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Elizabeth Guilbert Perrow

Elizabeth Guilbert Perrow

Practice areas:

Medical Malpractice, Transportation

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About Me

Elizabeth Guilbert Perrow is a trial lawyer who practices primarily in the area of medical malpractice defense.


Elizabeth has extensive experience representing healthcare providers and has successfully defended physicians, nurses and hospitals. She is also trained in Collaborative Process, a unique way to resolve divorces.


Elizabeth has tried jury cases in circuit courts and participated in numerous mediations. She was recognized by Virginia Lawyers Weekly for receiving one of the largest defense verdicts in 2007 and 2011 and receiving two “million-dollar med-mal defense verdicts” in 2010 and 2012.


She has lectured extensively on risk management issues to various professional groups in Virginia and has authored a chapter of Virginia CLE Medical Malpractice Law in Virginia.


Elizabeth is the new president of the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys (VADA) – the second-youngest president and only the second woman to lead the statewide bar association for defense attorneys. Perrow also is the third Woods Rogers attorney to serve as president of the organization.


She’s been named in Super Lawyers and in Best Lawyers in America in personal injury defense/medical malpractice and medical malpractice law.


Elizabeth graduated from Lynchburg College cum laude and earned her law degree at Oklahoma City University School of Law, summa cum laude, where she received the award for Outstanding Woman Graduate in her class.


She received the Young Lawyer of the Year Award from the Roanoke Bar Association in 2008 and was twice named Boss of the Year by the Roanoke Valley Legal Secretaries Association (RVLSA).


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1998

  1. Medical Malpractice: 90%
  2. Transportation: 10%


Payment Types:

Check, Credit Card

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Contact Info

Po Box 14125
Roanoke, VA, 24038


VAAuthorized to practice law199803/11/2014

Professional Misconduct

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super Lawyer - PI Defense: Med MalSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Preeminent Women LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2013
Influential Women of VirginiaVirginia Lawyers Weekly2013
Legal EagleVirginia Living Magazine2012
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2012
Rising StarVirginia Super Lawyers2011
Rising StarVirginia Super Lawyers2009
Blue Ridge Business Journal's 20 Under 40Blue Ridge Business Journal2009
President's Volunteer Service AwardPresident's Council on Service and Civic Participation2009
Young Lawyer of the Year AwardRoanoke Bar Association2008
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PrincipalWoods Rogers, PLC2008 - Present
AttorneyWootenhart PLC1999 - 2008
AssociateRichard P. Chuunigham & Associates, P.C.1998 - 1999
Law ClerkFoliart, Huff, Ottaway, & Caldwell1998 - 1998

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Virginia Association of Defense AttorneysPresident2013 - Present
Virginia Association of Defense AttorneysPresident-Elect2011 - 2012
The Ted Dalton American Inn of CourtBarrister2010 - Present
Roanoke Bar AssociationBoard of Directors2008 - 2010
Virginia Association of Defense AttorneysAnnual Meeting Committee2007 - 2008
Juvenile Diabetes Research FoundationBoard MemberN/A
Defense Research InstituteMemberN/A
Roanoke Bar AssociationCommittee MemberN/A
Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys, Journal of Civil LitigationBoard MemberN/A
Boyd-Graves ConferenceMemberN/A
Virginia State BarMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Lancaster v. Wellmont Health System, et al.Defense Verdict
Claim earlier surgery would have led to earlier diagnosisDefense Verdict
Physician blamed for failing to detect ruptured diaphragmDefense Verdict

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Publication NameTitleDate
Journal of Civil LitigationYou've Been Poked: Social Networking and Civil Litigation2010
Journal of Civil LitigationTelemedicine in Virginia: Some Legal Implications of Care from a Distance2009

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Oklahoma City University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
Lynchburg CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1993