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W. Brantley Basnight, III, Attorney at Law

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. He is a Fellow in both the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He is a member of both the Virginia State Bar and the Florida State Bar.  He has been selected and listed as one of Virginia’s “Legal Elite” (Family Law/Domestic Relations), selected and listed as a Virginia “Super Lawyer” (Family Law) in 2007 through 2016, and has achieved an AV designation from Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Basnight served his country in the United States Navy from 1963-1969.  His last duty station was Flag Staff, COMSUBLANT (Submarine Force Headquarters, U.S. Atlantic Fleet), Norfolk, Virginia.

Bar Admissions
  • Virginia
    1972
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia
    1972
  • Florida 
    2001
Education
  • The College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, Williamsburg, Virginia
    J.D. – 1971
  • Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia
    B.S. – 1966
  • Martindale-Hubbell Rated AV
  • Avvo Rated 10.0, Top Attorney – Divorce
  • Listed as one of Virginia’s “Super Lawyers” (Family Law), 2007 – 2016
  • Selected and listed as one of Virginia’s “Legal Elite” (Family Law/Domestic Relations), Virginia Business Magazine, 2005, 2006, 2009 through 2011, and 2014
  • Substitute Judge, General District Courts (Criminal, Civil and Traffic Divisions), Commonwealth of Virginia, 1973 – 2004
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  • 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
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  • Martindale-Hubbell Rated AV
  • Avvo Rated 10.0, Top Attorney – Divorce
  • Listed as one of Virginia’s “Super Lawyers” (Family Law), 2007 – 2016
  • Selected and listed as one of Virginia’s “Legal Elite” (Family Law/Domestic Relations), Virginia Business Magazine, 2005, 2006, 2009 through 2011, and 2014
  • Substitute Judge, General District Courts (Criminal, Civil and Traffic Divisions), Commonwealth of Virginia, 1973 – 2004
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  • 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
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