E. STANLEY MURPHY
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Stan is our partner in charge of civil litigation and employment law. Six years ago, he joined Dunton, Simmons & Dunton with more than 30 years 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 less 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 several 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.
College of William and Mary, B.A. 1977
George Mason University School of Law, J.D., With Distinction, 1983
As a litigator, Stan is frequently 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.