Will Prince’s practice focuses on the representation of businesses and financial institutions in general litigation matters, with an emphasis on commercial litigation, banking litigation, professional liability defense, products liability and insurance coverage issues.  He represents clients in business disputes in state and federal courts throughout Virginia.

In the course of his practice, he has managed large-scale document productions (including issues related to privilege, confidentiality, privacy and relevance) and handled discovery issues involving the management, preservation and production of electronically stored information.  Will has also conducted depositions outside the United States under the Hague Convention.

Will also represents clients in bankruptcy matters, including adversary proceedings, contested matters and claim disputes.  He has served as litigation counsel for a Chapter 7 Trustee in connection with various adversary proceedings and avoidance actions.

Will regularly serves as local counsel for litigants in Virginia state and federal courts, including the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia’s “Rocket Docket.”

Will also represents corporations, employee benefit plans and plan administrators in litigation matters arising under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”).  He routinely represents, advises and defends self-funded employee benefit plans in disputes related to plan reimbursement, intervention and subrogation rights.

Will served as a law clerk for The Honorable Jackson L. Kiser of the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia from 2008 – 2009. While in law school, he completed a judicial externship with The Honorable M. Hannah Lauck, United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Will is admitted to practice before Virginia state courts, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. He is also admitted to the United States Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia.

  • University of Richmond School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2008
    • Articles Editor, University of Richmond Law Review,  2007 –  2008
  • The College of William and Mary, B.A. in Economics, 2004

Disclaimer: Case results depend upon a variety of factors unique to each case. ThompsonMcMullan cannot guarantee or predict similar results in any future case taken by the attorney.

Will’s recent experience includes representation of:

  • A professional liability insurance carrier in connection with a coverage dispute related to a multi-million dollar class action settlement resolving alleged violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA);
  • A former general counsel in connection with a complex legal malpractice and breach of fiduciary duty lawsuit filed by the attorney’s former employer;
  • A private aviation company in a multi-million dollar coverage dispute regarding foreign object damage to a jet engine covered by an aviation broad coverage insurance policy;
  • A limited partnership in connection with a suit seeking monetary damages and appointment of a receiver for a Marriott hotel property, including the appointment of a third-party receiver and the conveyance of the hotel property to new ownership by a deed in lieu of foreclosure agreement;
  • A global meat processing company in a variety of ERISA litigation matters, including claims for employee benefits and employee benefit plan subrogation/reimbursement/intervention matters;
  • A consumer financial services institution in a multi-million dollar adversary proceeding alleging breach of a post-petition services contract in a complex Chapter 11 bankruptcy case;
  • Numerous defendants in adversary proceedings filed by bankruptcy liquidating trustees seeking avoidance of preferential payments and/or fraudulent transfers – including experience in alternative dispute resolution and mediation proceedings;
  • A commercial real estate developer in connection with litigation matters surrounding a Virginia residential condominium development project; and
  • A national commercial lending institution in a bankruptcy adversary proceeding seeking the avoidance of preferential transfers made by a debtor in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy case.
  • Selected to the Super Lawyer’s “Rising Stars” Virginia List, Business Bankruptcy category, 2013 – 2017
  • Virginia Business Magazine’s “Legal Elite”, Young Lawyer (Under 40) category, 2012 – 2017

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