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
Most Recent Posts
Virginia Wooten has been named to the Charlotte Business Journal’s 2021 40 Under 40 list. The winners were honored Oct. 7 at a reception at the Grand Bohemian Hotel Charlotte.… Read More
Janelle Lyons and Virginia Wooten presented at the recent “Legal Compliance Issues in the Post-COVID Work World” webinar. It was held Aug. 26 and was presented by the Professional Liability Attorney Network (PLAN).… Read More
Virginia Wooten was recently appointed to serve on the Mecklenburg County Bar Grievance Committee. Her term continues through 2023.… Read More
Members of the Cranfill Sumner LLP (CSH Law) offices participated in the North Carolina Bar Foundation’s 14th Annual 4ALL Statewide Service Day on Friday, March 5. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the event was held virtually this year.… Read More
Today Cranfill Sumner proudly announced that 14 of its attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2021 North Carolina Super Lawyers and 2021 North Carolina Rising Stars lists.… Read More
Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (Cranfill Sumner) announced the creation of its COVID-19 Response Team. The team is comprised of… Read More
John Ong (Charlotte) and Virginia Wooten (Charlotte) obtained Summary Judgment in favor of a subcontractor in a multi-million dollar construction… Read More
John Ong (Charlotte) and Virginia Wooten (Charlotte) obtained Summary Judgment on behalf of a manufacturer of a fuel treatment additive… Read More
*Updated information about Remote Public Hearings can be found on a June 11, 2020 blog “Remote Public Meetings: COVID-19’s Impact… Read More
On March 16, 2020, the Department of Labor’s final rule updating regulations on joint employer status under the Fair Labor… Read More
Members of the Cranfill Sumner LLP (Cranfill Sumner) offices participated in the North Carolina Bar Foundation’s 13th Annual 4ALL Statewide Service Day on Friday, March 6.… Read More
Virginia Wooten, an attorney in the Charlotte office of Cranfill Sumner LLP, was recently selected to join the 2020 class of the Mecklenburg County Bar & Mecklenburg County Bar Foundation’s Leadership Institute (BLI).… Read More
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
Laura Dean and Virginia Wooten were honored today as the North Carolina Lawyers Weekly Rising Stars. Laura and Virginia were honored along with the other recipients at a luncheon in Raleigh.… Read More
Today Cranfill Sumner LLP (Cranfill Sumner) proudly announced that 21 of its attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2019 North Carolina Super Lawyers and 2019 North Carolina Rising Stars lists.… Read More