McGuireWoods Lawyers Named Super Lawyers for 2009

July 1, 2009

72 McGuireWoods lawyers have been named Super Lawyers for 2009 in a recent study by Law & Politics magazine. The findings were published in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh magazines.

As part of the selection process, Law & Politics 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. In addition, the Law & Politics attorney-led research department reviews the nominees’ credentials based on a set of evaluation criteria. 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 partners were named Super Lawyers for 2009:


  • Jonathan T. Blank, Business Litigation
  • Lucius H. Bracey, Jr., Estate Planning & Probate
  • J. Robert Brame, Employment & Labor
  • Charles D. Fox IV, Estate Planning & Probate
  • David Z. Izakowitz, Immigration
  • Steven J. Keeler, Business / Corporate
  • R. Craig Wood, Employment & Labor


  • Thomas R. Brice, Jr., Employment & Labor
  • Scott S. Cairns, Employment & Labor
  • Kenneth M. Keefe, Jr., Real Estate


  • Douglas M. Foley, Bankruptcy & Creditor / Debtor Rights
  • Robert W. McFarland, Civil Litigation Defense
  • John D. Padgett, International
  • William R. Waddell, Business / Corporate


  • Ronald W. Crouch, Construction Litigation
  • Sally E. Edison, Bankruptcy & Creditor / Debtor Rights
  • Mark E. Freedlander, Bankruptcy & Creditor / Debtor Rights
  • Robert G. Sable, Bankruptcy & Creditor / Debtor Rights


  • John S. Barr, Employment & Labor
  • John W. Bates, III, Business / Corporate
  • Dennis I. Belcher, Estate Planning & Probate
  • Craig D. Bell, Tax
  • J. William Boland, Business Litigation
  • William G. Broaddus, Business Litigation
  • Robert L. Burrus, Jr., Business / Corporate
  • Stephen D. Busch, Class Action / Mass Torts
  • John V. Cogbill, III, Land Use / Zoning
  • Richard Cullen, Business Litigation
  • Clifford A. Cutchins, IV, Mergers & Acquisitions
  • W. Birch Douglass, III, Estate Planning & Probate
  • David E. Evans, Environmental Litigation
  • Howard Feller, Antitrust Litigation
  • Edward L. Flippen, Utilities
  • E. Duncan Getchell, Jr., Appellate
  • Jonathan P. Harmon, General Litigation
  • Dion W. Hayes, Bankruptcy & Creditor / Debtor Rights
  • Joanne Katsantonis, Mergers & Acquisitions
  • William H. King, Jr., Personal Injury Defense / Products
  • Nancy R. Little, Real Estate
  • Gary S. Marshall, Employment & Labor
  • James P. McElligott, Jr., Employee Benefits / ERISA
  • Robert G. McElroy, Tax
  • Joseph P. McMenamin, Personal Injury Defense / Products
  • Charles L. Menges, Real Estate
  • John B. O’Grady, Estate Planning & Probate
  • Scott C. Oostdyk, Business Litigation
  • Rosewell Page, III, General Litigation
  • David L. Richardson, Bonds / Government Finance
  • Brian C. Riopelle, Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Thomas P. Rohman, Tax
  • Dana Rust, Employment & Labor
  • Rodney A. Satterwhite, Employment & Labor
  • Gilbert E. Schill, Jr., Business Litigation
  • Alexander H. Slaughter, Professional Liability / Defense
  • Daniel K. Slone, Environmental
  • Thomas J. Stallings, Health Care
  • Jacquelyn E. Stone, Immigration
  • Charles R. Swartz, Real Estate
  • Samuel L. Tarry Jr., General Litigation
  • Robert M. Tyler, Intellectual Property
  • Howard C. Vick, Jr., Criminal Defense / White Collar
  • James H. Walsh, Business Litigation
  • Stephen H. Watts, II, Utilities
  • Anne M. Whittemore, Business Litigation
  • W. Carter Younger, Employment & Labor


  • Ronald D. Aucutt, Tax
  • Thomas C. Brown, Jr., Business / Corporate
  • M. Melissa Glassman, Business Litigation
  • Jonathan P. Rak, Land Use / Zoning
  • Stephen W. Robinson, Employment Litigation / Defense
  • Thomas E. Spahn, Business Litigation
  • Warren E. Zirkle, Intellectual Property Litigation