Roanoke, Va.—The Virginia law firm of Woods Rogers PLC  ranks as a U.S. News-Best Lawyers 2016 Best Law Firm in national and metropolitan tiers for Roanoke and Richmond. In a press release issued today, U.S. News noted, “The 2016 rankings are based on the highest number of participating firms and highest number of client ballots on record. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America, which recognizes the top 4 percent of practicing attorneys in the US. Over 21,000 attorneys provided almost 700,000 law firm assessments, and over 8,000 clients provided more than 47,000 evaluations.”

Metropolitan Tier 1 Rankings
Administrative / Regulatory Law
Appellate Practice
Commercial Litigation
Corporate Law
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Employment Law – Management
Environmental Law
Insurance Law
Labor Law – Management
Litigation – Environmental
Litigation – Labor & Employment
Litigation – Real Estate
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Public Finance Law
Real Estate Law
Tax Law
Trusts & Estates Law

Metropolitan Tier 2 Rankings
Administrative / Regulatory Law
Energy Law

Antitrust Law
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Construction Law
Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Employment Law – Individuals
Litigation – Construction
Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
Railroad Law

Metropolitan Tier 3 Rankings
Litigation – Bankruptcy

National Tier 3 Ranking
Energy Law

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process.