Virginia Business Magazine Names 45 McGuireWoods Lawyers to Legal Elite

December 11, 2020

Forty-five McGuireWoods lawyers were selected by their professional peers for inclusion in Virginia Business magazine’s 2020 Legal Elite, published in its December issue. The firm’s lawyers were honored in 15 Legal Elite categories.

The magazine profiled Richmond partner Janet P. Peyton as a top vote-getter in the intellectual property/IT category. Peyton discussed the COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on data privacy and security and the May 2020 ransomware attack on Blackbaud, a cloud software platform used by many nonprofits.

Including Peyton, McGuireWoods’ Virginia Legal Elite honorees are:

  • John D. Adams, Richmond, criminal law
  • Michael H. Barker, Richmond, taxes/estates/trusts
  • Craig D. Bell, Richmond, taxes/estates/trusts
  • Jonathan T. Blank, Charlottesville, civil litigation
  • Candace Ali Blydenburgh, Richmond, environmental law
  • Sarah B. Boehm, Richmond, bankruptcy/creditors’ rights
  • Ann Neil Cosby, Richmond, real estate/land use
  • Richard Cullen, Richmond, criminal law
  • Andriana Shultz Daly, Richmond, intellectual property/IT
  • David E. Finkelson, Richmond, intellectual property/IT
  • Matthew A. Fitzgerald, Richmond, appellate law
  • Ryan D. Frei, Richmond, civil litigation
  • Kristen Frances Hager, Richmond, taxes/estates/trusts
  • Jonathan P. Harmon, Richmond, civil litigation
  • Dion W. Hayes, Richmond, bankruptcy/creditors’ rights
  • Kang He, Tysons, young lawyer
  • Richard D. Holzheimer, Jr., Tysons, civil litigation
  • Meghan Gehr Hubbard, Richmond, taxes/estates/trusts
  • Brennen Keene, Richmond, real estate/land use
  • John M. Lain, Richmond, environmental law
  • Robert W. Loftin, Richmond, appellate law
  • John H. Maddock III, Richmond, bankruptcy/creditors’ rights
  • George Keith Martin, Richmond, construction
  • Robert W. McFarland, Norfolk, civil litigation
  • Bernard L. McNamee, Richmond, legislative/regulatory/administrative
  • Christopher M. Michalik, Richmond, labor/employment law
  • Dale G. Mullen, Richmond, legislative/regulatory/administrative
  • Brad R. Newberg, Tysons, intellectual property/IT
  • Scott C. Oostdyk, Richmond, civil litigation
  • Janet P. Peyton, Richmond, intellectual property/IT
  • Steven G. Popps, Richmond, business law
  • Bradley A. Ridlehoover, Richmond, taxes/estates/trusts
  • Brian C. Riopelle, Richmond, intellectual property/IT
  • Stephen W. Robinson, Tysons, labor/employment law
  • Dana Rust, Richmond, labor/employment law
  • Brandon M. Santos, Richmond, criminal law
  • Michele Satterlund, Richmond, legislative/regulatory/administrative
  • Rodney A. Satterwhite, Richmond, labor/employment law
  • Elizabeth Sieg, Richmond, bankruptcy/creditors’ rights
  • John L. Spilman, Jr., Richmond, business law
  • Thomas J. Stallings, Richmond, health law
  • Jacquelyn E. Stone, Richmond, immigration law
  • Mary Thexton, Richmond, business law
  • Amy Morrissey Turk, Norfolk, labor/employment law
  • Scott L. Weber, Richmond, real estate/land use

Virginia Business publishes Legal Elite annually in collaboration with the Virginia Bar Association. Nearly 1,900 lawyers participated in this year’s balloting, submitting more than 6,000 nominations.