Roanoke, Va.—The Virginia law firm of Woods Rogers PLC counts 27 of its attorneys among the annual Virginia Business magazine Legal Elite ranking. 2016 marks the 17th edition of the Legal Elite list, where attorneys across Virginia participate in this peer-ranking process. The 2016 Legal Elite attorneys from Woods Rogers are:

  • Thomas R. Bagby / Labor Employment (Roanoke)
  • Stan Barnhill / Construction (Roanoke)
  • Brian Michael Brown / Corporate Counsel (Richmond)
  • John K. Byrum Jr. / Legislative, Regulatory, Administrative (Richmond)
  • Victor O. Cardwell / Labor Employment (Roanoke)
  • Francis H. Casola / Alternative Dispute Resolution (Roanoke)
  • Nicholas C. Conte / Corporate Counsel (Roanoke)
  • Thomas T. Cullen / Criminal Law (Roanoke)
  • Alden English / Real Estate, Land Use (Charlottesville)
  • Frank K. Friedman / Appellate Law (Roanoke)
  • John P. Grove III / Family / Domestic Relations (Roanoke)
  • Michael J. Hertz / Business Law (Roanoke)
  • Patice L. Holland / Young Lawyer (under 40) (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 / Creditors’ Rights (Roanoke)
  • Elizabeth Guilbert Perrow / Civil Litigation (Roanoke)
  • Alexander I. Saunders / Taxes , Estates, Trusts, Elder Law (Roanoke)
  • Christopher W. Stevens / Civil Litigation (Roanoke)
  • Eric J. Sorenson Jr. / Business Law (Lynchburg)
  • Daniel C. Summerlin III / Environmental Law (Roanoke)
  • King F. Tower / Labor / Employment (Roanoke)
  • Christine F. Underwood / Legal Services, Pro Bono (Roanoke)
  • Autumn R. Visser / Young Lawyer (under 40) (Roanoke)
  • Darryl D. Whitesell / Taxes, Estates, Trusts, Elder Law (Lynchburg)
  • Thomas M. Winn III / Labor Employment (Roanoke)


Voting for the Legal Elite is open to any licensed Virginia lawyer. Ballots are emailed each June to lawyers throughout the Commonwealth. An online ballot was also available on the magazine’s website during the six-week voting period.