Forty McGuireWoods Lawyers Among Virginia Business Magazine’s 2017 Legal Elite

December 8, 2017

Forty McGuireWoods lawyers from four of the firm’s Virginia offices were selected by their professional peers for Virginia Business magazine’s 2017 Legal Elite list published in the December issue.

McGuireWoods lawyers were honored in 14 Legal Elite categories, with four lawyers recognized in each of the following practice areas: Appellate Law, Bankruptcy/Creditors’ Rights, Civil Litigation, Criminal Law and Environmental Law.

Virginia Business publishes the Legal Elite list annually in collaboration with the Virginia Bar Association. Nearly 1,400 lawyers participated this year, submitting more than 4,000 nominations. The magazine selected more than 1,000 lawyers for the Legal Elite list.

The following McGuireWoods lawyers are recognized among Virginia’s Legal Elite in their respective categories:


  • Jonathan Blank, Civil Litigation
  • R. Craig Wood, Civil Litigation


  • Robert W. McFarland, Civil Litigation


  • John D. Adams, Criminal Law
  • James M. Anderson III, Business Law
  • Michael H. Barker, Taxes/Estates/Trusts/Elder Law
  • John S. Barr, Labor/Employment
  • Craig D. Bell, Taxes/Estates/Trusts/Elder Law
  • Candace Ali Blydenburgh, Environmental Law
  • Sarah B. Boehm, Bankruptcy/Creditors’ Rights
  • T.W. Bruno, Young Lawyer (Under 40)
  • Ann-Neil Cosby, Environmental Law
  • Richard Cullen, Criminal Law
  • Adriana S. Daly, Intellectual Property
  • Matthew Fitzgerald, Appellate Law
  • E. Duncan Getchell Jr., Appellate Law
  • J. William Gray, Taxes/Estates/Trusts/Elder Law
  • Dion W. Hayes, Bankruptcy/Creditors’ Rights
  • Bryce D. Jewett III, Business Law
  • Matthew Kapinos, (practices in Richmond and Houston), Construction
  • D. Brennen Keene, Real Estate/Land Use
  • Nathan Kottkamp, Health Law
  • John M. Lain, Environmental Law
  • Robert W. Loftin, Appellate Law
  • John H. Maddock III, Bankruptcy/Creditors’ Rights
  • George Keith Martin, Construction
  • Christopher M. Michalik, Labor/Employment
  • Dale G. Mullen, Legislative/Regulatory/Administrative
  • Scott C. Oostdyk, Civil Litigation
  • Janet P. Peyton, Intellectual Property
  • Steven G. Popps, Business Law
  • Brian C. Riopelle, Intellectual Property
  • Brandon Santos, Criminal Law
  • Michele L. Satterlund, Legislative/Regulatory/Administrative
  • K. Elizabeth Sieg, Bankruptcy/Creditors’ Rights
  • Thomas J. Stallings, Health Law
  • James A. Thornhill, Environmental Law
  • Howard C. “Toby” Vick, Criminal Law
  • J. Tracy Walker IV, Appellate Law


  • Stephen W. Robinson, Labor/Employment