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. In Stephen’s first four years of practice, he tried approximately three dozen personal injury jury trials to a conclusion. Since then he has had hundreds of bench trials and dozens more personal injury trials.
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 not only written numerous articles and 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. He has been named by WILG as one of the Nation’s Top 100 Injured Workers’ Attorney in 2014. 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. Click here to visit Race Car Law.