F. Nash Bilisoly

F. Nash Bilisoly: Attorney with Vandeventer Black LLP
  • Partner at Vandeventer Black LLP
  • 500 World Trade Center, 101 West Main Street, Norfolk, VA 23510
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Nash Bilisoly has been a partner with Vandeventer Black since 1985 and concentrates his law practice in maritime and employment related matters, primarily representing shipyards, terminals and vessels. His practice focuses on insurance and employment issues including Jones Act, Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Defense, Coverage and Legislative initiatives.

Nash works with risk managers, human resource professionals and executives on preventive strategies and, if necessary, litigation. He has litigated numerous matters before administrative agencies, all state courts including the Supreme Court of Virginia, federal district courts and courts of appeal and, in 2002, the United States Supreme Court. In addition, he has directed several legislative initiatives in the Virginia General Assembly on behalf of Maritime Employers.


Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating

Virginia Business, “Legal Elite” - Appellate Law (2014)

Listed in Best Lawyers in America : Workers’ Compensation Law - Employers (2011-18)


•27 Vandeventer Black Attorneys Named ‘The Best Lawyers in America’ of 2018
•25 Vandeventer Black LLP Attorneys Named Best Lawyers In America 2017
•Nash Bilisoly to Give Opening Speech at Signal Maritime Conference in Seattle on May 24
•24 Vandeventer Black LLP Attorneys Included in the Best Lawyers in America 2016
•17 Vandeventer Black LLP Attorneys Selected as 2014 Legal Elite
•Vandeventer Black LLP Announces 23 Lawyers in the Firm to be Included in the 2015 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America
•Signal/LCA Maritime Conference
•Vandeventer Black’s Bilisoly Elected Chair of the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority Board of Commissioners
•The Best Lawyers in America 2014 Lists 23 Vandeventer Black Attorneys
•The Best Lawyers in America 2013 Lists 23 Vandeventer Black Attorneys


•Situs of Injury under the Longshore Act
•Who do you think is a Longshoreman?
•HB 153 is now Chapter 654 of the Virginia Code
•Concurrent Jurisdiction is a Thing of the Past in Virginia

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Appellate Practice
  • Labor & Employment
  • Maritime & Admiralty Law
  • Workers' Compensation Defense

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
757.446.8619  Phone
757.446.8670  Fax
University Attended:
The College of William & Mary, B.A., 1976
Law School Attended:
Tulane University School of Law, J.D., Notes & Comments Editor -The Tulane Maritime Lawyer, 1979
Year of First Admission:
Federal District Courts and Courts Of Appeals, Federal Circuit; 2002, United States Supreme Court; 1979, Virginia


Maritime Law Association of the United States - Stevedores, Marine Terminals & Vessel Services Committee, Chair

Tulane Admiralty Law Institute - National Advisory Board

Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute

Virginia Bar Association

Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association

Hermitage Foundation Museum, Board of Directors

Norfolk Redevelopment & Housing Authority, Chairman

Mayor's Commission on Poverty Reduction, Norfolk (2014)

Hampton Roads Maritime Association

The Propeller Club, Port of Hampton Roads

Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa and MasterCard

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  • 5.0/5.0
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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