A graduate of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and the University of Richmond Law School, Stephen has been practicing law since 1995. He specializes in handling workers’ compensation cases.
He is an active member of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (VTLA), the Richmond Bar Association and the American Association of Justice (AAJ). He serves on the board of governors of both VTLA and WILG. He is the past chair of the workers’ compensation section for VTLA and lobbies on behalf of injured workers at the Virginia General Assembly as the legislative co-chair of VTLA’s Workers’ Compensation Section. In Stephen’s first four years of practice, he tried approximately 40 personal injury jury trials to a conclusion.
Stephen has tried hundreds of workers’ compensation cases and also taken his client cases to the highest Virginia courts handling workers’ compensation cases, including the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Virginia on numerous occasions. He has been involved in numerous cases setting significant precedents in the area of workers’ compensation law.
Stephen has written numerous articles and frequently lectures on numerous occasions in regards to his areas of specialty; he is a recognized expert in regards to the interplay between both personal injury and workers’ compensation cases involving the same accident. Stephen has been selected as a Virginia “Super Lawyer” for the last three years, as well as for inclusion in the publication “Best Lawyers in America” since 2016 in the category of workers’ compensation. He has been named by WILG as one of the Nation’s Top 100 Injured Workers’ Attorney.
Stephen not only has an expertise in handling accident and disability cases, but he spends much of his free time working on his race car so he can get back behind the wheel at the next race. He regularly races in the NASA Mid-Atlantic region circuit and has numerous wins and class championships to his name.