Elizabeth Guilbert Perrow is a trial lawyer who practices primarily in the area of medical malpractice defense. She has extensive experience representing healthcare providers and has successfully defended physicians, nurses, and hospitals. Best Lawyers in America named Elizabeth as the 2017 Roanoke Lawyer of the Year for Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants.

She has tried numerous jury cases in circuit courts and has participated in numerous mediations. She was recognized by Virginia Lawyers Weekly for receiving one of the largest defense verdicts in 2007 and for receiving “million-dollar med-mal defense verdicts” from 2010 through 2015.

Elizabeth has lectured extensively on risk management issues to professional groups in Virginia and has authored a chapter of Virginia CLE on Medical Malpractice Law in Virginia.

Elizabeth has been recognized by Virginia Super Lawyers for many years and listed in Super Lawyers—Top 50 Women in 2014, 2015, and 2017. She has been one of  Martindale-Hubbell’s Preeminent Women Lawyers since 2011 and holds a Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating. In 2016, she was among the Best Lawyers list of Women in the Law for Medical Malpractice Law. Best Lawyers has also recognized her for Medical Malpractice Law-Defendants since 2012. In 2013, she was named by Virginia Lawyers Weekly as one of the Influential Women of Virginia. Additional awards include being a Virginia Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2008, 2009, and 2011. Blue Ridge Business Journal recognized Elizabeth in their “20 Under 40” list in 2009. The Roanoke Bar Association chose her as Young Lawyer of the Year in 2008.

She was the second-youngest president and only the second woman to serve as president of the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys (VADA), a statewide bar association for defense attorneys. She is the third Woods Rogers attorney to serve as president of the organization.

Elizabeth graduated from Lynchburg College cum laude and earned her law degree at Oklahoma City University School of Law, summa cum laude, where she received the award for Outstanding Woman Graduate in her class.

Affiliations

Association of Defense Trial Attorneys

Defense Research Institute

Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys—Past President (2013-14); President (2012-13); Chair, Medical Malpractice Section (2006-07); Board of Directors, Southwestern Regional Representative (2007-10); Member, Board of Directors Executive Committee; Treasurer (2011-2012); Secretary (2010-11)

Journal of Civil Litigation—Board of Editors (2005-11)

Virginia Bar Association

Boyd-Graves Conference—Member and Steering Committee Member

Virginia State Bar—Member, Litigation Section

Roanoke Bar Association—Board of Directors (2008-10); Membership Committee and Long Range Planning Committee (2008-09); Service Committee (2009-10)

The Ted Dalton American Inns of Court—Master of the Bench

Thought Leadership

Published Articles

You’ve Been Poked: Social Networking and Civil Litigation, co-author with Aaron B. Houchens, The Journal of Civil Litigation, 2010

Telemedicine in Virginia: Some Legal Implications of Care from a Distance, co-author with Daniel T. Sarrell, The Journal of  Civil Litigation, 2009

Chapter 4: Investigating the Factual Background (Defendant’s Perspective), Medical Malpractice Law in Virginia, Virginia Continuing Legal Education, 2002, 2003

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act: An Overview of Administrative Simplification, co-author with Thomas W. Farrell, The Journal of Civil Litigation, 2002

Overview: Custody and Visitation Matters, Associates’ Notes, VADA newsletter, 2000

Speaking Engagements

Virginia CLE | Controlling the Deposition: Inside the Deposition Room | April 5, 2019

Recognition

Thirty-nine Woods Rogers Attorneys Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America for 2020 | August 16, 2019

Twenty-two Woods Rogers Attorneys Named 2019 Virginia Super Lawyers | April 11, 2019

Virginia Business Names 26 Woods Rogers Attorneys as 2018 “Legal Elite” | December 5, 2018

Thirty-nine Woods Rogers Attorneys Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America | August 16, 2018

Twenty-three Woods Rogers attorneys awarded honors by Virginia Super Lawyers Magazine | April 20, 2018

Twenty-four Woods Rogers Attorneys Named by Virginia Business as 2017 “Legal Elite” | December 1, 2017

Virginia Lawyers Weekly Honors Two Woods Rogers Attorneys | September 6, 2017

Thirty-six Woods Rogers Attorneys Are Recognized by Best Lawyers in America | August 15, 2017

Twenty-one Woods Rogers attorneys awarded honors by Virginia Super Lawyers Magazine | May 1, 2017

Twenty-seven Woods Rogers attorneys named by Virginia Business as 2016 “Legal Elite” | December 5, 2016

Thirty Woods Rogers Attorneys Recognized as 2017 The Best Lawyers in America | August 16, 2016

Best Lawyers Names Five Woods Rogers Attorneys as “Lawyers of the Year” | August 16, 2016

Twenty-two Woods Rogers Attorneys Awarded Honors by Virginia Super Lawyers Magazine | April 7, 2016

Thirty Woods Rogers Attorneys Recognized as 2016 Best Lawyers in America | August 19, 2015

Twenty-Two Woods Rogers Attorneys Awarded Honors by Virginia Super Lawyers Magazine | April 9, 2015

Eighteen Woods Rogers attorneys named by Virginia Business as Legal Elite | December 1, 2014

Thirty-four Woods Rogers Attorneys Recognized as 2015 Best Lawyers in America | August 22, 2014

20 Woods Rogers Attorneys Recognized as Virginia Super Lawyers or Rising Stars | July 10, 2014

33 Attorneys Named Best Lawyers in America 2014 | August 15, 2013

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