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


  • Adrienne L. Conrad, Employment Litigation / Defense
  • Christina Joubran Zarou, Real Estate

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


  • James M. Anderson, III, Securities & Corporate Finance
  • Brian C. Bernhardt, Tax
  • Sarah B. Boehm, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
  • Jennifer M. Campbell, Employment & Labor
  • Michelle M. Christian, Antitrust Litigation
  • Regina J. Elbert, Employee Benefits/ERISA
  • William G. Fendley, IV, Tax
  • David E. Finkelson, Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Dana G. Fitzsimons, Jr., Estate & Trust Litigation
  • Bryan A. Fratkin, Business Litigation
  • Christian E. Henneke, Personal Injury Defense/General
  • Kimberly R. Hillman, Personal Injury Defense/Products
  • Robert F. Holland, Employment & Labor
  • John L. Hughes, Jr., Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Bryce D. Jewett, III, Business / Corporate
  • J. Brent Justus, Antitrust Litigation
  • D. Brennen Keene, Land Use/Zoning
  • Nathan A. Kottkamp, Health Care
  • Suzanne S. Long, Bonds/Government Finance
  • Bethany G. Lukitsch, Civil Litigation Defense
  • Christopher M. Michalik, Employment & Labor
  • Perry W. Miles, IV, General Litigation
  • R. Brent Rawlings, Health Care
  • Jacob H. Rooksby, Intellectual Property
  • Martha J. Swicegood, Personal Injury Defense/Products
  • Meredith Sanderlin Thrower, Securities & Corporate Finance
  • Scott L. Weber, Real Estate
  • Lisa M. Williams, Bonds/Government Finance
  • Michael B. Woodard, Mergers & Acquisitions


  • David L. Greenspan, Employment Litigation/Defense
  • Kenneth M. Misken, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
  • Anand V. Ramana, Appellate
  • Gregory A. Riegle, Real Estate
  • John D. Wilburn, Construction Litigation