About Breanna West
Breanna focuses her practice exclusively on personal injury cases. Having been injured in a motor vehicle accident herself, Breanna is passionate about helping those who have been injured due to someone else’s negligence. Her experience as an accident victim helps her to better understand her clients and motivates her to zealously advocate on their behalf. Prior to joining Phelan Petty, Breanna worked as a litigation associate for several years where she handled wrongful death claims, automobile accidents, trucking accidents, and excessive force claims. She is licensed to practice in Virginia and the Eastern and Western District Courts of Virginia.
Originally from Gloucester County, Virginia, Breanna graduated from Howard University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor concentration in History. She earned her Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School. During law school, Breanna interned with the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Administrative Law Judges and the Hon. Melvin J. Hughes of the 13th Judicial Circuit of Virginia.
When Breanna is not advocating for her clients, she enjoys volunteering her time and giving back to the community. She serves as the co-chair of the Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conference Rule of Law Day at the Capitol program which educates at-risk middle and high school students about rule of law principles and the operations of state government. Breanna also mentors under privileged children every week at the Peter Development center located in Richmond’s East End.
- Howard University B.A., 2010
- Suffolk University Law School, J.D., 2015
- Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
- Hill Tucker Bar Association
- Old Dominion Bar Association