Riparian Rights - Potomac River: Virginia Waterfront Property Law

Jefferson Memorial in Washington DC

Lincoln memorial and Washington Monument reflecting on the water of the Potomac River / Cvandyke/

Legal Services for Potomac River Waterfront Property Owners in Virginia

Although the Potomac is over 400 miles long, it is probably best known as the river that flows through our nation’s capital. In terms of area, the Potomac River is the fourth largest river along the Atlantic coast of the United States and the 21st largest in the United States. The Potomac River separates Maryland from Washington, D.C. Some of our nation’s most iconic monuments, including the Jefferson Memorial and Mount Vernon, sit along its banks. Over 5 million people live within the Potomac watershed. 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 Potomac River Property Owners

Riparian Property Owners

Representing riparian property owners in disputes ranging from easements to trespass to the construction of private piers.

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Privately Owned Island Used For Duck Hunting

Assisted a client in protecting property rights at a privately owned island in the river used for duck hunting.

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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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