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Hirschler is pleased to announce that 41 of its attorneys have been selected among Virginia Business Magazine’s 2018 Legal Elite. The annual recognition, now in its 18th edition, ranks the state’s top attorneys as selected by their peers. The complete list appears in the December issue of Virginia Business, and is available online at

The Hirschler attorneys named to the list, organized by practice, are:

Appellate Law

John R. Walk

Robert R. Vieth

Bankruptcy / Creditors’ Rights

Lawrence A. Katz

Stephen E. Leach

Robert S. Westermann

Business Law

Brian Farmer

Seth Ginther

Andrew M. Lohmann

Roderick W. Simmons

James W. Van Horn

Civil Litigation

Stacie C. Bordick

Thomas J. Dillon III

Wayne G. Travell


Webb Moore

Courtney Moates Paulk

Corporate Counsel

Benjamin English

Brian K. Jackson


Lisa Spickler Goodwin

Family/Domestic Relations

Jacqueline C. Hedblom

Health Law

John C. Ivins, Jr.

Emily M. Scott

Intellectual Property

Robert P. Henley


Andrew P. Sherrod

Legal Services/Pro Bono

James L. Weinberg

Real Estate/Land Use

Laura Lee Garrett

Jeffrey P. Geiger

Carrie H. O’Malley

Charles W. Payne, Jr.

Charles H. Rothenberg

Brandt H. Stitzer

Michael H. Terry

James W. Theobald

Taxes / Estates / Trusts / Elder Law

James W. C. Canup

William G. Fendley IV

Joshua D. Kelly

Kevin Muldowney

David S. Lionberger

Young Lawyer (Under 40)

Franklin R. Cragle III

Lisa J. Hedrick

Nathaniel L. Story

Jaime B. Wisegarver

To compile the annual Legal Elite list, Virginia Business surveys members of the Virginia Bar Association, asking them to nominate who they believe to be the most effective attorneys across 18 practice areas.

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