31 Woods Rogers Attorneys Listed as "Legal Elite" and "Rising Stars"


The 2020 Legal Elite ranking by Virginia Business magazine lists a total of 31 Woods Rogers attorneys from across Virginia in 13 categories. Attorneys are included in the annual list based on high ratings from other lawyers in Virginia. Dan Summerlin, WR President, was profiled for the Legislative/Regulatory/Administrative category. The "Rising Stars" category includes Beth Burgin Waller, who is a Principal and Chair of the Cybersecurity & Data Privacy practice. Associate Leah Stiegler, of the firm's Labor & Employment practice, is the second "Rising Star."

2020 Legal Elite attorneys from Woods Rogers

Stan Barnhill - Roanoke, Construction

Neil Birkhoff - Roanoke, Taxes/Estates/Trusts

John Byrum Jr. - Richmond, Business & Corporate

Victor Cardwell - Roanoke, Labor & Employment

Francis (Chip) Casola - Roanoke, Litigation

Corey Davis - Lynchburg, Business & Corporate

Alden English - Charlottesville, Real Estate/Land Use

Nathan Evans - Charlottesville, Intellectual Property/Information Technology

John Francisco - Lynchburg, Real Estate/Land Use

Frank Friedman - Roanoke, Appellate

Michael Hastings - Roanoke, Bankruptcy & Restructuring

Michael Hertz - Roanoke, Intellectual Property/Information Technology

Sarah Houck - Lynchburg, Family & Domestic Law

Timothy Kelsey - Charlottesville, Business & Corporate

Alton Knighton Jr. - Roanoke, Business & Corporate

Mark Loftis - Roanoke, Litigation

Joshua Long - Roanoke, Litigation

Heman Marshall - Roanoke, Health Law

Richard Maxwell - Roanoke, Business & Corporate

Lee Osborne - Roanoke, Taxes/Estates/Trusts

Thomas Palmer - Roanoke, Health Law

Benjamin Rottenborn - Roanoke, Litigation

Alexander Saunders - Roanoke, Taxes/Estates/Trusts

William Shewmake - Richmond, Real Estate/Land Use

Eric Sorenson Jr. - Lynchburg, Business & Corporate

Daniel Summerlin - Roanoke, Administrative & Regulatory

King Tower - Roanoke, Labor & Employment

Darryl Whitesell - Lynchburg, Taxes/Estates/Trusts

Thomas Winn - Roanoke, Labor & Employment

2020 Rising Stars

Elizabeth Burgin Waller - Roanoke, Cybersecurity & Data Privacy

Leah Stiegler - Richmond, Labor & Employment

About Virginia Business Legal Elite

Virginia’s Legal Elite began in 2000 as a collaboration between Virginia Business magazine and the Virginia Bar Association. Every year, Virginia Business polls attorneys across Virginia to select their peers for the best lawyers in each category. Voting for the Legal Elite is open to any licensed Virginia lawyer.


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