Stanford Ponson

Stanford Ponson is an attorney in the Washington, D.C. office of Baron & Budd. As part of the firm’s Opioid Litigation Group, Mr. Ponson represents municipalities and states in the fight against opioid manufacturers and distributors. Mr. Ponson has always been an advocate for plaintiffs’ rights.

Prior to joining Baron & Budd, Mr. Ponson represented several hundred plaintiffs via multidistrict litigations in defective medical device and pharmaceutical cases. In the process, he gained experience in all aspects of litigation, while standing up for clients across the country in state and federal proceedings. Mr. Ponson says his drive comes from his clients: “When you get to know your clients and understand their injuries, that’s all the motivation needed to fight for their rights.” Despite being on the plaintiffs’ side of the “v”, Mr. Ponson is also interested in promoting corporate social responsibility and how corporations can and should establish objectives to invest in and improve the communities in which they operate.

Stanford received his bachelor’s in marketing from Louisiana State University and his Juris Doctor from Thomas R. Kline School of Law at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In law school, Mr. Ponson earned recognition as a leader in the law school community, especially in the area of pro bono work, where he helped Philadelphia-based entrepreneurs navigate the complexities and uncertainties of starting a business.

In addition to being a full-time attorney, Mr. Ponson is also an Advanced Sommelier currently studying to become a Master in Wine. “I’ve always enjoyed wine, and I figured if I’m going to drink it, I might as well learn something about it. So I enrolled in wine school, and it’s been a passion ever since.” Mr. Ponson is also an entrepreneur, leveraging his sommelier training to design and create fragrances.


Thomas R. Kline School of Law, Drexel University (J.D. 2016)

Louisiana State University (B.S. 2008)

Bar and Court Admissions

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State of New Jersey

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

Professional Associations

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Philadelphia Bar Association

Independence Business Alliance