Robert J. Stoney

Biography

Rob’s practice focuses on major automobile, commercial truck and bus crashes, products liability, wrongful death and traumatic brain injury cases – these are complicated and important cases. “Our clients are good people who have had devastating things happen to them and their loved ones.” Rob and his team keep a small docket of cases so they can devote their full attention to those they represent. “We treat each client like they are a part of our family. We understand that their families have been shattered by the carelessness of others and they rely on us to help them rebuild their lives.”
 
Rob's litigation philosophy is simple - he takes a few cases and devotes his full attention to those he represents. His clients are often very badly hurt and the defendants are typically corporations or individuals who have refused to take responsibility for their actions.
 
Rob also has a strong and long standing commitment to our community, both locally and statewide. He has initiated a program to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety. He has dedicated thousands of hours to pro bono and legal aid programs to ensure that everyone, no matter how poor or disenfranchised, has equal access to justice. Through "Trial Lawyers Still Care" he encourages all Virginia trial lawyers to take at least one deserving case each year and donate the amount that would have been their fee to legal aid for the poor.
 
Rob practices in courts throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia and has litigated cases throughout the United Sates, and as far away as Germany, Australia and China. 

Professional Honors & Activities

Named Best Lawyers' Lawyer of the Year 2013 in Products Liability Litigation-Plaintiffs, Washington, DC
Rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell (1998-present)
Award for Extraordinary Public Service to the Supreme Court of Virginia (2009)
Listed in Best Lawyers in America - Personal Injury Law (2003-present)
James Keith Public Service Award - Fairfax Bar Association (1997) 
Washingtonian Magazine, Selected Top 1% of Lawyers in Washington, D.C. Personal Injury (2014, 2015)
Virginia Business Legal Elite - Pro Bono / Legal Services (2004-2010)
Legal Times Best Lawyers - Personal Injury (2006-present)
Super Lawyers - Washington, D.C.(2005-present)
Top Commercial Litigation Lawyers, Litigation Magazine (2006)
Member - Board of Governors, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (2010-2012)
Chair, Products Liability Section, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (2010-2012)
Fellow, American Bar Foundation (2004-present)
ATLA Top 100 Trial Lawyers – Virginia (2010-present)

Community Service

  • Co-Chair VBA Pro Bono Council (2015)
  • Member - VSB/VBA Task Force on Pro Bono (2010)
  • Member VSB Task Force on Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Admission (2010)
  • President Legal Services of Northern Virginia (2003-2004)
  • Member, Board of Directors: Legal Services of Northern Virginia (1998 - 2008)
  • Member, Board of Directors: Legal Service of Virginia (2002-2006)
  • Member, Board of Directors: Fairfax Law Foundation (2004-2006)
  • Chair, Virginia State Bar Special Committee on Access to Legal Services (2002-2007)
  • Chair, VSB Subcommittee on Local Pro Bono Initiatives (2002-2006)
  • Chair, VSB Special Subcommittee on Unbundling Legal Services (2003-2006)
  • Chair, Fairfax Bar Association Pro Bono Advisory Board (1992-1996; 1998-2003)