Charles T. Baskervill has been practicing law in Petersburg and surrounding jurisdictions for more than thirty-six years. He now focuses his practice on drafting wills and powers of attorney and trust agreements; assisting executors and administrators in administering estates; advising trustees, guardians and conservators; and assisting clients in court proceedings for the appointment of guardians and conservators.

Mr. Baskervill is part of a family of persons with legal backgrounds and experience, including his wife, daughter, and late father-in-law. His skill in his areas of practice have been recognized by his selection for inclusion in Virginia Super Lawyers® and in Marquis Who’s Who in American Law. He was also awarded the Client Distinction Award for 2013 by and, an award given to less than 4% of over 900,000 attorneys listed on and for excellence in quality of service, overall value, responsiveness, and communication ability. He also serves as Commissioner of Accounts for the Circuit Court of the City of Petersburg, and has served in this capacity since 1996. He has an office in South Boston, Virginia, where he sees clients by appointment only.

Mr. Baskervill was born in South Boston, Virginia in 1953 and admitted in 1978 to the Virginia State Bar.


Part-time Assistant Commonwealth Attorney, City of Petersburg, 1985-2005

Commissioner of Accounts, Circuit Court of the City of Petersburg, Virginia, 1996 to the present

Professional Memberships

Petersburg (President, 2001-2002) and Prince George (President, 1991-1992) Bar Associations

Virginia State Bar (Member, Section on: Trusts and Estates)

Member, Board of Directors of Virginia Conference of Commissioners of Accounts (2009-2013)


Hampden-Sydney College (B.A., magna cum laude, 1975)

  • - Honor Fraternities: Phi Beta Kappa (scholarship); Omicron Delta Kappa (leadership); Eta Sigma Phi (classics)
  • - Gammon Cup recipient in graduating class (Character, Scholarship, Athletics)

T.C. Williams School of Law of the University of Richmond (J.D., 1978)


Mr. Baskervill was selected for inclusion in 2007, 2008, and 2009 Virginia Super Lawyers®. Only five percent of lawyers in the state were selected.

Marquis Who’s Who in American Law

Charitable Organization Involvement

Trustee, Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, Virginia (2003-2013)

Trustee, Centenary United Methodist Church, Richmond, Virginia (2010-present)