Virginia advocates for clients in courtrooms throughout North Carolina, where she focuses her practice on civil litigation defense. She is passionate about helping clients resolve matters constructively and advising clients on minimizing risk before litigation arises.

She concentrates her practice in the areas of employment and municipal law before federal and state courts and agencies, as well as handling a variety of premises liability issues, including safety and security related issues, for public entities, non-profits, and private companies. She has defended public entities in lawsuits involving claims of wrongful termination, discrimination, and constitutional violations in federal and state courts. She has represented public officials and police officers in various claims of constitutional violations, and has defended various types of premises liability claims for public and private companies. In addition, she has handled appeals to the North Carolina Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of North Carolina, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Virginia was recognized as a 2019 “North Carolina Rising Star” by Super Lawyers, a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. No more than 2.5% of lawyers in the state are eligible to receive this recognition.

She earned her juris doctor from the University of North Carolina School of Law, where she served as Executive Editor of the North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology. She has a B.A. in History from Davidson College.

Articles, Presentations, and Publications

  • “Peeling Back the Label: Current Trends in False Labeling Claims,” In-House Defense Quarterly, Spring 2018
  • “Tips for Hiring Your Seasonal Help,” At Your Service, July 2016
  • “Waiting and Watching in Silence: Closed Captioning Requirements for Online Streaming Under National Association for the Deaf v. Netflix, Inc. and the CVAA.” North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology, 2012

Most Recent Posts

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CSH Law Women’s Initiative Names New Leaders

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Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (CSH Law) has named Melody Jolly, Stephanie Gaston Poley and Virginia Wooten as the new leaders of its Women’s Initiative. The Women’s Initiative empowers our women attorneys to discuss and act on issues that are important to them. The group holds an annual retreat and events throughout the year.… Read More

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CSH Law Attorneys Published in DRI Publication

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Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (CSH Law) attorneys were recently featured in the Spring 2018 edition of In-House Defense Quarterly. The article, “Current Trends in Handling False Labeling Claims,” discusses legal issues surrounding labeling of food items.… Read More

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Virginia Wooten Elected Vice President of Young Affiliates of the Mint Museum

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Virginia Wooten, an attorney in the Charlotte office of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP, has been elected Vice President for the Board of Directors of the Young Affiliates of the Mint Museum. Virginia will serve as Vice President for a one year term before becoming President in 2018. The Young Affiliates of the Mint Museum is the longest running young professional group in Charlotte, North Carolina, and supports the Mint Museum through a variety of social, cultural, leadership, and fundraising activities and events.… Read More

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CSH Law Attorneys Participate in 4ALL Statewide Service Day

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Six attorneys from Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (CSH Law) participated in the North Carolina Bar Association’s 10th Annual 4ALL Statewide Service Day on Friday, March 3. The statewide event is sponsored by the North Carolina Bar Association Foundation and the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA).… Read More

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Tips for Hiring Your Seasonal Help

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Stephanie Gaston Poley and Virginia Wooten are featured in the July 2016 edition of At Your Service, the magazine for the North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association. Their article, “Tips for Hiring Your Seasonal Help,” explains the legal issues that must be considered when hiring seasonal staff. … Read More

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Virginia Wooten Serves as Derby Days Co-Chair

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Virginia Wooten, an attorney based in the Charlotte office of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP, served as Co-Chair for the annual Derby Days event hosted by the Young Affiliates of the Mint. The fundraising event will be held May 7 and will feature a live band, lawn games, Mint Juleps, and a live showing of the Kentucky Derby. … Read More

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CSH Law Attorneys Participate in 4ALL Statewide Service Day

Jar of pennies with "Community Give Back" Printed on the side

Eight attorneys from Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (CSH Law) participated in the North Carolina Bar Association’s 9th Annual 4ALL Statewide Service Day on Friday, March 4. The statewide event is sponsored by the North Carolina Bar Association Foundation and the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA).… Read More

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Virginia Wooten Appointed to Young Affiliates Board

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Virginia Wooten has been appointed to the Board of Directors for the Young Affiliates of the Mint Museum. Virginia, an attorney in the Charlotte office of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP, will serve a three-year term on the board and has been a member of the organization since 2014.… Read More