Stanley P. Wellman     |     Partner     |    

Stan Wellman was born at Edwards AFB, California in 1962. He has a broad civil litigation practice, which includes the areas of transportation, premises liability, products liability, commercial, and insurance coverage litigation, as well as alternative dispute resolution. Stan is an author and frequent lecturer on a wide variety of civil litigation issues.


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Education
  • West Virginia University, B.A., cum laude, 1984
  • University of Richmond, J.D., 1987
    • Law Review, Editorial Board
Professional Honors
  • Leader in the Law, Virginia Lawyers Weekly (2011)
  • Fellow, Virginia Law Foundation
  • Member, Boyd-Graves Conference
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Best Lawyers in America, Products Liability Litigation (2011 – 2018)
    • “Lawyer of the Year” – 2018 – Richmond Area
  • Virginia Business Legal Elite, Civil Litigation (2008 – 2017)
  • Virginia Super Lawyers, Civil Litigation Defense (2007 – 2017)
    • Top 25 Richmond Area Lawyers (2012)
    • Top 50 Richmond Area Lawyers (2014 – 2017)
    • Top 100 Lawyers in Virginia (2012 – 2017)
    • 10 Years Selected to Virginia Super Lawyers
  • Virginia Super Lawyers, Business Edition, Civil Litigation Defense (2008 – 2016)
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Rated
Professional Activities
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys, President (2008-2009)
    • Robert M. Furniss, Jr. Dedicated Service Award (2009)
  • Henrico County Bar Association, President (2009-2010)
  • Virginia Bar Association, Commission on Professionalism (2007-2010)
  • The Harmonie Group, Board of Directors (2017 – )
  • Defense Research Institute
    • Exceptional Performance Citation (2010)
    • Trucking Law Committee
    • Product Liability Committee
    • Retail & Hospitality Committee
    • Commercial Litigation Committee
    • Insurance Law Committee
  • Master of the Bench, The John Marshall American Inn of Court
  • Premium Member, Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
  • American Bar Association
    • Commercial Transportation Litigation Committee
    • Products Liability Committee
    • Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee
    • Automobile Law Committee
  • Virginia Bar Association
    • Civil Litigation Section
    • Transportation Section
  • Richmond Bar Association
    • Litigation Section
  • Trucking Industry Defense Association
  • Transportation Lawyers Association
  • American Independent Trucker’s Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
Bar & Court Admissions
  • Virginia State Bar
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court
Reported Cases
  • Patel v. Williamsburg Indoor Sports Complex, Va. Sup. Ct., Record No. 130237 (2013)
  • Hesse v. Harleysville Mut. Ins. Co., et al., 364 Fed. Appx. 31, 2010 WL 411120 (4th Cir. 2010)
  • Schwinn v. Long and Foster Real Estate, Inc., et al., 2007 WL 4562818 (E.D. Va., 2008), aff’d, 362 Fed. Appx. 357, 2010 WL 283061 (4th Cir. 2010)
  • Isbell v. Commercial Invest. Assocs., 273 Va. 605, 644 S.E.2d 72 (2007)
  • Presley v. Rivanna Trails Foundation, 464 F.3d 480 (2006)
  • Atkins v. Rice, 266 Va. 328, 585 S.E.2d 550 (2003)
  • Lexie v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., 251 Va. 390, 469 S.E.2d 61 (1996)
  • McAlpin v. Leeds & Northrup, Co., 912 F. Supp. 297 (W.D. Va., 1996)
  • Vermont Mut. Ins. Co. v. Everette, 875 F. Supp. 1181 (E.D. Va., 1995)
  • State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co. v. Major, 239 Va. 375, 389 S.E.2d 307 (1990)
  • State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co. v. Jones, 238 Va. 467, 383 S.E.2d 734 (1989) 

 

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