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RICHMOND, Va. – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Chambers & Partners…

RICHMOND, Va. – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Chambers & Partners recognized 31 McGuireWoods partners as leading lawyers in the 2005 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers. Chambers, which annually publishes a client guide to leading lawyers, interviewed clients and conducted independent peer reviews to highlight the top business law firms and attorneys in the United States.

The following McGuireWoods partners were named leading lawyers in their respective areas of practice:

· John W. Bates III, real estate

· Scott Becker, health care

· William G. Broaddus, litigation: general commercial

· Robert L. Burrus Jr., corporate/mergers & acquisitions

· John V. Cogbill III, transport: road carriage; real estate

· Richard Cullen, litigation: general commercial

· Clifford A. Cutchins IV, corporate/mergers & acquisitions

· David E. Evans, environment

· James P. Gillece Jr., employment

· Leslie A. Grandis, corporate/mergers & acquisitions

· T. Craig Harmon, real estate

· James T. Harrington, environment

· William H. King Jr., litigation: general commercial

· Thomas E. Knauer, environment

· Richard E. Lieberman, employment

· Nancy R. Little, real estate

· Gary S. Marshall, employment

· Richard L. Menson, employment

· Richard S. Meyer, intellectual property

· Rosewell Page III, litigation: general commercial

· James B. Riley Jr., health care

· Brian C. Riopelle, intellectual property

· Stephen W. Robinson, employment

· Dana Rust, employment

· Patrick M. Shelley, real estate

· Daniel K. Slone, environment

· James A. Thornhill, environment

· Douglas M. Topolski, employment

· Anne Marie Whittemore, litigation: general commercial

· Steven R. Williams, litigation: general commercial

· W. Carter Younger, employment

McGuireWoods LLP is a full-service law firm with approximately 775 lawyers in 14 offices in the United States, Europe and Central Asia providing legal counsel to clients around the world. The firm’s Richmond office is located at 901 East Cary Street. For more information, visit www.mcguirewoods.com.

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