H. Aubrey Ford

H. Aubrey Ford

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Professional Liability Attorney in Richmond, VA

Breit Cantor Grana Buckner
 | 7130 Glen Forest Drive, Suite 400
Richmond, VA 23226
Phone: 804-644-1400
Fax: 804-644-9205
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1979
Practice Areas:
  • Professional Liability: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Business Litigation (30%),
  • General Litigation (20%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney H. Aubrey Ford III is more than just an accomplished trial lawyer with 40 years of experience: He serves as a powerful and insightful voice as a partner at Breit Cantor Grana Buckner. Bringing over 100 civil trials to verdict over the course of his career, he has been recognized on the state and national level for his incredible work in civil rights, legal malpractice, wrongful termination, discrimination, and sexual assault and harassment cases. A primary proponent and author for the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act, which was passed in 2002, Attorney Ford is regularly invited to speak on a range of legal topics. He is also a member of multiple invite-only legal organizations, including the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Aubrey’s skills as an advocate have been repeatedly recognized by his peers and the public. He has been honored to be inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a strictly invitation-only organization of the most respected trial lawyers in the U.S. and Canada in the opinion of judges and fellow practitioners. Membership is limited to the top one percent of attorneys in each state. He currently serves on the College’s Virginia State Committee. In 2017, he was inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. Membership in the Academy is by invitation only and is limited to 500 fellows from the United States.

Aubrey was recently named by his peers as one of the Top Ten Virginia Super Lawyers® for three consecutive years. He has been included in Best Lawyers in America® since 1999 and is currently listed in five separate categories. His work in employment law has also been widely recognized. In 2016 and 2014, his peers honored Aubrey with a designation as “Richmond Lawyer of the Year in Employment Law” from Best Lawyers in America®.

Aubrey also has experience in the legislative arena. Aubrey is the author and primary proponent of the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act (Virginia Code § 8.01-216) passed unanimously by the Virginia General Assembly in 2002. This Act allows Virginia citizens with knowledge of fraud involving public funds to bring a civil action on behalf of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Aubrey has also been invited to speak frequently on a variety of litigation topics to many legal and business groups. He has spoken to lawyer organizations on topics of general civil litigation, civil rights, commercial litigation, legal malpractice, False Claims Act, and employment law.

Aubrey has two sons now living in Denver, CO and Washington DC. He travels extensively internationally and is currently training to become a Certified Mindfulness Meditation Teacher.

Certificates and Credentials

About Aubrey Ford

Admitted: 1979, Virginia

Professional Webpage: https://www.virginiatrialfirm.com/attorneys/h-aubrey-ford-ii...


  • “Legal Elite,” for the state of Virginia, named by Virginia Business magazine
  • "Top 10 Virginia Super Lawyers" (2011,2012), "Top 50 Virginia Super Lawyers" (2010-2012), Virginia Super Lawyers (2006-2012)
  • Best Lawyers in America, in the categories of Legal Malpractice Law, Commercial Litigation, Bet-the-Company Litigation, and Labor & Employment Law (1999-present)
  • American College of Trial Lawyers (2007-present)
  • Appointed to Faculty, Virginia State Bar Mandatory Course on Professionalism (2000-2003)
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Richmond Bar Association
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Professional Liability Section Chair (Current), Employment Law Section Chair (1999), Constitutional Law Section Chair (1998)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Richmond Ballet, Board of Directors (1986-1994)
  • Chair, Virginia Bar Association statewide project to establish law libraries in Poland an Estonia (1998)
  • Coalition for a Greater Richmond, Co-Chair (1995-2006)
  • Volunteer, numerous civic associations
  • American Friendship Library Project, Board of Directors (1993-1996)
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Office Location for H. Aubrey Ford

7130 Glen Forest Drive
Suite 400
Richmond, VA 23226

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Last Updated: 6/10/2019

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