Jennifer L. Eaton

Jenny is a trial attorney who represents clients primarily in the maritime and transportation industries in state and federal courts across the Commonwealth.  Along with her team in the Litigation Practice Group, she also serves as local counsel for matters litigated in the Norfolk and Newport News divisions of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

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 Committee.

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.


  • Obtained defense verdict for maritime employer in federal court trial brought by former employee alleging negligence.
  • Prevailed on dispositive motion to dismiss premises liability case against facility owner.