John L. Lumpkins, Jr. represents clients in estate and trust administration and related litigation; business formation, acquisition and sales; business-related litigation; bankruptcy; and real estate transactions and litigation.
John was born in Richmond, Virginia and grew up in a town just northeast of Richmond, Mechanicsville. He graduated from Benedictine High School, and then earned a bachelor's degree in Accounting from the University of Dayton (Ohio). He then moved back to Virginia to work as a police officer for the Fairfax County Police Department. Mr. Lumpkins is a 1988 graduate of the University of Richmond School of Law where he served as an Associate Editor of the Law Review and was elected to the McNeill Law Honor Society. He also received the AmJuR Book Award for the highest grade in the required first-year course, Constitutional Law.
After law school, he served a one-year federal court judicial clerkship in the Eastern District of Virginia, Richmond Division for the now-retired U.S. Magistrate, David G. Lowe. Subsequent to the federal court clerkship, Mr. Lumpkins ran his solo practice for six years where he represented and served clients in matters such as from felony criminal jury trials in both state and federal courts, residential real estate closings, wills and estate administration, and bankruptcy.
In the mid 1990s he closed his solo practice to join Encompass, a software development company based in Cary, North Carolina. Encompass was a joint venture between American Airlines and CSX and John served as the venture's Associate General Counsel until the partners decided to end the joint venture in the late 1990s. Returning to Richmond, he joined an area law firm and ran their real estate department for two years. Since then, and prior to going out his own again, Johnworked in the Technology and Intellectual Property Group of Williams Mullen where he represented clients in matters of trademark registration, trademark infringement, software licensing, copyright infringement suits and related intellectual property matters. When he left Williams Mullen, Mr. Lumpkins joined a Williams Mullen client, homebytes.com. Shortly after joining homebytes as its twelfth employee, the company closed its first round of venture capital funding and quickly grew to nearly 150 employees. Mr. Lumpkins was promoted to VP and General Counsel where he oversaw a four-person legal team and also managed several operational units totaling 60 persons. Homebytes, an online real estate brokerage firm, became the first and only company licensed as a real estate broker in all fifty states. Since 2006 he has been in private practice.
Licensed since 1988
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|VA||Authorized to practice law||1988||03/11/2014|
|MN||Not Authorized - Non-payment of fees||2001||04/19/2015|
|Owner||John L. Lumpkins Jr. PLLC||2010 - Present|
|Managing Partner||Legacy Law Group, PLC||2006 - 2010|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Goochland County School Board||School Board Member||2012 - Present|
|University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1988|
|University of Dayton||Accounting||BS - Bachelor of Science||1982|