W. Brantley Basnight III




Convergence Business Park 200 Bendix Road, Suite 300
Virginia Beach VA, 23452
Phone: (757) 497-6633
Fax: (757) 554-0248


Mr. Basnight concentrates his practice in the areas of complex divorce litigation, civil litigation, child custody, and family law. He is also a Fellow in 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 a Virginia "Super Lawyer" (Family Law) in 2007 through 2019, selected and listed as one of Virginia's "Legal Elite" (Family Law/Domestic Relations), and has achieved the "AV" designation from Martindale-Hubbell.


Divorce, Child Support, Child Custody, Complex Divorce Litigation, Mediation, Pre-Marital Agreements, Post-Marital Agreements, Property Division, Separation Agreements, Property Settlement Agreements, Spousal Support, Family Law, Valuation Issues, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and Appellate Practice.


  • Accomack, Virginia
  • Chesapeake , Virginia
  • Franklin , Virginia
  • Gloucester, Virginia
  • Hampton , Virginia
  • James City, Virginia
  • Newport News , Virginia
  • Norfolk , Virginia
  • Northampton, Virginia
  • Portsmouth , Virginia
  • Suffolk , Virginia
  • Virginia Beach , Virginia
  • Williamsburg , Virginia
  • York, Virginia

Legal Organizations

Virginia State Bar; U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia; Florida State Bar; Virginia State Bar, Disciplinary Committee (Second Judicial District); Virginia Bar Assn. (Life Member), Domestic Relations Section; Medical Malpractice Review Panelist, 1985-2001; Virginia Beach Bar Assn.; Norfolk-Portsmouth Bar Assn.; American Bar Assn., Family Law Section; Virginia Trial Lawyers Assn., Family Law Section; The Assn. of Trial Lawyers of America, Family Law Section; Family Law Organization of Greater Hampton Roads; Fellow, The International Academy of Family Lawyers; Member: National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, 1994-2004; Substitute Judge, General District Courts (Criminal, Civil and Traffic Divisions) and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Courts, Commonwealth of Virginia, 1973-2004; Substitute Judge, Family Court (Pilot Project), Commonwealth of Virginia, 1991; Commissioner, City of Virginia Beach, Virginia Development Authority, 1993-2001; Joint Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, 2015 - Present.


One of Virginia's "Super Lawyers" (Family Law), Law & Politics, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018; One of Virginia's "Legal Elite" (Family Law/Domestic Relations), Virginia Business Magazine, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016.; Included in the 24th Edition of "The Best of Lawyers in America"; 2018 "Top Lawyers" list for Coastal Virginia Magazine and CoVa BIZ Magazine.