Roanoke, Va.—Dan Summerlin has been elected as the new president of Woods Rogers.

Woods Rogers’ Chairman, Nick Conte said, “Dan Summerlin brings experience and meaningful contributions to our firm in the areas of leadership, innovation, collaboration and client service. His commitments to Woods Rogers over the course of his 17-year career here have been many and we welcome him to his new role.”

Summerlin will assume the role of president immediately and succeeds Tom Bagby, who served in the role of president from 2008 to 2014.

Conte added, “On behalf of everyone at Woods Rogers, we’re grateful for Tom Bagby’s many years of stewardship of the firm and we look forward to his continued role in the Labor and Employment practice.”

Summerlin’s experience covers a range of law from administrative and regulatory—with an emphasis on environmental—to labor and employment, and litigation. He also counsels clients on government investigations and white collar criminal defense. He joined Woods Rogers in 1997, where he worked as a summer associate in 1996.

A Roanoke native, Summerlin returned to the area after earning his law degree from William & Mary’s Marshall Wythe School of  Law. His undergraduate degree is from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.