Roanoke, Va.— Woods Rogers PLC is pleased to announce attorneys James W. Jennings Jr. and Mark D. Loftis have been recognized by Chambers USA as 2016 Leaders in Their Field. Chambers USA ranks individual lawyers in their practice areas based on legal knowledge and experience, ability, effectiveness, and client-service. Mark and James have been ranked in Litigation: General Commercial, Band 3 (since 2007) and Band 2 (since 2005).

James Jennings is a trial lawyer with more than 40 years’ experience in civil litigation in federal and state courts. His practice focuses on commercial litigation, defending personal injury claims, product liability actions, toxic torts, and the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA).

Mark Loftis is chairman of the firm’s Litigation Section, and practices in the areas of product liability, commercial litigation, and insurance coverage litigation. He has extensive experience representing product manufacturers, product retailers, and utility companies in litigation matters in both state and federal courts.


Chambers USA is published annually by London-based Chambers and Partners. The selection process is based on interviews with in-house counsel and other attorneys and professionals around the country. The rankings are based on criteria such as technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness/astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities valued most by clients. For more information, visit