Agnis is a member of Woods Rogers Vandeventer Black’s (WRVB) Labor and Employment practice group where he counsels employers on human resources issues including non-compete agreements, employee handbooks, and company reorganization.

His experience extends to litigation and dispute resolution, as well as local government and agency work. Agnis worked on model noncompetition agreements for a Fortune 500 company covering employees nationwide, drafted a handbook for one of Virginia’s largest contractors, and helped one of Virginia’s largest private medical practices reorganize its operations. In addition, he has written precedent-setting employee/employer relations legislation at the state level. This legislation now protects small and large businesses from frivolous lawsuits.

Prior to joining WRVB, Agnis was a principal at the Center for Employment Law P.C. He is ranked as a Virginia Super Lawyer and holds a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent “Overall Peer Review” rating of 5.0. He has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America and named Legal Elite by Virginia Business magazine. Best Lawyers in America named Agnis as the “2017 Roanoke Lawyer of the Year” for Labor Law-Management.

Agnis is a board member of the Al Pollard Memorial Foundation which raises scholarship money in the name of a Roanoke corporate leader.

Thought Leadership

Co-author. “Employment: North America, USA – Virginia.” Lexology Getting the Deal Through, September 19, 2023.

Co-author. “Employment: North America, USA – Virginia.” Lexology Getting the Deal Through, October 17, 2022.

Attorney Perspectives

Speaking Engagements

  • Winchester Area SHRM | Common Legal Mistakes that Lead to Lawsuits
    September 27, 2023
  • Winchester Area SHRM Annual Employment Law Update | Yes, the NLRB Should Matter to You
    September 27, 2023

Seminars + Events

  • 2019 Labor and Employment Seminar Series
    October 2 - November 5, 2019