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June 17, 2022

Stephanie E. Grana of Richmond Sworn-in as VSB President

Stephanie E. Grana, a partner with the law firm of  Cantor Grana Buckner Bucci  in Richmond, is the Virginia State Bar president for 2022-23, effective July 1. She was sworn-in at the VSB's banquet on June 17 in Virginia Beach. 

Grana is the seventh woman and the first Latina to head the 50,000 lawyers of the VSB in its 84-year history.  

After graduating from the University of Richmond for both college and law school, Grana has devoted her career to her extensive litigation practice and to 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’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, 2022