Attorney Nash Bilisoly

F. Nash Bilisoly

Principal | Appellate Practice Chair

Nash's law practice focuses on maritime and employment related matters.

Get To Know Nash

Nash has been a principal with the firm since 1985 and concentrates his law practice in maritime and employment related matters, primarily representing shipyards, terminals and vessels. His practice focuses on insurance and employment issues including Jones Act, Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Defense, coverage and legislative initiatives.

Nash works with risk managers, human resource professionals and executives on preventive strategies and, if necessary, litigation. He has litigated numerous matters before administrative agencies, all Virginia state courts including the Supreme Court of Virginia, federal district courts and courts of appeal and, in 2002, the United States Supreme Court. In addition, he has directed several legislative initiatives in the Virginia General Assembly on behalf of Maritime Employers.



Tulane University School of Law, J.D.

William & Mary, B.A.



U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia

U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia

U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

Virginia Court of Appeals

Supreme Court of Virginia

U.S. Supreme Court


  • American Bar Association
  • Hampton Roads Maritime Association
  • Hermitage Foundation Museum. Board of Directors
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States, Stevedores; Marine Terminals & Vessel Services Committee, Chair
  • Mayor’s Commission on Poverty Reduction, Norfolk, 2014
  • Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association
  • Norfolk Redevelopment & Housing Authority, Chairman
  • Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute
  • The Propeller Club, Port of Hampton Roads
  • Tulane Admiralty Law Institute, National Advisory Board
  • Virginia Bar Association

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