James T. Lang

James T. Lang: Attorney with Pender & Coward A Professional Corporation


Jim Lang is a firm shareholder focusing his practice in the areas of environmental law, business legal services, real estate and admiralty law.

Jim has extensive experience representing residential and commercial waterfront property owners in environmental law issues, as well as business clients in a broad range of corporate matters.

A published author whose numerous articles cover a variety of environmental law topics, he is also a frequent guest speaker at legal and business conferences and seminars on environmental law issues.

Before joining the firm in 2005, Jim completed a 25-year career in the U.S. 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. He served as Law Clerk for the Honorable Henry Coke Morgan, Jr. of the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia from 2002-2003.
Representative Cases & Transactions
Honors & Awards
Community Involvement

Environmental Law Eliminates a Floating Junkyard (Part 2 of 2) - June 2016
Environmental Law: The Supreme Court’s Hawkes Co. Decision May Help Save Your Project When Wetlands are Present - June 2016
President Nixon as Midwife for the Birth of Enviromental Law - June 2016
Environmental Law Eliminates a Floating Junkyard (Part 1 of 2) - June 2016
Environmental Law: An Oil Spill Could Cost Your Business - March 2016
Oil Spills: The Clean Water Act to the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 - February 2016
Environmental Law and the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act: Where Local Knowledge is a “Must” - October 2015
How Citizens' Environmental Lawsuits Can Stop Pollution - September 2015
As Coastal Migration Continues, Waterfront Property Owners Encounter Complicated and Costly Environmental Regulations - September 2015
Riparian Rights When You Own Land in Contact with the Water: A Mix of Environmental, Admiralty and State Law - June 2013
Vessel Operations & Environmental Law in the Chesapeake Bay: Endangered Species Act and the Marine Mammal Protection Act - June 2012
Protocol Outlining How to Handle The Unexpected Worksite Visit From OSH/VOSHA - October 2011

Areas of Practice (8)

  • Environmental Law
  • Admiralty Law
  • Government Contracts
  • Military Law
  • General Practice
  • Construction Law
  • Contracts
  • Corporate Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
757-392-4748  Phone
757-502-7326  Phone
757-777-6382  Cell Phone
757-456-2935  Fax
University Attended:
University of Southern California, B.S., Industrial and Systems Engineering, 1982
Law School Attended:
Case Western Reserve University, J.D., summa cum laude, 1989; George Washington University, LL.M., Environmental Law, 1995
Year of First Admission:
1989, Ohio; 2003, Virginia
Virginia State Bar; Virginia Beach Bar Association; Norfolk-Portsmouth Bar Association.
Retired Commander, Navy JAG Corps, 2002
Hobbies & interests:
Devoted Husband and Father; Boy Scouts of America, Tidewater Council, North District, Committee Chair
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa and MasterCard

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Virginia Beach, Virginia

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