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Stephanie Grana has more than 22 years of experience handling plaintiff’s medical malpractice and personal injury cases, having achieved over 25 verdicts and settlements exceeding $1,000,000. She has handled several high profile cases and has been quoted in the national press and television.

She is listed in Best Lawyers in America in Medical Malpractice law and is AV® rated, Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards.  Stephanie was named “Rising Star” by Virginia Super Lawyers in 2007-2009 and “Top 40 Under 40” by Style Weekly in 2008. In 2010, she was recognized as one of the “Influential Women of the Year” by Virginia Lawyers Weekly. In 2014, she was voted as one of the “Top 50 Women Virginia Super Lawyers,” and in 2012 as one of the “Top 25 Richmond Area Super Lawyers.”

She served as president of the Lewis F. Powell, Jr. America Inn of Court and the Metro Richmond Women’s Bar Association. She is currently on the Board of Governors for the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association as a Vice President and a member of the American Association of Justice.


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Practice areas


  1. Medical Malpractice: 50%
  2. Brain Injury: 30%
  3. Trucking Accident: 20%

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    I've known Stephanie for about 15 years. She is an exceptional trial lawyer who is not afraid to take on some of the most complex cases.


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Contact info

Cantor Stoneburner Ford Grana & Buckner

7130 Glen Forest Drive
Suite 400
Richmond, VA, 23226


VAAuthorized to practice law199303/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 50 Richmond Area Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2016
Top 100 Virginia Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2016
Top 50 Women Virginia Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2016
Top 50 Richmond Area Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2015
Top 100 Virginia Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2015
Top 50 Women Virginia Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2015
Top 50 Women Virginia Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2014
Top 100 Virginia Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2014
Top 50 Richmond Area Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2014
Top 100 Virginia Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2013
Top 50 Women Virginia Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2013
Woman of Achievement AwardMetropolitan Richmond Women’s Bar Association2012
Top 100 Virginia Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Top 25 Richmond Area Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2012
Top 50 Women Virginia Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2012
Top 25 Women Virginia Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2011
Influential Women of the Year,Virginia Lawyers Weekly2010
Top 40 Under 40Style Weekly2008
Virginia Super Lawyers “Rising Star”Super Lawyers2007
Top Rated LawyerAmerican Lawyer Media and Martindale-HubbellN/A
Medical MalpracticeBest Lawyers in AmericaN/A
Advocate StatusATLA’s National College of AdvocacyN/A
Highest RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerCantorArkema, P.C.2001 - 2009
PartnerShuford, Rubin & Gibney, P.C.1999 - 2001
PartnerBemberis & Grana1998 - 1999
AssociateTaylor & Schockmoehl, P.C.1994 - 1997
Judicial Clerk for Hon. Joseph E. BakerCourt of Appeals of Virginia1993 - 1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
Virginia Model Jury Instruction CommitteeN/A2015 - Present
Virginia Trial Lawyers AssociationExecutive Council Vice President2012 - Present
Virginia Trial Lawyers AssociationExecutive Council2010 - Present
Boyd-Graves Conference CommitteeN/A2009 - Present
Virginia State Bar, Third District Disciplinary CommitteeChair2005 - Present
Virginia Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Governors1998 - Present
National Association of Women Business OwnersN/AN/A
Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Richmond Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Litigation Counsel of AmericaFellowN/A
American Association of JusticeN/AN/A
Etheridge SocietyN/AN/A
American Board of Trial AdvocatesPresident-Elect2016 - 2017
Virginia Trial Lawyers AssociationPresident2016 - 2017
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Family Law SectionPresident-Elect2015 - 2015
Lewis F. Powell, Jr. American Inn of CourtFormer President2007 - 2009
Greater Richmond Bar FoundationBoard of Directors2005 - 2007
Metro Richmond Women’s Bar AssociationFormer President2003 - 2004
John Marshall American Inn of CourtExecutive Committee1999 - 2003
Virginia Trial Lawyers AssociationYoung Trial Lawyers Chair1999 - 2000
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Medical Malpractice$2,000,000
Car Accident With Brain Injury$2,000,000
Medical Malpractice$2,000,000
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Journal (Virginia Trial Lawyers Association)The Use of Medical Literature in Trial2010
V Magazine for WomenTaking Control of Your Medical Care2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of LawN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Rehabilitation of the Adult and Child with Brain Injury: Practical Solutions to Real World Problems ConferenceThe Expert Witness In Civil Litigation: Demystifying the Process2012
Personal Injury 101 SeminarMedical Records In Case Law2012
Personal Injury 101 SeminarStanding on Ethical Ground2012
3rd Practice Management ConferenceMedical Malpractice" (Plaintiff Attorney)2012
VTLA Annual Advocacy SeminarEvidence for Trial Lawyers2010
NBI Judicial ForumWhat Civil Court Judges Want You to Know2010
3rd Practice Management ConferenceMedical Malpractice2010
National Business Institute SeminarA Litigation Paralegal’s Guide to Case Management2009
Lorman Education Services SeminarHIPAA in Virginia for the Litigation Attorney and the Health Care Provider2009
VTLA Annual ConventionUse of 8.01-401.1 as a Sword and/or a Shield in Your PI Case,2008
VTLA Advanced Auto Retreat SeminarThe Medical Literature You Need to Win and How to Get It In2008
National Business Institute SeminarObtaining the Best Settlement for Personal Injury Clients2008
VTLA Annual Paralegal SeminarPersonal Injury – Screening Intake and First Meeting2007
Worldly Women WorkshopEnsuring the Best Medical Treatment for Women and Their Children2005
SeminarTrial Preparation from Start to Finish For Virginia Paralegals2003
SeminarMastering the Trial Notebook in Virginia2003