Recent Notables 2023

The following Christian & Barton attorneys were included on the Virginia Business Legal Elite list for 2023: Lauren E. Fisher White, Christopher M. Gill, Michael C. Guanzon, Callaghan S. Guy, W. David Harless, Belinda D. Jones, Jonathan M. Joseph, Robert D. Michaux, and Michael W. Smith.

The following Christian & Barton attorneys were selected for The Best Lawyers in America© 2024 recognition: J. Edward Betts (antitrust law); Peter E. Broadbent Jr. (trademark law); Christopher M. Gill (real estate law); W. David Harless (bet-the-company litigation, commercial litigation, employment law-management, litigation-labor & employment, personal injury litigation-defendants); Paul W. Jacobs II (commercial litigation); Jonathan M. Joseph (health care); Roman Lifson (commercial litigation, litigation-insurance, product liability litigation-defendants); Louis R. Monacell (communications law, energy law); Edward L. Petrini (energy law); Michael W. Smith (bet-the-company litigation, commercial litigation, litigation-banking & finance, litigation-construction, litigation-intellectual property); E. Ford Stephens (insurance law, litigation-insurance); and Christian F. Tucker (mass tort litigation/class actions-defendants, product liability litigation-defendants). According to Best Lawyers, the lists are compiled based on a peer review evaluation process.

  • Christian & Barton IP attorney Robert D. Michaux provided Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act compliance and exception insights in a May 2023 Virginia Business article, “Complexity, Ambiguity From Tech Innovations Spark Legal Opportunities.” Michaux is chair of the Virginia Bar Association’s Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law Section, a member of the Virginia State Bar Intellectual Property Law Board of Governors, and a former president of the Greater Richmond Intellectual Property Law Association.
  • The following attorneys were selected for inclusion on the 2023 Virginia Super Lawyers list: Peter E. Broadbent Jr. (intellectual property); S. Perry Coburn (energy); Christopher M. Gill (real estate); Michael C. Guanzon (business/corporate); W. David Harless (business litigation); Belinda D. Jones (civil litigation defense); Jonathan M. Joseph (health care); David B. Lacy (general litigation); Roman Lifson (civil litigation defense); Michael W. Smith (business litigation); E. Ford Stephens (insurance coverage); and Henry I. Willett III (civil litigation defense). In addition, Timothy G. McCormick (energy) and Elizabeth S. Olcott (business litigation) were named as 2023 Virginia Rising Stars.

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