Brantley Basnight

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  • Virginia
    1972

  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia
    1972

  • Florida 
    2001

  • The College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, Williamsburg, Virginia
    J.D. – 1971

  • Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia
    B.S. – 1966

Brantley Basnight's Photo

Brantley Basnight

  • Virginia
    1972

  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia
    1972

  • Florida 
    2001

  • The College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, Williamsburg, Virginia
    J.D. – 1971

  • Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia
    B.S. – 1966

W. Brantley Basnight, III has been with the law firm since 1974 and is a Shareholder. Mr. Basnight concentrates his practice in the areas of complex divorce litigation, civil litigation, custody, and family law. Mr. Basnight served as a Substitute Judge for the General District Courts (Criminal, Civil and Traffic Divisions), and the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Courts of the Commonwealth of Virginia continuously from 1973 through 2004.  He also served as a Substitute Judge for the Family Court (Pilot Project) of the Commonwealth of Virginia in 1991. He is a Fellow in both the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the International Academy of Family Lawyers. He is a member of both the Virginia State Bar and the Florida State Bar.  He has been selected and listed in multiple editions of "Best Lawyers in America" (family law), as one of Virginia’s “Legal Elite” (Family Law/Domestic Relations), selected and listed as a Virginia “Super Lawyer” (Family Law), and has achieved an AV (preeminent) designation from Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Basnight served his country in the United States Navy.  His last duty station was Flag Staff, COMSUBLANT (Submarine Force Headquarters, U.S. Atlantic Fleet), Norfolk, Virginia.

  • Martindale-Hubbell: AV Preeminent Rating

  • Avvo Rated 10.0, Top Attorney – Divorce

  • Included in multiple editions of "Best Lawyers in America", Best Lawyers National Book

  • Selected and listed as one of Virginia’s “Super Lawyers” (Family Law)

  • Selected and listed as one of Virginia’s “Legal Elite” (Family Law/Domestic Relations), Virginia Business Magazine

  • Substitute Judge, General District Courts (Criminal, Civil and Traffic Divisions), Commonwealth of Virginia, 1973 – 2004

  • Substitute Judge, Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Courts, Commonwealth of Virginia, 1973-2004

  • Substitute Judge, Family Court (Pilot Project), Commonwealth of Virginia, 1991

  • Former Adjunct Professor (Interstate Commerce Law – Masters Program), Florida Institute of Technology

  • American Bar Association

  • American Association for Justice

  • Community Corrections Resources Board, 1991 – 1992

  • City of Virginia Beach, Virginia Development Authority, Commissioner, 1993 – 2001

  • Florida State Bar

  • Joint Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee

  • Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association

  • National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, Member, 1994 – 2004

  • The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow

  • The International Academy of Family Lawyers, Fellow

  • Virginia State Bar Medical Malpractice Review Panelist, 1985 – 2001

  • Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Committee (Second District), 1984 – 1987

  • Virginia Beach Bar Association

  • Virginia Bar Association, Life Member

  • Virginia State Bar

  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association