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Thomas R. Bagby serves as President of Woods Rogers and also as chairman of the Labor and Employment Law Section of Woods Rogers.  A native of Roanoke, Tom joined the Firm in 1995, where he is now a Principal. Prior to joining the Firm, he was a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of a national law firm, where he had practiced since 1986 representing national and international clients in the labor and employment law area. From 1977 to 1981, he was a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, where he handled numerous pattern and practice employment discrimination cases. He served as a law clerk in the District of Columbia to U.S. District Judge June L. Green for two years before joining the Department of Justice. Tom was admitted to the Virginia Bar in 1975, the District of Columbia Bar in 1976 and the U.S. Supreme Court Bar in 1980. He is an active member of the Roanoke, Washington, D.C., and Virginia State Bars. Tom received his law degree (1975) and B.A. degree (Phi Beta Kappa, 1972) from the University of Virginia.


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  1. Employment & Labor: 100%


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Po Box 14125
Roanoke, VA, 24038-4125


DCActive 197605/24/2015
VAAuthorized to practice law197503/11/2014

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Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2014
Legal EliteVirginia Business Magazine2013
Top 100 Lawyers VirginiaSuper Lawyers2013
Lawyers of the YearBest Lawyers in America2012
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Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2011
Super LawyerVirginia Super Lawyers2011
Legal EliteVirginia Business Magazine2010
Super LawyerVirginia Super Lawyers2010
Legal EliteVirginia Business Magazine2009
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PresidentWoods Rogers, PLC1995 - Present
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Virginia Bar AssociationBoard of Governors2011 - Present
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
District of Columbia Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Virginia State BarMemberN/A
Roanoke Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Virginia Western Community College FoundationBoard of DirectorsN/A
New Virginia Business CouncilMemberN/A
Jefferson CenterBoard of DirectorsN/A
Virginia Chamber of CommerceCommittee on Management RelationsN/A
Society for Human Resource ManagementMemberN/A
Publication NameTitleDate
Virginia Chamber of CommerceLabor and Employment Law in Virginia2007
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Virginia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1975
University of VirginiaN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1972
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Annual Labor & Employment SeminarPearls of Wisdom for Your Business2011
Seminaremployer mandates and the impact on healthcare providers2010
Annual Labor & Employment SeminarWeathering the Perfect Storm - Coping with Aggressive Enforcement in a Recovering Economy2010
Annual Labor and Employment SeminarFind Your Inner Peace2009
SeminarRespect and Diversity in the Workplace in Virginia2008
SeminarHuman Resource Audits2008