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Ford Stephens

Company Information

Company
Christian & Barton LLP
901 E Cary St Ste 1800
Richmond, VA 23219-3095
Phone
(804) 697-4124
Member Bio
E. Ford Stephens is a partner with Christian & Barton LLP in Richmond, Virginia. His practice includes insurance law and appeals. Mr. Stephens represents property and casualty, and liability insurers, and life, health and disability insurers, in coverage matters and litigation in both state and federal courts throughout Virginia. He has handled appeals in the federal Fourth and Fifth Circuits, and in the Supreme Court of Virginia.

Mr. Stephens is a member of The American College of Coverage Counsel, The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation, The Fellows of the Virginia Law Foundation and the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC). He is the Former Chair, Committee on Continuing Legal Education, which oversees the non-profit educational division of the Virginia Law Foundation, 2007-2011. Mr. Stephens was included in Virginia Super Lawyers for Insurance Coverage in 2013-2021 and for Business Litigation in 2010-2012, and in Best Lawyers in America for Insurance Law, Litigation-Insurance, in 2015-2021.

Mr. Stephens is a frequent lecturer on insurance issues, including at the 2012 DRI Insurance Coverage and Practice Symposium, DRI’s Boot Camp for New Life, Health and Disability Lawyers in 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019 and the DRI Life, Health, Disability & ERISA Claims Seminar in 2006, 2009, 2014 and 2017. He served as the program chair for the 2011 DRI Life, Health, Disability and ERISA Claims Seminar, as a Committee Vice Chair (2012-2014) and then as Committee Chair (2014-2016) of the Life, Health and Disability Committee. Mr. Stephens currently serves on the DRI Board of Directors, the DRI Insurance Roundtable Steering Committee and the DRI Membership Committee.

Mr. Stephens is a frequent author, having contributed to the following publications: “Statutory Interpleader in Federal Court – A Cure for Conflicting Claims,” IADC Insurance and Reinsurance Committee Newsletter (January, 2014); DRI’s Writing a Reservation of Rights: A North American Compendium (2014); the ABA's ERISA Survey of Federal Courts (2005, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018 and 2020); "The Vexation of Conflicting Claims: Rule and Statutory Interpleader in Federal Court," For The Defense, October 2012; DRI’s Excess and Umbrella Insurance State-by-State Compendium (2011); DRI Removal Deskbook — Getting Your Case to Federal Court (2011); "Coverage Within the Ivy Walls: Select Insurance Issues Involving College Students," For The Defense, May 2009; and the ABA's Misrepresentation in the Life, Health, Disability Insurance Application Process: A National Survey (2009 and 2015).

Mr. Stephens is a member of Leadership Metro Richmond (Class of 2010), was a volunteer at Central Virginia Legal Aid (1989-2011, 2013-2014) and with United Way of Greater Richmond (1992-1995).

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Practice Areas
Appellate Advocacy
Commercial Litigation
ERISA, Life, Health & Disability
Insurance Law
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Appellate Advocacy
Aviation Law
Drug and Medical Device
Insurance Law
Internal Investigations, Regulatory and Enforcement Lit

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