Carter Branham Snow Furr, Esq. was born and reared in Norfolk, Virginia and is the son of Carlton Harris Furr and Marion Carter Snow Furr. He is married to the former Caroline Ann Huffstutler of Birmingham, Alabama. They have one son Carter Branham Snow Furr, Jr. and three grandchildren.

Mr. Furr was educated in Norfolk public schools graduating from Maury High School. Thereafter he attended and graduated from Hampden-Sydney College in 1954 with a B. S. Degree Magna Cum Laude. Following college he attended and graduated from the University of Virginia Law School in 1957 with a J.D. Degree, at which time he was honored with membership in the Order of the Coif.

Mr. Furr began the practice of law in Norfolk, Virginia in 1958, specializing in maritime law. He was a partner in the firm of Jett, Berkley, Furr & Padgett until its merger in 1993 with the firm of McGuire Woods. After later retiring from McGuire Woods, he has maintained a small solo practice in Norfolk. Mr. Furr was a thirty-year member of the United States Army Reserve, serving in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps, retiring with the rank of Colonel.


  • Order of First Families of Virginia, 1607-1624/5 (Honorary President for Life)
  • Jamestowne Society (Governor)
  • National Society Sons of the American Revolution (former Chancellor Virginia Society and former President of Norfolk Chapter)
  • General Society of Colonial Wars (Gentleman of the Council, Virginia Society)
  • Order of Descendants of Colonial Cavaliers
  • Order of the Crown of Charlemagne in the United States of America
  • Ancient Heraldic and Chivalric Order of Albion
  • National Gavel Society
  • Order of the Merovingian Dynasty
  • Baronial Order of Magna Charta
  • One Hundred Descendants of Blood Royal
  • Military Order of the Crusades


  • Member of the Bar of the Supreme Court of Virginia
  • Member of the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States
  • Permanent Member, U. S. Court of Appeals Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Norfolk-Portsmouth Bar Association
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute
  • Norfolk Historical Society, Board and past president
  • Norfolk Preservation Alliance, vice-president
  • Friends of Norfolk’s Historic Cemeteries, Board
  • Hampton Roads Naval Historical Foundation, Board
  • Norfolk German Club, past president
  • Reserve Officers Association of the U. S., past president of Admiral Farragut Chapter
  • Virginia Club, past president
  • Elizabeth River Power Squadron, Law Officer
  • Norfolk Yacht & Country Club
  • Preservation Virginia
  • Virginia Historical Society
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • Civil War Preservation Trust
  • Lifelong member of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church of Norfolk, serving on the Vestry and as Senior Warden
  • Former member of the Executive Board of the Diocese of Southern Virginia

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