Riparian Rights - Chincoteague Bay: Virginia Waterfront Property Law

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Legal Services for Chincoteague Bay Waterfront Property Owners in Virginia

Chincoteague Bay is located on the Atlantic Ocean side of the Eastern Shore, between Accomack County and the barrier islands of Assateague and Chincoteague. Chincoteague Island is famous for its picturesque beauty and its annual wild pony roundup. During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Chincoteague Bay was well known for its shellfish industry, which shipped oysters, crabs, and clams to Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York. Ultimately, overfishing depleted the shellfish stocks which have still have not recovered. Our teams’ extensive knowledge of waterfront (riparian) property rights law, maritime and admiralty law, and environmental law has helped clients all across Virginia.


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Examples Of Successful Legal Cases Defending Chincoteague Bay Property Owners

Defending Trespass Accusations

Defending a waterfront property owner on Chincoteague Island against a trespass accusation, and assisting him in obtaining a permit to build a pier.

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Chincoteague Bridge Builder

Represented the builder of the Chincoteague bridge in Federal Court after local watermen claimed that oyster and clam beds were buried in silt and thereby were destroyed during bridge construction.

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We Protect Your Waterfront Property, Maritime, and Environmental Rights

These represent just a few of the many instances in which Jim and his team have assisted clients on or near Virginia’s waterways. If you have a legal issue pertaining to any Virginia waterway, call Jim Lang and his team at (757) 502-7326 or email him at:


Waterfront & Riparian Rights Law Experience With Virginia Waterway

We work in one of the longest and most diverse coastlines in the world - 7,213 miles – over three times the distance between Virginia Beach and San Diego. Virginia is also home to numerous rivers and tributaries, and a great variety of wetlands. These waterways include:

Although no two cases are alike, click on the links above to see examples of our work helping Virginians in the waterways of Virginia. We’re standing by and ready to help navigate your unique situation - Schedule Your Consultation.


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