Attorneys

Brian T. Wesley, Esquire.

Mr. Wesley is the founding and managing attorney of Thornton Wesley, PLLC, where he practices in the areas of civil litigation, real estate, commercial transactions and wills, trusts and estates. Mr. Wesley also represents clients in serious traffic offenses around the Commonwealth of Virginia.

In 2003, Mr. Wesley received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia. Prior to law school, he was employed by a prestigious Washington D.C. law firm in their Conflicts and Ethics Department. Mr. Wesley chose to remain in Washington D.C. for law school and in 2008, he received his Juris Doctor from Howard University School of Law. During his law school tenure, Mr. Wesley held many positions of leadership including Class Treasurer, President of the Sports and Entertainment Law Students Association and participated on the Goler Teal Butcher International Moot Court Team at the Niagra International Moot Court Competition. Among other awards and honors, Mr. Wesley was named the Virginia Law Foundation’s Oliver W. Hill Fellow (2007), Howard University School of Law Award for Outstanding Achievement (2008) and the CALI Award for Academic Achievement in Entertainment Law (2008).

Mr. Wesley is an active member of the Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conference where he currently serves as President-elect. He previously chaired the Northern Virginia Minority Pre-Law Conference from 2010 - 2013, before joining the Board of Governors. In 2016, Mr. Wesley served as secretary on the Executive Committee of the Board of Governors. Mr. Wesley was awarded with Young Lawyers Conference Excellence in Service Award in 2011 and 2012.

Mr. Wesley completed the Certificate in Business Fundamentals Program at the McIntire Business Institute of the University of Virginia in 2016. Mr. Wesley’s additional community involvements include serving on the Vestry Board of St. Philips Episcopal Church in Richmond, Virginia and as an Alumni Agent for the Class of 1999 of Benedictine College Preparatory School.

He was admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia in 2009

Ronald R. Wesley, Esquire.

Mr. Wesley provides clients with strategic advice through a wealth of experience in business, administrative, public policy and legislative matters at the state and local levels. Primarily engaged as general counsel, Mr. Wesley advises businesses, professional and individuals on a broad range of matters, including corporate and administrative law, financial transactions, business formations, real estate, compliance and wealth protection.

Prior to entering the practice of law, Mr. Wesley worked for a global financial services firm which provided advice to prominent corporate, institutional and governmental clients. He now advises clients on economic and community development projects and public-private partnership matters as well as the fundamental matters that affect individual and corporate entities. He has advised localities on the establishment and management of multiple tax litigations focused on the delivery of marketable titles as the cornerstone for redevelopment of blighted neighborhoods. Mr. Wesley has also participated in all aspects of the formation of businesses, including among others, a nationally recognized newspaper publication and a high-technology business incubator. He has served as issuer's counsel on hundreds of millions of dollars of financings.

Before the Virginia General Assembly, principally on telecommunication matters, Mr. Wesley helps his clients achieve legislative objectives, employing his experience of the complex issues and landscape of the legislature. Early in his career, Mr. Wesley served as a Clerk of House Committees of General Laws, Courts of Justice and Militia and Police of the Virginia General Assembly.

Mr. Wesley has been a Commissioner in Chancery of the Circuit Court of the City of Richmond since 1992. He has served on the Third District Disciplinary Committee and the Judicial Nominations Committee of the Virginia State Bar and the Executive Committee of the Old Dominion Bar Association. Mr. Wesley has has served on the Board of Visitors of Radford University by appointment of Governor Kaine, the Board of Directors of Richmond Eye & Ear Hospital Authority by appointment of Governor Warner and the Board of Visitors of Virginia State University by appointment of Governor Wilder. He is also a member of the Judicial Nominations Committee of the Virginia State Bar.

Mr. Wesley is an active member of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity. He has served on the Board of Visitors of Virginia State University and Radford University, and served at various times as director of numerous boards, including the Richmond Community Hospital Foundation, the Friends Association for Children, the Metropolitan Business League, the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce and the Metropolitan Richmond Convention and Visitors Bureau, among others. Mr. Wesley has taught as an Adjunct Professor in the Schools of Business of Virginia Commonwealth University and Virginia Union University.