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Jeffrey D. Wilson


Jeffrey D. Wilson


Jeff Wilson is a Pender & Coward shareholder focusing his practice in the areas of employment, litigation, waterfront property law and local government matters.  He is a member of the firm's waterfront law practice group and writes blog articles regularly on the group's website. Please click here to visit the waterfront law team's website.

Jeff began his legal career in Dallas, Texas, representing and counseling companies in employment-related matters. Since returning to Virginia, he has expanded his practice to include complex and general commercial litigation and civil rights.

Before going into private practice, Jeff served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Jackson L. Kiser, U.S. District Court Judge for the Western District of Virginia, and interned in the Office of Staff Counsel for the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Jeff is a frequent National Business Institute guest speaker lecturing on employment and privacy-related topics including:

  • Dealing with the Troubled/Troubling Employee
  • Utilizing Alternative Dispute Resolution Tactics in Employment Matters
  • Workplace Behavior and Privacy Issues
  • Investigative Research: Public Records and Publicly Available Information
  • Lawfully Managing Student Records Without Violating Privacy Rights.
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Norfolk/Portsmouth Bar Association
  • Hampton Roads Global Commerce Council, board member
  • Local Government Attorneys of Virginia 
  • Coastal Virginia's Top Lawyers, Labor & Employment, 2020-2024
  • Virginia's Legal Elite, Labor/Employment, 2018-2023
  • Local Government Attorneys of Virginia Walter C. Erwin, III Special Project Award, 2022
Jeffrey D. Wilson Shareholder Pender & Coward, P.C. Phone / Fax: (757) 502-7341