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Earl Stanley Murphy

Litigation Attorney at White Stone, VA

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also known as Stan

  • Licensed for 40 years
    State VA
    Acquired 1983
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Practice areas
  1. Litigation

    41 years, 3,000 cases

  2. Employment and labor

    22 years, 200 cases

Stan is the partner in charge of civil litigation, civil appeals and employment law at Dunton, Simmons & Dunton, LLP. He brings to the firm more than 34 years of trial experience with two of the nation's preeminent litigation firms. Stan has been selected as a top business litigator by Virginia Business magazine’s Legal Elite list, comprising less than 3% of practicing attorneys in Virginia.

During a rich and diverse career he has represented businesses and individuals in commercial, real estate and labor disputes, and has spent the past two decades trying high value injury cases throughout the Eastern United States. Stan has managed and tried cases in more than half of all Virginia counties and has taken more than 175 jury cases to verdict. He also has appeared as trial or appellate counsel in more than three dozen courts outside the Commonwealth of Virginia, including courts in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, Indiana, Missouri and the District of Columbia. As a plaintiff's injury attorney, he has obtained several verdicts and settlements in excess of $1 Million.

His appellate work includes cases in the Virginia Supreme Court, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. He is a frequent author on civil procedure and trial practice topics and formerly was a law lecturer at the University of Virginia School of Law.

Stan has represented businesses in cases involving all phases of development and construction, including owners, developers, contractors and architects. He also is experienced in a variety of real estate and riparian disputes. His non-injury labor practice focuses exclusively on management side representations.

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Dunton, Simmons & Dunton, LLP
678 Rappahannock Dr
White Stone, VA, 22578-2671


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  • Hourly Rates $ 350-400 per hour
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 7.5 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Dunton, Simmons & Dunton, LLP
  • 2014 - Present
  • Senior Trial Attorney
  • Moody Law Firm
  • 1994 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • McGuire Woods Battle & Boothe
  • 1990 - 1994


  • George Mason University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1983
  • College of William and Mary
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1977


  • Northern Neck Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Member
  • 1983 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Graduated law school "With Distinction."
  • George Mason University School of Law
  • 1983
  • Published author
  • George Mason University Law Review
  • 1983
  • Book Awards for Business Law and Legal History
  • George Mason University School of Law
  • 1983


  • ATLA's Guide to Litigating Torts (West)
  • Book Chapter on Railroad Employee Injuries
  • 2009
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Journal
  • Guarding the Gate of Expert Testimony: The Daubert Conundrum
  • 1997
  • Treatise by Michie's Publishing
  • Virginia Civil Procedure, Editor
  • 1991
  • George Mason University Law Review
  • Innocent Misrepresentation By Sellers: Is Strict Liability Really the Rule In Virginia?
  • 1983
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Speaking Engagements

  • Lecturer
  • Virginia Civil Procedure and Trial Advocacy
  • 1991

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White Stone Litigation Lawyer Earl Stanley Murphy
Earl Stanley Murphy
Litigation Attorney
White Stone, VA
Licensed for 40 years