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Criminal Defense Law Firm

People who want an experienced, aggressive lawyer with a long record of success turn to Stone, Cardwell & Dinkin, PLC, in Richmond, Virginia. Our criminal defense and personal injury attorneys are respected throughout the region for their effectiveness in negotiation and at trial. Due to their extensive experience and strong reputation in the legal community, both Stone and Cardwell are frequently contacted by the media to serve as legal consultants on high profile criminal matters.

The greatest advantage Stone & Cardwell offers is our understanding of what defense is necessary. Our attorneys have developed this knowledge during their more than 30 years of combined experience handling criminal cases in Virginia.

The Ultimate Training for a Trial Attorney

Key to our success is our background as former prosecutors. Building criminal cases for the government is widely recognized as the ultimate training ground for a legal career in criminal defense. In fact, attorney Todd Stone left his criminal defense practice to gain this invaluable experience.

Claire Cardwell was formerly the Chief Deputy Commonwealth Attorney for the City of Richmond, personally handling homicides and high profile cases. As Chief of Staff of the Commonwealth's largest prosecutor's office, Cardwell supervised and trained other lawyers in criminal cases. Prior to that Cardwell worked in private practice for ten years defending clients in state and federal courts and handling numerous high profile cases throughout the state.

Todd Stone led the violent crimes unit and the drug unit in the City of Richmond and Henrico County, respectively. While supervising and training other prosecutors, Stone handled numerous major cases. He was also cross-designated as a Special Assistant United States Attorney to prosecute a specific Capital Murder and Bank Robbery case.

Having returned to private practice, both Stone and Cardwell have a strong reputation and extensive experience on both sides of the courtroom. Cardwell and Stone are well equipped to mount a strong defense in your case.

You can depend on us for aggressive defense of all criminal charges, from white collar crimes like fraud and embezzlement, to violent crimes like assault and homicide.

Preparation and Trust

Claire Cardwell and Todd Stone know from experience that winning a case is generally about preparation and building trust with their clients. They take time to listen to their clients and understand their situations, then work diligently to prepare their cases for the best possible outcome.

As personal injury attorneys, Todd Stone and Claire Cardwell bring their trial experience to each and every case. While most personal injury cases settle out of the courtroom, our reputation as seasoned trial lawyers often works to the advantage of our clients. We prepare and investigate each case as if it were going to end up before a jury. If a settlement cannot be reached, we have the trial experience to seek the best possible verdict in your favor.

Contact Us to Discuss Your Case

If you have been or are about to be charged with a criminal offense or you have a personal injury claim and you need aggressive and experienced representation, contact Stone & Cardwell. As former prosecutors we know what you are up against and we will use our experience and reputation to your advantage.

Experienced on Both Sides of the Courtroom
Stone, Cardwell & Dinkin, PLC 101 Shockoe Slip, Suite K Richmond, VA 23219 Phone: 804-359-0000 Fax: 804-257-5555