2021 Notables


Michael C. Guanzon has been appointed to a three-year term to the Board of Managers (Directors) of the University of Virginia Alumni Association.

Bar Leadership

Several firm attorneys have accepted leadership roles within the Richmond Bar Association: R. Braxton Hill IV is president-elect; Belinda D. Jones is a member of the Board of Directors; and Callaghan S. Guy is chair-elect of the Real Estate Section.


The following C&B attorneys were recognized for inclusion on the 2021 Virginia Super Lawyers list: Peter E. Broadbent Jr. (intellectual property); S. Perry Coburn (business litigation); Christopher M. Gill (real estate); Michael C. Guanzon (business/corporate); Warren David Harless (business litigation); R. Braxton Hill IV (business litigation); Belinda D. Jones (civil litigation defense); Jonathan M. Joseph (health care); David B. Lacy (general litigation); Michael W. Smith (business litigation); E. Ford Stephens (insurance coverage); and Henry I. Willett III (civil litigation defense). In addition, Elizabeth S. Olcott was named to the 2021 Virginia Rising Stars list in the health care category.

Attorney Welcome

Dannieka N. McLean has joined Christian & Barton as an associate in the Energy department. She earned her degree from the William & Mary Law School.


E. Ford Stephens is a Fellow of the American College of Coverage Counsel, a preeminent association of U.S. and Canadian lawyers who represent insurers and policyholders. In addition, he was recently appointed chair of the DRI Insurance Roundtable Steering Committee, a group of select outside counsel and insurance leaders who gather annually to discuss industry issues.

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