Since 1979, Attorney Irv Cantor has been dedicated to the families of those who have suffered serious injuries or wrongful death. His work has resulted in more than 2,000 favorable verdicts and settlements for his clients - including more than 450 traumatic brain injury cases. He has recovered more than 50 verdicts and settlements larger than $1 million for injured men and women in Richmond and throughout Virginia and the U.S., securing their futures and their peace of mind for the rest of their lives.
Irv has been recognized by his peers as one of the Top 10 Virginia Super Lawyers every year from 2012-2019. He was voted Plaintiff Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year in Richmond by Best Lawyers in America in 2014 and 2016.
The vast majority of Irv’s cases are referrals from other trial lawyers. Many professionals in the field have asked Irv to represent them in their own injury cases, including attorneys, judges, claims adjusters, and physicians. He is a frequent lecturer throughout Virginia and the U.S. to other trial lawyers on numerous subjects, including traumatic brain injuries, truck accident cases, and elements of trial. He is the co-author with Judge Samuel Johnston of the book, The Art and Science of Mastering The Jury Trial.
Irv is the founder and President of Jury Impressions, a jury consulting company which, among other services, arrange mock trials and focus groups for trial lawyers throughout the country. Irv also serves as a mediator and arbitrator in a wide variety of cases dealing with catastrophic injuries and death.
- Best Lawyers in America "Richmond Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year" (2016, 2014)
- Best Lawyers in America for Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice (2007-present)
- AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards
- American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell “Top Rated Lawyer” (2012)
- "Virginia Super Lawyers," selected by Law & Politics, since 2006. Named "Top 10 Virginia Super Lawyers" (2012-2019), "Top 50 Richmond Area Super Lawyers" (2012-2019), "Top 25 Richmond Area Super Lawyers" (2011), and "Top 50 Virginia Super Lawyers" (2011-2019,2009, 2006)
- "Legal Elite," in the category of Civil Litigation, named by Virginia Business magazine
- Recipient, 2010 Weinstock Award from the Brain Injury Association of Virginia
- Honored as a “Leader in the Law” by Virginia Lawyers Weekly, for significant contributions to the legal profession and community at large (2010)
- Inducted into Virginia Lawyers Weekly "Hall of Fame" (2018)