John L. Lumpkins, Jr. represents clients in estate and trust administration and related litigation; business formation, acquisition and sales; business-related litigation; bankruptcy; real estate transactions; and litigation in the above practice areas.
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.
John 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. Subsequent to the federal court clerkship, John was in a two-lawyer firm and 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, John worked 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, John 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. He 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 focused on his current areas of practice.
|MN||Not Authorized - Non-payment of fees||2001||07/14/2021|
|VA||Authorized to Practice Law||1988||06/26/2021|
|Attorney||Turner Lumpkins & Blackwell, PLC||2020 - Present|
|Owner||John L. Lumpkins Jr. PLLC||2010 - Present|
|Managing Partner||Legacy Law Group, PLC||2006 - 2010|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Board of Supervisor Goochland County||Board Member||2018 - Present|
|Goochland County School Board||School Board Member||2012 - 2018|
|University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1988|
|University of Dayton||BS - Bachelor of Science||1982|
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