Roanoke, Va.—Looking to expand the services it offers to its clients, Woods Rogers PLC has joined Interlaw as its representative firm in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Started in the 1980s, Interlaw is an elite network of independent law firms in major jurisdictions around the world.

Woods Rogers’ President Dan Summerlin said, “Joining the Interlaw network of law firms allows us to enhance our capabilities and support our clients who have growing national and international legal needs. In recent years, we have represented clients in more than 15 countries–including  many in Asia Pacific and Europe, as well as our neighbors Canada and Mexico.”

Each member firm of Interlaw is an established independent firm in its state or country, and all share a common goal of providing the best legal service possible to clients around the globe. Today, Interlaw’s presence spans more than 7000 lawyers worldwide.

Summerlin added, “Having a network of trusted firms around the world, that we know well and trust will be helpful to both our business and individual clients. Interlaw also provides our attorneys access to national and world renowned attorneys in their respective practice areas to further enhance our capabilities.”

Only one law firm from one city is permitted to participate in the Interlaw network. In the U.S., it is usually limited to one firm per state. Interlaw vigorously screens its member firms ensuring that clients receive the same high caliber of legal assistance to which they are accustomed.

Michael Siebold, Chairman of Interlaw and Managing Partner of ARNECKE SIBETH in Germany, with offices in Berlin, Dresden, Frankfurt and Munich said, “Interlaw has gone from strength to strength in 2016. We are excited to be working with Woods Rogers, a dynamic firm with similar ambitions to our own and a great addition to our global operations. The network’s expansion will further enable us to provide seamless legal advice to clients looking to do business all over the world.”

Chambers & Partners Directory ranks Interlaw as a global elite legal network. Interlaw’s member firms are region and community-based with established reputations of providing high quality legal services. Firms work together to provide clients with high-value and efficient legal services because there is a close relationship of mutual trust between member firms.


For nearly 35 years, Interlaw has been one of the world’s leading global networks of elite independent law firms for both global clients and member firms. With 7,000 lawyers worldwide in 130 cities and growing, Interlaw has the capacity and ability to mobilize lawyers for the benefit of global clients and member firms, wherever in the world they want to do business. The network is fluent in the nuances of international business, yet offers an unrivalled presence across the world. For more information, visit