Enacted by Virginia Lawyers Weekly this year, “The Law Firms on the Move program is designed to recognize innovative Virginia law firms demonstrating that they are the “ones to watch” through their embrace of innovation in firm management and legal practice, growth strategies, new practice areas, community outreach, and DE&I.”
We are pleased to announce that Cantor Grana Buckner Bucci was among 11 firms selected for this notable recognition.
Below is the Virginia Lawyers Weekly article highlighting CGBB’s pioneering role in law firm innovation:
“Richmond-based personal injury firm Cantor Grana Buckner Bucci has adopted many progressive strategies to increase efficiency, but arguably, the firm’s most critical innovation is its commitment to what has always made it unique. As a low-volume firm, CGBB has built its reputation as a value-added partner in joint ventures with firms that have been hired as counsel for plaintiffs in significant injury and death cases. In many instances, the firm acts as day-to-day co-counsel or lead counsel, but the firm also functions as a “behind-the-scenes” advisor, and in recent years has expanded Jury Impressions, the firm’s lawyer-led consulting service that has become a sought-after resource for plaintiff attorneys across the nation.
CGBB has broadened Jury Impressions’ scope from its original core services, including focus groups and mock trials, to a broader range of jury consulting activities, such as qualitative and quantitative research that informs strategies for venue selection, theme development, and jury composition. These consulting engagements frequently lead to formal counsel assignments as matters progress. Recently, the firm invested in scaling its consulting value-add with the hire of Anne McDonnell, the former executive director of the Brain Injury Association of Virginia, as its director of brain injury services.
CGBB also continues gaining visibility through senior leadership in professional organizations and community groups. Stephanie E. Grana is the immediate past president of the Virginia State Bar and, like Irvin V. Cantor and Elliott M. Buckner, a past president of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association. Cantor is the current president of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Foundation, while M. Scott Bucci was recently elected president of the Southeastern section of the American Board of Trial Attorneys. In the broader community, Buckner and Grana are president and vice president of the Community Brain Injury Services’ board of directors, respectively, and Joseph L. Cantor serves on the board of the Brain Injury Association of Virginia. And Irvin V. Cantor remains a fixture in local tennis, serving on the board of the Richmond Tennis Association.”