Joseph L. Cantor


Attorney Joseph Cantor joined Cantor Grana Buckner Bucci in 2017, becoming a partner of the firm in 2022. Joseph is a graduate of the University of Richmond School of Law, where he graduated cum laude.

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 150 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 deathspinal 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. Past chair for the VTLA’s Young Trial Lawyers Section, social chair of the Lewis F. Powell, Jr. American Inn of Court, a member of the Board of the Brain Injury Association of Virginia, and a member of the Development Committee of the AAJ New Lawyers Division.

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


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 – 2023
  • Top 40 Under 40, National Trial Lawyers 2019-2022
  • Ones to Watch, Best Lawyers® 2021-2023

Professional Associations

  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
    • Chair of the VTLA’s Young Trial Lawyers Section (2022-2023)
  • American Association for Justice
    • Member of the Development Committee of the AAJ New Lawyers Division (2021-2022)
  • Board Brain Injury Association of Virginia
    • Member of the Board (2022 – Present)
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Richmond Bar Association
  • Lewis F. Powell, Jr., American Inn of Court
    • Social Chair (2021 – Present)
  • National Trial Advocacy College at 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

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