Roanoke, Va.—The Roanoke office of Woods Rogers PLC welcomes Justin E. Simmons in an Associate role. Justin will focus his practice on bankruptcy and creditors’ rights and commercial litigation. He has experience as a first-chair for jury trials, and has briefed and argued numerous dispositive motions in state and federal court.

“Justin’s work ethic, capabilities, and unique skill set complement our firm’s depth of service,” said Daniel C. Summerlin, President of Woods Rogers PLC. “With his strong academic background and past experience, Justin will strengthen our associate ranks and be given an opportunity to work with different lawyers in a variety of areas while developing his own areas of interest.”

Justin earned a B.A. from Brigham Young University. His J.D. from George Mason University School of Law where he graduated cum laude. Before joining Woods Rogers, he served as a law clerk to Judge Elizabeth K. Dillon of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia. He also gained experience as an associate at a civil defense firm in Roanoke.

Immediately after law school, Justin completed two clerkships. The first was with the judges of the Circuit Court of Roanoke City, and the second was with Justice LeRoy F. Millette, Jr., of the Supreme Court of Virginia. During law school, Justin was a research editor for the George Mason Law Review.

Justin is an active member of several state and local bar groups. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Roanoke Bar Association.