D. Stan Barnhill has substantial litigation experience representing businesses and persons in breach-of-contract, business torts, construction, professional malpractice and other commercial disputes. His experience also includes representing media outlets in First Amendment, Freedom of Information, reporter privilege and defamation matters. He also represents numerous business owners, contractors and design professions in contract formation
Stan is a past chair of the Construction Law Section of the Virginia State Bar and a member of the Virginia State Bar’s Litigation Section, the American Bar Association’s Litigation Section, and the American Bar Association’s Forum on the Construction Industry.
Stan, with Woods Rogers since 1983, has been recognized for excellence through his annual listing in Best Lawyers in America for First Amendment law, business litigation, construction law, and professional malpractice defense, and is annually listed in Virginia Business’s “Legal Elite” for construction law.
After receiving both bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Virginia Tech, Stan earned a law degree from Washington and Lee University, where he graduated magna cum laude, was elected to the Order of the Coif, and served as lead articles editor of the Law Review.
Licensed since 1983
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|VA||Authorized to practice law||1983||03/11/2014|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Best Lawyer||Best Lawyers in America||2011|
|Legal Elite||Virginia Business Magazine||2010|
|Super Lawyer||Virginia Super Lawyers||2010|
|Best Lawyer||Best Lawyers in America||2010|
|Legal Elite||Virginia Business Magazine||2009|
|Super Lawyer||Virginia Super Lawyers||2009|
|Principal||Woods Rogers, PLC||1993 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Virginia State Bar||Past Chair||N/A|
|Virginia Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Journal of Civil Litigation||Telemedicine in Virginia: Some Legal Implications of Care from a Distance||2009|
|University of Richmond Law Review||Annual Survey of Construction Law||2008|
|Virginia Bar Association Journal||Using the Statutory Employer Defense to Shield Contractors and Design Professionals||2001|
|Law of Damages in Virginia||Construction Law Damages||2000|
|Virginia Bar Association Journal||Disclaiming the Differing Site Condition Risk||1997|
|Virginia Lawyer (Virginia State Bar)||Intentional Tort Liability and the Economic Loss Rule: Novel Theories to Recover Damages Incurred on the Construction Project||1995|
|University of Richmond Law Review||Annual Survey on Construction Law||1993|
|Virginia Lawyer (Virginia State Bar)||Does Virginia's Statute of Repose Apply to Contract Claims?||1993|
|University of Richmond Law Review||Annual Survey on Construction Law||1991|
|Washington and Lee Law Review||Administering the Death Penalty||1982|
|Washington Law Review||Private Meetings and Good Cause Exceptions: Gulf & Western May Provide the SEC New Tools for Piercing the Corporate Attorney-Client Privilege||1982|
|Washington and Lee University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1983|
|Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University||N/A||BS - Bachelor of Science||1971|