William Nexsen, Jr.


William Nexsen, Jr.

Personal Injury Attorney

  • Coastal VA Magazine’s “Top Lawyers” List
  • Member of Norfolk Academy Young Alumni Board
  • Board Member for Norfolk Court Appointed Social Advocates (CASA)
  • VP of the Virginia Special Olympics Young Professionals Board
  • VA Lawyer’s Weekly “Up & Coming Lawyers” List


Recent Settlements/Verdicts

$100,000 Settlement for Gunshot Wound

$300,000 For a Truck Driver Hit Head-on

$70,000 After Insurance Offered $25,000

William Nexsen, Jr. brings years of experience and a winning track record to serious personal injury cases. He is a fierce and tireless litigator in the courtroom, and a compassionate advisor and true legal “counselor” to those who’ve been badly injured.

“These insurance companies are bullies.”


Mr. Nexsen’s years of experience and proven track record of success have helped numerous clients recover compensation in personal injury cases. Will’s dedication to the true spirit of the law and professional ethics are evident to everyone with whom he works. For his clients, he is a knowledgeable and compassionate legal advisor. To the opposing counsel, Will is a fierce adversary with a reputation for success.

Mr. Nexsen is a Hampton Roads native. He attended the Norfolk Academy before moving on to attain his undergraduate degree from Davidson College in Psychology. It was during a summer internship at a local law firm that Will learned how lawyers can truly serve as “counselors at law.” He saw an opportunity to help clients and his community by standing alongside the injured to fight insurance companies and get clients the justice they deserve.

Will followed in the footsteps of his family and began his law career after receiving his Juris Doctorate from the University of Richmond School of Law in 2012 after interning in both Henrico County Circuit Court and the Norfolk Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office. Since law school, He has worked at prestigious firms in both Norfolk and Richmond, VA, and in 2019, Coastal Virginia Magazine recognized him on their “Virginia’s Top Lawyer’s List”  . In 2022, VA Lawyers Weekly recognized him as an “Up & Coming Lawyer.”

Outside the office, Mr. Nexsen is passionate about community service and is a member-participant of the James Kent American Inn of Court, the Norfolk Academy Young Alumni board, and the Special Olympics of Virginia Young Professionals board. Will also serves on the Board of Directors for Norfolk Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), a program that helps ensure children in the court system have the guidance and support they need during difficult times.

Up and Coming Lawyers

You don’t have to worry about the bills, just get healthy.

Dave Put His Trust in Us

Don’t Fall For The Insurance Company’s Games

Dave suffered serious injuries in a car accident. The defendant’s insurance company tried to offer him a low amount so Dave called Rutter Mills. We took over dealing with the insurance and got Dave the money he needed to get back on his feet.

They enabled me to be happy in life again.

Get Back On Track

Protecting Your Future

Glenn’s car accident changed his life, but not permanently thanks to the help of his Rutter Mills attorney. When the insurance companies wouldn’t help him, our team fought back and won.

I knew I needed Rutter Mills.

Fighting For What's Right

Getting Justice

On his way home from work at the shipyard, Dan was involved in an accident. He tried to file a claim on his own, but the insurance company wouldn’t give him the money he needed to put his life back on track. Dan knew he needed to call Rutter Mills.

They actually won my case 3 times!

Larena's Win

After her car accident, Larena asked her father, a local stevedore, for his advice on who to call. He recommended Rutter Mills. Her team of car accident experts at Rutter Mills fought back when the insurance companies tried to deny her the money she needed to recuperate from her injuries. We took her case to trial – and won. When the insurance company filed their appeals, we beat them again – two more times! Larena got the money she needed and the justice she deserved.

We’re going to immediately call Rutter Mills. That’s the people I trust with my baby girl.

Who Do You Trust With Your Family?

After a car accident, Jamaree’s first call was to her mom. She was shaken up and scared. Mom told her “We’re calling Rutter Mills. Her next was to Rutter Mills. Her Rutter Mills car accident team helped her get compensation “above & beyond” what she was expecting.

They lifted allot of stress off my shoulders. I recommend them to anybody because they WILL fight for you.

Who Can You Turn To?

Referrals From Friends and Family

After John was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident, he turned to the person he trusts most for a recommendation. His wife, a paralegal of 30 years, told him to call Rutter Mills on the advice of the lawyer she worked for.

They really care for you as a person. Words cannot describe what Rutter Mills did for me and for my case.

When You Need Someone In Your Corner

Don’t Go It Alone

When the insurance company tried to get Carol to sign paperwork after her car accident, she knew she needed a lawyer. Carol knew she needed Rutter Mills.

When I called Rutter Mills, I knew it was the right fit. They’re so interested in helping you get justice.

Getting The Justice You Deserve

When Mom Needs Strength

Taryn was in a car accident while she was pregnant. She knew she needed someone in her corner to protect her rights and her family’s future.

There’s attorneys, then there’s Rutter Mills.

We're Here When The Unexpected Happens


A devasting accident changed Levon’s life forever. The physical and emotional toll left him scared and in pain. When the insurance company for the defendant contacted the family, they made an offer that did not even cover the cost of the medication, much less doctors’ bills, and physical therapy. They knew they needed to talk to a serious lawyer. Rutter Mills took care of the negotiation so Levon could focus on healing.

When you’ve got a serious injury, you need a serious lawyer. That’s why we chose Rutter Mills.

Motorcycle Accidents Change Everything

When Ed was injured in a motorcycle crash, he knew he needed a serious lawyer to protect his rights. The insurance companies were fighting him every step of the way. Rutter Mills helped prove Ed’s case and get him the money he needed to get on the road to recovery.

With the seriousness of the accident, I knew that we needed a serious lawyer. I needed Rutter Mills.

Carol & Levon's Story

They knew they needed a serious lawyer when Carol and her son were seriously injured. After the other party’s insurance company tried to get her to settle for less than she needed, Carol called Rutter Mills for help. We took on the insurance company so she could focus on healing.

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A Rutter Mills case is a serious case. It may mean you have been badly injured. It certainly means you have a lot on the line, and the resolution of your case will make a big difference to you, your family, and your life moving forward.

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Cody W.

First off I want to thank Rutter Mills for the outstanding work they continue to do. I had a case recently and it was a complex one. My lawyer, Will Nexsen did an amazing job. I would highly recommend him and Rutter Mills. I want to give a big thanks to Julia, as well, for keeping me constantly in the loop. She always texted or called me back immediately with any questions and concerns I had. I greatly appreciated that.

Jamaree M

Julia & Will (Nexsen) were absolutely amazing! They were so nice & communicated for well about my case & of course they got the job done!

Kyle O.

Rutter Mills was awesome and worked really hard on my case!! My negotiator was non stop on the insurance companies. Will Nexsen was awesome at explaining everything. He laid out all the different routes we could take against the insurance companies. Thank you guys for the hard work. I appreciate you guys for pushing and going beyond!!


I cannot say enough nice things about the folks at Rutter Mills. Will Nexsen is an outstanding attorney and his associate Julia is a joy to work with. Highly recommended!

Shadericka K.

I love Rutter Mills! They were very professional and always kept me up to date which made me actually feel apart of the case. I would like to take a moment to personally thank Mr. Will Nexen and Lindsay Farassat for helping me. They worked diligently and we're always thinking ahead, which made my case seem like a breeze. Thank you all so much for the hard work that you do!

Shavante M.

Being involved in my first motor vehicle incident was scary and confusing (as you could imagine); but the Rutter Mills team helped me navigate everything from start to finish. I worked with Will Nexsen and his colleagues Lindsey and Denise. They made it a point to keep me informed with constant updates to my case, explaining what to expect if/when we were to go to court and just making sure I was okay and If anything was needed from them to help make this as easy for me as possible. In the end, they worked to get an offer that satisfied me and helped to keep me out of court. That was a huge blessing as I am at the end of my 1st pregnancy and not sure how the back and forth would have taken a toll on me; so my family and I are very grateful for that.