Stuart Raphael is the former Solicitor General of Virginia. As co-chair of the Hunton Andrews Kurth’s Issues and Appeals Group, he focuses on appellate litigation, constitutional issues, complex litigation and strategic counseling.
As Virginia’s Solicitor General from 2014 to 2017, Mr. Raphael authored more than 75 briefs in federal and state court, presented oral argument more than 30 times in high-profile civil and criminal cases, supervised briefs filed by the Office of the Solicitor General, and provided legal counsel to the Governor and the Attorney General of Virginia.
Now in his 26th year at Hunton, Mr. Raphael represents clients on appeal and at trial in a wide variety of areas, including constitutional litigation, toxic torts, intergovernmental disputes, major infrastructure controversies, water rights, and construction litigation. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers and a certified appellate mediator for the Supreme Court of Virginia’s pilot-mediation program.