Attorney Agnis Chakravorty

Agnis C. Chakravorty


Agnis advises employers in a variety of sectors such as transportation, healthcare and manufacturing on compliance with labor and employment laws and defends actions before a variety of agencies including the EEOC, DOL, OSHA, the NLRB.

Get To Know Agnis

Agnis has defended clients in labor and employment matters in state and federal courts in a number of jurisdictions, including Virginia, North Carolina, Texas, Ohio, and Missouri. He has also represented clients, both large and small, in a variety of claims including retaliation/discrimination claims, wage hour collective actions, non-compete and anti-piracy litigation, OSHA death actions, union avoidance and unfair labor practice charges. Clients represented include Fortune 500 companies to small businesses in a variety of fields including railroads, trucking, hospitals, long term care facilities, local governments, credit unions, restaurants and public service agencies.

Agnis grew up in the Roanoke Valley and has been a life long resident of the area. He started at the firm in 1989 and left in 1992 to focus on labor and employment solely in a boutique firm. Agnis came back to Woods Rogers in 1998.

Agnis is active in the community, including as an elder at Penn Forest Wesleyan Church and has been involved in a number of faith-based activities including being a producer of a faith-based film which was released nationally.


  • Alleged retaliation for reporting a safety concern under state statute--Cook v. Roanoke Elec. Steel Corp., 2023 WL 3059160 (W.D. Va. Apr. 24, 2023).
  • Alleged violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act--Phillips v. New Millennium Bldg. Sys., LLC, 2022 WL 2188405 (4th Cir. 2022).
  • Alleged race discrimination and retaliation--Hicks v. Carilion Med. Ctr., 2019 WL 1394390 (W.D. Va. Mar. 27, 2019).
  • Alleged age discrimination--Bandy v. Advance Auto Parts, Inc., 535 F. App'x 260 (4th Cir. 2013).
  • Alleged disability discrimination--Wilson v. Dollar Gen. Corp., 717 F.3d 337 (4th Cir. 2013).
  • Alleged violation of the False Claims Act--Dennis v. Med. Facilities of Am., Inc., 2009 WL 4841028 (W.D. Va. Dec. 15, 2009).
  • Alleged violation of Title VII and Section 1981--Eng v. Norfolk S. Corp., 166 F. App'x 694 (4th Cir. 2006).
  • Disability discrimination--Berry v. Norfolk S. Corp., 1995 WL 465819 (W.D. Va. June 23, 1995).
  • Affirming dismissal of age discrimination claim but reversing the dismissal of defendant's counterclaim for defamation--Swengler v. ITT Corp. Electro-Optical Prod. Div., 993 F.2d 1063 (4th Cir. 1993).



University of Richmond School of Law, J.D.

William & Mary, B.A.



U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia

U.S. Supreme Court


  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section, Developing Labor Law Subcommittee
  • Roanoke Bar Association, Board of Directors (2000‑2002)
  • Virginia Bar Association, Labor Employment Section
  • Virginia State Bar

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Other Publications & Media

  • Co-author. “Employment: North America, USA – Virginia.” Lexology Getting the Deal Through, September 19, 2023.
  • Co-author. “Employment: North America, USA – Virginia.” Lexology Getting the Deal Through, October 17, 2022.

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