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Jennifer Stanton is an experienced, effective and aggressive trial attorney. With twenty five years of trial experience, her current practice is dedicated to the defense of the accused in federal and state trial courts.


Stanton graduated from Duke UniversityDurhamNorth Carolina in 1983. Since receiving her Juris Doctorate degree from New England School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1990, Ms. Stanton has been sworn before the following courts: the Virginia Supreme Court and all the lower Virginia courts; United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia; United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia; the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ; and the United States Supreme Court.


Jennifer Stanton provides criminal defense services to clients in matters of federal and state trials, pre- and post-trial motions, sentencings, and post-conviction relief matters.  Ms. Stanton frequently acts as local counsel for out-of-state attorneys who practice in Virginia on a pro hac vice basis.



Dedicated to providing the highest caliber of legal services, Ms. Stanton has been a speaker for the Capital Defense Workshop sponsored by the Virginia State Bar, having successfully tried several capital defense cases.  While in law school, Ms. Stanton wrote for the New England Journal on Criminal & Civil Confinement (1989-90) and was a finalist in the NESL Mock Trial Competition.  She is a former prosecutor and is a member of the Virginia State Bar and the Norfolk-Portsmouth Bar Association.


Languages spoken: English, French

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 98%
    25 years
  2. Wills: 1%
    Less than 1 year
  3. Divorce: 1%
    Less than 1 year


Payment types:

Cash, Check

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    I endorse this lawyer. She is a top notch attorney in the area, always passionate about her work and enthusiastic in her representation of clients. She has handled countless high-profile cases with great success and is well-respected by her peers and judges.


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  • Radlyn Christine Mendoza

    Jennifer is a seasoned criminal defense attorney who is very passionate about getting a positive outcome for the clients she defends.


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Contact info

J. T. Stanton PC

555 E Main St
Suite 801
Norfolk, VA, 23510


VAAuthorized to practice law199103/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Lawyer for Criminal DefenseCoastal Virginia Magazine2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Trial AttorneyJ.T. STANTON, P.C.1997 - Present
Trial AttorneyStowe & Stanton1993 - 1997
Trial AttorneyChesapeake Commonwealth's Attorney's Office1991 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
Virginia State BarN/AN/A
Norfolk Portsmouth Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Commonwealth v. John DanserNolle Prossed (dismissed w/o prejudice)
Commonwealth v. Raymond PerryNolle Prossed (dismissed w/o prejudice)
Commonwealth v. Frank Hintonplead down to misdemeanor with no additional time
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Journal (Virginia Trial Lawyers Association)Virginia's Reactions to Lawrence v. Texas2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New England School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
Duke University School of LawPolitical ScienceA.B.1983