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John E. Basilone

John E. Basilone

Biography

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Position:
Attorney at Law

Licensed:
Virginia State Bar, 1988
West Virginia State Bar, 1988
District of Columbia Bar, 2005

Admitted to Practice:

  • Supreme Court of Virginia
  • West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Untied States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana

Years in Active Practice:
25

Areas of Legal Practice:

Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
– Motor Vehicle Accidents
– Trucking Accidents
– Railroad Accidents
– Accidents Involving Pedestrians and Bicyclists
– Premises Liability
– Construction Site Accidents

Social Security Disability

Education

College:
Hampden-Sydney College
Hampden-Sydney, Virginia
Class of 1985

Law School:
Marshall-Wythe School of Law
College of William & Mary
Williamsburg, Virginia
Class of 1988

Professional Memberships:
Virginia State Bar
West Virginia State Bar
District of Columbia Bar
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
Virginia Beach Bar Association
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Professional Biography:
For over 25 years John Basilone has practiced in the field of personal injury law. After graduating from law school at William & Mary in 1988 he practiced law in West Virginia for three years. He then returned to Virginia where he practiced with a large firm in Portsmouth for over 16 years, where his practice was focused on representation of injured railroad workers under the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA). He has been with the law firm of Goss & Fentress since January 2010. He has tried cases in courts throughout Virginia and West Virginia, and has also handled trials in cases in Florida, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina and Pennsylvania, as well as litigation of cases throughout much of the eastern, southern and midwestern parts of the United States. He resides in Virginia Beach with his wife, where they have lived since 1991. John takes pride in helping clients and in bringing their claims to a favorable resolution.