College: Old Dominion University, B.A., 1972
Law School: University of Florida, J.D., 1975
Carlton Bennett’s practice concentrates in personal injury litigation, representing only the injured victim or family of the decedent in wrongful actions arising from automobile, tractor trailer and motorcycle wrecks; and nursing home and assisted care negligence and general medical malpractice actions. Mr. Bennett is licensed to practice in all Virginia Courts and numerous Federal Courts including the Virginia Supreme Court, the Florida Supreme Court, the United States Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals for the Fourth and Eleventh Circuits, and the Unites States Court of Federal Claims.
Mr. Bennett is a Member of the American Association of Justice. He has been named one of the top 100 Virginia Super Lawyers by Richmond Magazine and has been listed in the Super Lawyers Personal Injury Edition and has received an “AV” rating from Martindale Hubbell.
Mr. Bennett was appointed in 1985 as a Commissioner in Chancery by the Virginia Beach Circuit Court and continues to hear cases in that capacity.
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 brain damage 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.