Protecting Virginians
who live, work, and
play on the water
Using waterfront (riparian) property rights law,
maritime & admiralty law, and environmental law
to protect the rights of Virginians.

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Environmental Law - Attorney - Riparian Property Rights Lawyer

Jim Lang and his team at Pender & Coward, P.C. work hard to protect the rights of Virginians who live, work, and play on the 3,285 square miles of water in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Jim and his team have decades of experience taking care of people like you throughout Virginia in all matters related to waterfront (riparian) property rights,
maritime & admiralty law, and environmental law.

In The Community

Going the extra mile. For Jim Lang, his fellow attorneys, and staff members at Pender & Coward, P.C., this Restore the Shore community service project was the natural next step in a more than three-year highly successful legal effort to clear an inlet of some 30 hulking, rusting vessels. Watch the video below to learn the story of the Restore The Shore Project.

"Jim's maritime background was really essential to putting this all together."
Bob Kerr, Kerr Environmental Services

Recent Articles Written By Jim Lang and The Team

Jim Lang and his team are published authors and thought leaders in waterfront (riparian) property rights law, maritime & admiralty law, and environmental law.
SEPTEMBER 14, 2019: Elizabeth River Project Moon River Supper
SEPTEMBER 14, 2019: Elizabeth River Project Moon River Supper
Waterfront Property Law Team attorneys, Jim Lang, Tom Berkley, Jeff Wilson, and Bryan Peeples support Elizabeth River Project by sponsoring the Moon River Supper Read the full article.
Virginia Judge Tosses Oysterman’s Lawsuit Against City of Suffolk
Virginia Judge Tosses Oysterman’s Lawsuit Against City of Suffolk
The man who sued the City of Suffolk in this case tried to win big dollars (his attorney said millions!) by claiming the sewage wrecked the crop of oysters he was growing in the river. Read the full article.
What Good Are Your (Costly) Riparian Property Rights if You Can’t Park Your Car at Your Beachfront Home?
What Good Are Your (Costly) Riparian Property Rights if You Can’t Park Your Car at Your Beachfront Home?
Riparian property rights attorney Bryan Peeples (with assistance from summer associate Ross Broudy) explains the rules that allow waterfront property owners in Virginia Beach to protect a parking spot from intrusion by non-resident beachgoers. Read the full article.

How can we help you?

Fill in the information (to the right) to reach Jim Lang and his team. If you prefer you can email Jim at jlang@pendercoward.com or call (757) 502-7326.

If this is a maritime emergency, call or text Tom Berkley 24 hours a day at (757) 572-2657