Twenty-two Woods Rogers attorneys have been selected to join the 2019 Virginia Super Lawyers® list. Nine of the 22 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. Of those selected, ten of the firm’s attorneys have been on the Super Lawyers list for at least ten years (Thomas Bagby, Stan Barnhill, Neil Birkhoff, Agnis Chakravorty, Frank Friedman, James Jennings, Richard Maxwell, Lee Osborne, King Tower, and Tom Winn).

Woods Rogers Super Lawyers for 2019:

Thomas R. Bagby – Employment and Labor (Roanoke)
D. Stan Barnhill – Construction Litigation (Roanoke)
Neil V. Birkhoff – Tax (Roanoke)
Victor O. Cardwell – Employment and Labor (Roanoke)
Francis H. Casola – Business Litigation (Roanoke)
Agnis C. Chakravorty – Employment Litigation Defense (Roanoke)
Frank K. Friedman – Appellate (Roanoke)
James W. Jennings Jr. – Civil Litigation Defense (Roanoke)
Richard C. Maxwell – Bankruptcy (Roanoke)
J. Lee E. Osborne – Trust and Estates (Roanoke)
Elizabeth G. Perrow – Medical Malpractice Defense (Roanoke)
King F. Tower – Employment and Labor (Roanoke)
Thomas M. Winn III – Employment and Labor (Roanoke)

2019 Rising Stars:

Michael P. Gardner – Employment and Labor (Roanoke)
Michael J. Hertz – Intellectual Property (Roanoke)
Patice L. Holland – Employment and Labor (Roanoke)
C. Carter Lee – Business Litigation (Roanoke)
James F. McKell Jr. – Banking (Roanoke)
James G. Ritter – Utilities (Richmond)
J. Benjamin Rottenborn – Business Litigation (Roanoke)
Daniel T. Sarrell – PI Medical Malpractice Defense (Roanoke)
Joshua R. Treece – Intellectual Property Litigation (Roanoke)

About Super Lawyers

The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers magazines, in leading city and regional magazines, and in newspapers across the United States. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition in the legal profession. The annual selections are made using a process that includes nominations of attorneys, independent research by their peers, and finally, peer reviews by a Blue Ribbon panel. Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” recognizes top up-and-coming lawyers who are 40 years old or younger, or who have been practicing ten or fewer years. Visit for more information.