AG Kilgore to join major Richmond firm
Jerry Kilgore will be joining the Richmond law firm of Williams Mullen.
"Attorney General Kilgore is an outstanding attorney and a proven leader," said Julious P. Smith, Jr., chairman and chief executive officer of Williams Mullen. "His accomplishments in public office, in the community and in private practice align with Williams Mullen's strategic values and core mission to provide the highest quality legal services to our clients."
Williams Mullen has come on strong in the last few years, particularly in the field of government relations. It is the home of uber-lobbyist Bill Axselle. Republican Attorney General candidate Steve Baril is also a partner at Williams Mullen.
Previous Attorney Generals have also hung their hats at Richmond firms while campaigning.
In 2001, Attorney General Mark Earley joined Troutman Sanders.
In 1997, Attorney General Jim Gilmore joined LeClair Ryan.
In 1993, Attorney General Mary Sue Terry did not join a major firm. However, she was fighting serious charges of patronage legal fees paid to law firms who later became major contributors to her campaign.