Steven G. Popps Associate

Steven is a litigator who primarily practices in the area of business and securities litigation, with a focus on representing large financial institutions and corporations. He has tried cases in federal and state courts, and has represented clients at the trial and appellate level.

Steven has experience trying cases in front of a jury, taking depositions, briefing and orally arguing motions in court, preparing witnesses for trial, negotiating settlements, and other aspects of litigation. In addition, his practice involves a variety of complex matters, to include representing clients in government investigations, securities litigation, breach of contract claims, and mortgage-related litigation.

Before joining McGuireWoods, Steven served as a law clerk to the Honorable Henry E. Hudson, U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia. Prior to attending law school, Steven served on the staff of former U.S. Senator John W. Warner.


Tried a civil rights case to a jury in federal court in the Eastern District of Virginia.

Regularly tries cases in state court on behalf of a public agency.

Assisted in representation of a multinational financial services corporation in various complex litigation in federal and state courts throughout the country.

Representation of a multinational bank in state court regarding garnishment matters.

Assisted in representation of a credit card corporation in connection with consumer litigation.

  • William & Mary Law School, JD, Lead Articles Editor, William and Mary Law Review, 2010
  • The College of William & Mary, BBA, Finance, 2006

Member, Virginia State Bar

Member, Virginia Bar Association

  • Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia

Named to "Virginia Rising Stars," Business Litigation, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2019

Name to "Legal Elite," Business Law, Virginia Business, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

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