The Best Lawyers in America© ranked more than half of Woods Rogers’ principals and of-counsel attorneys in numerous categories from Labor and Employment Litigation to Trade Secrets Law. Six attorneys mark their 25th year of inclusion on this list. Attorneys Patice Holland, Nicole Ingle, and Fourd Kemper Jr. have been named as Best Lawyers® for the first time. Milestones of being listed for five or more years are listed in brackets beside attorney names.

Best Lawyers® announces its annual list after conducting thorough research surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers evaluate their peers. Recognition in Best Lawyers is considered a significant honor by both legal professionals and their clients.

The entire Woods Rogers list of Best Lawyers in America for 2021 is:

Lynchburg, VA

Bernard C. Baldwin III [15]
Corporate Law
Litigation – Trusts and Estates

John W. Francisco [5]
Litigation – Construction

Darryl D. Whitesell [5]
Tax Law

Robert C. Wood III [35]
Commercial Litigation

Charlottesville, VA

Steven W. Blaine [15]
Administrative / Regulatory Law
Real Estate Law

J. Alden English [5]
Real Estate Law

Timothy I. Kelsey (2019)
Real Estate Law

Richmond, VA

John K. Byrum, Jr.
Administrative / Regulatory Law

Roanoke, VA

D. Stan Barnhill [20]
Commercial Litigation
Construction Law
Litigation – Construction
Litigation – First Amendment
Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants

Neil V. Birkhoff [10]
Tax Law
Trusts and Estates

Victor O. Cardwell [15]
Employment Law – Management
Labor Law – Management
Litigation – Labor and Employment

Claude D. Carter [15]
Real Estate Law

Francis H. Casola [10]
Commercial Litigation
Litigation – Antitrust
Litigation – Intellectual Property
Litigation – Real Estate

Agnis C. Chakravorty [15]
Employment Law – Management
Labor Law – Management
Litigation – Labor and Employment

George J.A. Clemo [10]
Administrative / Regulatory Law
Corporate Law
Project Finance Law
Public Finance Law
Securitization and Structured Finance Law

Frank K. Friedman [15]
Appellate Practice

Michael E. Hastings [15]
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Litigation – Bankruptcy

Michael J. Hertz
Trade Secrets Law

Patice L. Holland (*)
Insurance Law
Litigation – Labor and Employment
Railroad Law

Nicole F. Ingle (*)
Real Estate Law

James W. Jennings Jr. [25]
Commercial Litigation
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Railroad Law

R. Neal Keesee Jr. [15]
Corporate Law

Talfourd H. Kemper Jr. (*)
Securities / Capital Markets Law

Talfourd H. Kemper Sr. [35]
Corporate Law
Real Estate Law
Trusts and Estates

Alton L. Knighton Jr. [25]
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Project Finance Law
Public Finance Law

Mark D. Loftis [15]
Commercial Litigation
Insurance Law
Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Technology Law

Joshua F.P. Long
Litigation – Intellectual Property
Litigation – Labor and Employment

Heman A. Marshall III [30]
Antitrust Law
Health Care Law
Litigation – Health Care

Richard C. Maxwell [15]
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Litigation – Bankruptcy

J. Lee E. Osborne [25]
Trusts and Estates

Thomas T. Palmer [15]
Health Care Law

Elizabeth Guilbert Perrow [10]
Health Care Law
Litigation – Health Care
Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants

Matthew P. Pritts [10]
Railroad Law
Transportation Law

J. Benjamin Rottenborn
Litigation – Patent

Alexander I. Saunders [20]
Corporate Law
Tax Law
Trusts and Estates

Christopher W. Stevens [10]
Insurance Law
Litigation – Insurance

Daniel C. Summerlin III [5]
Labor Law – Management
Litigation – Labor and Employment

King F. Tower [10]
Employment Law – Management
Labor Law – Management

Elizabeth Burgin Waller
Commercial Litigation

Thomas M. Winn III [15]
Employment Law – Management
Labor Law – Management
Litigation – Labor and Employment

Dudley F. Woody [5]
Employment Law – Management