Stephen D. Caruso
t: 703.284.7242
f: 703.525.2207


Stephen Caruso is a shareholder at Bean, Kinney & Korman focusing his practice primarily in civil and commercial litigation in federal and state courts in Virginia and the District of Columbia. He has first and second chaired multiple trials, as well as formal mediations and arbitrations, and routinely handles motions in Court and depositions. Stephen has represented clients in an array of matters, including:

• Government contracting disputes
• Business torts and corporate governance litigation
• Small business disputes
• Commercial tenant and landlord disputes
• Construction litigation on behalf of both owners and contractors
• Certain real property matters concerning land disputes
• Other contract disputes

Prior to joining the firm, Stephen worked as a judicial intern for the Honorable Lawrence J. Block, and also for the Honorable Bruce White. He also worked as a law clerk at Bean, Kinney & Korman.

Beyond the Suit

Stephen is originally from upstate New York, enjoys playing golf and exercising in his free time, and is an avid fan of the University of Maryland basketball and football teams, as well as the New York Giants. Stephen lives in Arlington with his wife, Kelle and daughter.

Bar and Court Admissions

Virginia, 2014

District of Columbia, 2017

U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia

DC Federal Court


George Mason University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2014

  • Managing Editor, George Mason University Civil Rights Law Journal 

University of Maryland, B.A., 2011

Awards and Honors

Virginia Super Lawyers, Rising Star in Business Litigation, 2023-2024

Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers, Rising Star in Business Litigation, 2023-2024

Virginia Lawyers Weekly, “Go to Lawyer”, Business Litigation, 2023

Virginia Business, Legal Elite – Civil Litigation, 2022-2023

Arlington Magazine, Top Attorney – Litigation, 2021-2023

Virginia Business, Legal Elite – Young Lawyers, 2020

Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch, Commercial Litigation, 2021 – 2024


Leadership Arlington – Ignite Young Professionals, Class of 2020

Arlington County Bar Association (Director at Large, Young Lawyers Section)

Fairfax Bar Association