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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, the attorneys at Stone, Cardwell & Dinkin are frequently contacted by the media to serve as legal consultants on high profile criminal matters.

The greatest advantage of Stone, Cardwell & Dinkin is our understanding of what defense is necessary. Our attorneys have developed this knowledge during their more than 75 years of combined experience handling criminal cases in Virginia.

The Ultimate Training for a Trial Attorney

The key to the success of the attorneys at Stone, Cardwell & Dinkin is their 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. Stone, Cardwell, & Dinkin's prosecutorial experience has proven invaluable in evaluating the governments case against their clients and preparing an effective defense.

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 Commonwealths largest prosecutors 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.

Bill Dinkin served for almost nine years as a Deputy Commonwealths Attorney for the City of Richmond. In that position, he was in charge of white collar prosecutions, and supervised and prosecuted narcotics crimes, violent crimes, and asset forfeiture. His extensive trial experience as a prosecutor includes hundreds of bench and jury trials, including capital murder, complex drug and financial crimes and the prosecution of public officials for corruption and theft.

You can depend on Stone, Cardwell & Dinkin for aggressive defense of all criminal charges, from white collar crimes like fraud and embezzlement, to drug offenses, to violent crimes like assault and homicide.

Preparation and Trust

Claire Cardwell, Todd Stone, and Bill Dinkin 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, Stone, Cardwell, & Dinkin bring their trial experience to each and every case. While most personal injury attorneys settle out of the courtroom, Stone, Cardwell, & Dinkin's reputation as seasoned trial lawyers often works to the advantage of their clients. They prepare and investigate each case as if it were going to end up before a jury. If a settlement cannot be reached, Stone Cardwell & Dinkin has 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 & Dinkin. As former prosecutors we know what you are up against and we will use our experience and reputation to your advantage.

Stone, Cardwell & Dinkin, PLC 101 Shockoe Slip, Suite K, Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: 804-359-0000 | Fax: 804-257-5555