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HR Hotline

Through a partnership with Woods Rogers, our member credit unions have access to a free employment law hotlineA dues-supported benefit of the Tennessee Credit Union League. Email questions directly to the legal team listed below or contact the firm by phone at 540.983.7529 for answers to your basic human resource management questions.
  • ADA Compliance
  • Attendance Control Issues
  • Discipline/Discharge
  • Diversity
  • Handbooks and Agreements
  • FMLA
  • FLSA

Daniel Summerlin

Principal and President

Dan Summerlin is president of Woods Rogers. His experience covers a scope of law from administrative and regulatory, with an emphasis on environmental, to labor and employment and litigation.

As an active member of the Labor & Employment practice group, Dan is an annual speaker at Woods Rogers’ Labor and Employment Seminar series. His employment clients call upon him to provide training to their supervisors and workforce, provide guidance on human resource issues that arise during daily operations including discipline and termination advice and compliance issues with FLSA, ADA, Title VII, NLRA, and FMLA.

Dan has extensive experience representing clients during EEOC investigations and unemployment proceedings at every level and represents clients in employment litigation in state and federal courts. He is listed among the Best Lawyers in America and is ranked as a Legal Elite by Virginia Business magazine.

Best Lawyers in America named Tom as the 2016 Roanoke Lawyer of the Year for Labor Law-Management. Tom was named to the Roanoke Law Foundation Fellows Program in 2018. He is a past member of the Virginia Bar Association’s Board of Governors.

Tom advises management on HR issues ranging from discipline/discharge, workforce reductions, handbooks and agreements, harassment, discrimination and retaliation, wage/hour compliance, health and disability, employee leave and benefits, and unfair competition. Tom regularly represents employers regarding these issues before state and federal courts and administrative agencies, including the EEOC, DOL, and OFCCP. He has served as “first chair” counsel at both trial and appellate levels.


Thomas Winn



Tom Winn, a Principal at Woods Rogers, is also the Co-Chair of the Labor and Employment Group, where his nationwide practice focuses on HR counseling, employment litigation, and traditional labor issues.


Victor O. Cardwell

Principal & Chairman

Victor Cardwell is Co-Chair of Woods Rogers’ Labor and Employment Law Section and Chairman of the Woods Rogers Board of Directors. 

He practices labor and employment law throughout the U.S., focusing on diversity, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and labor/management relations.

Victor has significant experience before state and federal courts and administrative agencies, including the National Labor Relations Board. He offers counsel to executive and human resources managers on a wide range of employer concerns.
Prior to joining Woods Rogers in 1991, Victor served as Deputy Associate Chief Counsel with the U. S. Department of Labor Benefits Review Board.

About Woods Rogers

Woods Rogers’ labor and employment attorneys help employers find solutions to workplace issues. They are ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a Tier 1 Metro Area Law Firm in the following areas: Employment Law-Management; Labor Law-Management; Litigation-Labor & Employment; and Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law. They are also well-versed in federal contracting rules that apply to credit unions, as well as the issues human resources professionals encounter daily—from evaluating employee performance fairly and lawfully, to document retention policies, social media use guidelines and more.