McGuireWoods Lawyers Named Rising Stars for 2009

July 1, 2009

45 McGuireWoods lawyers have been named Rising Stars for 2009 in a recent study by Law & Politics magazine. The findings are published in this month’s edition of the publication’s Super Lawyers magazine.

As part of the selection process, Law & Politics magazine conducts a regional survey of lawyers who have been in practice for at least five years, asking them to nominate the best attorneys they've personally observed in action. To ensure a diverse and well-balanced list, the research staff considers factors such as firm size, practice area and geographic location.

The following McGuireWoods lawyers were named Rising Stars for 2009:


  • Suzanne Reed Bednar, Estate Planning & Probate
  • Meghan M. Cloud, Personal Injury Defense/General
  • J. Alden English, Business/Corporate
  • Russell T. Schundler, Business/Corporate


Los Angeles

  • Cherie Y. Song, Real Estate
  • Matthew F. Swanlund, Real Estate for Entertainment & Sports
  • Lynn A. Whitcher Alvarez, Real Estate for Business Litigation


  • Daniel F. Blanks, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
  • Karen L. Duncan, Real Estate



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