New Law Firm Wraps First Year with Milestone Results Over $1 Million for Clients

Courtney SweasyDecember 15, 2010

RICHMOND, Va. (December 15, 2010) – When the partners of Breit Cantor Grana Buckner formed their new law firm in November 2009, they devoted their practice to families devastated by catastrophic injury or death and other cases of serious personal and economic loss.

In its first year, the firm reached a new milestone—the attorneys collectively have achieved over 50 verdicts and settlements exceeding $1 million for their clients. The year was highlighted by a two-week period this spring, during which time the firm won a $1.2 million jury verdict in a traumatic brain injury case, a $2 million settlement in a medical malpractice case, a $1.95 million settlement in a medical malpractice case, and a $1.5 million settlement in a medical malpractice case. In the late summer, the firm settled a tractor-trailer accident case for $1.51 million.

The nationally-recognized trial lawyers at Cantor Stoneburner Ford Grana & Buckner wrap up their first year with significant individual accomplishments as well.

Irvin V. Cantor was awarded the 2010 Weinstock Award by the Brain Injury Association of Virginia to honor his extraordinary commitment to advocacy and support of people with brain injury. Cantor also was named a “Leader in the Law” by the Virginia Lawyers Weekly. He was again recognized by Virginia Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America, named in both personal injury law and medical malpractice law.

Lewis T. Stoneburner was named the Best Lawyers® Richmond Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the year, a singular honor in a high-profile category. He was also named as a “Top 50 Virginia Super Lawyer” for the second year in a row.

Aubrey Ford was selected as a “Top 50 Virginia Super Lawyer” in 2010. Since 1999, Ford has been recognized by Best Lawyers, in four categories: Bet-The-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Labor & Employment Law, and Legal Malpractice Law.

Stephanie E. Grana received an “Influential Women of Virginia” award from the Virginia Lawyers Weekly. She was selected as a “Top 25 Women Virginia Super Lawyer” in 2010, recognized again in Best Lawyers in America, and named to the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association executive committee.

Elliott M. Buckner was recognized for the first time by Best Lawyers in America for Personal Injury Litigation. He was again named to Virginia’s “Legal Elite” by Virginia Business magazine, and recognized as a Virginia Super Lawyers “Rising Star” for the fourth consecutive year.


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