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Bryan S. Peeples


Bryan focuses his practice in the areas of maritime and riparian law, worker’s compensation, and national security.  A prolific author, Bryan has written articles on Virginia aquaculture and maritime law, including the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act; the Virginia Primary Sand Dune and Beaches Act; and the Virginia Tidal Wetlands Act.  He has been published in a number of professional journals on a variety of topics, ranging from Virginia real property law to the Anti-Terrorism Act.

Before joining the firm is 2018, Bryan retired from the U.S. Navy after 22 years of service as a pilot.  He completed seven combat deployments and served as the Commanding Officer of a helicopter squadron.  His last assignment was Lead Rotational Planner for the Joint Staff, where he provided strategic advice to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs and the Secretary of Defense.  

  • American Bar Association
  • James Kent Inn of Court
  • Naval Helicopter Association
  • Honorable Richard T. Kellam Professionalism Award
  • 12 Ronald L. Fick Book Awards, Regent University School of Law
  • Defense Meritorious Service Medal
  • Air Medal
  • Navy Helicopter Association East Coast Pilot of the Year, 2002
  • Navy Commendation Medal, Awarded Five Times
  • Tidewater Dirtriders Motorcycle Club
  • PTSA at Redmill Elementary and Ocean Lakes High School
Bryan S. Peeples Attorney Pender & Coward, P.C. Office: (757) 490-6283 Mobile: Fax: (757) 502-7380