Roanoke, Va.— Twenty-two Woods Rogers attorneys have been selected to join the 2015 Virginia Super Lawyers® list. Eight of the 22 are recognized as Rising Stars. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

The 2015 Woods Rogers Super Lawyers are:

  • Thomas R. Bagby/Labor and Employment (Roanoke)
  • Stan Barnhill/Construction (Roanoke)
  • Neil V. Birkhoff/Taxation (Roanoke)
  • Victor O. Cardwell/Labor and Employment (Roanoke)
  • Agnis C. Chakravorty/Labor and Employment (Roanoke)
  • Nicolas C. Conte/Business Law (Roanoke)
  • Frank K. Friedman/Appellate Law (Roanoke)
  • James W. Jennings Jr./Civil Litigation Defense (Roanoke)
  • Mark D. Loftis/Civil Litigation (Roanoke)
  • Richard C. Maxwell/Bankruptcy/Creditors’ Rights (Roanoke)
  • Lee E. Osborne/Trust and Estates (Roanoke)
  • Elizabeth G. Perrow/Health Law (Roanoke)
  • Thomas M. Winn III/Labor and Employment (Roanoke)
  • Russell T. Schundler/Business Law (Charlottesville)

Rising Stars:

  • Erin B. Ashwell/General Litigation (Roanoke)
  • Elizabeth Hope Cothran/Labor and Employment (Roanoke)
  • Michael J. Hertz/Intellectual Property (Roanoke)
  • Patice L. Holland/Labor and Employment (Roanoke)
  • Charles Carter Lee/Business Litigation (Roanoke)
  • Benjamin Rottenborn/Business Litigation (Roanoke)
  • Daniel T. Sarrell/Medical Malpractice Defense (Roanoke)
  • Elizabeth Burgin Waller/Business Litigation (Roanoke)

The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition in the legal profession. The annual selections are made using a process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys. Super Lawyers Rising Stars recognizes top up-and-coming lawyers who are 40 years old or younger, or who have been practicing 10 or fewer years. Visit for more information.