McGuireWoods Receives High Marks in Chambers USA Survey

June 18, 2009

McGuireWoods LLP has received recognition for 62 of its attorneys and 13 of the firm’s practice groups in the latest edition of Chambers USA 2009, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. This year’s group of individual lawyers recognized is the largest ever for the firm. In addition, McGuireWoods’ wealth management practice was one of only two firms in the country to receive the highest possible ranking from Chambers. The guidebook, which ranks attorneys across the country on state and national practice areas, can be accessed here. The results for McGuireWoods are listed below.

Banking & Finance

Arthur Muir (Capital Markets – Chicago)


Robert Pryor (Bankruptcy & Insolvency – Charlotte)
Scott Vaughn (Bankruptcy & Insolvency – Charlotte)

Benefits & Compensation

Henry Lawrie (Tax & Employee Benefits – Chicago)
Richard Menson (Tax & Employee Benefits – Chicago and Atlanta)
James McElligott (Tax & Employee Benefits – Richmond)


Robert Burrus (M&A, Securities and Corporate Services – Richmond)
Boyd Campbell, Jr. (M&A, Securities and Corporate Services – Charlotte)
Clifford Cutchins IV (M&A, Securities and Corporate Services – Richmond)
Larry Dagenhart (M&A, Securities and Corporate Services – Charlotte)
Scott Glickson (M & A Corporate Services – Chicago)
Leslie Grandis (M&A, Securities and Corporate Services – Richmond)
Barbara Christie Johnston (M&A, Securities and Corporate Services – Jacksonville)
E. Lynwood Mallard (M&A, Securities and Corporate Services – Charlotte)
David Oakey (M&A, Securities and Corporate Services – Richmond)
David Whelpley, Jr. (M&A, Securities and Corporate Services – Charlotte)
Elizabeth Wren (M&A, Securities and Corporate Services – Charlotte)


Gordon Alphonso (Land Use & Environmental – Atlanta)
David Evans (Land Use & Environmental – Richmond)
James Harrington (Land Use & Environmental – Chicago)
Benne Hutson (Land Use & Environmental – Charlotte)
John Lain (Land Use & Environmental – Richmond)
David Rieser (Land Use & Environmental – Chicago)
Daniel Slone (Land Use & Environmental -Richmond)
James Thornhill (Land Use & Environmental -Richmond)

Health Care

Scott Becker (Health Care – Chicago)
James Riley, Jr. (Health Care – Chicago)

Intellectual Property

Brian Riopelle (IP Litigation/Patents – Richmond)
Robert Tyler (IP Litigation/Patents – Richmond)

Labor & Employment

Jonathan Harmon (Labor & Employment – Richmond)
Richard Lieberman (Labor & Employment – Chicago)
Curtis Mack (Labor & Employment – Atlanta)
Gary Marshall (Labor & Employment – Richmond)
Mark Keenan (Labor & Employment – Atlanta)
Stephen Robinson (Labor & Employment – Tysons Corner)
Douglas Topolski (Labor & Employment – Baltimore)
W. Carter Younger (Labor & Employment – Richmond)


Jonathan Buchan, Jr. (Business & Securities Litigation – Charlotte)
William Broaddus (Toxic Tort & Environmental Litigation – Richmond)
Peter Covington (Financial Services Litigation – Charlotte)
Richard Cullen (Government Investigations – Richmond)
Douglas Ey, Jr. (Financial Services Litigation – Charlotte)
David Hartsell (Financial Services Litigation – Chicago)
William King, Jr. (Product & Consumer Litigation – Richmond)
Bradley Kutrow (Business & Securities Litigation – Charlotte)
Rosewell Page, III (Product & Consumer Litigation – Richmond)
Marta Stein (Financial Services Litigation – Chicago)
Anne Marie Whittemore (Business & Securities Litigation – Richmond)
Steven R. Williams (Toxic Tort & Environmental Litigation – Richmond)

Products Liability

Steven R. Williams (Toxic Tort & Environmental Litigation – Richmond)

Real Estate

John Bates III (Real Estate – Richmond)
Thomas Becket (Real Estate – Los Angeles
Dorthea Dickerman (Real Estate – Tysons Corner)
T. Craig Harmon (Real Estate – Richmond)
Nancy Little (Real Estate – Richmond)
Robert Simmons (Real Estate – Charlotte)

Wealth Management

Ronald Aucutt (Tax & Employee Benefits – Tysons Corner)
Dennis Belcher (Tax & Employee Benefits – Richmond)
Charles Fox IV (Tax & Employee Benefits – Charlottesville)

Zoning/Land Use

John Cogbill III (Land Use & Environmental – Richmond)
Carson Lee Fifer Jr. (Land Use & Environmental – Tysons Corner)
Gregory Riegle (Land Use & Environmental – Tysons Corner)
Gloria Freye (Land Use & Environmental – Richmond)

Chambers USA and its sister publications Chambers UK, Chambers Global, and Chambers Student are published by Chambers & Partners. The publications list the top lawyers in 175 countries, based on 14,000 interviews conducted by Chambers researchers.