Roanoke, Va.—The Virginia law firm of Woods Rogers counts 18 of its attorneys among the annual Virginia Business magazine Legal Elite ranking. This year marks the 15th edition of the Legal Elite.

The 2015 Virginia Business Legal Elite attorneys from Woods Rogers are:

  • Thomas R. Bagby / Labor and Employment (Roanoke)
  • D. Stan Barnhill/ Construction (Roanoke)
  • Francis H. “Chip” Casola / Alternative Dispute Resolution (Roanoke)
  • Sandra Chinn-Gilstrap / Family/Domestic Relations (Danville)
  • Nicholas C. Conte / Business Law (Roanoke)
  • Thomas T. Cullen / Criminal Law (Roanoke)
  • Frank K. Friedman / Appellate Law (Roanoke)
  • Michael J. Hertz / Young Lawyer (Under 40) (Roanoke)
  • Nicole F. Ingle / Real Estate/Land Use (Roanoke)
  • R. Neal Keesee Jr. / Intellectual Property (Roanoke)
  • Alton L. Knighton Jr. / Legal Services/Pro Bono (Roanoke)
  • Joshua F.P. Long / Intellectual Property (Roanoke)
  • Mark D. Loftis / Civil Litigation (Roanoke)
  • Heman A. Marshall III/ Health Law (Roanoke)
  • Richard C. Maxwell / Bankruptcy/Creditors’ Rights (Roanoke)
  • Elizabeth G. Perrow / Health Law (Roanoke)
  • Alexander I. Saunders / Taxes/Estates/Trusts/Elder Law (Roanoke)
  • Daniel C. Summerlin III /  Legislative/Regulatory/Administrative (Roanoke)

Begun in collaboration with the Virginia Bar Association in 2000, this year 1,315 Virginia lawyers nominated 3,461 of their peers in 16 legal categories. Roughly a quarter of the nominees, 920, made the final list.