If you are involved in a legal dispute, having a lawyer who keeps your best interests in mind is as important as having a lawyer with sharp legal instincts and extensive trial experience. 

We will work with you to determine your goals and address your concerns. In matters large or small, our culture of client service centers on you and your needs. We regularly counsel clients on early settlements, avoiding costly and draining court battles while preserving their public image. We are also experienced trial lawyers comfortable taking cases to verdict in both state and federal courts. 

Leaders in Litigation  

Woods Rogers is recognized among the top commercial litigation firms in Virginia by Chambers & Partners. Chambers also recognizes Mark Loftis and James Jennings among Virginia’s leading commercial litigators.

WRVB attorneys represent clients in litigation and dispute resolution in a variety of matters, including: 

  • Appeals 
  • Employment claims 
  • Construction and real estate  
  • Insurance coverage 
  • Intellectual property 
  • Personal injury 
  • Premises liability 
  • Product liability 
  • Property loss claims 
  • Subrogation claims 
  • Tort and contract disputes 
  • Toxic torts 
  • Wrongful death 

Alternative Dispute Resolution 

We will help you understand the kinds of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) available to you. We will guide you through the applicable procedures, including reviewing proposed contractual arbitration clauses or other contract provisions. Our goal is to resolve conflict early when appropriate, drafting favorable provisions that address the concerns of all parties. 

Our attorneys have experience in representing clients in arbitrations, mediations, and other forms of ADR. We regularly handle matters before the American Arbitration Association, Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services (JAMS), and other ADR forums. Our attorneys also have experience in international arbitration and the unique procedures they involve. 

Local Virginia Counsel 

WRVB attorneys act as local counsel for companies and law firms representing clients in both the Western and Eastern District Courts of Virginia. Our team has litigated disputes of national and global interest. 

Maritime Litigation  

With an office in Norfolk, home of the world’s largest naval base, Woods Rogers handles maritime litigation in matters of collisions and allisions, vessel foreclosure, charter party disputes, vessel arrests and seizures, enforcement and defense of maritime liens, oil spills and pollution, title disputes, Jones Act claims, Coast Guard proceedings, and cargo shipments. 

Case Management 

Our team of paralegals and professionals provides document management, investigation, E-Discovery, and case management support. Their skill allows us to provide you with timely and efficient legal services. 

Whether you choose to commit to a trial, settle early, or use alternative dispute resolution, you will have a team with the appropriate expertise and experience to achieve your goals. 

Areas of Focus

  • Appellate Law

    Whether pursuing an appeal or defending against one, appellate procedures are complex and require knowledge of the practices and rules of appellate courts. Our appellate attorneys have the experience, knowledge, and persistence to guide you through the appeals process, whether or not our team worked on the trial phase. 

  • Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights

    Woods Rogers bankruptcy and creditors’ rights attorneys guide borrowers, lenders, and other creditors through the complex issues distressed businesses and their creditors face. Our guidance includes solutions for financial restructuring transactions and out-of-court loan workouts both inside and outside of the bankruptcy process.

  • eDiscovery

    The volume of electronic records held by companies significantly increased over the last 20 years, making eDiscovery extremely significant to litigation strategies. Woods Rogers's dedicated eDiscovery team provides clients with legal counsel on the legal requirements for the preservation and collection of ESI.

  • Government & Special Investigations

    Whether responding to a subpoena, representing employees before a grand jury, or trying a case to a jury verdict, our goal is to protect our clients and their interests. Our best work keeps our clients out of the courtroom and out of the news.


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