Since 1988, Stephen has litigated products liability cases involving complex issues of negligence and expert testimony. He has also represented clients in construction and personal injury litigation in Virginia and North Carolina. He also handles general litigation cases throughout Hampton Roads. He is admitted to practice in Virginia and North Carolina and has been recognized by Virginia Business Magazine as a member of Virginia's Legal Elite and as a Super Lawyer since 2013.

Leadership Positions

  • Federal Bar Association

General Counsel to the Federal Bar Association (2012-2014); National Board of Directors (2007-2014); Chairman, Circuit Vice Presidents (2007-2009); Member, National Board of Directors (2007-2014); National Council (2005-present); President, Tidewater Chapter (2003-2004); Board of Directors, Tidewater Chapter (1998-2004); Fellow of the Federal Bar Association Foundation

  • The Historical Society of the United States District Court (for the Eastern District of Virginia)

President (2014 –2018); Board of Directors (2011-present)

  • Norfolk Portsmouth Bar Association

Bench/Bar Committee (2000-2008); Chairman (2007-2008)

  • Suffolk Rotary Club

Member (2013-present), Board of Directors (2016-present), Treasurer (2017-2018), President-Elect (2018-present)

  • Virginia Continuing Legal Education

The Virginia Lawyer, Board of Editors (2000-2004); Contributing Author, Insurance Law in Virginia (2006-present)

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