Jennifer L. Eaton

Jennifer L. Eaton: Attorney with Vandeventer Black LLP
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  • 500 World Trade Center, 101 West Main Street, Norfolk, VA 23510
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Jenny is an Associate in the firm’s Litigation Practice Group. Her practice primarily includes representing clients in the maritime and transportation industries in state and federal courts across the Commonwealth.

Prior to attending law school, Jenny earned her B.S. in Commerce from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia. Jenny received her J.D. (cum laude) from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William & Mary where she served as Managing Editor of the Journal of Women and the Law and as a Teaching Assistant for the Trial Advocacy Program. After law school, Jenny completed a one-year clerkship with the Norfolk Circuit Court.

Jenny is an active member of the Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association and has regularly served on its various committees. To compliment her professional involvements, Jenny demonstrates her commitment to service by giving back to the community. She coaches Special Olympics athletes in basketball, soccer, and track & field. She also serves on the local Special Olympics Area 2 Board. In addition to her extensive involvement with Special Olympics, Jenny also gives back in various capacities to the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia where she serves on the Philanthropy and Legal Food Frenzy committees.

In 2018, Jenny received the Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association’s prestigious Walter E. Hoffman Community Service Award in recognition of her past and ongoing service to the community.

Jenny is also a longtime Virginia resident. She currently lives in Chesapeake with her husband and two dogs.

Judicial Clerkship

Norfolk Circuit Court

Notable Accomplishments

Special Olympics Virginia Area 2 Volunteer of the Year (2017)

CoVaBIZ Millennial on the Move (2017)

Virginia Business Magazine, Legal Elite-Young Lawyers Under 40 (2017)

Super Lawyers Rising Star (2017-18)

NPBA Walter E. Hoffman Community Service Award, 2018


•Jennifer L. Eaton Awarded NPBA Walter E. Hoffman Community Service Award
•Eaton Recognized as Millennial On The Move by CoVaBiz Magazine
•Vandeventer Black Recognized as a Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year
•Jennifer Eaton Joins Norfolk’s Vandeventer Black LLP Office


•Understanding Spoliation and an Attorney’s Role in Preventing the Destruction of Evidence
•EMPLOYERS BEWARE: Unpaid Officers and Directors may count as employees under the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act
•Protecting Your Business’s Reputation on the Internet
•OSHA Guidelines Put a Damper on Employee Safety Incentive Programs
•New Rule on Distracted Service Vehicle Driving Makes Unsafe Habits Expensive

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Business Law
  • Community Associations
  • General Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
757.446.8538  Phone
757.446.8670  Fax
University Attended:
University of Virginia, B.S.
Law School Attended:
Marshall-Wythe School of Law, College of William & Mary, J.D., cum laude
Year of First Admission:


James Kent American Inn of Court, Executive Board Member

Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association, Bench/Bar Committee (Chair, 2017-18); Continuing Legal Education Committee; Pro Bono Committee, Programs Committee

Virginia Bar Association

Special Olympics, Virginia, Volunteer Coach

Special Olympics Area 2- Board Member, Secretary

Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa and MasterCard

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