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STEPHEN C. CONTE is a director of the firm, and has been with the firm since 1977.

Mr. Conte was raised in Richmond, Virginia and attended public schools in Chesterfield County. Thereafter, he attended the University of Virginia where he received a Bachelor of Arts in 1973, followed by a Juris Doctor from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law of the College of William and Mary in 1977. The scope of his practice is quite broad and includes litigation, both civil and criminal.  He regularly appears in the Courts of the Commonwealth of Virginia throughout the Central Virginia Region, and is admitted to practice in the United States District Court, United States Court of Appeals, Supreme Court of Virginia, and the Supreme Court of the United States. He has held Martindale Hubbell’s highest AV Preeminent rating since 1995.

Mr. Conte was recognized in 2006 by Virginia Super Lawyers in the field of personal injury litigation


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 60%
    1 year
  2. Litigation: 20%
    1 year
  3. Real Estate: 20%
    1 year



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  • James William Curry

    Steve is an excellent, quick on his feet litigator with particular experience and competence in the area of personal injury.


    James Curry Criminal defense Attorney
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  • Peter John Goergen

    I endorse this lawyer. Steve is a skilled and highly regarded personal injury trial attorney. Within the legal community, he has a reputation as a lawyer who will not cave in—he fights to get what his clients deserve.


    Peter Goergen Family Attorney
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Contact info

Blackburn, Conte, Schilling & Click, P.C.

300 W. Main St.
Richmond, VA, 23220

Blackburn, Conte, Et Al.

300 West Main Streeet
Richmond, VA



VAAuthorized to practice law197703/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Executive Vice President & DirectorBlackburn, Conte, Schilling & Click, P.C.1977 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Virginia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2010 - Present
Chesterfield County Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
Virginia State BarMember1977 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Neale v. Jones, 232 Va. 203Affirmed by Supreme Court
Ford v. City of Richmond, 239 Va. 664Affirmed by Supreme Court
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
University of VirginiaGovernment and International AffairsBA - Bachelor of Arts1973
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Richmond Board of RealtorsDrafting Contracts1982