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Joseph A. Sanzone

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Lynchburg, VA

Sanzone & Baker, LLP
1106 Commerce Street, Suite 3A
Lynchburg, VA 24504
Phone: 434-846-4691
Fax: 434-528-5264
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2013, 2015 - 2020
Licensed in Virginia Since: 1981
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%), Criminal Defense (50%)
Attorney Profile

A founding attorney at Sanzone & Baker, L.L.P., Joseph A. Sanzone has developed a premier reputation as a civil and criminal trial lawyer. Based in Lynchburg, Virginia, his clients come from all parts of the commonwealth. Highly regarded by his fellow professionals for his successful track record as well as for his high degree of ethics, Mr. Sanzone has received an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell, and he has been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 as well. Admitted to practice in Virginia, Mr. Sanzone is also admitted to practice before several federal trial and appellate courts, including the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 4th and 11th Circuits and the Supreme Court of the United States.

In his personal injury and wrongful death practice, Mr. Sanzone provides assistance to people who have suffered economic and noneconomic losses due to the negligence or recklessness of other persons or entities. The types of cases that he has handled have included those arising out of defective products, and he has been able to receive several high-dollar jury awards and out-of-court settlements. As a criminal defense attorney, Mr. Sanzone's experience encompasses charges of drug possession and distribution, theft, assault and other violent crimes, and traffic offenses. In this regard, he has obtained acquittals in many instances, while in others, he has negotiated favorable plea agreements with the prosecutor.

Mr. Sanzone attended University of Lynchburg as an undergraduate and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1976. His legal education came at what was then known as Antioch School of Law, and he was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1981. His professional affiliations include the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 50%Criminal Defense
Focus Areas

Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Personal Injury - Defense, Criminal Law


9 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2013, 2015 - 2020

About Joseph A. Sanzone

First Admitted: 1981, Virginia

Professional Webpage:

Educational Background

  • Lynchburg College, B.A., 1976​


  • America's Premier Lawyers, Fortune Magazine
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers
  • Virginia's Most Outstanding Lawyers, Richmond Magazine
  • AVI, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Virginia Legal Elite, Virginia Business Magazine
  • Super Lawyers

Bar/Professional Activity

  • U.S. District Court District of North Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Florida​
  • Virginia, 1981
  • U.S. District Court District of Arizona
  • U.S. District Court District of West Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Georgia
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court District of South Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Alabama
  • Virginia Supreme Court
  • Virginia State Bar, Member
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland
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Office Location for Joseph A. Sanzone

1106 Commerce Street
Suite 3A
Lynchburg, VA 24504

Phone: 434-846-4691

Fax: 434-528-5264

Last Updated: 2/1/2019

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