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For more than 27 years, Stephanie Grana has fought for individuals and families in Virginia suffering from catastrophic injury and wrongful death as a top Richmond personal injury lawyer. When clients’ lives are turned upside down due to life-changing injuries or the death of a loved one due to someone else’s wrongful or negligent actions, they turn to Stephanie because she has a proven track record demonstrating her expertise and her passion for just compensation on behalf of the injured. In her years of practice, she has recovered more than 50 verdicts and settlements over $1 million.

Her professional integrity and ability to secure results for her clients has earned her an AV® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, a leading lawyer rating directory. She has personally handled numerous high-profile, high-stakes personal injury cases, and has successfully guided her clients to victory. She has been selected to Best Lawyers in America® specifically for her excellent work in handling medical malpractice cases.

Stephanie has often been recognized for her incredible track record from the very beginning of her career. She was named a Super Lawyers® Rising Star in 2009, 2008, and 2007, and was selected by her peers to the Super Lawyers list every year since 2009 and has consistently appeared in its list of the top 100 lawyers in Virginia, top 50 female lawyers in Virginia and top 50 lawyers in Richmond.

She has received numerous awards and accolades from many other organizations and publications, such as the “Top 40 Under 40” award from Style Weekly (2008), the “Influential Women of the Year” award fromVirginia Lawyers Weekly (2010,2019), the Woman of Achievement award from the Metropolitan Richmond Women’s Bar Association (2012) and she has been inducted as a Virginia Law Foundation fellow.

Stephanie is deeply committed to service to her profession and has been voted by her peers to numerous leadership positions in both local and statewide organizations. She is currently the President of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, leading a 2000+ member voluntary association of trial lawyers from across Virginia. She is president-elect of the Virginia chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. She is a past-president of the Lewis F. Powell, Jr. America Inn of Court and the Metro Richmond Women’s Bar Association and is a member of the American Association of Justice. Stephanie was selected by The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia to serve on the Virginia Model Jury Instruction Committee which writes and edits jury instructions for all Virginia cases. She is currently an active member of the Boyd-Graves Conference and the Virginia State Bar Future of Law Practice Study Committee. She served for 8 years as a member of the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Committee for the 3rd District.

Awards:

  • Virginia Law Foundation Fellow (2014)
  • MRWBA Women of Achievement Award (December 2012)
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards, Bar Register of Preeminent Woman Lawyers™ (2011)
  • American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell “Top Rated Lawyer” (2012)
  • Best Lawyers in America, in the category of Medical Malpractice (2009-present)
  • Best Lawyers in America, Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs’ Lawyer of the Year (2020)
  • Virginia Super Lawyers® “Rising Star” (2007-2009), selected by Law & Politics
    • "Top 50 Women Virginia Super Lawyers" (2012-2019)
    • "Top 100 Virginia Super Lawyers" (2012-2019)
    • "Top 25 Women Virginia Super Lawyers" (2011, 2010)
    • ”Top 50 Richmond Area Super Lawyers"(2012-2019)
  • "Influential Women of the Year," selected by Virginia Lawyers Weekly (2010, 2019)
  • “Top 40 Under 40,” named by Style Weekly (2008)
  • ATLA’s National College of Advocacy, Advocate Status

Contact & Links

Location

  • 7130 Glen Forest Drive, Suite 400
    Richmond, VA 23226

Languages

  • English

Demographics

  • Sex: Female
  • Ethnicity: Hispanic or Latino

Education

  • University of Richmond , J.D., graduated 1993
  • University of Richmond, BA, graduated 1990

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, Virginia State Bar

Affiliations

  • American Association of Justice - Member
  • Boyd-Graves Conference Committee - Member (2009-present)
  • Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Bar Association - Member
  • Etheridge Society - Member
  • Greater Richmond Bar Foundation - Board of Directors (2005-2007)
  • John Marshall American Inn of Court - Executive Committee (1999-2003)
  • Lewis F. Powell, Jr. American Inn of Court - President (2007-2009)
  • Litigation Counsel of America - Fellow
  • Metro Richmond Women’s Bar Association - President (2003-2004)
  • National Association of Women Business Owners - Member
  • Richmond Bar Association - Member
  • Virginia State Bar - Third District Disciplinary Committee (2005-present) current Chair
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association - Executive Council (2010-present)
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association - Board of Governors (1998-present)
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association - Executive Council Vice President (2012-present)
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association - Young Trial Lawyers Chair (1999-2000)

State Clerkships

  • Virginia - Court of Appeals

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs, Richmond (2022)
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs, Richmond (2021)
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, Richmond (2020)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs

Special Focus

  • Birth Trauma
  • Brain Injury
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Hospital Malpractice
  • Wrongful Death

Awards:

  • Martindale-Hubbell - Highest Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell - Bar Register of Preeminent Woman Lawyers™ (2011)
  • Best Lawyers in America - Medical Malpractice (2009-present)
  • Virginia Lawyers Weekly - Influential Women of the Year (2010)
  • Style Weekly - Top 40 Under 40 (2008)
  • ATLA’s National College of Advocacy - Advocate Status
  • Martindale-Hubbell - Top Rated Lawyer (2012)
  • Top 50 Women Virginia Super Lawyers (2012)
  • Top 25 Richmond Area Super Lawyers (2012)
  • Top 100 Virginia Super Lawyers (2012)
  • Top 25 Women Virginia Super Lawyers (2011, 2010)
  • Virginia Super Lawyers “Rising Star” (2007-2009)

Motorcycle Accident - $5,000,000

Motorcycle collision case in which an automobile crossed double yellow lines of two lane road into motorcycle’s lane of travel.

Slip & Fall - $2,400,000

Woman dies nine weeks after slip & fall, causation contested.

Medical Malpractice - $2,000,000

Medical malpractice case involving the death of a man who suffered an anoxic brain injury as a result of alleged failure to properly monitor a sleep apnea patient following a routine surgery.

Auto Accident - $2,000,000

Automobile accident case involving a brain injury suffered by our client.

Medical Malpractice - $2,000,000

Verdict in medical malpractice case for a bladder injury to a woman that was caused by mismanaged catheter care, reduced to Virginia’s statutory cap.

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