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

Virginia defends lawsuits involving claims of wrongful termination, negligence, breach of contract, and alleged violations of Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FLSA, FMLA, and REDA in federal and state courts. She also counsels businesses and public entities regarding internal and administrative investigations (including EEOC and DOL investigations), contract disputes, employee relations, policies, and pre-suit matters.  She has also defended numerous public officials, public entities, and police officers in various matters involving state law claims and constitutional violations. In addition, Virginia 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 has also been recognized twice as a 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 serves on the Cranfill Sumner COVID-19 Response Team.

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. degree 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

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Cranfill Sumner Women’s Initiative Names New Leaders

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Cranfill Sumner LLP (Cranfill Sumner) 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