PresidentJ. Thompson Cravens, President
Location: Richmond, Virginia
Chesterfield Office
Phone: 804-330-9220
Fax: 804-330-9458
Email: [email protected]

Joe Thompson Cravens Is the President of Cravens & Noll, P.C. in Richmond where he practices in the areas of personal injury, criminal law, domestic relations and military law. Mr. Cravens received his B.A. degree from the University of Virginia and his J.D. degree from the College of William & Mary. Commissioned an officer in the United States Army, 1984, Commissioned a United States Army Judge Advocate (JAG) 1987. Veteran of “Operation Just Cause”, Panama, December 1989-February 1990. “Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm”, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Kuwait, August 1990 – May 1991.

He is a past adjunct professor at Nova University and has spoken on law of war to service members, pre-deployment and reservists. Mr. Cravens is a member of the Virginia State Bar, and the bars of the U.S. Court of Claims, the U.S. Court of Military Review, the U.S. Court of Military Appeals, the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia, the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, The American Association for Justice, the Richmond, Chesterfield/Colonial Heights, Henrico County, and American Bar Associations.

Mr. Cravens is a Life Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, which is an organization of attorneys who have received verdicts or settlements in excess of $1,000,000.00. Less than 1% of all trial lawyers in America qualify for membership.

In 2023, Mr. Cravens was once again selected as a Top 100 National Trial Lawyer in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1987
  • U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals, 1987


  • The College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, Williamsburg, Virginia
    • J.D. – 1987
    • Law Journal: The Colonial Lawyer, Senior Editor, 1986 – 1987
  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
    • B.A. – 1984
    • Honors: Deans List
    • Major: History
  • Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, Tennessee
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Honors: Deans List 6 Quarters Out of 6 Attended
    • Major: History & Political Science

Published Works

  • Is It the Minor’s Right, The Minor’s Abortion Decision in Virgina, The Colonial Lawyer, 1986
  • The Chesapeake Bay, The Colonial Lawyer, 1986

Classes / Seminars

  • Equitable Distribution in Divorce Settlements in Virginia, National Business Institute, 2002 – 2004
  • Military Issues in Family Law, Halfmoon CLE Continuing Legal Education, 2005
  • Criminal Trial from Start to Finish, National Business Institute, 2005 – 2007

Professional Associations and Memberships

Past Employment Positions

  • U.S. Army Judge Advocate Generals Corp., Judge Advocate, 1987 – 1991
  • Sands Anderson Marks & Miller, P.C., Litigation Associate, 1991 – 1994
  • Joynes & Bieber P.C., Richmond, Managing Attorney, 1994 – 1995

Fraternities / Sororities

  • Pi Kappa Alpha

Personal Affiliation

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