Woods Rogers PLC has served clients in Virginia and beyond since 1893. More than 75 attorneys at Woods Rogers represent 19 practice areas and 100-plus related services. Virginia Lawyers Weekly ranks Woods Rogers as the 7th largest law firm in Virginia (2018). In October 2016, Woods Rogers and the law firm of Edmunds & Williams merged operations, establishing a Lynchburg Woods Rogers office in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The firm’s other offices are located in Roanoke, Charlottesville, and Richmond.
Our largest practice areas by attorney count are Business and Corporate Law, Emerging Growth, Labor and Employment Law, Intellectual Property, Litigation, Tax, and Trusts and Estates. We are proud of our history of community involvement and our reputation as one of the most experienced and most respected firms in the Commonwealth.
Our attorneys—licensed in 9 states and the District of Columbia—provide counsel to an array of industries throughout Virginia, the Mid-Atlantic and beyond. The services and solutions we develop support the legal requirements of major corporations, small and mid-sized businesses, entrepreneurs, start-up ventures, and individuals. Many of our clients operate on an international level from their Virginia offices. We value every client relationship and match client needs with the appropriate attorney or legal team.
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. Many of our individual lawyers have received accolades across a variety of practice areas—our legal team includes Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, and Best Lawyers. In addition, we are included regularly in top industry rankings such as Martindale-Hubbell’s AV-Rated Lawyers and Virginia Business magazine’s Legal Elite.
Woods Rogers is committed to diversity and 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, and President Obama’s Volunteer Service Award.
Our commitment to client service is equaled by our commitment to our profession. Many of our attorneys serve in leadership roles within community and legal organizations. Richard Maxwell and John Grove are past presidents of the Roanoke Bar Association. Tom Bagby, past president of the firm, is past president of the Virginia Bar Association (the sixth Woods Rogers attorney to serve in that role) and both Mark Loftis and Elizabeth Perrow served as the President of the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys. The same organization honored James Jennings Jr. with the 2014 Excellence in Civil Litigation Award.
Woods Rogers has a long-held tradition of being active in civic and community initiatives. Since our inception, our professionals have recognized that the communities in which we serve have been generous to us, and that we have a corporate responsibility to give back. In any given year, we contribute both time and money to nearly 100 organizations throughout the communities in which we practice.