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Hirschler is pleased to announce that 43 of its attorneys have been selected among Virginia Business Magazine’s 2022 Legal Elite, marking a firmwide increase from the 35 attorneys recognized in 2021. In the firm’s Tysons office, which recently relocated to a new location to accommodate continuing growth in the region, the number of attorneys represented on this year’s list grew to seven attorneys compared to three last year. In Richmond, 33 attorneys were recognized compared to 29 in 2021. Hirschler’s honorees span 13 of the 20 different practice categories ranked.

Virginia Business also profiles a representative from each category and selected Charles “Charlie” Payne, Jr. for the Corporate Counsel section and Lisa Spickler Goodwin for the Environmental Law section, both of which can be accessed at here.  

The annual recognition, published in partnership with the Virginia Bar Association and now in its 23rd edition, ranks the state’s top attorneys as selected by their peers. The full list and profiles of Payne and Goodwin in the December 2022 issue of Virginia Business and are available online here.

The Hirschler attorneys named to the list, along with their respective categories, include:

Fredericksburg, VA

Stacie C. Bordick, Civil Litigation

John F. McManus, Real Estate Land Use

Charles W. Payne, Jr., Corporate Counsel

Richmond, VA

Kelly J. Bundy, Construction

Thomas J. Dillon, III, Civil Litigation

Benjamin English, Corporate Counsel

Brittany B. Falabella, Bankruptcy Creditors Rights

Mahlon G. Funk, Jr., Civil Litigation

Laura Lee Garrett, Real Estate Land Use

Jeffrey P. Geiger, Real Estate Land Use

Lisa S. Goodwin, Environmental Law

Lisa J. Hedrick, Business Law

Robert P. Henley, III Intellectual Property Information / Technology 

John C. Ivins, Jr., Health Law

Brian K. Jackson, Administrative Government

Joshua D. Kelly, Taxes Estates Trusts

David S. Lionberger, Taxes Estates Trusts

Andrew M. Lohmann, Business Law

Webb Moore, Construction

Kevin Muldowney, Business Law

Courtney Moates Paulk, Construction

Pendleton (Penn) Rogers, Taxes Estates Trusts

Charles H. Rothenberg, Real Estate Land Use

Matthew K. Sarfan, Labor / Employment Law

Emily M. Scott, Health Law

Andrew P. Sherrod, Labor / Employment Law

Roderick W. Simmons, Business Law

Brandon Spalding, Corporate Counsel

Brandt H. Stitzer, Real Estate Land Use

Nathaniel L. Story, Construction

Michael H. Terry, Real Estate Land Use

James W. Theobald, Real Estate Land Use

John R. Walk, Appellate Law

James L. Weinberg, Legal Services / Pro Bono

Robert S. Westermann, Bankruptcy Creditors Rights

Jamie B. Wisegarver, Civil Litigation

Tysons, VA

Kristen E. Burgers, Bankruptcy Creditors Rights

Henrik B. Haeckel, Taxes Estates Trusts

David Craig Hannah, Real Estate Land Use

Lawrence A. Katz, Bankruptcy Creditors Rights

Stephen E. Leach, Bankruptcy Creditors Rights

Wayne G. Travell, Civil Litigation

Robert R. Vieth, Appellate Law

To compile the annual Legal Elite, electronic ballots are emailed to more than 14,000 lawyers and more than 50 law firms. This year’s Legal Elite includes 1,431 lawyers, which equates to approximately 25.3% of the 5,649 nominations the magazine received.

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