Rich Maxwell heads the Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights group at Woods Rogers and is chair of the firm’s Business section. Under Rich’s counsel, a $50 million manufacturing company was able to reorganize and emerge from bankruptcy within 90 days. Rich also focuses on commercial law.

Rich is a Fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy and serves on the Planning Committee for the Mid-Atlantic Institute on Bankruptcy and Reorganization Practice. He also edits and writes about the enforcement of liens and judgments for the Virginia Law Foundation. He is a past director and chairman of the Bankruptcy Section of the Virginia State Bar. He also served as the President of the Roanoke Bar Association.

Rich graduated cum laude from University of Richmond’s law school, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif, an honor society for law school graduates.

Rich has been named to the Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers Business Edition and Virginia Super Lawyers rankings. He is on Virginia Business magazine’s Legal Elite list and holds a Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating.

His community activities in the Roanoke area include having served on the boards of the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, the Clean Valley Council, and the National D-Day Memorial Foundation.


American Bar Association

American Bankruptcy Institute

Clean Valley Council—Director

National D-Day Memorial Foundation—Former Director

Roanoke Symphony Orchestra—Past President

Roanoke Bar Association—President 2014-2015

Virginia State Bar—Bankruptcy Law Section, Past Chairman

Thought Leadership

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