Jacob T. Penrod

Serving Harrisonburg, Staunton, Winchester and Nearby Areas of Virginia

Jacob T. Penrod

Jacob Penrod maintains a general civil practice. He regularly handles civil litigation and contractual matters for individuals and businesses throughout the Shenandoah Valley. Jacob is a creative, detail-oriented litigator, negotiator and problem solver who has helped his clients resolve numerous challenging and complex cases.


James Madison University (B.S., 1998, summa cum laude); Washington & Lee School of Law (J.D., 2003, cum laude).

Law Practice Experience

Jacob began his legal career as a collections and real estate paralegal at Hoover Penrod PLC in 1998.  While in law school, he interned with the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund in Washington, D.C. (through the Oliver White Hill Foundation), and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation in Richmond, Virginia.  After law school, Jacob clerked for Judges Jim Lane and John McGrath of the Rockingham County Circuit Court.  He has been in private practice with Hoover Penrod PLC since 2004.

Jacob represents businesses and individuals in a wide array of civil matters.  He is an experienced litigator, successfully representing clients in commercial disputes, real estate disputes, construction and mechanic’s lien disputes, personal injury matters, insurance disputes, landlord-tenant disputes and an assortment of other matters.  A significant portion of his practice entails assisting banking institutions and other commercial clients with collection matters.  He is seasoned in collection law and has recovered millions of dollars for banks, commercial clients and individuals.  He is admitted to practice in the bankruptcy courts of the Western District of Virginia.  Jacob also regularly represents clients in transactional matters.  He frequently handles residential and commercial real estate closings and drafts and reviews purchase contracts, loan documents, and leases.  He provides ongoing counsel to businesses and organizations, from forming them and drafting their governing documents, to winding them down and selling their assets.  As the worlds of transactional law, debt collection and litigation frequently intersect, Jacob’s breadth of experience in these areas provides him with unique insight when it comes to preventing and resolving problems for his clients.

Professional Associations

Jacob is a past President of the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Bar Association and a member of the Virginia State Bar.  He served on the Board of Trustees for Brain Injury Connections of the Shenandoah Valley (BICSV) from 2012 to 2018, and was President of the Board from 2015 to 2018.  During that time he founded and helped to develop BICSV's annual fund-raising and awareness event: the Zombie Run for Brains.  He continues to be active with for BICSV as an advisor.  Jacob served on the Board of Directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Harrisonburg - Rockingham County from 2005 to 2011. 

Personal Information

While not at work, Jacob can be found with his wife and young son causing havoc around the city of Harrisonburg. Jacob is an avid soccer player, and he co-founded the Shenandoah Valley Adult Soccer Master’s League. He enjoys collecting records and repairing, restoring and playing coin-operated arcade games and pinball machines.  His high score on Donkey Kong is 536,700 (which isn't too shabby in case you were wondering).

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