Related Professionals: Robert M. Diamond Michael S. Dingman Thomas W. Greeson James E. McNair William G. Thomas Mark W. Wasserman A. Scott Bolden Elizabeth B. Carder-Thompson Lawrence P. Block Judith L. Harris Andrew M. Weiner Matthew D. Jacobson Travis A. Sabalewski Robert M. Luck Jeffrey S. Palmore Betty S.W. Graumlich Katherine J. Seikaly Edward A. Mullen Daniel Z. Herbst Alison Wickizer Toepp

April 16, 2015 – Reed Smith LLP today announced the selection of 34 attorneys from its Washington, D.C., and Virginia offices as 2015 Super Lawyers or Rising Stars by Super Lawyers Magazine.

“We are pleased at Reed Smith’s robust 2015 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars representation in Northern Virginia and the nation’s capital,” said the firm’s Washington, D.C., Office Managing Partner Gary Thompson. “It’s a highlight of this year’s list that Miles Dumville was chosen among Virginia Super Lawyers for the tenth consecutive year in the general litigation practice area. These selections are a credit to Reed Smith and its superbly supportive D.C., Northern Virginia and Richmond offices.”

Six Reed Smith lawyers in Falls Church were named both 2015 Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers and 2015 Virginia Super Lawyers. Two of its up-and-coming lawyers in Northern Virginia were named 2015 Washington, D.C., Rising Stars and 2015 Virginia Rising Stars.

Reed Smith’s six 2015 Washington, D.C., and 2015 Virginia Super Lawyers in Northern Virginia (Falls Church) and their primary practice areas are:

  • Robert M. Diamond, Real Estate
  • Michael S. Dingman, Construction Litigation
  • Thomas W. Greeson, Health Care
  • James E. McNair, Estate & Probate
  • William G. Thomas, Administrative Law
  • Mark W. Wasserman, Intellectual Property Litigation

The firm’s 2015 Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office and their primary practice areas are:

  • Lawrence P. Block, Government Contracts
  • A. Scott Bolden, Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • Tillman J. Breckenridge, Appellate
  • Elizabeth B. Carder-Thompson, Health Care
  • Thomas C. Fox, Health Care
  • Judith L. Harris, Communications
  • Amy S. Koch, Energy & Resources
  • Matthew J. Schlesinger, Insurance Coverage
  • Olivia Shay-Byrne, Government Finance
  • Gary S. Thompson, Insurance Coverage
  • Andrew M. Weiner, Insurance Coverage
  • Michael A. Yuffee, Energy & Resources

In addition to 10-year Super Lawyer Dumville, Reed Smith’s 2015 Virginia Super Lawyers in Richmond and their primary practice areas are:

  • Betty S.W. Graumlich, Employment & Labor
  • Curtis G. Manchester, Business Litigation
  • Travis A. Sabalewski, Business Litigation

Named 2015 Rising Stars in both Virginia and Washington, D.C., are Northern Virginia attorneys Helenanne Connolly, Employee Litigation Defense, and Brent R. Gary, Business Litigation.

2015 Washington, D.C. Rising Stars in the firm’s D.C. office are Tara A. Brennan, Insurance Coverage; Kristin C. Davis, Insurance Coverage; Michael A. Grant, International; Daniel Z. Herbst, Securities Litigation; Matthew D. Jacobson, Health Care; and Katherine J. Seikaly, Criminal Defense: White Collar.

The firm’s 2015 Virginia Rising Stars in Richmond include Robert M. Luck III, Business Litigation; Edward A. Mullen, Administrative Law; Jeffrey S. Palmore, Government Relations; and Alison R. W. Toepp, Business Litigation.

Through a rigorous process that includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations, Super Lawyers annually selects lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Super Lawyers Magazine is published in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., reaching more than 13 million readers.

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