On January 1, 2016, Golightly, Mulligan & Booth became Golightly, Mulligan & Morgan and added an office in Chesapeake with the addition of partner Mary T. Morgan, formerly of Cooper, Spong & Davis in Portsmouth. Jerry Booth has been retained as of counsel for the firm.
Ms. Morgan focuses on professional liability defense and defense of bar complaints and handles general civil litigation matters. She is admitted to practice in all of the state courts of Virginia, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and the Western District of Virginia, the United States Bankruptcy Court and the United States Tax Court and has tried numerous cases in the General District Courts, Circuit Courts and the United States District Court.
Ms. Morgan is a graduate of the University of Richmond School of Law was named to the 2015 Class of “Influential Women of Virginia” by Virginia Lawyers Weekly. She is president of the Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association, a director at large for the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys, secretary of the James Kent American Inn of Court, and a past president for the Hampton Roads Chapter of the Virginia Women Attorneys Association. Ms. Morgan also serves as the chairman of the Board of Directors for Edmarc Hospice for Children.
Attorneys Michele Mulligan and Scott Gollightly formed the firm in June of 2012. “I am honored to join with two such reputable attorneys and fine people as Michele and Scott,” said Ms. Morgan. Like Ms. Morgan, both Ms. Mulligan and Mr. Golightly are graduates of the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond. Ms. Mulligan also received an MBA from the University of Richmond and has over twenty years of experience in the defense of professionals in malpractice claims. She generally practices in the areas of civil litigation, including professional liability, real estate and business disputes, as well as in the fields of community association law and insurance coverage. Mr. Golightly grew up in Newport News and received his B.A. from Christopher Newport University. His practice is centered on estate planning, entrepreneurial and corporate law, and business succession.