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Paul R. Thomson Jr.

Paul R. Thomson Jr.

Practice areas:

Environmental and Natural Resources, Litigation

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About Me

Paul is Chairman of the Environment and Natural Resources Group at Woods Rogers PLC. He concentrates his practice in the area of environment, health and safety as well as mining and natural resources issues. In addition, based upon his experience as both an Assistant U.S. Attorney and as the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Virginia as well as the Deputy Assistant Administrator for Criminal Enforcement at USEPA, he also is actively engaged in the “white collar” criminal defense arena. He is a member of the Virginia State Bar , Virginia Bar and American Bar Associations' sections for Environment and Natural Resources and Criminal Law.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1966

  1. Environmental and Natural Resources: 65%
  2. Litigation: 35%


Payment Types:

Check, Credit Card

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Contact Info

Ste 1400, 10 S. Jefferson St.
P.O. Box 14125
Roanoke, VA, 24038-4125



VAAuthorized to practice law196603/11/2014

Professional Misconduct

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Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerVirginia Super Lawyers2011
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2011
Legal EliteVirginia Business Magazine2010
Super LawyerVirginia Super Lawyers2010
Leading Environmental LawyerChambers & Partners USA Guide2010
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2010
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2009
Super LawyerVirginia Super Lawyers2009
One of the Valley's Top AttorneysThe Roanoker Magazine2009
Legal EliteVirginia Business Magazine2009
Legal EliteVirginia Business Magazine2008
Super LawyerVirginia Super Lawyers2008

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerWoods Rogers, PLC1990 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Virginia State BarMemberN/A
Virginia Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Virginia Chamber of CommerceNatural Resources CommitteeN/A


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Washington and Lee University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1966
Virginia Military InstituteN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1963

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
How OSHA Wants YOU to Select PPEThe Workplace Hazard Assessment2010
20th Annual Environment Virginia SymposiumSustainability: the Nexus of Economic Prosperity and Environmental Stewardship2009