Our Perspective

At Woods Rogers, our vision centers on helping businesses, individuals, and our communities thrive. This is the reason we’ve built connections with our clients—large and small—for more than 125 years. We are your partner as your business and life change and grow.

Founded in 1893 and serving clients today from offices in Charlottesville, Lynchburg, Richmond, and Roanoke, Woods Rogers ranks among the largest law firms in Virginia. We serve as local counsel for a number of out-of-state firms whose clients need representation in the commonwealth and the Eastern and Western District Courts of Virginia.


Whether you’re based in Virginia, North America, or beyond, we value every client relationship, matching your legal needs with the attorney or legal team who can best serve you in the courtroom, the boardroom, or the arbitration room.

Our attorneys—licensed in 16 states and the District of Columbia—provide counsel to a variety of industries throughout Virginia, the Mid-Atlantic, and beyond.

Many of our attorneys have received accolades across a variety of practice areas—our legal team includes Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, Best Lawyers, and Virginia Business magazine’s Legal Elite. Eleven of our attorneys are Fellows of the Virginia Law Foundation. Woods Rogers is honored to count among our team female attorneys with top recognition from Martindale-Hubbell’s Preeminent Women Lawyers, Virginia Lawyers Weekly’s Influential Women of Virginia, Leaders in the Law, and President Obama’s Volunteer Service Award.

The services and solutions we develop support the legal requirements of major corporations, small and mid-sized businesses, entrepreneurs, start-up ventures, and individuals. We serve multinational clients operating on the global stage from Virginia locations.

Our Profession

Woods Rogers has been recognized by Corporate Counsel magazine as a “Go-To Law Firm” for delivering “exceptional work” to Fortune 500 in-house legal departments. Chambers and Partners has recognized our Labor & Employment and Litigation practice areas and several individual attorneys.

Our attorneys are regularly awarded the Roanoke Bar Association’s Silver Level Volunteer Service Award for providing at least 250 hours of community service, charitable professional services, and pro bono legal services. Every year, our attorneys provide hours of pro bono service to nonprofits and legal aid societies.

Our attorneys regularly serve in leadership roles within legal organizations. Richard Maxwell and Lee Osborne have served in leadership roles with the Roanoke Bar Association. Seven Woods Rogers attorneys have served as president of the Virginia Bar Association, including the current President Victor Cardwell. Rick Sorenson was the general counsel of the Virginia Bar Association and Tom Winn served on the Virginia Bar Association’s Board of Governors for several years. Both Mark Loftis and Elizabeth Perrow served as Presidents of the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys.