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Patice Holland

Woods Rogers PLC - Roanoke


Patice is an attorney with a diverse litigation practice and experience. She focuses primarily on employment litigation defense, transportation law (FELA, SAA, LIA), general civil and commercial litigation, real estate and commercial and residential landlord-tenant litigation, intellectual property, and insurance defense.

She has extensive experience litigating cases in state and federal court as well as in mediation. Through her litigation experience, Patice has garnered extensive knowledge in defending witness and document subpoenas and FOIA requests.

Patice is a member of The National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 list. In 2019, she was named as an inaugural member of the Virginia Lawyers Weekly 2019 Influential Women of Law. She was the Roanoke Bar Association’s Young Lawyer of the Year for 2016 and also that year, was named an inaugural member of the Virginia Lawyers Weekly Up and Coming Attorneys. Virginia Super Lawyers selected her as a “Rising Star” in 2015 through 2019, consecutively. In 2014, she was awarded the Rev. F.E. Alexander Award for Excellence in Business by the Roanoke Chapter of the Urban Professional League. In 2018, she received the Drum Major for Justice Award from the Roanoke Valley chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

In the community, Patice serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Jefferson College of Health Sciences and for Jefferson College of Health Sciences Education Foundation. She also serves as a board member of Apple Ridge Farms. Roanoke City Council appointed Patice to the Roanoke Arts Commission where she has served as chair of the Agency Funding Advisory Committee for arts and cultural organizations for the City of Roanoke for the past four years. Patice is an active member of her church, Loudon Avenue Christian Church. She serves on the Black Disciples Endowment Fund and the Week of Compassion, both national ministry boards of the Disciples of Christ Church.


American Bar Association

Florida Bar Association

Roanoke Bar Association

Virginia Bar Association—Membership Co-Chair (23rd Judicial Circuit); Transportation Law Section Council, Chair

Virginia Women’s Attorney Association—Roanoke Chapter

Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys

Old Dominion Bar Association

Society for Human Resources Management

The National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 

Urban Professional League


Published Articles

Subconscious Thoughts and Their Impact on the Workplace, Lynchburg Business, November/December 2018

The Big Yellow Taxi Has a New LookLynchburg Business, June 2015

Teaching Engagements

Civil Rights Law Seminar – W&L Law – Fall 2018


Lorman Landlord Tenant Seminars

Lorman Employment Law Seminars


Employment Defense Litigation

  • Leonard v. Electro-Mechanical Corp., 2014 WL 2769125 (W.D.Va. 2014)
  • McBeth v. Shearer’s Foods, Inc., 2014 WL 883981 (W.D.Va. 2014)
  • Arthur v. Pet Dairy, 2013 WL 6228732 (W.D.Va. 2013)
  • Arthur v. Pet Dairy, 2013 WL 6073465 (W.D.Va. 2013)


  • McCall v. American Elec. Power System Long Term Disability Plan, 2012 WL 2236669 (W.D.Va. 2012)

Eminent Domain

  • Lamar Co., LLC v. City of Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority, 2011 WL 8964506 (Va. Cir. Ct. 2011)

False Claims Act

  • S. v. Armet Armored Vehicles, Inc., 2014 WL 7045008 (W.D.Va. 2014)
  • Skinner v. Armet Armored Vehicles, Inc., 2014 WL 4243670 (W.D.Va. 2014)


  • Hollingsworth v. Norfolk Southern Ry. Co., 2010 S.E.2d 651 (Va. 2010)

Insurance Defense

  • Cook v. John Hancock Life Ins. Co. (U.S.A.), 2013 WL 942384 (W.D.Va. 2013)

Intellectual Property (Trademark Litigation)

  • Free Bridge Auto Sales, Inc. v. Focus, Inc., 2014 WL 521661 (W.D.Va. 2014)


Virginia Values Act Provides New Protections for LGBT Residents and Workers | April 28, 2020

Don’t Get Twisted Up in Hair Discrimination | March 9, 2020


Lynchburg SHRM | How an Employment Lawsuit Works | April 8, 2021

Virginia School Boards Association | Implicit Bias, Diversity and Inclusion | November 19, 2020

Virginia School Boards Association School Law Conference | Implicit Bias Training | June 5, 2020

IPMA-HR Virginia Chapter Regional Workshop | Strengthening Your Supervisory Skills in Employment Law | October 16, 2019

Richmond SHRM | HR on Mock Trial: Romance Gone Wrong (Allegedly) | September 19, 2019

International Public Management Association for HR – Virginia Chapter | Hot Topics in Your Employee Handbook | March 12, 2019

International Public Management Association for HR – Virginia Chapter | Discrimination & Harassment in the #MeToo Era | March 12, 2019

Virginia Women's Conference | Valuing Diversity and Recognizing Implicit Bias | November 17, 2018

Richmond SHRM | HR on (Mock) Trial: Racial Discrimination | September 20, 2018


HR LifeLine: 2020 Labor & Employment Webinar Series | Every Thursday in October

2019 Labor and Employment Seminar Series | October 2 - November 5

37th Annual Labor & Employment Seminar Series | September 20, 2018


Forty-one Woods Rogers Attorneys Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America for 2021 | August 20, 2020

Eighteen Woods Rogers Attorneys Selected as 2020 Virginia Super Lawyers | April 15, 2020

Twenty-two Woods Rogers Attorneys Named 2019 Virginia Super Lawyers | April 11, 2019

Patice L. Holland Named an Influential Woman of Law | January 17, 2019

Twenty-three Woods Rogers attorneys awarded honors by Virginia Super Lawyers Magazine | April 20, 2018

Woods Rogers’ Patice Holland Receives 2018 “Drum Major for Justice” Award from the RVSCLC | January 26, 2018

Twenty-one Woods Rogers attorneys awarded honors by Virginia Super Lawyers Magazine | May 1, 2017

Twenty-seven Woods Rogers attorneys named by Virginia Business as 2016 “Legal Elite” | December 5, 2016

Two Woods Rogers Attorneys Recognized as 2016 ‘Leaders in the Law’ | August 29, 2016

Woods Rogers’ Patice Holland Receives 2016 Young Lawyer of the Year Award from Roanoke Bar Association | April 19, 2016

Twenty-two Woods Rogers Attorneys Awarded Honors by Virginia Super Lawyers Magazine | April 7, 2016

Twenty-Two Woods Rogers Attorneys Awarded Honors by Virginia Super Lawyers Magazine | April 9, 2015


Intellectual Property

Labor & Employment



Stetson University College of Law, J.D.

George Mason University, B.A.,

cum laude


Virginia State Bar

District of Columbia Bar

Florida State Bar

U.S. Court of Appeals,

Fourth Circuit

U.S. District Court,

Eastern District of Virginia

U.S. District Court,

Southern District of Florida

U.S. District Court,

Western District of Virginia



American Sign Language


Contact Info

(540) 983-7600
10 S Jefferson St Ste 1800, Roanoke, VA 24011 United States
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