Through a partnership with Woods Rogers’ Labor and Employment Attorneys, our member credit unions have access to a free employment law hotline. A 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.
Principal and President
Dan Summerlin is president of Woods Rogers PLC. His experience covers a scope of law from administrative and regulatory, with an emphasis on environmental, to labor and employment and litigation.
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.
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.
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.
Principal & Chairman
Victor Cardwell is Co-Chair of Woods Rogers’ Labor and Employment Law Section and Chairman of the Woods Rogers Board of Directors.
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.
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.