Billy is a civil litigator and trial attorney. He earned his JD at the University of Richmond School of Law and his undergraduate at Washington & Lee.  He is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, named in Virginia Business magazine as one of the Legal Elite in Civil Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution, and named in Super Lawyers magazine in Civil Litigation. He focuses his practice in the following areas:

  • Consumer Financial Services;
  • Civil Rights and Constitutional Law Claims under 42 U.S.C. §1983;
  • Medicaid Fraud;
  • DMAS Appeals;
  • Business and Commercial litigation and arbitration;
  • Creditor’s rights;
  • Negligence torts and defamation;
  • Insurance Defense;
  • Administrative Law; and
  • Election Law.

In February of 2014, Billy was appointed Special Counsel to the Opportunity Educational Institution by Governor Terry McAuliffe.

In May of 2019, Billy was elected as a member to the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel. The FDCC is composed of recognized leaders in the legal community who have achieved professional distinction, and is dedicated to promoting knowledge, fellowship, and professionalism of its members as they pursue the course of a balanced justice system and represent those in need of a defense in civil lawsuits.

  • University of Richmond School of Law, J.D.
  • Washington & Lee, Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy, Pi Kappa Alpha

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.

Representation of:

  • mortgage lenders, mortgage servicers, consumer lenders, banks, and other financial services companies in Consumer Protection Act and wrongful foreclosure claims;
  • individuals, school boards and corporations in defense of defamation suits;
  • individuals, school board and corporations in defense of bodily injury and wrongful death suits;
  • school boards, regional jails, and Constitutional Officers in defense of Civil Rights, FLSA, Title VII and ADA claims;
  • national pharmacy in malpractice suits;
  • engineers, physicians and nurses before licensing boards;
  • home health care companies in Medicaid Fraud Appeals (DMAS); and
  • assisted living facilities in licensing appeals.

Published Cases:

  • Holleman v. Colonial Heights Sch. Bd., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 23325 (E.D. Va. 2012).
  • Bradford v. HSBC Mortgage Corporation, U.S. Dist. LEXIS 143531 (E.D. Va. 2010); 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 80950 (E.D.Va. 2011); U.S. Dist. LEXIS 14158 (E.D. Va. 2011); 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 23295 (E.D. Va. 2012).
  • Taylor v. Riverside Regional Jail Auth., 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 138496 (E.D. Va. 2011).
  • Day v. Milam, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 125334; 39 Media L. Rep. 2642 (E.D. Va. 2011).
  • Heckenlaible v. Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail, 491 F. Supp. 2d 544 (E.D. Va. 2007).
  • Select Mgmt. Resources v. The Runnymede Corp., 273 Va. 710, 643 S.E.2d 177 (2007).
  • Baker v. Jim Walter Homes, Inc., 438 F. Supp. 2d 649 (W.D. Va. 2006).
  • Don Lane Co. v. Dean, Virginia Court of Appeals UNP 0386042 (2004).
  • Niazi v. Commonwealth, Virginia Court of Appeals UNP 2283022 (2004).
  • Chesapeake Corp. v. Sainz, 2002 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 28702 (E.D. Va. 2002).
  • AV Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the field of Commercial Litigation, and Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants (Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC), 2013 – 2020
  • Virginia Business Magazine’s “Legal Elite”, Civil Litigation category, 2009 – 2013, 2015 – 2017; Legislative/Administrative/Regulatory category, 2014
  • Selected to Super Lawyers Virginia list, Civil Litigation/Defense category, 2007-2014
  • Selected to Super Lawyers Virginia list, Business Litigation category, 2015 – 2019
  • Super Lawyers Top 50 Richmond, 2012, 2015
  • Super Lawyers Business Edition, 2012
  • Super Lawyers Top 100, 2012 – 2013, 2015
  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star 2007
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    On October 22, 2013

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    On March 27, 2012

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