John Basilone

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  • Virginia
    1988

  • West Virginia
    1988

  • District of Columbia
    2005

  • National Trial Advocacy College, University of Virginia
    2014

  • The College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, Williamsburg, Virginia
    J.D. – 1988

  • Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden-Sydney, Virginia
    B.A. - 1985

John Basilone's Photo

John Basilone

  • Virginia
    1988

  • West Virginia
    1988

  • District of Columbia
    2005

  • National Trial Advocacy College, University of Virginia
    2014

  • The College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, Williamsburg, Virginia
    J.D. – 1988

  • Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden-Sydney, Virginia
    B.A. - 1985

John Basilone is a litigation and trial attorney whose practice is focused on the handling of personal injury matters, representing persons who have been injured by the negligence of others.  He has been in practice for over 30 years, and has litigated and tried cases throughout the cities of Hampton Roads, including in both the state and federal courts, as well as in many other cities and counties throughout Virginia.  He holds the AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, and is recognized as a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum, reserved for attorneys who have obtained jury verdicts and settlements for amounts in excess of one million dollars. 

He is licensed in Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia, and is admitted to practice in numerous federal courts, including the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia.

He is a graduate of Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia and the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary, and he also attended the National Trial Advocacy College program at the University of Virginia.

He takes pride in working closely with clients to obtain favorable results on their behalf.

  • United States Supreme Court

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

  • United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia

  • United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia

  • United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia

  • United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio

  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana

  • AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell

  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum

  • Selected as one of Coastal Virginia Magazine’s, “Top Lawyers”, 2022

  • Virginia State Bar

  • West Virginia State Bar

  • District of Columbia Bar

  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association

  • Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association

  • Virginia Beach Bar Association

  • Green v. CSX Transportation, Inc., 414 F.3d 758 (7th Cir. 2005)

  • Brown v. Nikloads, LLC, 505 F. Supp. 3d 620 (E.D. Va. 2020)

  • Castelow v. Clancy & Theys Construction Co., 86 Va. Cir. 382 (Norfolk Cir. Ct. 2013)

  • Antony-Wells v. Kroger, 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 135356 (E.D. Va. 2008)

  • Williams v. Norfolk Southern Railway Co., 126 F. Supp. 2d 986 (W.D. Va. 2000)

  • Norfolk & Western Railway Co. v. Chittum, 251 Va. 408, 468 S.E.2d 877 (1996)

  • Firstbank Shinnston v. West Virginia Ins. Co., 185 W. Va. 754, 408 S.E.2d 777 (1991)

  • $2.0 million settlement for delivery worker who suffered a crush injury between vehicles at a construction site, Castelow v. Clancy & Theys Construction Co., Norfolk Circuit Court, Norfolk, VA (2013)

  • $1.2 million jury verdict for railroad worker injured in a crossing accident with a commercial vehicle, Gower v. Norfolk & Western Railway Co., et al., Portsmouth Circuit Court, Portsmouth, VA (1997)

  • $750,000 settlement for a railroad worker injured using a device known as a brake stick, Billiter v. Norfolk Southern Railway Co. v. Structron Corp. and Industry Railway Suppliers, Inc., Circuit Court of McDowell County, WV (2002)

  • $565,000 jury verdict for family of three injured by misapplication of pesticides to residential home, Horton v. Leo’s Exterminating, Inc., United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia, Roanoke Division (1993)

  • $550,000 settlement for railroad worker involved in a crossing accident with a tractor-trailer, Buckler v. Eugene Roberts & Sons Trucking Company, Inc., Circuit Court of Mingo County, WV (2000)

  • $500,000 jury verdict for slip and fall injury to tenant due to failure of landlord to remove or treat snow and ice, Harden v. Gene B. Glick Company, Inc., et al., United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Norfolk Division (2017)

  • $300,000 settlement for passenger in a car injured in a collision, Sawyer v. Bonney Bright Sand Company, et al., Norfolk Circuit Court, Norfolk, VA (2020)

  • $140,000 jury verdict for hand injury to railroad worker, Belcher v. CSX Transportation, Inc., Circuit Court of Jefferson County, KY (2001)