Governmental Relations

Governmental Relations Attorneys Serving Newport News, VA and all of Hampton Roads

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The Government Relations Practice Group provides a broad range of legal services to governmental entities and public officials.  The firm’s clients include local governments, authorities, agencies and other political subdivisions of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Due to our attorneys’ breadth and depth of experience in the government relations field, JBWK has developed and maintained a number of long-standing relationships with local governmental entities.  For over a half century, the firm has served as general counsel for the Peninsula Airport Commission (PAC).  During this time, the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport (formerly Patrick Henry Airport) has grown from its beginning after World War II to its status today as a major East Coast airport serving many airlines and thousands of passengers each month.

Another half-century client of the firm is the Hampton Roads Sanitary District Commission (HRSD), the political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Virginia charged with providing sanitary sewer service throughout the entire Hampton Roads area.  Once again, our attorneys have worked with HRSD for over 50 years, providing a variety of legal assistance.

With this core of experience, the firm has also attracted the following representative clients:

  • Industrial Development Authority of the City of Newport News
  • Economic Development Authority of the City of Newport News
  • Newport News Redevelopment and Housing Authority

Examples of the services our attorneys provide for our clients include:

  • Employment and Labor Law Issues
  • Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Issues
  • Land Use and Planning
  • Contract Drafting and Negotiation
  • Constitutional and Civil Rights Claims
  • Zoning and Planning
  • Real Estate Acquisitions and Disputes
  • Contract Claims
  • Tort Claims
  • Regulatory Issues

Members of our Government Law Group

Herbert V. Kelly, Jr.

Jones, Blechman, Woltz & Kelly, P.C. Phone: 757-873-8031 Fax: 757-873-8103 Download vCard Practice Areas:  Governmental Relations  Litigation                        Mold Claims  Personal Injury  Products Liability  Professional Liability/Errors  & Omissions  Real...

Conway H. Sheild, III

Jones, Blechman, Woltz & Kelly, P.C. Phone: 757-873-8056 Fax: 757-873-8103 Download vCard Practice Areas: Business Law (Chairman) Governmental Relations Real Estate & Finance Construction Law An attorney with 46 years of experience in commercial banking and business transactional work,...


Experienced Governmental Relations & Zoning Law Attorneys Serving Newport News, Hampton, York County, Poquoson, Gloucester, Williamsburg and all of Hampton Roads

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