Roanoke, Va.—The Virginia law firm of Woods Rogers PLC counts 19 of its attorneys among the annual Virginia Business magazine Legal Elite ranking. 2015 marks the 16th edition of the annual Legal Elite list, and 3,800 Virginia lawyers were nominated this year, an increase of more than nine percent over 2014. The 2015 Legal Elite attorneys from Woods Rogers are:

  • Erin B. Ashwell / Young Lawyer (Under 40) (Roanoke)
  • Thomas R. Bagby / Labor and Employment (Roanoke)
  • Stan Barnhill / Construction (Roanoke)
  • John K. Byrum / Environmental (Richmond)
  • Victor O. Cardwell / Labor Law (Roanoke)
  • Francis H. “Chip” Casola / Alternative Dispute Resolution (Roanoke)
  • Sandra Chinn-Gilstrap / Family and Domestic Relations (Danville)
  • Nicholas C. Conte / Business Law (Roanoke)
  • Thomas T. Cullen / Criminal Law (Roanoke)
  • Frank K. Friedman / Appellate Law (Roanoke)
  • Nicole F. Ingle / Real Estate, Land Use (Roanoke)
  • Alton L. Knighton, Jr. / Legal Services Pro Bono (Roanoke)
  • Mark D. Loftis / Civil Litigation (Roanoke)
  • Joshua F.P. Long / Intellectual Property (Roanoke)
  • Heman A. Marshall III / Health Law (Roanoke)
  • Richard C. Maxwell / Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights (Roanoke)
  • Benjamin Rottenborn / Young Lawyer (Under 40) (Roanoke)
  • Alexander I. Saunders / Taxes, Estates, Trusts, Elder Law (Roanoke)
  • Daniel C. Summerlin III / Legislative, Regulatory, Administrative (Roanoke)