Roanoke, Va.Best Lawyers in America® named 30 Woods Rogers attorneys—more than half of the firm’s principals and of-counsel attorneys—to its 2016 ranking of the best lawyers in America. Attorneys who have made the list for more than 15 years include Tom Bagby, Stan Barnhill, Anthony Gambardella, Allen Glover, Al Knighton, James Jennings, Heman Marshall, and Lee Osborne. Of note, Talfourd H. Kemper, Sr. has been recognized as a Best Lawyer for 25 years. The entire Woods Rogers list of Best Lawyers in America by category and office location includes:

Administrative/Regulatory Law
Anthony J. Gambardella Jr. (Richmond); H. Allen Glover Jr. (Roanoke)

Antitrust Law
Heman A. Marshall III (Roanoke)

Appellate Practice
Frank K. Friedman (Roanoke)

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Richard C. Maxwell (Roanoke)

Commercial Litigation
Stan Barnhill (Roanoke); Francis H. Casola (Roanoke); Nicholas C. Conte (Roanoke); James W. Jennings Jr. (Roanoke); Mark D. Loftis (Roanoke)

Construction Law
Stan Barnhill (Roanoke)

Corporate Law
Nicholas C. Conte (Roanoke); R. Neal Keesee Jr. (Roanoke); Talfourd H. Kemper Sr. (Roanoke); Alexander I. Saunders (Roanoke)

Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Paul R. Thomson Jr. (Roanoke)

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Alton L. Knighton Jr. (Roanoke)

Employment Law-Management
Thomas R. Bagby (Roanoke); Victor O. Cardwell (Roanoke); Agnis C. Chakravorty (Roanoke); Thomas M. Winn III (Roanoke); Dudley F. Woody (Roanoke)

Energy Law
Anthony J. Gambardella Jr. (Richmond); H. Allen Glover Jr. (Roanoke)

Environmental Law
Paul R. Thomson Jr. (Roanoke)

Family Law
Sandra T. Chinn-Gilstrap (Danville)

Health Care Law
Heman A. Marshall III (Roanoke); Thomas T. Palmer (Roanoke)

Insurance Law
Mark D. Loftis (Roanoke); Christopher W. Stevens (Roanoke)

Labor Law-Management
Thomas R. Bagby (Roanoke); Victor O. Cardwell (Roanoke); Agnis C. Chakravorty (Roanoke); Daniel C. Summerlin III (Roanoke); Thomas M. Winn III (Roanoke)

Litigation
Antitrust: Francis H. Casola (Roanoke)
Bankruptcy: Richard C. Maxwell (Roanoke)
Construction: D. Stan Barnhill (Roanoke)
Environmental: Paul R. Thomson Jr. (Roanoke)
First Amendment: D. Stan Barnhill (Roanoke)
Health Care: Heman A. Marshall III (Roanoke)
Intellectual Property: Francis H. Casola (Roanoke)
Labor and Employment: Thomas R. Bagby (Roanoke); Agnis C. Chakravorty (Roanoke); Thomas M. Winn III (Roanoke)
Personal Injury (Defendants): James W. Jennings Jr. (Roanoke)
Product Liability (Defendants): James W. Jennings Jr. (Roanoke); Mark D. Loftis (Roanoke)
Real Estate: Francis H. Casola

Medical Malpractice Law-Defendants
Elizabeth Guilbert Perrow (Roanoke)

Professional Malpractice Law-Defendants
Stan Barnhill (Roanoke)

Project Finance Law
Alton L. Knighton Jr. (Roanoke)

Public Finance Law
Alton L. Knighton Jr. (Roanoke)

Railroad Law
James W. Jennings Jr. (Roanoke)

Real Estate Law
Alden English (Charlottesville); Claude D. Carter (Roanoke); Talfourd H. Kemper, Sr. (Roanoke)

Tax Law
Neil V. Birkhoff (Roanoke); Alexander I. Saunders (Roanoke)

Technology Law
Mark D. Loftis (Roanoke)

Timber Law
Paul R. Thomson, Jr. (Roanoke)

Transportation Law
Bradley W. Fitzgerald (Roanoke); Matthew P. Pritts (Roanoke)

Trusts And Estates
Neil V. Birkhoff (Roanoke); Talfourd H. Kemper, Sr. (Roanoke)

Water Law
Paul R. Thomson, Jr. (Roanoke)

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