G. Russell “Russ” Stone

G. Russell “Russ” Stone

Richmond, Virginia

G. Russell ("Russ") Stone developed his trial skills as a prosecutor. His strategy representing his clients is based on his years of experience as a prosecutor. Russ is a veteran of over 150 jury trials in both state and federal courts. He defends individuals who have been charged with any criminal offense, traffic infractions, including speeding, reckless driving, drunk driving, hit and run, and eluding the police. He has handled assault cases and capital murder cases both as a prosecutor and defense attorney.

He also offers representation to the children of families who have been charged with underage possession of alcohol, drugs and drug paraphernalia in all the courts in the Richmond area. Representing teenagers is especially delicate and the relationships he has built with prosecutors and judges in the area serves juvenile his clients well.

As Special Counsel to the Richmond Metropolitan Multi-Jurisdiction Grand Jury in 2000 Russ focused on narcotics prosecutions in the Richmond metropolitan area. In addition, his experience includes serving as Chief Counsel to the Financial Investigations and Money Laundering Unit at the Virginia Attorney General's Office. In this office he handled the prosecution of complex white collar criminal matters in both State and Federal Courts. He served as a prosecutor in the City of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. Both a prosecutor and in his private practice he has been an advocate for clients before the Virginia Court of Appeals, the Virginia Supreme Court and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Russ' experience as a prosecutor and in trying numerous cases before a judge or a jury helps when it comes to negotiating an outcome on a case for a client and when advising a client whether or not to accept offers made by the prosecution.

Russ is a frequent legal analyst for WRIC Channel 8 in Richmond.

Russ graduated from Virginia Tech in 1986 and from the T.C. Williams School of Law of the University of Richmond in 1989. He received his license to practice law in Virginia in 1989.

Areas of Practice

  • 50% Criminal Law
  • 50% Traffic Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1999


  • University of Richmond, The T.C. Williams School of Law, Richmond, Virginia
    • J.D.
    • Honors: Moot Court Board
  • Virginia Tech, Blacksburg
    • B.S. - 1986
    • Major: Psychology

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Virginia State Bar
  • Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Henrico County Bar Association
  • Chesterfield County Bar Association
  • Richmond Criminal Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Bowen Champlin Foreman & Rockecharlie, PLLC, Attorney, 2004 - 2016
  • Richmond Metropolitan Multi Jurisdiction Grand Jury, Regional Drug Prosecutor, 2000 - 2004
  • Office of the Attorney General of Virginia, Chief Counsel, Financial Investigation and Money Laundering Unit, 1997 - 2000
  • Office of the Attorney General of Virginia, Assistant Attorney General, 1994 - 1997
  • Commonwealth Attorney's Office for Harrisonburg/Rockingham County, Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney, 1989 - 1994

Ancillary Businesses

  • Frequent Legal analyst for ABC affiliate WRIC Channel 8


  • English