Carlton F. Bennett

Carlton F. Bennett

Virginia Beach, Virginia
(757) 266-5149
(757) 486-8910

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