D. Stan Barnhill is a litigation attorney who represents businesses and individuals in breach of contract, business torts, construction, professional malpractice, and other commercial disputes.
His experience includes representing media outlets in First Amendment, Freedom of Information, reporter privilege, and defamation matters.
Stan also represents business owners, contractors, and design professionals in contract formation, general business law, and litigation avoidance.
Stan joined Woods Rogers in 1983. He has been recognized for excellence by Best Lawyers in America for First Amendment law, business and commercial litigation, construction law, and professional malpractice defense.
He has been cited by Super Lawyers for construction litigation and multiple times as one of Virginia Business magazine’s Legal Elite for construction law. Stan was featured in Virginia Business’s 2016 Legal Elite publication.
Stan attended law school at Washington and Lee University, where he graduated magna cum laude, was elected to the Order of the Coif, and served as lead articles editor of the Law Review. He earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Virginia Tech.
In addition to his law practice, Stan teaches a course on the First Amendment at the Washington and Lee Law School.
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