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James T. Lang

James T. Lang

The Upcenter, Norfolk
  • Environmental Law
  • Virginia
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As a current firm shareholder for Pender and Coward, P.C., the scope of James T. Lang's practice is in environmental law with an emphasis on counseling residential and commercial waterfront property owners. Additionally Mr. Lang has extensive experience representing business clients in a variety of corporate matters that have become long time clients entrusting him with all of their legal needs. Before joining the firm in 2005, Mr Lang enjoyed a 25-year career in the navy starting as an E-1 Fireman Recruit and finishing as an O-5 Commander, including 16 years as a U.S. Navy JAG Attorney.

Practice Area
  • Environmental Law
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
The Upcenter, Norfolk
- Current
For the last three years I have mentored two at-risk youth (one pre-teen and the other teenage) under a program administered by The UpCenter in Norfolk, Virginia.
Board Member
Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities
Chairman of Bayside District
Tidewater Council Boy Scouts of America
Second District Disciplinary Committee
Virginia State Bar
The George Washington University Law School
LL.M. (1995) | Environmental Law
Honors: Graduated with "Highest Honors";
Activities: Thesis published in The Environmental Lawyer
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
J.D. (1989) | Law
Law Review football team beat Moot Court football team in the Fall 1988 "Blood Bowl"
Honors: Summa Cum Laude,
Activities: Law Review Editor, Order of the Coif, received "Student of the Year" award upon graduation
University of Southern California
B.S. (1982) | Industrial & Systems Engineering
Activities: Basketball team was campus champion in the intramural league populated with USC football players
Legal Elite in Envionmental Law
Virginia Business Magazine
Distinguished Service Award
Boy Scouts of America
Legion of Merit medal
U.S. Navy
Professional Associations
Virginia Beach Bar Association
- Current
Norfolk Portsmouth Bar Association
- Current
Virginia State Bar # 65153
- Current
Articles & Publications
Environmental Law and the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act: Where Local Knowledge is a "Must"
Opinions and Observations from the attorneys of Pender & Coward, 2015
As Coastal Migration Continues, Waterfront Property Owners Encounter Complicated and Costly Environmental Regulations
Opinions and Observations from the attorneys of Pender & Coward, 2015
Riparian Rights When You Own Land in Contact With the Water: A Mix of Environmental, Admiralty and State Law,
Opinions & Observations from the attorneys of Pender & Coward, 2013
How Citizens' Environmental Lawsuits Can Stop Pollution,
Opinions and Observations from the attorneys of Pender & Coward, 2015
Vessel Operations & Environmental Law in the Chesapeake Bay: Endangered Species Act and Marine Mammal Protection Act,
Opinions & Observations from the attorneys of Pender & Coward, 2012
Speaking Engagements
Environmental Issues in Eminent Domain, Virginia
International Right of Way Association
Riparian Property Rights, Virginia
Eminent Domain Institute
Environmental Contamination: A Condemnor's Minefield, Eminent Domain Conference, Virginia
Eminent Domain Institute
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Contact & Map
Pender & Coward, PC
222 Central Park Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Telephone: (757) 502-7326