Carol Stanton, a legal practice assistant in Troutman Sanders’ Richmond office, has been recognized as an “Unsung Legal Hero” by Virginia Lawyers Weekly. Stanton, who has been in the legal field for 30 years, is recognized alongside 33 other individuals “who have consistently gone above and beyond the call of duty” for their organizations.

Stanton has been with Troutman Sanders for two decades and currently supports the firm’s Consumer Financial Services team. Known for her sharp drafting, proofreading and editing skills, Stanton serves as a mentor to both attorneys and professional staff. Her industry experience has given her the ability to anticipate obstacles, and she actively takes on duties for her team that saves valuable time.

“Carol’s value to the firm is evident in her drive to complete each task, her dedication to the firm’s mission, her display of knowledge, and the consistent professionalism every day,” said Alan Wingfield, a partner in Troutman Sanders’ Richmond office. “She has a remarkable ability to relate to and work with attorneys and non-lawyers both inside and outside the firm, meaning she is the hinge upon which many projects, large and small, turn. In the process, Carol has become a remarkable role model and mentor to both lawyers and staff alike on how to get things done professionally and smoothly.”

“Unsung Legal Heroes” span five different categories, including administrators, IT, receptionists, paralegals and secretaries. Stanton will be profiled in an upcoming edition of Virginia Lawyers Weekly recognizing all of the 2019 honorees.