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The Stanley Law Group

Representing Virginia Since 1998

The Stanley Law Group was founded upon a promise between a mother and son. In 1989, after his father passed away and less than a month after he had graduated from Hampden-Sydney College, Bill Stanley returned home to attend law school at the District of Columbia School of Law, a dream his father had for him. But Bill knew that it was also his mother’s childhood dream to become a lawyer. He encouraged his mom to fulfill her life-long dream, and made her this promise: If she would go to law school, he would leave whatever firm he was working for at the time and start a law practice with her. After much convincing, Diane Stanley went to law school at the George Mason School of Law, and in 1998, at the age of 58, she became a Virginia attorney. True to his promise to her, Bill Stanley left the large Arlington Virginia firm he was working at and created a law firm with his mother. They practice together to this very day. Since 1998, the Stanley Law Group has been successfully representing clients throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia, and like the principles that the firm was founded upon, the hopes and dreams of each and every client of the firm are the only priority, and every client is treated like family.

The Firm focuses its practice on civil litigation, criminal defense, personal injury, real estate law and property line boundary disputes and matters of adverse possession law.

Senator Bill Stanley

Bill Stanley is a Lawyer and a Lawmaker

Senator Bill Stanley is a Member of The Virginia General Assembly where he serves in the Senate of Virginia. Elected in 2011 in a Special Election to Replace Cong. Robert Hurt, Bill Stanley represented the 19th Senate District during the 2011 General Assembly Session. Elected in 2011 General Election to Represent the citizens of the 20th Senate District, Senator Stanley continues to represent the 20th Senate District of Virginia in Southside and Southwest Virginia comprised of the Cities of Galax, Martinsville and Danville, and the counties of Carroll, Patrick, Henry, Franklin, Pittsylvania and Halifax. He serves as the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Local Government, Vice-Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources, the Courts of Justice Committee, Commerce and Labor Committee, and the Senate Rules Committee.

The members of the General Assembly are part-time legislators. Only during the regular session does Senator Stanley serve full time in his capacity as a legislator. The General Assembly’s regular Session takes place once a year in Richmond starting on the second Wednesday in January and continuing through the end of February on odd years and the second week in March on even years.

During the regular General Assembly Session, Senator Stanley maintains daily contact with his law firm, working remotely in order to assist his clients and continue the work of the law firm. Senator Stanley comes home to his office in Franklin County almost every weekend during session in order to work in the law firm and meet with clients. While Senator Stanley is in Richmond during the regular session, the Attorneys and Staff of the Stanley Law Group continue to work diligently to assist their clients. During Session, Senator Stanley’s Court Cases are continued until the Session is ended, and he is available to be present in the courtrooms where his client’s cases are being heard. When the General Assembly is not in session, Senator Stanley works full time at The Stanley Law Group where he applies his knowledge and experience gleaned from years of Law Practice and Lawmaking.

Practice Areas

Criminal Defense

We have 20 years of experience with representing individuals and corporations charged with crimes in state and federal court throughout Virginia.

Civil Litigation

When you have a civil matter, our attorneys have the experience and knowledge you need to resovle it efficiently and give you the representation you need.

Personal Injury

If you have been injured in an accident, it is important to contact us as soon as possible to investigate your claim and preserve any evidence.

Real Estate & Land Trust

We represent commercial developers, financial institutions, property owners, buyers, sellers, investors, landlords and tenants in all aspects of the real estate transactions.

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