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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. 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 as one of Virginia’s “Legal Elite” (Family Law/Domestic Relations), selected and listed as a Virginia “Super Lawyer” (Family Law) in 2007 through 2018, and has achieved an AV 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.

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
AV Martindale-Hubbell
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
IAFL
Top Lawyers of Coastal Virginia
Legal Elite
Super Lawyers
Best Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell Rated AV
  • Avvo Rated 10.0, Top Attorney – Divorce
  • Included in multiple editions of "Best Lawyers in America", Best Lawyers Magazine
  • Listed as one of Virginia’s “Super Lawyers” (Family Law), 2007 – 2018
  • Selected and listed as one of Virginia’s “Legal Elite” (Family Law/Domestic Relations), Virginia Business Magazine, 2005, 2006, 2009 through 2011, and 2014
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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
  • Included in multiple editions of "Best Lawyers in America", Best Lawyers Magazine
  • Listed as one of Virginia’s “Super Lawyers” (Family Law), 2007 – 2018
  • Selected and listed as one of Virginia’s “Legal Elite” (Family Law/Domestic Relations), Virginia Business Magazine, 2005, 2006, 2009 through 2011, and 2014
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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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