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June 18, 2021

Stephanie Grana Is VSB President Elect

GranaStephanie E. Grana, a partner with the law firm of  Breit Cantor Grana Buckner in Richmond, is the Virginia State Bar president-elect for 2021-22, and will take over the presidency of the Bar from current president, Jay Myerson, in June 2022. 

When she begins her term, Grana will be the seventh woman to head the 50,000 lawyers of the VSB in its 84-year history.  

Grana, a personal injury litigator, wanted to be a lawyer since childhood. Her father and brother were tragically killed in a plane crash in 2008, making Grana a plaintiff and, she believes, a more empathetic lawyer in the process.  

After attending the University of Richmond for both undergraduate and law school, Grana has devoted her career to litigation and service to the bar. 

Her volunteerism includes past presidencies of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association;  the American Board of Trial Advocates-Virginia Chapter;  Lewis F. Powell Jr. American Inns of Court;  and the Metropolitan Richmond Women’s Bar Association. 

Grana currently serves on the VSB Executive Committee, Council for the 14th Circuit, the Budget & Finance Committee, and the Nominating Committee. She is also a member of the Boyd Graves Conference, the Virginia Model Jury Instructions Committee, and the “Working Group” to study expansion of the Court of Appeals. 

Grana’s goals for her presidency include: 

  • Promoting professionalism 
  • Increasing diversity among VSB leadership and committees 
  • Recognizing bias 
  • Working with judges to enhance bench/bar relations 
  • Continuing the work of prior presidents for improved access to justice 

Grana is married to attorney Scott Bemberis, and they have three children. 

Updated: Jun 21, 2021