Why Choose Us?

As advocates, we walk beside our clients—advising, guiding, and listening. We help businesses begin, we guide them in growth, and we defend them in conflict. For more than a century, we have seen that having a trusted legal team at the ready is indispensable for businesses large and small.

Legal and Professional Excellence

When you sit down with us, we will bring the highest level of legal talent to the table with expertise that spans disciplines and industries.

Our attorneys have received accolades across a variety of practice areas. Three practice areas and six individual attorneys are Chambers USA ranked for Virginia. Eleven of our attorneys are Fellows of the Virginia Law Foundation. Women attorneys are represented in Martindale-Hubbell’s Preeminent Women Lawyers, Virginia Lawyers Weekly’s Influential Women of Law, and President Obama’s Volunteer Service Award. Our team also includes Leaders in the Law, Go To Lawyers, Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, Best Lawyers, and Virginia Business magazine’s Legal Elite.

Woods Rogers Vandeventer Black has been recognized by Corporate Counsel as a “Go-To Law Firm” for delivering “exceptional work” to Fortune 500 in-house legal departments.

For clients, this means legal excellence is at your service when and where you need it.

Legacy of Service

In 2022, Woods Rogers Vandeventer Black (WRVB) combined the firms of Woods Rogers and Vandeventer Black. Founded in 1893, the Roanoke, Virginia, based Woods Rogers soon became a go-to law firm in Virginia, expanding to serve clients on the global stage. Likewise, Norfolk-based Vandeventer Black, founded in 1883, became known as a premiere firm covering the eastern part of the commonwealth with a thriving practice reaching across the Atlantic.

WRVB is now home to more than 130 attorneys, bringing comprehensive legal counsel for businesses, innovators, creators, and others. We have never forgotten what made us successful—diverse legal talent bolstered by a personal touch and a spirit of service.