Honor bestowed at the Annual Meeting of the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys

Roanoke, Va.—James W. Jennings, Jr. is the recipient of this year’s Excellence in Civil Litigation Award, presented today at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys. James has practiced law at Woods Rogers PLC for more than 45 years.

James concentrates in defending personal injury cases in the areas of  FELA, products liability, and premises liability. He also handles insurance coverage, intellectual property, contract disputes, construction, product failure, municipal and local government, land use, and estate administration.

“As a trial lawyer, I am deeply appreciative of this recognition by fellow defense lawyers,” said James W. Jennings, Jr., Principal, Woods Rogers.

James received his bachelor’s degree and JD (magna cum laude) from Washington and Lee University and is presently an adjunct professor at the Washington and Lee School of Law. He is a long-standing member of DRI, has served on its board of directors, and received its Exceptional Service Award. He is Past President of the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys, the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys and the Virginia Chapter of ABOTA. He has served as Chair of the Board of Editors of the Journal of Civil Litigation and on the Board of Editors of the Defense Counsel Journal.  James is listed in Best Lawyers in America, Chambers, and Super Lawyers. He also holds a place on Virginia Business’ Legal Elite.

Woods Rogers’ President Tom Bagby said, “We are fortunate to have James as a colleague and friend. His contributions to our firm are great and many and he is well-deserving of this prestigious award.”