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Talfourd H. Kemper is approaching 50 years of dedicated service to Woods Rogers clients. His expertise in construction law, corporate and business law, real estate, tax and trusts and estate planning has influenced hundreds of companies and individuals.


In the past he has served in a number of capacities for the firm, including managing partner and head of the Business Law Section. Talfourd has been named in Best Lawyers in America in both corporate law and real estate law for more than 20 years.

After graduating from Princeton University, Talfourd served as an officer in the U. S. Navy until 1962. He then attended law school at the University of Virginia, where he was articles editor of the Virginia Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif. He joined the firm in 1965.


Practice areas


  1. Tax: 50%
  2. Corporate: 50%


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Contact info

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


VAAuthorized to practice law196503/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2011
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2010
Lawyers of the YearBest Lawyers Magazine2009
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2009
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2008
Valley's Top AttorneyThe Roanoker Magazine2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of CounselWoods Rogers, PLC1965 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Roanoke Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Virginia Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Virginia State BarMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Virginia Law FoundationMemberN/A
American Law FoundationMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Virginia School of LawLawLL.B - Bachelor of Laws1965
Princeton UniversityN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1957