Who We Are

Woods Rogers Vandeventer Black combines the forces of Woods Rogers, founded in Roanoke in 1893, and Vandeventer Black, established in Norfolk in 1883. The new firm continues to promote the original firms’ principles of mutual respect, community leadership, and unwavering dedication to client service.

The combined firm of more than 130 attorneys provides a robust offering of enhanced legal expertise for Virginia businesses, including the growing technology and manufacturing corridors. Other vital areas of service include corporate and transactions, finance, commercial real estate, litigation, construction, transportation, energy, labor and employment, government contracts, cybersecurity, intellectual property, and more.

Through counsel and strategic solutions, we support the legal needs of major corporations, small- and mid-sized businesses, entrepreneurs, start-up ventures, and individuals. From our offices in the key Virginia markets of Roanoke, Norfolk, Richmond, Lynchburg, and Charlottesville, with additional locations in Kitty Hawk, NC, and Hamburg, Germany, we are well-positioned to serve local, Mid-Atlantic, national, and international clients with superior services tailored to businesses. We often serve as local counsel for a large roster of out-of-state firms whose clients need representation in the commonwealth and the Eastern and Western District Courts of Virginia.

Our attorneys are leaders in professional organizations and associations who serve as members on boards of banks, hospitals, colleges, museums, professional associations, industry associations, and community organizations.

The new firm’s size and collective experience will continue to offer the high-quality service clients have historically received, augmented with a forward-thinking, collegial, team-oriented culture and a strong focus on corporate citizenship and community involvement.


Deborah M. Casey

Vice Chairman

Autumn R. Visser

Chief Financial Officer

Anne G. Bibeau


James R. Harvey


Stay tuned as we continue moving ahead as WRVB. Our new website will be ready this fall.