Elyse H. Stiner

Elyse H. Stiner

Meet Elyse

Elyse Stiner comes to Allen & Allen with over a decade of experience, which includes being a founding equity partner at a Virginia law firm, and serving in organizations that foster her passion for advocacy. Her practice focuses primarily on Workers’ Compensation, where she has excelled at securing strong results for injured clients.

For one case that held a lot of meaning for Elyse, she represented a claimant who suffered severe chemical burns from a workplace accident. She fought for and obtained a $2,084,578.00 settlement which was published in Virginia Lawyers Weekly. The event was so harrowing, that the client suffered psychological trauma in addition to severe physical injuries which required multiple surgeries. Elyse consistently drove long distances to see her client, meet with his doctors, and secure strong evidence for the case.

Her passion for advocacy is prevalent throughout her career. She volunteered at the Legal Aid Justice Center in Richmond, worked as a legal intern for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in Miami, and is active in fundraising for Kids’ Chance, which provides college and trade school scholarships to children of Virginia workers who have been severely injured or killed in a workplace accident. She was named a Virginia Super Lawyer in 2022 and 2023, after being named a “Rising Star” consecutively since 2016.

Elyse grew up outside of Philadelphia and is passionate about the local sports teams. Her education took her to Vermont, Miami, and ultimately Richmond, Virginia, where she lives with her young daughter. She’s willing to travel to see certain rock and bluegrass bands, as she’s a big fan of live music.


  • Trial Attorney, Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen (2022-Present)
  • Founding Equity Partner, Commonwealth Law Group (2014-2022)
  • Associate Attorney, Geoff McDonald  & Associates (2012-2013)
  • Volunteer, Legal Aid Justice Center (2012)
  • Legally-Trained Claims Reviewer, BrownGreer (2012)
  • Third-Year Practice intern, Public Defender – Richmond (2012)
  • Certified Legal Intern, Public Defender – Miami (2011)
  • Legal Intern, American Civil Liberties Union (2011)

Bar Admissions

  • Licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Eastern District of Virginia


  • Juris Doctor, cum laude, University of Miami Law School
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, with honors, University of Vermont


Professional Affiliations

  • Metro Women’s Bar Association
  • Richmond Bar Association
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group
    • Board member (2023)
  • Virginia Workers’ Compensation American Inn of Court
    • Co-Chair, Mentorship Committee (2023)
    • Counselor (2023)
    • Treasurer (2022)
    • Executive Committee Member (2019-Present)
    • Programs Committee (2019-2022)

Published Works

  • Author, The Diminishing Free Speech Right of Military Chaplains in the Aftermath of Repealing “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell,” National Security & Armed Conflict Law Review (2012)
  • Author, Brown, Seattle, and the Supreme Court in American Politics, University of Vermont

Speaking Engagements

  • “Take the Money and Run How Worker Becomes an Employee Without Ever Being Hired” – VTLA Advanced Paralegal Retreat

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