Stephanie E. Grana

Partner

For more than 30 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 caused by someone else’s wrongful or negligent actions, they turn to Stephanie because she has a proven track record demonstrating her skill and her passion for securing fair compensation on behalf of the injured. In her years of practice, she has recovered more than 75 verdicts and settlements of over $1 million.

Stephanie Grana

Her professional integrity and ability to secure results for her clients have earned her an AV® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®, a leading lawyer rating directory. She has been lead counsel on 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 (2009-current) and was recognized as Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs’ Lawyer of the Year for 2020 and Products Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs’ Lawyer of the Year for 2022 and 2023. Stephanie is included in the Virginia Business – Virginia 500 in the Law category, received the RVA 2022 Power Women award in the Law category, and was named to the inaugural class of “Women Who Drive Richmond” by the Richmond Times-Dispatch (2023).

Stephanie has often been recognized for her incredible track record including being selected by her peers to the Super Lawyers® list every year since 2007. Stephanie has also consistently appeared in its list of the Top 100 Super Lawyers® in Virginia, Top 50 Women Super Lawyers® in Virginia, and Top 50 Women Super Lawyers® in Richmond.

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. On July 1, 2022, Stephanie was elected president of the Virginia State Bar. At the request of the Virginia Supreme Court, she has served on the Virginia Model Jury Instruction Committee since 2015. Stephanie is a proud recipient of the 2019 Civility and Professionalism Award from the VADA.

She is currently an active member of the American Association of Justice, is the Chair of Commonwealth Community Trust, the Secretary on the board for Community Brain Injury Services, and served as a member of the Boyd-Graves Conference for 13 years. Stephanie is also a past President of the following: Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, the Virginia chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, the Lewis F. Powell, Jr. American Inn of Court, and the Metropolitan Richmond Women’s Bar Association. She is also a fierce advocate and supporter of the Brain Injury Association of Virginia.

In addition to her trial work, Stephanie is often selected to teach other lawyers on various topics, including personal injury litigation, brain injury, trial practice, jury selection, and medical malpractice at conferences around Virginia. Her expertise has also led to her invitation to serve as a faculty member for the Virginia State Bar Harry L. Carrico Professionalism Course for a three-year term from October 2023 to September 2026.

Meet Stephanie Grana

Education

Case Results

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Wrongful Death

$5.187 Million

Wrongful Death Plaintiff’s decedent, a 22-year-old college student,

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Medical Malpractice

$4.4 Million

Medical Malpractice Verdict in a medical malpractice case,

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Truck Accidents

$4 Million

Truck Accidents Plaintiff was a 44-year-old husband and

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Medical Malpractice

$2 Million

Medical Malpractice Plaintiff, a fifteen year old male,

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Medical Malpractice

$2 Million

Medical Malpractice Several hours after undergoing a laparoscopic

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Brain Injury

$2 Million

Brain Injury Automobile accident case involving a brain

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Previous Experience

Bar Admissions
  • Virginia, 1993
Court Admissions
  • Virginia Supreme Court
  • 4th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Virginia
Previous Experience
  • Cantor Stoneburner Ford Grana & Buckner, Partner (Operated with Breit, Drescher & Imprevento as Cantor Grana Buckner Bucci2019 -2021)
  • CantorArkema, P.C., Partner (2001-2009)
  • Shuford, Rubin & Gibney, P.C., Partner (1999-2001)
  • Bemberis & Grana, Partner (1998-1999)
  • Taylor & Schockmoehl, P.C., Associate (1994-1997)
  • Court of Appeals of Virginia, Judicial Clerk for Hon. Joseph E. Baker, Norfolk (1993-1994)

Awards

Honors

  • Selected as a member of Virginia Lawyers Weekly’s Inaugural Circle of Excellence for 2024
  • Women Who Drive Richmond” Winner (2023)
  • RVA 2022 Power Women Award – Law
  • Best Lawyers in America® “Richmond Products Liability Litigation-Plaintiffs’ Lawyer of the Year” (2022)
  • Best Lawyers in America® “Richmond Medical Malpractice Litigation-Plaintiffs’ Lawyer of the Year” (2021)
  • Best Lawyers in America® “Richmond Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs’ Lawyer of the Year” (2020)
  • “Influential Women of Law,” selected by Virginia Lawyers Weekly (2019)
  • Virginia Law Foundation Fellow (2014)
  • MRWBA Women of Achievement Award (December 2012)
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, the 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)
  • Virginia Super Lawyers® Rising Stars list (2007-2009), selected by Law & Politics
  • Top 50 Women Virginia Super Lawyers® (2012-2023)
  • Top 50 Richmond Area Super Lawyers® (2012, 2014-2023)
  • Top 100 Virginia Super Lawyers® (2012, 2014-2023)
  • Top 25 Women Virginia Super Lawyers® (2010, 2011)
  • Top 25 Richmond Area Super Lawyers® (2012)
  • “Influential Women of the Year,” selected by Virginia Lawyers Weekly (2010)
  • “Top 40 Under 40,” named by Style Weekly (2008)
  • ATLA’s National College of Advocacy, Advocate Status
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Lawyer of the Year - Medical Malpractice Law
Attorney Stephanie Grana was selected as Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in America®
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Lawyer of the Year - Personal Injury Litigation
Attorney Stephanie Grana was selected as Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in America®
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Attorney Stephanie Grana was selected as an “Influential Women of Law” by Virginia Lawyers Weekly in 2010 and 2019
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Attorney Stephanie Grana was voted Top 50 Women Virginia Super Lawyers® from 2012 to 2020
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Attorney Stephanie Grana was awarded the MRWBA Women of Achievement Award in 2012
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Attorney Stephanie Grana received the highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards, Bar Register of Preeminent Woman
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Attorney Stephanie Grana was voted Top 25 Women Virginia Super Lawyers® from 2010 to 2011
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Attorney Stephanie Grana was voted a “Top Rated Lawyer” by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell® in 2012
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Top 100 Virginia Super Lawyers®
Attorney Stephanie Grana was voted Top 100 Virginia Super Lawyers® from 2012 to 2019
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Attorney Stephanie Grana has been honored by Super Lawyers® for 10 years

Articles

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"Choosing To Get Involved", by Deirdre Norman

Stephanie E. Grana is the newly inducted 84th president of the Virginia State Bar, and her five-page resume is a study not only in relentless hard work, but also in firsts.

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