Woods Rogers PLC has served clients in Virginia and beyond since 1893. More than 80 attorneys at Woods Rogers represent key practice areas and industries, and 100-plus related services. Virginia Lawyers Weekly ranks Woods Rogers as the 6th largest law firm in Virginia. The firm’s offices are located in Charlottesville, Lynchburg, Richmond, and Roanoke.
Our attorneys—licensed in 14 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, 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.
Since its earliest days, Woods Rogers has been committed to helping improve the business, cultural, educational, and social environment in the Roanoke Valley and in the communities surrounding our offices in Charlottesville, Lynchburg, and Richmond. Our belief in giving back to the community includes service as well as financial commitment.
We encourage our attorneys to take action in many forms, including providing pro bono legal services, volunteering, providing leadership, or being a member of numerous civic, charitable, and cause-driven organizations.
Two of our attorneys were 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 in 2018. In 2019, a number of our attorneys provided more than 700 hours of service to nonprofits and legal aid societies.
Our commitment to client service is equaled by our commitment to our profession. 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. Six Woods Rogers attorneys have served as president of the Virginia Bar Association. For several years, Tom Winn served on the Virginia Bar Association’s Board of Governors, a role now filled by Victor Cardwell. Rick Sorenson is the current General Counsel of the Virginia Bar Association. Both Mark Loftis and Elizabeth Perrow served as President of the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys.