Seven WRVB Attorneys and Three Practice Groups Ranked by Chambers USA


Woods Rogers Vandeventer Black (WRVB) was recognized by Chambers and Partners as a leader in Labor & Employment Law (Band 2), General Commercial Litigation (Band 4), and Bankruptcy & Restructuring (Band 4) in Virginia. Seven attorneys were recognized individually for their excellent legal work and client service in their respective practices.

In the category of Litigation: General Commercial, one source remarked, “The firm has years of experience. They have a very collaborative and well-rounded litigation team.” Mark Loftis was named in Band 3 and called a “flat-out excellent litigator.” Chambers ranks James Jennings as a Senior Statesperson, noting “His practice draws on longstanding experience in trial proceedings.

The Labor & Employment team is “noted for its strength in regulatory compliance, litigation and labor negotiations.” Victor Cardwell (Band 2), King Tower (Band 2), and Tom Winn (Band 3) were recognized as leading lawyers in this category. Victor was recognized for his work in a wide variety of labor and employment matters. One source remarked, “He is smart, responsive, approachable, and confident. I know he always has our best interest at heart.” King was noted for his “skillful handling of labor relations as well as the full gamut of employment issues.” Tom was noted as a “go-to lawyer for a wide array of employers.

The Bankruptcy & Restructuring team was recognized for its “experienced bankruptcy and restructuring group.” Michael Hastings was named in Band 1 for his excellent work, with Chambers noting he is “much admired for his bankruptcy practice.

Additionally, William Franczek was newly named in the Construction: Mediators category (Band 1). He is noted as a “go-to practitioner in the state for construction mediations and arbitrations.” One source remarked, “You can be confident that he will be familiar with the relevant principles.”

Chambers and Partners is one of the most respected legal directories in the world. Individual lawyers are ranked in their practice area(s) based on their legal knowledge, experience, ability, effectiveness, and client service. Law firm practice areas are ranked on the quality of their lawyers and the effectiveness and capability of the department as a whole.

WRVB is honored these attorneys and teams were recognized for their excellent work and dedication to serving their clients. We appreciate our clients and colleagues who took the time to provide feedback during the selection process.


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