Riparian Rights - York River: Virginia Waterfront Property Law

York River

Sailboat on York River below the George P. Coleman bridge / V-ron/

Legal Services for York River Waterfront Property Owners in Virginia

The York River begins at West Point, approximately 35 miles east of Richmond. The river is 34 miles long, ending in the Chesapeake Bay near Yorktown, which sits along the river’s southern shore. This 34 miles long river is a navigable estuary. It ranges in width from 2.5 miles at its head to some stretches of 1-mile width. 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 York River Property Owners

Million-dollar Plus Recovery For Our Client

Represented a bridge owner after a tugboat allided with the Coleman Bridge, causing extensive damage to the bridge and a million-dollar plus recovery for our client.

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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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