Stephanie E. Grana

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Richmond, Virginia

Cantor Grana Buckner Bucci, PC
Stephanie E. Grana
Cantor Grana Buckner Bucci, PC

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Products Liability

Licensed in Virginia since: 1993

Education: University of Richmond School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2007 - 2009
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Cantor Grana Buckner Bucci, PC

7130 Glen Forest Drive
Suite 400
Richmond, VA 23226 Phone: 804-343-4372 Email: Stephanie E. Grana Visit website


Stephanie E. Grana, partner of the personal injury law firm of Cantor Grana Buckner Bucci, has been fighting for individuals and families for over 30 years. Stephanie has a proven track record of securing fair compensation on behalf of the injured and has obtained more than 85 verdicts and settlements of over $1 million.

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. 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, the Boyd-Graves Conference, and is the Chair of Commonwealth Community Trust. 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.

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.

Despite her decades of success for her clients and the awards and accolades from her peers, Stephanie is most proud to simply be Mom to her three amazing teenage children: Nicole, Garrett, and Dakota. She is also incredibly appreciative to have a supportive husband, Scott who, as a lawyer, understands the demands on her time and that for Stephanie, being a trial lawyer is more than a job—it’s her calling.

First Admitted: 1993, Virginia

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Boys in Blue Program - Swansboro Elementary School & J.L. Francis Elementary School (2018-2019)
  • Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk – Firm’s Team Captain (2003-present)
  • Virginia Synchronized Swimming Association, Level IV Judge, Richmond Masters Synchronized Swimming Team (1995-2003)
  • Phi Beta Kappa Alumni Association, President (2000-2001)
  • University of Richmond Spider Club Athletic Association, Board Member (1998-2001)
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Virginia Model Jury Instruction Committee (2015 - present)
  • Community Brain Injury Services (Executive Board: 2013- present)
  • Commonwealth Community Trust (2017-present)
  • Greater Richmond Bar Foundation, Board of Directors (2005-2007)
  • Virginia State Bar, Council - 14th Circuit (2018 - present), Third District Disciplinary Committee (2005-2013, Chair 2012-13)
  • Boyd-Graves Conference Committee (2009-present)
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Past President (Present), President (2016-17), Executive Council (2010-present), Board of Governors (1998-present), Young Trial Lawyers Chair (1999-2000)
  • Etheridge Society
  • Richmond Bar Association
  • American Association of Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America)
  • Lewis F. Powell, Jr. American Inn of Court, President (2007-2009)
  • John Marshall American Inn of Court, Executive Committee (1999-2003)
  • Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Bar Association
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow
  • Metro Richmond Women’s Bar Association, President (2003-2004)
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Quoted in "Families blame contaminated solution for four deaths," USA Today, August 7, 2006.
  • "Taking Control of Your Medical Care," V Magazine for Women, November 2006.
  • “Obtaining the Best Settlement for Personal Injury Clients,” National Business Institute (NBI) Seminar, February 2008.
  • “Use of 8.01-401.1 as a Sword and/or a Shield in Your PI Case,” VTLA Annual Convention, March 2008.
  • “The Medical Literature You Need to Win and How to get It In,” VTLA Advanced Auto Retreat Seminar, July 2008.
  • “A Litigation Paralegal’s Guide to Case Management,” National Business Institute (NBI) Seminar, January 2009.
  • “HIPAA in Virginia for the Litigation Attorney and the Health Care Provider,” LORMAN Education Services Seminar, July 2009.
  • “Update on Medical Literature in Virginia,” VTLA Journal, October 2009.
  • "What Civil Court Judges What You to Know," Moderator, National Business Institute (NBI) Seminar, October 2010.
  • "Evidence for Trial Lawyers," VTLA Annual Advocacy Seminar, October 2010.
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards, Bar Register of Preeminent Woman Lawyers™ (2011)
  • Stephanie Grana was selected as one of 12 women in the inaugural class of the 2023 Women Who Drive Richmond Awards. This award, sponsored by The Richmond Times-Dispatch and the Richmond Raceway, was founded to recognize local women for their positive impact on the community., Women Who Drive Richmond Award, Richmond Times-Dispatch, 2023
  • RVA Power Women Award for the Law Category, RVA Power Women Award - Law, Richmond Bizsense, 2022
  • Best Lawyers in America® “Richmond Products Liability Litigation-Plaintiffs’ Lawyer of the Year” (2022), “Richmond Products Liability Litigation-Plaintiffs’ Lawyer of the Year”, Best Lawyers in America®, 2022
  • Best Lawyers in America® “Richmond Medical Malpractice Litigation-Plaintiffs’ Lawyer of the Year” (2021), “Richmond Medical Malpractice Litigation-Plaintiffs’ Lawyer of the Year”, Best Lawyers in America®, 2021
  • Best Lawyers in America® “Richmond Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs’ Lawyer of the Year” (2020), “Richmond Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs’ Lawyer of the Year”, Best Lawyers in America®, 2020
  • “Influential Women of Law,” selected by Virginia Lawyers Weekly (2019), Influential Women of Law, Virginia Lawyers Weekly, 2019
  • "Influential Women of the Year," selected by Virginia Lawyers Weekly (2010)
  • ATLA’s National College of Advocacy, Advocate Status
  • Best Lawyers in America, in the category of Medical Malpractice (2009-present)
  • “Top 40 Under 40,” named by Style Weekly (2008)
Educational Background:
  • TC Williams School of Law - University of Richmond, VA, 1993
  • Dr. Michael John Bigg, a radiologist and owner of the Allison Breast Center on Forest Avenue, is accused by the Virginia Board of Medicine of misreading the mammograms at least 18 women - telling them they were fine when they really had cancer. Learn more from Stephanie Grana on the legal options for women who have been misdiagnosed., Virginia Medical Board suspends license of Henrico doctor accused of misreading mammograms, Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, 2020

Office location for Stephanie E. Grana

7130 Glen Forest Drive
Suite 400
Richmond, VA 23226


15 Years Super Lawyers
3 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2007 - 2009

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