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John has been a trusted mainstay of the Roanoke legal community since graduating from law school in 1973. The Roanoke native practices domestic relations and family law and has served as chair of the Virginia Bar Association’s Domestic Relation Section Council.


In addition to his domestic law practice, John represents businesses, both public and private, and individuals in a variety of legal matters.


He is a member of the Litigation, Family and Business Law Sections of the Virginia State Bar and the Virginia Bar Association’s Domestic, Business and Litigation Sections.  John is currently Chairman  of the VBA Domestic Relations Section Council and is a member of the Family Law and State Section of the American Bar Association.


John has been recognized byVirginia Businessmagazine as one of its Legal Elite in the area of family and domestic relations.


John attended the University of South and graduated from Hampden-Sydney College.  He received his law degree from the University of South Carolina, where he served on the South Carolina Law Review.


Practice areas


  1. Family: 40%
  2. Divorce: 20%
  3. Trusts: 14%
  4. Prenuptials: 14%
  5. Estate Planning: 12%


Payment types:

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Contact info

10 South Jefferson Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 14125
Roanoke, VA, 24038-4125


VAAuthorized to practice law197303/31/2016
SCGood Standing197308/03/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Legal EliteVirginia Business Magazine2011
Legal EliteVirginia Business Magazine2010
Legal EliteVirginia Business Magazine2009
Legal EliteVirginia Business Magazine2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of CounselWoods Rogers, PLC1973 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Roanoke Bar AssociationPast President1993 - Present
Virginia State BarMemberN/A
Virginia Bar AssociationMemberN/A
South Carolina Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Virginia Association of Defense AttorneysMemberN/A
Local Government Attorneys of VirginiaAssociate MemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of South Carolina School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1973
Hampden-Sydney CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1967