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William Nexsen



Hampden-Sydney College (B.A., 1974); University of Richmond (J.D., 1978), Phi Delta Phi Fraternity. 

Admitted to Bar: 

1978, Virginia and Supreme Court of Virginia; 1979, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia and U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit. 

Professional Associations: 

Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association, Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys; Defense Research Institute; Virginia State Bar. Law Clerk to Chief U.S. District Judge John A. MacKenzie, Eastern District of Virginia, 1978-1979.  

Mr. Nexsen joined the firm of Stackhouse, Nexsen & Turrietta, PLLC in August, 1979 and is the firm's senior partner.


         With an early background clerking for a U.S. District Court trial judge, Mr. Nexsen's main interest is in litigation in all fields. He has experience in general negligence and products liability law, commercial law, automobile negligence, construction, property negligence and liability, and workers’ compensation. His practice experience and emphases include trial work (on both the federal and state levels, including appellate work), worker's compensation, and all matters of insurance law. He oversees all insurance trial work for several Fortune 500 companies as the partner in charge of litigation at his firm.


         Mr. Nexsen has been widely acknowledged for his supreme skill and experience in law.  He is an AV Preeminent™ (5 out of 5) peer review-rated lawyer on Martindale-Hubbell and has been awarded A.M. Best's Top Rating for Attorney Excellence for over 30 years.

   In addition to his work experience, Mr. Nexsen is also an active expert lecturer on the subjects of workers’ compensation and employer liability. He has also served as Sitting Judge of the Moot Court for Regency Law students, has frequently sat as a panel judge at William & Mary for Eastern University Mock Trial competitions, and has been an active leader in our firm's free legal community outreach and education over the years

   When not hard at work, Mr. Nexsen likes to spend time with his wife and children, along with his favorite dog, Pai Mei, and some other pets that his wife has forced upon him.  He's also a fan of most genres of film and music and can almost always be found with a book in hand. 

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