kloeppel & Higginbotham | Portsmouth, VA   MARK D. WILLIAMSON
        WILLARD J. MOODY, SR.                                                                                          Charlottesville
                                                                   McGuireWoods | Richmond, VA
        Shapiro, Cooper, Lewis & Appleton | Virginia Beach, VA     JOHN V. COGBILL III, GLORIA L. FREYE, T. CRAIG
        RICHARD N. SHAPIRO                                                                                           Williams Mullen | Charlottesville, VA
                                                                   HARMON, NANCY R. LITTLE, GEORGE KEITH MARTIN,
                                                                   CHARLES L. MENGES, CHARLES R. SWARTZ              VALERIE WAGNER LONG
        Ventker & Warman | Norfolk, VA
        DANIEL R. WARMAN                                                                                             434.951.5700 | Page 7
                                                                   Shuttleworth, Ruloff, Swain, Haddad
        Willcox & Savage | Norfolk, VA                             & Morecock | Virginia Beach, VA
        WILEY F. MITCHELL, JR., SAMUEL J. WEBSTER                  ROBERT E. RULOFF
                                                                                                                     Williams Mullen | Newport News, VA
                                                                   Spotts Fain | Richmond, VA
                                                                                                                     JOSEPH H. LATCHUM, JR.
        reAl eStAte lAW                                                                                              757.249.5100 | Page 7
                                                                   MEADE A. SPOTTS
        Crenshaw, Ware & Martin | Norfolk, VA                      804.697.2000 | Pages 13,19
        HOWARD W. MARTIN, JR.
        Faggert & Frieden | Virginia Beach, VA                     Troutman Sanders | Richmond, VA                   Williams Mullen | Norfolk, VA
        DAVID Y. FAGGERT                                           DAVID S. COHN, NEIL S. KESSLER, EDWARD B. KIDD,   H. DAVID EMBREE,
                                                                   MARK S. SHIEMBOB                                  HOWARD E. GORDON,
        Hirschler Fleischer | Richmond, VA
        DAVID F. BELKOWITZ, PAUL H. DAVENPORT, JOHN C.             Troutman Sanders | Virginia Beach, VA             ROBERT C. NUSBAUM
        IVINS, JR., JOHN W. STEELE, MICHAEL H. TERRY,              THOMAS F. BETZ, JR., R. J. NUTTER II              757.622.3366 | Page 7
        JAMES W. THEOBALD
        Hunton & Williams | Richmond, VA                             McLean
        DANIEL M. CAMPBELL, ANDREW J. TAPSCOTT,                                                                      Williams Mullen | Richmond, VA
        WILLIAM A. WALSH, JR.                                      Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald | McLean, VA
                                                                                                                     MICHAEL C. BUSECK,
        Jeffrey B. Hammaker, P.C | Norfolk, VA                     COLIN J. SMITH
                                                                                                                     CHARLES L. CABELL,
        JEFFREY B. HAMMAKER                                        703.749.1000 | Page 14
                                                                                                                     ANDREW M. CONDLIN,
        Kaufman & Canoles | Norfolk, VA
        BARRY W. HUNTER, JEFFREY STEDFAST                          Wilks, Alper & Harwood | Norfolk, VA              STEVEN D. DELANEY, A.
                                                                   JAY F. WILKS                                      BROOKS HOCK,
        Kaufman & Canoles | Virginia Beach, VA
        MICHAEL E. BARNEY, ANN K. CRENSHAW,                        Willcox & Savage | Norfolk, VA                    JOHN M. MERCER
        ROBERT E. FARMER III                                       ROBERT L. DEWEY, THOMAS G. JOHNSON, JR.,          804.643.1991 | Page 7
                                                                   ANTHONY M. THIEL




                                                                                                                                               intellectuAl property lAW


                                                                                                                          SPOTTS FAIN CONGRATULATES
                                                                                                                     • Dana McDaniel on being named by Best
                                                                                                                       Lawyers® the 2011 Lawyer of the Year,
                                                                                                                       Intellectual Property Law – Richmond.
                                                                                                                     • The Spotts Fain Intellectual Property
                                                                                                                       Team for being ranked as a Top Tier
                                                                                                                       Intellectual Property Firm for the
                                                                                                                       Richmond area in the U.S. News - Best
                                                                                                                       Lawyers 2010 rankings.




                                                                                                                     t
                                                                                                                         he Spotts Fain Intellectual Property
                                                                                                                         Team is comprised of a core group of
                                                                                                                         attorneys who are 100% client-
                                                                                                                         focused. Our attorneys work closely
                                                                                                                         with clients to set goals and strategies
                                                                                                                         appropriate to each case. The firm’s
                                                                                                                     advanced litigation software systems and
                                                                                                                     related technology enable the Team to
                                                                                                                     execute those strategies efficiently to
                                                                                                                     achieve solid results.
                                                                                                                        We are proud of the relationships we
                                                                                                                     have developed with our colleagues in the
 dana d. mcdaniEl                                                                                                    IP Bar and with the courts in which we
                                                                                                                     practice. And we are especially proud of
                                                                                                                     the fact that many of our engagements
                                                                                                                     are referred to us by existing clients and
                              For more information about the Spotts Fain IP Team
  intEllEctual propErtY law
                              contact Dana McDaniel, Chair, Spotts Fain IP Team, at
                                                                                                                     attorneys outside the firm.
                                                                                                                                                                                  Mark Mitchell




          ricHmond
                              804.697.2065 or by email at dmcdaniel@spottsfain.com.                                     These factors have propelled the Spotts
                                                                                                                     Fain IP Team to the top tier of intellectual
Standing from left: Hugh Fain, Christina Revels, John Carroll, Amy Dzubiak, Michael Yager, Elliot Fitzgerald,
Connell Mullins. Seated: Eddie Bagnell, Meredith Morgan, Dana McDaniel. Not Pictured: Betsy Davis                    property litigation.

     For more info go to www.law.com/virginiabest                                                                                                    Virginia’s Best Lawyers 19
2011 s u r v E Y                  r E s u lt s
  Williams Mullen | Virginia Beach, VA            tAx lAW                                              Williams Mullen | Portsmouth, VA
                                                                                                       ALBERT J. TAYLOR, JR.
  ERIC A. HAUSER,                                 Murphy & McGonigle | Glen Allen, VA                  757.391.3366 | Page 7
  MONROE KELLY III                                JAMES A. MURPHY
  757.499.8800 | Page 7
                                                  Hirschler Fleischer | Richmond, VA
                                                  ANITA G. VAUGHN
                                                                                                       Williams Mullen | Richmond, VA
  SecuritieS / cApitAl mArketS lAW                Hunton & Williams | Richmond, VA
                                                  CAMERON N. COSBY, J. WILLIAM GRAY, JR., GEORGE       FARHAD AGHDAMI,
                                                  C. HOWELL III, THOMAS MCNALLY MILLHISER,             J. CONRAD GARCIA,
 Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott | Richmond, VA
 DOUGLAS M. PALAIS
                                                  WILLIAM L. S. ROWE                                   CRAIG L. RASCOE
                                                  Kaufman & Canoles | Norfolk, VA                      804.643.1991 | Page 7
 Hunton & Williams | Richmond, VA                 J. DOUGLAS SORENSEN
 EDWARD J. FUHR, C. PORTER VAUGHAN III
                                                  Kaufman & Canoles | Virginia Beach, VA
 LeClairRyan | Richmond, VA                       R. BRAXTON HILL III
 SCOTT H. RICHTER, GEORGE P. WHITLEY                                                                   Williams Mullen | Virginia Beach, VA
 McGuireWoods | Richmond, VA
                                                  LeClairRyan | Richmond, VA                           THOMAS R. FRANTZ,
                                                  N. PENDLETON ROGERS
 WILLIAM J. STRICKLAND                                                                                 JOHN M. PARIS, JR.
                                                  LeClairRyan | Virginia Beach, VA                     757.499.8800 | Page 7
 Murphy & McGonigle | Glen Allen, VA              ELIZABETH J. ATKINSON
 JAMES A. MURPHY
                                                  McGuireWoods | Richmond, VA
 Troutman Sanders | Richmond, VA                  CRAIG D. BELL, W. BIRCH DOUGLASS III, WILLIAM G.
 THOMAS A. GRANT, F. CLAIBORNE JOHNSTON, JR.      FENDLEY IV, ROBERT G. MCELROY, JOHN B. O’GRADY,      trAnSportAtion lAW
 Troutman Sanders | Virginia Beach, VA            THOMAS P. ROHMAN
 JEFFREY H. GRAY, JAMES J. WHEATON                Troutman Sanders | Richmond, VA                      Bowman and Brooke | Richmond, VA
                                                  HAROLD E. STARKE, JR.                                MICHAEL A. MONTGOMERY
  SecuritizAtion And                              Vandeventer Black | Norfolk, VA                      McGuireWoods | Norfolk, VA
                                                                                                       JOHN D. PADGETT
  Structured finAnce lAW                          PATRICK W. HERMAN
                                                  Willcox & Savage | Norfolk, VA                       Sands Anderson | Richmond, VA
 Hunton & Williams | Richmond, VA                 ALLAN G. DONN, TOY D. SAVAGE, JR.                    TERRANCE L. GRAVES, ALBERT M. ORGAIN IV
 KEVIN J. BUCKLEY, RANDOLPH F. TOTTEN                                                                  Setliff Turner & Holland | Glen Allen, VA
 Troutman Sanders | Richmond, VA                  Williams Mullen | Norfolk, VA                        C. STEPHEN SETLIFF
 DAVID S. COHN, THOMAS E. DUB. FAULS              MONTGOMERY KNIGHT, JR.,                              804-377-1260 | Page 23
                                                  ROBERT C. NUSBAUM,                                   Vandeventer Black | Norfolk, VA
  SportS lAW                                      WILLIAM A. OLD, JR.,                                 MARK T. COBERLY
                                                  MARIA S. STEFANIS                                    Willcox & Savage | Norfolk, VA
 Bertini O’Donnell & Hammer | Norfolk, VA         757.622.3366 | Page 7                                SAMUEL J. WEBSTER
 LISA P. O’DONNELL
 Shuttleworth, Ruloff, Swain, Haddad
 & Morecock | Virginia Beach, VA
 THOMAS B. SHUTTLEWORTH II, LAWRENCE H.
 WOODWARD, JR.


   EIGHT ATTORNEYS RECOGNIZED IN THE FIELDS OF PERSONAL INJURY Coleman Allen has earned a national
   & MEDICAL MALPRACTICE IS AN EXTRAORDINARY ACHIEVEMENT.      reputation as an effective advocate
                                                                                                     handling a variety of case types including
                                                                                                     product liability, aviation, class action and
                                                                                                     wrongful death. Doug Barry, president
                                                                                                     of Allen & Allen, provides assertive and
                                                                                                     compassionate counsel for his clients in
                                                                                                     cases involving auto accidents, tractor
                                                                                                     trailer accidents and brain injury. Chris
                                                                                                     Guedri’s ability to master technical,
                                                                                                     scientific and medical information has
                                                                                                     made him a formidable adversary who
                                                                                                     has delivered exceptional results in the
                                                                                                     courtroom. Jason Konvicka has built a
                                                                                                     reputation as a distinguished trial attorney
                                                                                                     handling a range of cases including
                                                                                                     premises liability, wrongful death, birth
                                                                                                     related trauma and brain injury. As the
                                                                                                     head of the medical malpractice team,
                                                                                                     Malcolm “Mic” McConnell has handled



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                                                                                                     challenging cases in almost every medical
          llen, Allen, Allen & Allen is one of    fair compensation for their clients.               specialty for over twenty years.
          the oldest and largest law firms        EIGHT BEST LAWYERS - Fredericksburg
          in the United States specializing                                                          Charlottesville attorney Matt Murray,
                                                  attorney Edward Allen is an accom-                 with a career spanning over 30 years,
   in personal injury law. They have              plished litigator who has tried and won
   represented injured victims from Virginia                                                         brings substantial experience in trying
                                                  an impressive variety of personal injury           complex cases in state and federal courts.
   and other states for over 100 years. With      cases in state and federal courts.
   22 attorneys and a support staff including                                                        Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen
   investigators and nurse consultants,           In Richmond, George “Ted” Allen has
                                                  over 30 years of legal achievements in             1.800.768.2222 | www.allenandallen.com
   they have the essential experience,                                                               www.tractortraileraccident-attorney.com
   knowledge and skills needed to obtain          serious injury and wrongful death cases.
                                                                                                     www.braininjury-attorney.com
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      sacks & sacks
                                                                                                                                       perSonAl injury litigAtion
                                                                                                                                   criminAl defenSe: non-White-collAr,
                                                                                   in its 100th YEar                            criminAl defenSe: White-collAr-litigAtion,




                                                                                                                          t
                                                                                                                                 he attorneys of Sacks & Sacks consider their
                                                                                                                                 work to be the answer to a calling passed
                                                                                                                                 down through three generations, since
                                                                                                                                 patriarch Herman A. Sacks founded the firm
                                                                                                                                 in 1911. The original Mr. Sacks’ longevity set
                                                                                                                                 high aspirations for his successors, as he
                                                                                                                          practiced continuously for 72 years, working up
                                                                                                                          until a week before he passed away at age 97.
                                                                                                                          Now almost a century since its inception,
                                                                                                                          father-and-son team Stanley E. Sacks and
                                                                                                                          Andrew M. Sacks continue the firm’s tradition of
                                                                                                                          personal service and dedication to its clients
                                                                                                                          (many of whom come from families that have
                                                                                                                          remained loyal to the firm since its early years),
                                                                                                                          handling matters of criminal defense and plain-
                                                                                                                          tiff’s personal injury and wrongful death
                                                                                                                              Both Stanley and Andrew have been constant
                                                                                                                          inclusions in The Best Lawyers in America®, with
                                                                                                                          the elder Sacks appearing in its pages since the
                                                                                                                          beginning. The unique combination of practice
                                                                                                                          areas in which they’ve been nominated by their
                                                                                                                          peers—both criminal defense and personal
                                                                                                                          injury—is a testament to the whole-minded
Selected for incluSion in
 v i r g i n i a ’s
                                                                                                                          manner in which the firm approaches its clients’
                                                                                                                          varied problems, and the skilled trial lawyers are
                                                                                                                          honored to be able to help in any way possible.
                                                                                                                              “We consider it a privilege to be asked to
                                                                                                                          stand up and represent people during their
 stanLEY E. sacks                                                                                                         most difficult moments,” says Andrew Sacks.
 andrEw M. sacks                                                                                                          town point center, suite 501, norfoLk, Va 23510
                                                                                                                          ph: 757.623.2753 fax: 757-274-0148
                                                                                                                          www.sacksandsackslawfirm.com



                                                                      Midgett & Preti | Virginia Beach, VA
           truStS And eStAteS                                         JOHN T. MIDGETT                                          Williams Mullen | Norfolk, VA
                                                                      Pender & Coward | Virginia Beach, VA
                                                                                                                               MONTGOMERY KNIGHT, JR.,
          Amy G. Pesesky | Richmond, VA                               JO ANN BLAIR-DAVIS, E. DIANE THOMPSON                    ROBERT C. NUSBAUM
          AMY G. PESESKY                                                                                                       757.622.3366 | Page 7
                                                                      Rack & Olansen | Virginia Beach, VA
          Armstrong, Bristow, Farley & Schwarzschild | Richmond, VA
          MAUREEN C. ACKERLY, MICHAEL ARMSTRONG, JOHN
                                                                      KEVIN B. RACK
                                                                      757.605.5000 | Page 23
          D. BRISTOW, MATTHEW M. FARLEY, J. GARRETT
          HORSLEY, JANE L. SCHWARZSCHILD
                                                                                                                               Williams Mullen | Richmond, VA
                                                                      Sands Anderson | Richmond, VA
                                                                      BRUCE M. MERTENS                                         DAVID D. ADDISON,
          Bowles & Whitehead | Richmond, VA
          DAVID W. WHITEHEAD                                          Susan K. Stoneman | Richmond, VA
                                                                                                                               FARHAD AGHDAMI,
                                                                      SUSAN K. STONEMAN                                        JULIOUS P. SMITH, JR.,
          Christian & Barton | Richmond, VA
          WALLER R. STAPLES III                                       Timothy H. Guare | Richmond, VA
                                                                                                                               FIELDING L. WILLIAMS, JR.
                                                                      TIMOTHY H. GUARE                                         804.643.1991 | Page 7
          Hirschler Fleischer | Richmond, VA
          ANITA G. VAUGHN                                             Troutman Sanders | Richmond, VA
                                                                      MALCOLM P. FRIDDELL
          Hunton & Williams | Richmond, VA
          J. WILLIAM GRAY, JR., THOMAS MCNALLY MILLHISER,             Virginia Estate Plans | Richmond, VA                     Williams Mullen | Virginia Beach, VA
          KATHERINE E. RAMSEY, WILLIAM L. S. ROWE                     HELEN LEWIS KEMP, NANCY NEWTON ROGERS,                   JOSEPH A. DI JULIO,
                                                                      DEREK L. SMITH
          Kaufman & Canoles | Newport News, VA                                                                                 THOMAS R. FRANTZ,
          PHILIP L. HATCHETT                                          Wilks, Alper & Harwood | Norfolk, VA                     ROBERT C. MILLER
                                                                      SUSAN C. ALPER
          Kaufman & Canoles | Norfolk, VA                                                                                      757.499.8800 | Page 7
          KIRKLAND M. KELLEY, LEWIS W. WEBB III                       Willcox & Savage | Norfolk, VA
                                                                      ALLAN G. DONN, PETER M. HUBER, TOY D. SAVAGE, JR.
          Kaufman & Canoles | Virginia Beach, VA
          R. BRAXTON HILL III                                         Willcox & Savage | Virginia Beach, VA                    venture cApitAl lAW
                                                                      NEIL L. ROSE
          Kimberly A. Pinchbeck | Richmond, VA
          KIMBERLY A. PINCHBECK                                       Williams Mullen | Norfolk, VA                           Hirschler Fleischer | Richmond, VA
          804.320.2439 | Page 23                                      MONTGOMERY KNIGHT, JR., ROBERT C. NUSBAUM               J. BENJAMIN ENGLISH, S. BRIAN FARMER

          Law Office of Stanley L. Samuels | Norfolk, VA              Williams Mullen | Richmond, VA                          Hunton & Williams | Richmond, VA
          STANLEY L. SAMUELS                                          DAVID D. ADDISON, FARHAD AGHDAMI, JULIOUS P.            T. JUSTIN MOORE III
                                                                      SMITH, JR., FIELDING L. WILLIAMS, JR.
          LeClairRyan | Norfolk, VA                                                                                           Kaufman & Canoles | Richmond, VA
          NEAL P. BRODSKY                                                                                                     BRADLEY A. HANEBERG

          McGuireWoods | Richmond, VA                                                                                         LeClairRyan | Richmond, VA
          DENNIS I. BELCHER, W. BIRCH DOUGLASS III,                                                                           GARY D. LECLAIR
          MICHELE A. W. MCKINNON, JOHN B. O’GRADY,                                                                            Troutman Sanders | Virginia Beach, VA
          THOMAS S. WORD, JR.                                                                                                 JAMES J. WHEATON


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tAvenner & BerAn, plc                                                                                                                                        BAnkruptcy And creditor deBtor rightS /
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    avenner & Beran, PLC salutes all of the attorneys
    selected among Virginia’s Best Lawyers in America®.
    We are honored to be included within your ranks.
       Tavenner & Beran, PLC is a law firm providing legal
representation for: (1) all entities in business reorganiza-
tions/liquidations and (2) trustees and creditors in all
other aspects of bankruptcy and creditors’ rights.
The firm has filed a substantial number of Chapter 11
bankruptcy cases on behalf of debtor entities, and has
represented several official committees of unsecured
creditors and individual creditors in reorganization
cases. In addition, members of the firm have assisted
many entities in financial restructuring/liquidation out-
side of bankruptcy.
   Founding members Lynn L. Tavenner and Paula S.
Beran are both former law clerks to the Chief Judge of
the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern
District of Virginia. Ms. Tavenner and Ms. Beran have
combined legal experience in the bankruptcy field of
thirty-five years. Both have been recognized in the field
of Bankruptcy/Creditors’ Rights in several editions of
The Best Lawyers in America®, Virginia Super Lawyers,                     Selected for incluSion in
                                                                           v i r g i n i a ’s
and Virginia Business Magazine’s “Virginia’s Legal Elite”.
Ms. Tavenner is a member of the Board of Directors for
the American Bankruptcy Institute and currently serves
on the Board of Governors of the Bankruptcy Section of
the Virginia State Bar. Ms. Beran currently serves on the
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Association and is Chair of the Mandatory Continuing                      LYnn LEwis tavEnnEr (L)     Ph: 804.783.3800
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c a r Lt o n F. B E n n E t t                                       MichaEL a. condYLEs                                               dEanna d. cook, Esq.
                        mEdical malpracticE law,                                         BankruptcY and crEditor-                                           FamilY law
                        pErsonal inJurY litigation                                       dEBtor rigHts law
                                                                                                                                                           Deanna practices exclusively in the
                         Carlton Bennett handles nursing                                   Mr. Condyles represents debtors,                                area of family law representing clients
                         home malpractice, assisted living                                 creditors, creditors’ committees, and                           in separation, divorce, custody, com-
                         negligence and traumatic brain inju-                              trustees in all aspects of bankruptcy                           plex property distribution and child
                         ries cases across Virginia. In                                    cases. His practice includes out-of-                            and spousal support matters. In 2007
                         November, 2005, he won a $3 million                               court workouts and debt recovery                                and 2009, she was named one of the
                         verdict in a traumatic brain injury case                          litigation on behalf of creditors and                           top 25 female attorneys in Virginia by
    in Hampton Circuit court. In addition, Mr. Bennett was           debtors. Recent engagements include the representation             Virginia Super Lawyers Magazine. She has also been list-
    co-counsel in the largest mild-traumatic brain injury ver-       of Movie Gallery, Inc. and its subsidiaries, the second            ed in Virginia Super Lawyers every year from 2006 to
    dict, $10.2 million, ever awarded in Norfolk Circuit Court.      largest North American home entertainment specialty                2010. She has been listed in The Best Lawyers in
    Mr. Bennett specializes in mild brain damage cases, but          retailer, in their Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases. Mr.                America® every year from 2006 to 2010 and been named
    also handles moderate and severe cases. He has                   Condyles is a past Chair and former member of the                  as a Business Legal Elite in Virginia Business Magazine
    obtained numerous multi-million dollar settlements and           Board of Governors of the Bankruptcy Section of the                in 2006 and 2009. She has been named as one of
    verdicts for traumatic brain injury survivors, and other         Virginia State Bar, past-Chair and former member of the            Virginia’s Best Lawyers®, 2010 edition and 2011 edition.
    cases involving serious injuries. Mr. Bennett is AV rated        Executive Committee of the Bankruptcy Section of the               She is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell and is a Fellow of
    by Martindale-Hubbell. He is listed in the 2010 and 2011         Richmond Bar Association, has achieved Martindale-                 the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.
    editions of The Best Lawyers in America®.                        Hubbell’s highest rating for legal ability and ethical stan-
                                                                     dards, has been recognized in Virginia Business Magazine
                                                                     as one of Virginia’s Legal Elite and is a frequent lecturer
                                                                     and author on various bankruptcy topics.
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    BEnnETT AnD ZYDROn, PC                                           kUTAk ROCk LLP                                                     3801-B Westerre Parkway
    120 S. Lynnhaven Road, Suite 100                                 1111 East Main Street, Suite 800, Richmond, VA 23219               Richmond, VA 23233
    Virginia Beach, VA 23452                                         ph: 804.644.1700 fax: 804.783.6192                                 ph: 804.273.6415 fax: 804.273.6419
    ph: 757.486.5454 fax: 757.486.8910                               www.kutakrock.com • michael.condyles@kutakrock.com                  www.deannacookdivorcelaw.com




E d w a r d F. J o h n s o n , J r .                                Marcia M. Maddox                                                  k i M B E r LY a . p i n c h B E c k
                        pErsonal inJurY litigation                                       FamilY law                                                         trusts and EstatEs
                                                                                                                                                            Elder Law
                         Ed Johnson is a native of Richmond,                              Marcia Maddox is the founding
                         VA, who attended The University of                               partner of The Maddox Law Firm, PC,                                 Kimberly A. Pinchbeck has over
                         South Carolina, where he received a                              a firm devoted exclusively to family                                twenty years’ experience devoted to
                         BS in business and the University of                             law. She is a zealous advocate for the                              estate and trust planning and
                         Richmond where he attained his JD in                             rights of her clients, and represents                               administration, and elder law—giving
                         1968. Ed has successfully represented                            clients throughout the Commonwealth                                 clients peace of mind today by
                         thousands of clients in personal injury                          of Virginia. She is a highly skilled                                planning for tomorrow. She works
    claims and has successfully tried hundreds of personal           litigator and aggressive negotiator. Ms. Maddox is a               with clients to meet their individual needs, preparing
    injury cases to juries around central Virginia and               Fellow of both the American Academy of Matrimonial                 wills, trusts (tax planning, special needs, long-term care
    throughout the Commonwealth. He represents plaintiffs            Lawyers and International Academy of Matrimonial                   planning), and financial and medical powers of attorney
    in auto collision cases, trucking accidents, nursing home        Lawyers, of which she is the Past-President of the United          to ensure wishes are fulfilled, families are provided for,
    claims, products liability claims and traumatic brain            States Chapter. She has been included in The Best                  and assets are protected. Ms. Pinchbeck oversees fidu-
    injury cases. He accepts referrals from other attorneys          Lawyers in America® in the category of Family Law every            ciaries during probate as court-appointed Commissioner
    and is available for consultation upon request.                  year since 2007. Ms. Maddox has consistently been rated            of Accounts for the City of Richmond Circuit Court,
                                                                     by Super Lawyers as one of the top family law attorneys in         Manchester Division. She is a CPA, Fellow of the
                                                                     the Washington Metropolitan Area in every year since               American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, member
                                                                     2006 and was selected as one of the top 25 female                  of both the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys
                                                                     lawyers in Virginia in 2006.                                       and Estate Planning Council of Richmond, and a former
                                                                                                                                        President of both the Trust Administrator’s Council of
    HUnDLEY & JOHnSOn, PC                                            THE MADDOx LAW FiRM, PC                                            Richmond and The Community Tax Law Project.
    5501 Staples Mill Road                                           8221 Old Courthouse Road, Suite 101
    Richmond, VA 23228                                               Vienna, VA 22182                                                   kiMBERLY A. PinCHBECk, PC
    ph: 804.262.9000                                                 ph: 703.883.8035 fax: 703.356.6120                                 6932 Forest Hill Avenue, Richmond, VA 23225
    www.hundleyandjohnson.com                                        www.maddoxlawoffice.com                                            ph: 804.320.2439 fax: 804.560.4043
    efj@hundleyandjohnson.com                                        mmaddox@maddoxlawoffice.com                                        www.kpinchbeck.com • kimberly@kpinchbeck.com



kEvin B. rack                                                       c. stEphEn sEtLiFF                                                BEnJaMin J. trichiLo
                        trusts and EstatEs                                               transportation law                                                 workErs’ compEnsation law
                       Kevin Rack’s practice is concentrated                               C. Stephen Setliff, a founding partner                              Benjamin Trichilo has more than 34 years
                       in the planning and drafting of basic                               of Setliff Turner & Holland, PC,                                    of trial and appellate experience,
                       and advanced estate planning                                        practices in transportation law, toxic                              representing injured parties as well as
                       documents, administration of trusts                                 tort litigation, general tort liability,                            businesses in personal injury, workers’
                       and estates, estate and gift taxation                               personal injury, product liability,                                 compensation, and contract cases. He
                       (compliance and disputes), business                                 commercial litigation, commerical                                   graduated cum laude from the
                       succession planning and elder law.                                  landlord/tenant litigation and                                      Georgetown University School of
    He also handles estate and trust litigation representing         premises liability, and general litigation. He is                  Business in 1971, obtained his law degree from the
    fiduciaries and beneficiaries. Mr. Rack earned his BA            coordinating and trial counsel for two of the nation’s             University of Virginia School of Law (1974), and then served
    (English) at James Madison University, his Juris Doctor at       Class 1 railroads and the nation’s largest passenger rail          as law clerk to the Honorable Richard H. Poff of the
    the T.C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond,         carrier, and is trial counsel in Virginia and Maryland for         Supreme Court of Virginia. He is a fellow of the Litigation
    and his Master of Laws in Taxation from the Marshall-            several trucking companies. Setliff has been recognized            Counsel of America @, and his other honors include The
    Wythe School of Law, College of William & Mary.                  by Super Lawyers magazine in 2009 and 2010, and by                 Washington DC Area’s Best Lawyers®, Virginia Super
                                                                     The Best Lawyers in America® in 2008, 2009, 2010 and               Lawyers@, The Best Lawyers in America® , and the highest
                                                                     2011. Setliff Turner & Holland has offices in Virginia,            rating of AV from Martindale-Hubbell@. He has served as a
                                                                     Maryland and West Virginia.                                        litigation mediator for the Fairfax County Circuit Court for
                                                                                                                                        over 17 years. “Successful litigation requires the ability to
                                                                                                                                        solve problems: by negotiation where possible; by litigation
                                                                                                                                        if necessary. But there is one guiding principle: handle each
                                                                                                                                        case as if it is your own.”
    RACk & OLAnSEn, PC
    249 Central Park Avenue, Suite 220                                  SETLiFF TURnER & HOLLAnD, PC                                    TRiCHiLO, BAnCROFT, MCGAVin,
    Virginia Beach, VA 23462                                           Virginia            Maryland               West Virginia         HORVATH & JUDkinS, PC
    Ph: 757.605.5000 fax: 757.605.5020                               804.377.1260        410.385.5320             304.525.0550          3920 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030
    www.racklaw.com                                                                    www.sthlawyers.com                               ph: 703.385.1000 fax: 703.385.1555
                                                                                                                                        www.vadctriallaw.com • btrichilo@vactriallaw.com

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                                                                                                         Glen McClure
         or  35 years, o.l. “Buz” gilBerT
         has been a staunch advocate
         for victims of catastrophic
         injuries, including individuals
         injured in automobile, trucking
         and motorcycle accidents,
         medical malpractice, products
         liability, boating accidents, and
         other personal injury litigation.
         Mr. Gilbert’s distinguished career
         is marked by his stand-out
preparation and professionalism, as well
as his success in the courtroom, where
he has obtained numerous seven-figure
verdicts and settlements for his clients.
He brings to the table an acute under-
standing of medicine, which he considers
paramount in representing the injured.

“you’re PresenTing These PeoPle’s
story. Its akin to writing a book. You
need to draw others into the story so
they understand it and really want to
know what’s on the next page,”
Mr. Gilbert explains. His attention to
detail and to his clients has not gone
unnoticed. In addition to being selected
as Best Lawyers®’ “Personal Injury
Litigator of the Year” for 2011 in Norfolk,
Virginia, Mr. Gilbert has been named
for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in
America® for the past 10 years, and his
firm is listed as one of Best Lawyers and
U.S. News “Best Law Firms.” Mr. Gilbert
has also received the prestigious
Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent
Peer Review rating.

while mr. gilBerT aggressively
advocates for his clients, he does so
without combative conduct, and was
recently appointed by the Chief Justice
of the Virginia Supreme Court to the
Court’s Committee on Professionalism
and Ethics. He recognizes the important
role lawyers play in improving people’s
lives. “It’s lawyers, who by litigation,
have made business and government
                                                                                  o . l . g i l B E rt
attuned to making the United States
safer for people,” he notes.

                                              giLBErt, aLBiston & kELLEr pLLc
                                              580 east main street, suite 330
                                              norfoLk, Va 23510                 pErsonal inJurY
                                                                                   litigation
                                              ph: 757.625.1188
                                              olg@gilbertlaw.com                    norFolk

				
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