ROANOKE, VA—The Virginia law firm of Woods Rogers PLC counts 24 of its attorneys among the 2017 Virginia Business magazine Legal Elite ranking. This year marks the 18th edition of the Legal Elite list, where attorneys across Virginia participate in this peer-ranking process. The 2017 Legal Elite attorneys from Woods Rogers are:

  • Erin B. Ashwell /Appellate Law (Roanoke)
  • Thomas R. Bagby / Labor/Employment (Roanoke)
  • Stan Barnhill / Construction (Roanoke)
  • Sarah W. Bell / Family/Domestic Relations (Lynchburg)
  • John K. Byrum Jr. / Legislative/Regulatory/Administrative (Richmond)
  • Francis H. (Chip) Casola / Alternative Dispute Resolution (Roanoke)
  • Nicholas C. Conte / Corporate Counsel (Roanoke)
  • Henry Creasy IV / Health Law (Lynchburg)
  • Thomas T. Cullen / Criminal Law (Roanoke)
  • Corey S. Davis / Business Law (Lynchburg)
  • Alden English / Real Estate/Land Use (Charlottesville)
  • John W. Francisco / Construction (Lynchburg)
  • Frank K. Friedman / Appellate Law (Roanoke)
  • Mark D. Loftis / Civil Litigation (Roanoke)
  • Heman A. Marshall III / Health Law (Roanoke)
  • Richard C. Maxwell / Bankruptcy/Creditors’ Rights (Roanoke)
  • Elizabeth Guilbert Perrow / Civil Litigation (Roanoke)
  • Benjamin Rottenborn / Civil Litigation (Roanoke)
  • Alexander I. Saunders / Taxes/Estates/Trusts/Elder Law (Roanoke)
  • Eric J. Sorenson Jr. / Business Law (Lynchburg)
  • Daniel C. Summerlin III / Environmental Law (Roanoke)
  • King F. Tower / Labor/Employment (Roanoke)
  • Elizabeth Burgin Waller / Young Lawyer (Under 40) (Roanoke)
  • Thomas M. Winn III / Labor/Employment (Roanoke)


Voting for the Legal Elite is open to any licensed Virginia lawyer. Ballots are emailed each June to lawyers throughout the Commonwealth. An online ballot was also available on the magazine’s website during the six-week voting period.