Carlton F. Bennett

Carlton F. Bennett

Virginia Beach, Virginia

Mr. Bennett is recognized as an expert in traumatic brain damage litigation, nursing home malpractice, and wrongful death cases. Mr. Bennett was co-counsel in the largest mild-traumatic brain injury verdict, $10.2 million, ever awarded in Norfolk Circuit Court. Mr. Bennett specializes in mild brain damage cases, but also handles moderate and severe cases. He has obtained numerous multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts for traumatic brain injury survivors, and other cases involving serious injuries.

Mr. Bennett is licensed to practice law in Virginia and Florida. He is a member of the Traumatic Brain Injury section of the American Association for Justice and is a member of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association. He is board certified in civil trial advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He has an "AV" peer rating by Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest peer rating that an attorney may obtain. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America. Email Carlton F. Bennett.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Traumatic Brain Damage Litigation
  • Nursing Home Malpractice
  • Wrongful Death Cases

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Civil Trial Advocacy, National Board of Trial Advocacy

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 1978
  • Florida, 1975
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1977
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1977
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1983


  • University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1975
  • Old Dominion University
    • B.A.

Representative Clients

  • Hampton Roads Chiropractic Association
  • Princess Anne Commercial Bank, 641 Lynnhaven Pky., Virginia Beach, VA


  • Princess Anne Commercial Bank, 641 Lynnhaven Pky., Virginia Beach, VA
  • Joyce Office Supplies, P. O. Box 79165, Baltimore, MD 21279

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Named to Super Lawyers List

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Association for Justice, Traumatic Brain Injury Section, Member
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Member


  • Phi Delta Phi