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William Nexsen

Personal Injury Attorney

William Nexsen, Jr. joined Rutter Mills as an experienced trial attorney representing clients in courtrooms throughout the Commonwealth. His 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, Will Nexsen 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 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, Will 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.” 

His passion for serving his community led him to join the James Kent American Inn of Court, the Norfolk Academy Young Alumni Board, and the Board of Directors for Norfolk Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). Will is currently the Vice President of the Special Olympics of Virginia (SOVA) Young Professionals Board.

Team Nexsen
Denise Rawls
Denise Rawls
Lien Resolution Specialist
Julia Hessenauer
Julia Hessenauer
Lindsay Farassat
Lindsay Farassat
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Davidson College

University of Richmond School of Law, 2012

Awards & Recognition

Richmond Bar Association

Virginia Trial Lawyers Association

Norfolk Portsmouth Bar Association

Virginia Lawyers Weekly 2022 Up & Coming Lawyers

In the Community
“As someone born and raised in Hampton Roads, the best part of my job is being able to help my neighbors in our community. It’s a great responsibility, and I take great pride in making sure my clients have a caring advocate by their side, protecting their interests, and fighting for their rights.” - Will Nexsen, Attorney

Client Testimonials


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

If you have a serious injury, then you need a serious lawyer. And that’s why we chose Rutter Mills.