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Richmond, Va., Dec. 4, 2017 – Hirschler Fleischer announces that 42 of its attorneys have been selected among Virginia Business Magazine’s 2017 Legal Elite. The annual recognition, now in its 17th 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 Fleischer attorneys named to the list, organized by practice, are:

Appellate Law

John R. Walk

Bankruptcy / Creditors’ Rights

Rachel A. Greenleaf

Lawrence A. Katz

Stephen E. Leach

Robert S. Westermann

Business Law

J. Benjamin English

S. Brian Farmer

Andrew M. Lohmann

J. Kevin Muldowney

Roderick W. Simmons

James L. Weinberg

Civil Litigation

Thomas J. Dillon III

Wayne G. Travell

Robert R. Vieth


Kelly J. Bundy

Barry A. Hackney

R. Webb Moore

Courtney Moates Paulk


Lisa Spickler Goodwin

Family/ Domestic Relations

Mahlon G. Funk, Jr.

Jacqueline C. Hedblom

Health Law

John C. Ivins, Jr.

Emily M. Scott

Intellectual Property

Robert P. Henley

Labor/ Employment

Andrew P. Sherrod

Land Use/Real Estate

Charles W. Payne

Legal Services/Pro Bono

Carrie Hallberg O’Malley

James W. Theobald


M. Seth Ginther

Real Estate/Land Use

Paul H. Davenport

Laura Lee Garrett

Jeffrey P. Geiger

Brian K. Jackson

Charles H. Rothenberg

John W. “Jay” Steele

Brandt Stitzer

Michael H. Terry

Taxes / Estates / Trusts / Elder Law

James W.C. Canup

Joshua D. Kelly

David S. Lionberger

Young Lawyer (Under 40)

Lisa J. Hedrick

Nathaniel L. Story

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. For the 2017 edition, nearly 3,800 nominees were considered. Roughly 25 percent of the nominees made the final list.

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