Willcox Savage's practice groups and attorneys are recognized in the 2010 edition of Chambers USA.
The Commercial Litigation and Products Liability groups are named leading practices in Virginia. Chambers USA also designates the Corporate/M&A group and the Real Estate group as leading practices in Southern Virginia. In addition, Chambers USA names the following attorneys as leading practitioners in their respective areas of law.
Bruce T. Bishop: Commercial Litigation and Products Liability
Bruce T. Bishop is recognized nationally for his defense of toxic torts and products liability claims. He is regularly called on to address complex medical issues associated with toxic tort litigation in courts throughout the United States. Mr. Bishop recently completed trials spanning over several weeks in Louisville and Miami, obtaining favorable verdicts in asbestos litigation. Bruce Bishop "has a stellar reputation" as one of the best asbestos defense attorneys in the country, owing in large part to his expertise in medical diagnoses; his knowledge of the sciences sets him apart. Chambers USA 2010
Robert L. Dewey: Real Estate Robert L. Dewey represents developers, retailers, financial institutions and property owners in retail and office development projects, shopping center anchor tenant leasing, purchases and sales of commercial properties and financing transactions. He has negotiated leases for approximately 200,000 square feet of space in the recently completed Wells Fargo Center office building in Norfolk. Robert Dewey specializes in permanent leasing. He recently represented Old Dominion University Real Estate Foundation on a complicated, long-term ground lease. Chambers USA 2010
Thomas C. Inglima: Corporate/M&A Thomas C. Inglima focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and securities transactions, intellectual property, and licensing and technology transfers, including advising on matters of corporate governance. Mr. Inglima served as lead counsel on the sale of The Weather Channel to NBC Universal in 2008. Thomas Inglima is "detail-oriented, but also good at stepping back to look at the case strategically. He never gets bogged down in the minutiae." He has taken the lead on a number of transactions for Landmark Communications, including the Weather Channel sale. Chambers USA 2010
Thomas G. Johnson, Jr.: Real Estate and Corporate/M&A Thomas G. Johnson, Jr., represents real estate developers, large private landowners and others on joint ventures, acquisition and development, conveyance and financing of commercial real estate properties of every type. He also represents companies with regard to corporate governance and corporate finance, including public securities offerings, establishment of holding companies, establishment of ESOP's, purchase and sale of businesses and mergers and joint ventures with other corporate partners. Thomas Johnson combines expertise on the corporate/M&A side with strength in real estate law. "He is great at closing transactions." Thomas Johnson is "a tough lawyer who gets the job done." He represented an affiliate of S.L. Nusbaum Realty on the development of a 22-story office tower, as well as the closing of a $58 million construction and permanent loan facility. Chambers USA 2010
Timothy J. Lockhart: Intellectual Property Timothy J. Lockhart concentrates his practice on trademark and copyright counseling, registration and enforcement, software and technology licensing, e-commerce and other web-related agreements, trade secret protection and IP litigation, arbitration and mediation. He is a member of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Officeï¿½s Trademark Public Advisory Committee. Timothy Lockhart of Willcox & Savage enters the rankings this year following praise for being "a true gentleman. He is responsive and has great knowledge of trademarks." Chambers USA 2010
Conrad M. Shumadine: Commercial Litigation Conrad M. Shumadine has extensive commercial litigation experience in numerous areas, including: land use litigation, commercial lease disputes, municipal law, and media law, and has nationally recognized expertise in antitrust and trade regulation matters. He serves as special antitrust counsel to eight media companies and regularly lectures on "Antitrust and the Media" at the Practising Law Institute's Communications Law Seminars in New York. Conrad Shumadine is great experienced in First Amendment matters, and his clients include a large local newspaper. Echoing the views of others, one peer calls him "a tough opponent, but one I respect; he is a fine trial lawyer." Chambers USA 2010