Woods Rogers is Virginia’s firm. With over 80 attorneys in four locations spread across the Commonwealth, Woods Rogers has demonstrated its commitment to Virginia for over 125 years. When combining our experience with our historical commitment to taking an active and meaningful leadership role in our communities, Woods Rogers is unique among Virginia law firms.
Our size—more than 80 attorneys who represent 19 practice areas and 100-plus related services—gives us the expertise and resources that allow us to be strategic, yet flexible in our problem-solving approach. Virginia Lawyers Weekly ranks Woods Rogers as the 7th largest law firm in Virginia (2018). We provide counsel to an array of industries throughout Virginia, the Mid-Atlantic and beyond. Our largest practice areas by attorney count are Business and Corporate Law, Labor and Employment Law, Intellectual Property, Litigation, Tax, and Trusts and Estates. We are proud of our history of community involvement and a reputation as one of most experienced firms in the Commonwealth.
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, Best Lawyers and Virginia Business magazine’s Legal Elite.
Our commitment to client service is equaled by our commitment to our profession and our attorneys serve in leadership roles within community and legal organizations. Richard Maxwell and Lee Osborne have served in leadership roles with 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. For several years, Tom Winn served on the Virginia Bar Association’s Board of Governors, a role Victor Cardwell now holds. The current General Counsel of the Virginia Bar Association is Rick Sorenson. Both Mark Loftis and Elizabeth Perrow served as President of the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys. The same organization honored James Jennings Jr. with the Excellence in Civil Litigation Award.
Woods Rogers has a long-held tradition of being active in civic and community initiatives. We know client success often means community success and we frequently stand as a partner in supporting causes and issues that are important to our clients. In any given year, we contribute both time and money to nearly 100 organizations throughout the communities in which we practice.