Rappahannock River Waterfront Property Law Case Examples

Rappahannock River at Fredericksburg, Virginia / Photosbyandy/Shutterstock.com

Riparian Rights: Waterfront Property Virginia

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.

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Legal Services for Rappahannock River Waterfront Property Owners in Virginia

The Rappahannock River is 195 miles long. It begins in the Blue Ridge mountains in the western part of the Commonwealth and traverses the entire state until it ends in the Chesapeake Bay. Some of the earliest colonial settlements were formed along the Rappahannock, and it was the site of a major battle in the American Civil War. Our teams’ extensive knowledge of waterfront (riparian) property rights law, maritime and admiralty law, and environmental law has helped clients all across Virginia.


Examples Of Successful Legal Cases Defending Rappahannock River Property Owners

Virginia Marine Resources Commission

Representing waterfront property owners in proceedings at the Virginia Marine Resources Commission.

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Industrial Oyster Farming Project

Helping property owners stop an 11 acre industrial oyster farming project in a location not suited for this type of aquaculture.

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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: jlang@pendercoward.com.

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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.

Serving Commercial and Residential Property Owners on the Rappahannock River

The Rappahannock River rises at Chester Gap, a wind gap in the Blue Ridge Mountains a few miles southeast of Front Royal, Virginia, near the single point where Warren, Fauquier, and Rappahannock counties come together. It flows southeastward, past Remington, Kelly's Ford, and Richardsville. Then the Rappahannock passes through the city of Fredericksburg.

It passes two small, but historic, river towns, Port Royal and Port Conway.Then it flows past Tappahannock on its southern bank, a point where the river is well over a mile wide. The last settlements of any size before it reaches the Chesapeake Bay are Irvington, Urbanna, Stingray Point, and White Stone Beach.

The broad river enters the Chesapeake Bay south of the mouth of the Potomac River and approximately 60 miles east of the state capital, Richmond. Above Fredericksburg, the Rappahannock provides fine opportunities for recreational activity.

Counties: Lancaster, VA; Middlesex, VA; Essex, VA; Richmond, VA; Westmoreland, VA; King George, VA; Caroline, VA; Stafford, VA; Spotsylvania, VA; Culpeper, VA; Fauquier, VA, Rappahannock, VA