Award-Winning Personal Injury Attorneys in Virginia
Fighting for the Injured & the Wronged Since 1979
Because our attorneys agree to handle only the most serious plaintiff’s cases, our clients receive exhaustive and aggressive representation in negotiations and in trial. Most importantly, our clients are treated with the compassion and respect they deserve. Our Virginia personal injury attorneys know the legal system and their particular areas of practice, and they have been recognized for their professional leadership, litigation experience, and legal acumen.
Eight of the firm’s partners are listed in Best Lawyers in America® in multiple categories, and several lawyers have received Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards (an AV® rating) and have been selected for inclusion in the Virginia Super Lawyers® list. Additionally, our firm has been named to the U.S. News Best Law Firms in America® list multiple times, most recently in 2019.
Our awards include:
- U.S. News Best Law Firms 2019: U.S. News selected our firm as one of the highest-rated, best-performing law firms in the nation.
- Best Lawyers® – Irvin V. Cantor, Stephanie E. Grana, Elliott M. Buckner, M. Scott Bucci, Lewis T. Stoneburner, H. Aubrey Ford III, Jeffrey Breit, and Allen Beasley: Using extensive research and peer review, Best Lawyers® selects the lawyers with the highest professional ability within their region and practice area.
- Lawyer of the Year 2016 – Irvin V. Cantor: The Best Lawyers® rating system chooses one lawyer per region and practice area who is the highest rated among other lawyers for their professional and legal skill.
- Super Lawyers® – Irvin V. Cantor, Stephanie E. Grana, Elliott M. Buckner, M. Scott Bucci, Lewis T. Stoneburner, H. Aubrey Ford III, Joseph L. Cantor, Jeffrey Breit, Michael Imprevento, Allen Beasley, Kevin Biniazan, and Billie Hobbs Leeth: Super Lawyers® selects the top 5% of practicing attorneys in the state for their history of results, legal reputation, and trial ability. They are selected to this list by other lawyers.
- Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating (highest rating): Irvin V. Cantor, Stephanie E. Grana, Elliott M. Buckner, M. Scott Bucci, Lewis T. Stoneburner, H. Aubrey Ford III, Jeffrey Breit, Michael Imprevento, and Allen Beasley: Martindale-Hubbell rates lawyers for their legal ability and ethical standards.
- Virginia Trial Lawyers Association – Irvin V. Cantor, Stephanie E. Grana, Elliott M. Buckner, M. Scott Bucci, Jeffrey Breit, Michael Imprevento, Allen Beasley, and Kevin Biniazan: Several of our firm’s partners have served as President of the 2,000-member VTLA, which seeks to uphold a high standard of legal practice in the state while improving the fairness and quality of the law.
- AVVO Rating 10.0 – Irvin V. Cantor, Stephanie E. Grana, Elliott M. Buckner, M. Scott Bucci, Lewis T. Stoneburner, H. Aubrey Ford III: AVVO is a rating system powered by legal colleagues and past clients who rate lawyers based on their effectiveness, skill, and ability to secure results. 10.0 is a perfect score.
- American Board of Trial Advocates – Irvin V. Cantor, Stephanie E. Grana, Elliott M. Buckner, M. Scott Bucci, Lewis T. Stoneburner: As members of the American Board of Trial Advocates, our lawyers actively seek to improve the practice of law as it affects our clients and their families. Several partners have been presidents of the Virginia Chapter of ABOTA.
- Virginia Business Legal Elite: The Virginia Business “Legal Elite” designation honors the most skilled and ethical attorneys in Virginia in a variety of practice areas. Conducted with a survey through the Virginia Bar Association, thousands of lawyers are polled about who they believe is the most deserving of the Legal Elite award. The result is a list of the very best legal professionals in the state.
Consistent & Exceptional Legal Representation
Some of our lawyers, namely Aubrey Ford and Irv Cantor, have been named to the Super Lawyers® list for 10 years running—an incredible achievement of consistent excellence and tireless work. Super Lawyers® selection is a result of impeccable integrity, relentless representation, and dedication to results for clients. Nearly all of our attorneys have achieved this honor, reserved solely for the top 5% of lawyers in any state, for multiple years running.
Not settling for inclusion, many of our attorneys have achieved Top 100, Top 50, and Top 10 lists in the Super Lawyers® publication. That puts them not just in the top 5% of the state, but the top 1% of practicing Virginia attorneys. As a result, our clients can trust that the Virginia personal injury attorneys at our law firm are among the most highly skilled, honest, and effective lawyers in the state.
What Our Awards Mean
Awards are only as good as their sources and what they are founded on. The legal recognition our firm has achieved is not based on how popular we are or how many favors we’ve earned—they’re based on our abilities in the courtroom and the sheer size and number of results we have secured for our clients. In the end, our honors are only pointing toward the one thing that matters to our clients: whether or not we can help them. If it’s legal representation you need, Breit Cantor has the skill, effectiveness, and dedication you’re looking for.
During an extremely emotional time you were understanding, caring, professional, and communicated clearly every step of the way.
— Craig and Cassye M.
From Day 1, it became crystal clear that I had made the right decision.
— Jeffrey Laffey, Laffey, Bucci & Kent
I’m very happy to know that we found the best firm to handle this case!
I always felt confident that my case was in the right hands.
— Samantha P.
The communication was excellent and I was never left wondering.
— Kevin M.
Their trial experience is very impressive. They were willing to listen to us and asked probing questions for case preparation.