E. STANLEY MURPHY

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PARTNER

Litigation

Employment Law

Community Association Law

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Stan is our partner in charge of civil litigation, employment matters and community association law. Prior to joining Dunton, Simmons & Dunton in 2014, he had  more than three decades of trial experience at two of the nation's preeminent litigation firms. Stan has been named  as a top business litigator on Virginia Business Magazine’s Legal Elite list, which comprises fewer than 3% of practicing attorneys in Virginia. He has also been repeatedly honored as a Super Lawyer, a national honor for attorneys who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

During a rich and diverse career he has represented businesses and individuals in commercial, real estate and labor disputes. Before joining Dunton, Simmons & Dunton, he spent two decades trying high value injury cases throughout the Eastern and Midwestern United States.

 

Stan has managed and tried cases in more than half of all Virginia counties and has taken more than 175 jury cases to verdict. He also has appeared as trial or appellate counsel in more than three dozen courts outside the Commonwealth of Virginia, As a plaintiff's injury attorney, he has obtained numerous verdicts and settlements in excess of $1 Million.

His appellate work includes cases in the Virginia Supreme Court, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. He is a frequent author on civil procedure and trial practice topics and formerly was a law lecturer at the University of Virginia School of Law.

EDUCATION

College of William and Mary, B.A. 1977

George Mason University School of Law, J.D., With Distinction, 1983

First Response

As a litigator, Stan is often a first responder to client problems. It comes naturally. His dad was a fireman and over the years, Stan has represented numerous fire departments and fire fighters in a variety of matters. He currently serves as counsel to two Northern Neck volunteer fire companies.

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