Roanoke, Va.—Twenty-one Woods Rogers attorneys have been selected to join the 2017 Virginia Super Lawyers® list. Seven of the 21 are recognized as Rising Stars. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.  The annual selections are made using a process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews in each practice area. Super Lawyers Rising Stars recognizes top up-and-coming lawyers who are 40 years old or younger, or who have been in practice ten years or less.

2017 Woods Rogers Super Lawyers:

  • Thomas R. Bagby/Labor and Employment (Roanoke)
  • D. Stan Barnhill/Construction (Roanoke)
  • Neil V. Birkhoff/Taxation (Roanoke)
  • Victor O. Cardwell/Labor and Employment (Roanoke)
  • Agnis C. Chakravorty/Labor and Employment (Roanoke)
  • Frank K. Friedman/Appellate Law (Roanoke)
  • James W. Jennings Jr./Civil Litigation Defense (Roanoke)
  • Mark D. Loftis/Civil Litigation (Roanoke)
  • Richard C. Maxwell/Bankruptcy/Creditors’ Rights (Roanoke)
  • J. Lee E. Osborne/Trust and Estates (Roanoke)
  • Elizabeth G. Perrow/Health Law (Roanoke)
  • King F. Tower/Labor and Employment (Roanoke)
  • Thomas M. Winn III/Labor and Employment (Roanoke)
  • Robert (Robin) C. Wood III/Business Litigation (Lynchburg)

Rising Stars:

  • Michael P. Gardner/Labor and Employment (Roanoke)
  • Patice L. Holland/Labor and Employment (Roanoke)
  • C. Carter Lee/Business Litigation (Roanoke)
  • J. Benjamin Rottenborn/Business Litigation (Roanoke)
  • Daniel T. Sarrell/Medical Malpractice Defense (Roanoke)
  • Joshua R. Treece/Intellectual Property (Roanoke)
  • Elizabeth Burgin Waller/Intellectual Property (Roanoke)

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