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Richard C. Maxwell heads our Bankruptcy & Creditor’s Rights group and focuses on bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, commercial law and equine law.


Among his many results for our clients, he once reorganized $50 million manufacturing company and emerged from bankruptcy within 90 days. He regularly appears in Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers and Virginia Living’s Legal Elite.


Well known in legal circles, Rich has been invited to be a Fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy. He is a former director and Chairman of the Bankruptcy Section of the Virginia State Bar. He was chairman of the Advanced Consumer Bankruptcy Law Conference and serves on the planning committee for the Mid-Atlantic Institute on Bankruptcy and Reorganization Practice. He edits and writes about enforcement of liens and judgments published by the Virginia Law Foundation.


Rich received a bachelor’s degree from Lafayette College, a master’s of business administration degree from Eastern Michigan University and a law degree, cum laude, from the University of Richmond, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif.


He has served the Roanoke Valley community on the boards of Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, Clean Valley Council and National D-Day Memorial Foundation.


Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy: 100%


Payment types:

Check, Credit card

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Contact info

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


VAAuthorized to practice law198403/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerVirginia Super Lawyers2011
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2011
Legal EliteVirginia Business Magazine2010
Super LawyerVirginia Super Lawyers2010
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2010
Legal EliteVirginia Business Magazine2009
Super LawyerVirginia Super Lawyers2009
Legal EliteVirginia Business Magazine2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalWoods Rogers, PLC1984 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Virginia State BarMemberN/A
American Endurance Ride ConferenceLegal Committee ChairN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bankruptcy InstituteMemberN/A
Advanced Consumer Bankruptcy ConferenceChairmanN/A
Roanoke Symphony OrchestraPresident-ElectN/A
Clean Valley CouncilDirectorN/A
National D-Day Memorial FoundationDirectorN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Bankruptcy AlertNew Rules Regarding Proofs of Claim Go Into Effect on December 1, 20112011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
Eastern Michigan UniversityN/AM.B.A.1977
Lafayette CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1973