Sandra Giannone Ezell is a trial lawyer whose distinct balance between tenacity and empathy makes her an undeniable force in the courtroom. Her ability to connect with a jury and tell her client's story in a compelling fashion has made her a master in the art of trial practice and earned her national recognition as "the number-one trial lawyer in Richmond” by Chambers USA. (2016) Sandra represents corporations in courtrooms across the country, often in her role as national trial counsel. She primarily focuses on defending catastrophic exposure product liability matters.
Sandra routinely defends wrongful death and catastrophic injury product liability cases. In more than 25 years of managing and trying cases she has handled matters in various arenas including automotive products, medical devices, cyber-security/privacy, child products, asbestos, general transportation, construction, tobacco, trucking, toxic exposure, recreational products, food products, household products, and power tools. She also handles the litigation aspects of various commercial disputes including contract disputes, class actions, franchisor representation, dealer/vendor termination and other commercial matters.
She takes on cases irrespective of their size or exposure from filing through verdict, or just on the eve of trial, and represents her clients in one-time or pattern litigation, with cost-effective, result-oriented strategies. Her energy and enthusiasm for getting the job done drives the results clients seek.
Sandra’s passion to infuse the legal field with diverse legal talent led her to recently author a widely-read chapter on law firm diversity and inclusion. Sandra leads a firm-wide non-partner mentoring and business education program. She has also served as a mentor to many young, diverse and women lawyers and represents the firm on the Leadership Council for Legal Diversity.