James V. Meath, a partner in the Richmond office of Williams Mullen, was elected chairman by the firm’s board of directors yesterday. He succeeds Julious P. Smith Jr., who has become chairman emeritus.
Meath served as chair of the Williams Mullen’s labor and employment practice from 1984 to 2004, and is currently vice chairman of the firm’s board of directors. He was the 115th president of the Virginia Bar Association in 2005.
Meath earned his law degree from the University of Richmond, his master’s degree from Virginia Tech and his undergraduate degree from Old Dominion University.