Divorce and Seperation

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 2017, 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

  • 1972 Virginia
  • 1972 U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia
  • 2001 Florida

Education

Old Dominion University, 5115 Hampton Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23529
BS - Bachelor of Sciences - 1966
The College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, Williamsburg, Virginia
JD - Juris Doctor - 1971

Career Highlights

  • Martindale-Hubbell Rated AV
  • Avvo Rated 10.0, Top Attorney – Divorce
  • Included in the 24th Edition of "Best Lawyers in America"
  • Listed as one of Virginia’s “Super Lawyers” (Family Law), 2007 – 2017
  • 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
  • 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
  • Former Adjunct Professor (Interstate Commerce Law – Masters Program), Florida Institute of Technology

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