Jeanne E. Noonan Associate

Jeanne is a skilled civil litigator, who regularly litigates in both state and federal courts across the country. She represents clients in a wide variety of industries, with a particular focus on transportation and maritime issues.

Jeanne has extensive experience with all stages of litigation, including the taking and defending of depositions, briefing and arguing discovery and dispositive motions, managing expert witnesses, negotiating favorable settlements before trial, and examining witnesses and arguing at trial.    

Before joining the firm, Jeanne practiced with two Norfolk-based law firms, where she focused exclusively on admiralty and maritime law. She gained considerable experience with Jones Act and LHWCA defense, marine terminal liability defense, maritime contract disputes, and marine insurance defense matters. Jeanne is active in the maritime community, and she is currently serving as the First Vice President of the Propeller Club of the United States, Port of Norfolk. 

Jeanne also served as an attorney advisor and law clerk to the Administrative Law Judges of the U.S. Department of Labor. During law school, Jeanne served on the Moot Court Executive Board, and her team received the Best Petitioner’s Brief Award and won the Judge John R. Brown Admiralty Moot Court Competition.

  • William & Mary Law School, JD, 2014
  • Old Dominion University, BA, History, Political Science minor, cum laude, 2006

First Vice President, Propeller Club, Port of Norfolk, 2022

Communications Chair, Federal Bar Association, Hampton Roads Chapter, 2022

Member, Maritime Law Association

Member, Virginia Maritime Association

Member, Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute

Member, I’Anson Hoffman American Inns of Court

  • Virginia
  • U.S. Court of International Trade
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Named to “Virginia Rising Stars,” Transportation/Maritime, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2018-2022

Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch, Commercial Litigation,  2021-2023

Named to Virginia’s “Legal Elite”, Young Lawyers–Under 40, Virginia Business, 2020

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