Related Professionals: Robert M. Diamond S. Miles Dumville Brent R. Gary Betty S.W. Graumlich Thomas W. Greeson Grayson P. Hanes Julia Krebs-Markrich William G. Thomas Travis A. Sabalewski

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(July 13, 2009, Falls Church & Richmond, VA) – Nine  lawyers from Reed Smith LLP, one of the 15 largest law firms in the world, have been selected for inclusion in Virginia Super Lawyers 2009.  Five of the lawyers practice in the firm’s Falls Church office, four practice in its Richmond office.

Their selection was based on a statewide nomination process, review of resumes, and peer evaluation by practice area.  Only five percent of attorneys in Virginia were chosen for the honor.

Two young lawyers at Reed Smith – one  in Falls Church, and one in Richmond – were named among the state’s Rising Stars for the year.

The Super Lawyers named in the firm’s Falls Church, VA, office include Robert M. Diamond, Real Estate; Thomas W. Greeson, Health Care; Grayson P. Hanes, General Litigation; Julia Krebs-Markrich, Health Care; and, William G. Thomas, Administrative Law.

Super Lawyers selected from Richmond include S. Miles Dumville, General Litigation; Betty S.W. Graumlich, Employment & Labor; H. Lane Kneedler, Government/Cities/ Municipalities; and Curtis G. Manchester, Business Litigation.

Brent R. Gary, Business Litigation, was named a Rising Star in Falls Church, and Travis A. Sabalewski, Civil Litigation Defense, was named a Rising Star in Richmond.

The 2009 Virginia Super Lawyers list is published in the Virginia Super Lawyers magazine; and it is included as a supplement in the July 2009 issue of Richmond Magazine, as well as online at

About Reed Smith

Reed Smith is a global relationship law firm with nearly 1,700 lawyers in 23 offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.  Founded in 1877, the firm represents leading international businesses, from Fortune 100 corporations to mid-market and emerging enterprises.  Its lawyers provide litigation services in multi-jurisdictional matters and other high-stakes disputes; deliver regulatory counsel; and execute the full range of strategic domestic and cross-border transactions.  Reed Smith is a preeminent advisor to industries including financial services, life sciences, health care, advertising, technology and media, shipping, energy trade and commodities, real estate, manufacturing, and education.  For more information, visit

U.S.: New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Oakland, Princeton, Northern Virginia, Wilmington, Silicon Valley, Century City, Richmond

Europe: London, Paris, Munich, Greece

Middle East:  Abu Dhabi, Dubai

Asia: Hong Kong, Beijing