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‘Go To Lawyers’ for appellate law announced

Virginia's Go To Lawyers for Appellate Practice

Virginia Lawyers Weekly is pleased to announce the “Go To Lawyers” for appellate law.

Now in its fourth year, the “Go To Lawyers” program recognizes top lawyers in a particular practice area. Earlier this year, we celebrated “Virginia’s Go To Lawyers” for business litigation. Last year, medical malpractice, intellectual property, employment and business law practitioners were honored.

A “Go To Lawyer” is:

  • A lawyer who is an expert in his or her field, well-versed in the nuances of the case law, statutes and regulations clients will encounter.
  • A lawyer who is experienced and enjoys a record of success, with many cases and/or transactions that give testimony to the quality advice he or she can provide.
  • A lawyer to whom other lawyers make referrals because of his or her expertise and accomplishments.
  • A lawyer who can think creatively and identify all options for a client.
  • A lawyer you would name when a friend from another state calls and says she has a client who needs some legal help in a given part of the commonwealth.

Virginia’s “Go To Lawyers” for appellate law are:

  • F. Nash Bilisoly, Wood Rogers Vandeventer Black
  • Michael Brady, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston
  • Ashley Davis, Allen Allen Allen & Allen
  • Erin DeBoer, Anchor Legal Group
  • L. Steven Emmert, Sykes, Bourdon, Ahern & Levy
  • Matt Fitzgerald, McGuireWoods
  • David Hargett, Hargett Law
  • William Hurd, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott
  • Michelle Kallen, Jenner & Block
  • Elbert Lin, Hunton Andrews Kurth
  • Monica Monday, Gentry Locke
  • John O’Herron, ThompsonMcMullan
  • James O’Keefe IV, Michie Hamlett
  • Julie Palmer, Harman Claytor Corrigan Wellman
  • Thomas Plofchan, Westlake Legal Group
  • Juli Porto, Blankingship & Keith
  • Brandy Poss, Barnes & Diehl
  • Joseph Rainsbury, O’Hagan Meyer
  • Norman Thomas, Norman A. Thomas, PLLC
  • Catherine Zagurskie, Indigent Defense Commission

Please join us in congratulating these outstanding lawyers specializing in all aspects of appellate law. Honorees will be profiled in a special section in June.

We look forward to receiving your nominations for upcoming practice areas for 2023, including commercial real estate and medical malpractice for both plaintiffs’ and defense side.