70 WRVB Attorneys Named to 2022 "Legal Elite"


Woods Rogers Vandeventer Black has a long tradition of hiring and keeping attorneys known for their legal excellence and for earning the respect of their clients and peers. This year, the firm is home to 70 attorneys on the “Legal Elite” list, including 3 Young Lawyers.

The inclusion of over half of WRVB attorneys shows the firm’s commitment to the legal profession, community leadership, and client service.

Every year attorneys across Virginia nominate their peers for Virginia Business magazine’s Legal Elite rankings. For more than 20 years the publication, in cooperation with the Virginia Bar Association, has asked lawyers to name their peers who are top attorneys in Virginia in their practices.

The following attorneys were named to the 2022 Legal Elite list:

Christopher Ambrosio Business Law
D. Stan Barnhill Construction
Anne G. Bibeau Labor/Employment
F. Nash Bilisoly IV Appellate Law
Neil V. Birkhoff Taxes/Estates/Trusts
R. Patrick Bolling Young Lawyer
Mark S. Brennan Sr. Health Law
Dean T. Buckius Labor/Employment
John K. Byrum Jr. Administrative/Government/Legislative
Victor O. Cardwell Labor/Employment
Vanessa Steltenpohl Carter Real Estate/Land Use
Deborah M. Casey Bankruptcy/Creditors Rights
Francis H. Casola Civil Litigation
W. Thomas Chappell Appellate Law
S. Henry Creasy Health Law
Richard J. Crouch Real Estate/Land Use
Jennifer L. Eaton Legal Services/Pro Bono
J. Alden English Real Estate/Land Use
Nathan A. Evans Intellectual Property
John W. Francisco Construction
William E. Franczek Alternative Dispute Resolution
Jonathan V. Gallo Cybersecurity/Data Privacy/Technology
Patrick A. Genzler Environmental Law
Richard S. Guy Business Law
Tracy Taylor Hague Health Law
James R. Harvey Construction
Michael E. Hastings Bankruptcy/Creditors/Rights
Elizabeth Barry Heddleston Health Law
Geoffrey G. Hemphill Taxes/Estates/Trusts
Patrick W. Herman Taxes/Estates/Trusts
Michael J. Hertz Business Law
Sarah W. Houck Family Law/Domestic Relations
R. Neal Keesee Jr. Business Law
Fourd Kemper Business Law
Ray W. King Real Estate/Land Use
Alton L. Knighton Jr. Legal Services/Pro Bono
Mark D. Loftis Civil Litigation
Neil S. Lowenstein Construction
Richard C. Maxwell Bankruptcy/Creditors Rights
Anthony J. Mazzeo Administrative/Government/Legislative
Elaine D. McCafferty Appellate Law
Nicholas A. Mirra Young Lawyer
Ashley G. Moss Administrative/Government/Legislative
T. Duggan O'Dea Young Lawyer
J. Lee E. Osborne Taxes/Estates/Trusts
Richard Ottinger Civil Litigation
Thomas T. Palmer Health Law
Dustin M. Paul Civil Litigation
Elizabeth Guilbert Perrow Alternative Dispute Resolution
Nancy Fuller Reynolds Health Law
James B. Rixey III Business Law
Brooke C. Rosen Family Law/Domestic Relations
J. Benjamin Rottenborn Civil Litigation
William H. Shewmake Real Estate/Land Use
Justin E. Simmons Bankruptcy/Creditors Rights
Eric J. Sorenson Jr. Business Law
Michael L. Sterling Alternative Dispute Resolution
Leah M. Stiegler Labor/Employment
Daniel C. Summerlin III Environmental Law
C. Walker Terry Administrative/Government/Legislative
King F. Tower Labor/Employment
Autumn R. Visser Business Law
Elizabeth "Beth" Burgin Waller Cybersecurity/Data Privacy/Technology
Daniel R. Weckstein Administrative/Government/Legislative
Thomas M. Winn III Labor/Employment
Joshua C. Wykle Taxes/Estates/Trusts


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