Olivia primarily focuses on advising employers on compliance with federal and state labor and employment laws.

Get To Know Olivia

Olivia primarily focuses her practice on management-side employment issues. She devotes much of her time to counseling HR managers and employers on compliance with federal and state employment laws. Olivia also dedicates a part of her practice to general civil litigation, particularly landlord-side housing law. Additionally, Olivia has experience with education law, from K-12 schools to institutions of higher learning.

Olivia first joined Woods Rogers Vandeventer Black as a summer associate in 2021 and returned as an associate in 2022. She earned her J.D. from American University Washington College of Law. While in law school, Olivia interned for an administrative judge at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, where she developed her interest in employment law.

Olivia grew up in Richmond, Virginia, and then studied environmental policy and planning at Virginia Tech. In her free time, Olivia is an avid reader and self-proclaimed foodie.


  • Frequently presents annual harassment and discrimination training to employees and management of both large and small companies.
  • Provides regular support in defending EEOC charges, both through the mediation and investigation phases.
  • Successfully litigates unlawful detainer actions for residential landlords.
  • Manages dynamic case load to prosecute administrative and quasi-criminal offenses in Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court.



American University Washington College of Law, J.D.

Virginia Tech, B.S.



U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia

U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia


  • Mill Mountain Zoo, Board Member
  • Roanoke Valley SHRM, Legislative Co-Chair
  • Roanoke Bar Association
  • Ted Dalton Inn of Court
  • Virginia Women Attorneys Association

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