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Stephanie E. Grana

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Richmond, VA

Cantor Grana Buckner Bucci, PC
7130 Glen Forest Drive, Suite 400
Richmond, VA 23226
Phone: 804-343-4372
Fax: 804-644-9205
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2007 - 2009
Licensed in Virginia Since: 1993
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
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Attorney Profile

As a Partner at Breit Cantor Grana Buckner, Stephanie E. Grana brings a wealth of legal experience and a passion for securing fair compensation for the injured. After more than 27 years as a top Richmond personal injury lawyer, she has recovered over 50 settlements and verdicts totaling more than $1 million on behalf of plaintiffs. Known for her particular skill in navigating complex medical malpractice and brain injury cases, she is AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has received dozens of awards over the years, including “Influential Women of Law” by Virginia Lawyers Weekly. She has also served as the President of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, and continues to serve in several high-ranking positions within the Virginia State Bar.

Her professional integrity and ability to secure results for her clients has earned her an AV® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®, a leading lawyer rating directory. She has personally handled 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 cases.

Stephanie has often been recognized for her incredible track record from the very beginning of her career. She was selected for inclusion in the Super Lawyers® Rising Stars list in 2009, 2008, and 2007, and was selected by her peers to the Super Lawyers® list every year since 2009. Stephanie has also consistently appeared in its list of the top 100 lawyers in Virginia, top 50 female lawyers in Virginia and top 50 lawyers in Richmond.

She has received numerous awards and accolades from many other organizations and publications, such as the “Top 40 Under 40” award from Style Weekly (2008), the “Influential Women of the Year” award from Virginia Lawyers Weekly (2010), the Woman of Achievement award from the Metropolitan Richmond Women’s Bar Association (2012), “Influential Women of Law” award from Virginia Lawyers Weekly (2019) and she has been inducted as a Virginia Law Foundation fellow.

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. She is past President of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, leading a 2,000+ member voluntary association of trial lawyers from across Virginia. She is a past president of the Virginia chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. She is a past-president of the Lewis F. Powell, Jr. America Inn of Court and the Metro Richmond Women’s Bar Association and is a member of the American Association of Justice. Stephanie was selected by The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia to serve on the Virginia Model Jury Instruction Committee, which writes and edits jury instructions for all Virginia cases. She is currently an active member of the Boyd-Graves Conference and the Virginia State Bar Future of Law Practice Study Committee. She served for eight years as a member of the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Committee for the Third District and is an active member of the Virginia State Bar Council for the 14th Circuit.

In addition to her trial work, Stephanie is often selected to teach other lawyers on various topics, including medical malpractice, brain injury, trial practice, and personal injury litigation at conferences around Virginia. Her skill and experience are routinely sought by lawyers who want to gain insight into the trial process, as well as how to secure larger verdicts and settlements for their clients.

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.

About Stephanie E. Grana

First Admitted: 1993, Virginia

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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)

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)
  • "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
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Office Location for Stephanie E. Grana

7130 Glen Forest Drive
Suite 400
Richmond, VA 23226

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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