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Bryan S. Peeples


Bryan focuses his practice in the areas of maritime and riparian law, construction 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.

Bryan is a member of the firm's waterfront law practice group, and writes blog articles regularly on the group's website devoted to waterfront (riparian) property rights law, maritime and admiralty law, and environmental law. Please click here to visit the waterfront law team's website.

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
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Virginia Trail Lawyers Association
  • James Kent Inn of Court
  • Hampton Roads Global Commerce Council
  • Naval Helicopter Association
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Environmental Law, 2021-2022, Workers Compensation Law, 2022
  • Virginia Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2021
  • Virginia's Legal Elite, Young Lawyer, 2021
  • 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