Roanoke, Va.— Susan E.B. Cook, Kristin M. Poole, and Leah M. Stiegler have joined Woods Rogers as full-time associates. Sue will assist the firm’s Business and Corporate and Intellectual Property practice groups. Kristin will complement the firm’s Litigation and Medical Malpractice Defense sections. Leah will assist the firm’s Labor and Employment and Litigation groups.

“These exceptional young attorneys were members of our summer associate program and we are thrilled to have them join our team” said Daniel C. Summerlin, President of Woods Rogers PLC. “With their strong work ethic and academic backgrounds they will provide great support to our associate ranks and be given an opportunity to work with different lawyers in a variety of areas while developing their own areas of interest.”

Sue received her law degree from William & Mary Law School, where she was a member of the Journal for Women and the Law, a teaching assistant for a first-year doctrinal course, and the recipient of the T.C. Clarke Law Fellowship, a scholarship award based on collegiate and professional achievements made prior to entering law school. In addition, Sue volunteered as an elementary school America Reads tutor, served as the Student Bar Association Community Service Chair and participated in the Federal Tax Clinic, Elder Law Clinic, Domestic Violence Clinic, and Family Law Clinic, representing clients who lacked the means to obtain representation elsewhere.

Kristin also graduated from William & Mary Law School, where she was a member of the William & Mary Law Review, and a student ambassador. Kristin was the 2014 recipient of the Alvin P. Anderson Scholarship, which recognizes excellence in academics, leadership, and service to the community.

Leah earned her law degree from the University of Richmond School of Law, where she graduated cum laude and was a member of the Order of the Coif. She also served on the executive board of the University of Richmond Law Review. While in law school, Leah interned with the Honorable Kevin R. Huennekens, U.S. Bankruptcy Court. Leah graduated summa cum laude from Virginia Tech, where she earned two degrees: A B.S. in Environmental Policy and Planning, and a B.A. in Spanish.