Joseph L. Cantor


Partner at Cantor Grana Buckner Bucci since 2017, Joseph Cantor is a recognized force in personal injury law, with notable achievements including a $4 million settlement in a tractor-trailer accident case. A cum laude graduate from the University of Richmond School of Law, Joseph’s expertise covers a broad spectrum of personal injury cases. Honored by Best Lawyers and as a Virginia Super Lawyers Rising Star, Joseph’s leadership roles in legal education and advocacy highlight his commitment to justice and client support.

Joseph Cantor

Joseph was named a Partner of Cantor Grana Buckner Bucci in 2022, previously known as Breit Cantor Grana Buckner from 2017-2021 and Cantor Stoneburner Ford Grana and Buckner, from 2011-2016. Along with his vast firm experience, Joseph has worked with Jury Impressions, a Richmond, Virginia-based jury consulting group since 2011. Throughout the last several years, Joseph has worked on over 200 focus groups with some of the best trial lawyers throughout Virginia on all types of personal injury cases, including but not limited to brain jury, tractor-trailer, wrongful death, spinal cord, defective products, premises liability, and medical malpractice.

In 2018, Joseph worked as co-counsel on several cases including one that resulted in a $4 million dollar settlement. The personal injury case involved a tractor trailer accident that left the plaintiff with serious medical issues including a brain injury.

In January 2020, Joseph chaired the VTLA Advanced Traumatic Brain Injury Retreat.

In 2022, Joseph worked as co-counsel on a traumatic brain injury case that resulted in a $1.25 million dollar settlement.  

In February 2023, Joseph chaired the first-ever VTLA Young Trial Lawyers Retreat.  
Joseph has been recognized by Best Lawyers as “Ones to Watch” since 2021 and by Virginia Super Lawyers as a Rising Star since 2019. Joseph is a member of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (VTLA), the American Association for Justice (AAJ), the Virginia Bar Association, the Richmond Bar Association, the Brain Injury Association of Virginia, and the Lewis F. Powell, Jr. American Inn of Court. He currently serves as a VTLA District Governor and Co-Chair of the Public Affairs Committee, Social Chair of the Lewis F. Powell, Jr. American Inn of Court, and President of the Board of the Brain Injury Association of Virginia.

Meet Joseph Cantor


  • J.D., University of Richmond School of Law, cum laude 2017
  • B.S., Rollins College 2013
  • Collegiate School 2009

Case Results

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Truck Accidents

$4 Million

Truck Accidents Plaintiff was a 44-year-old husband and

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Wrongful Death


The Virginia Trial Firm (Cantor, Grana, Buckner, Bucci)


Previous Experience

Bar Admissions
  • Virginia (2017)
Court Admissions
  • Virginia Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia

Honors & Awards

  • Listed, Super Lawyers® – Rising Stars in Virginia 2019 – 2024
  • Top 40 Under 40, National Trial Lawyers 2019-2022
  • Ones to Watch, Best Lawyers® 2021-2024

Professional Associations

  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
    • District Governor of the 4th District (2024-Present)
    • Co-Chair of the Public Affairs Committee (2024-Present)
    • Chair of the Young Trial Lawyers Section (2022-2023)
  • Board Brain Injury Association of Virginia
    • President of the Board (2024- Present)
    • Member of the Board (2022 – Present)
  • American Association for Justice
    • Member of the Development Committee of the AAJ New Lawyers Division (2021-2022)
  • Lewis F. Powell, Jr., American Inn of Court
    • Social Chair (2021 – Present)
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Richmond Bar Association
  • National Trial Advocacy College at the University of Virginia Law School – 2020
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Best Lawyers' Ones to Watch
Attorney Joseph Cantor is awarded “Ones to Watch” recognition by Best Lawyers
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Super Lawyers® Rising Stars
Attorney Joseph Cantor is recognized by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star from 2019-2021

Highlight Reel

Brain Injury Podcast

What You Need To Know About Burn Injuries

Highlight Reel – Traumatic Brain Injury FAQ’s

Is A Concussion
a Brain Injury?

What Treatment Is Recommended for a Brain Injury?

Should I Settle
My Case?


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