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 isn't afraid of a challenge.


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. He went on to attend law school at Washington and Lee University where he interned with the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund in Washington, D.C. (through the Oliver White Hill Foundation) in 2001, and with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation in Richmond, Virginia in 2002. After law school Jacob clerked for the Judges of the Rockingham County Circuit Court. In 2004, he began private practice with Hoover Penrod PLC, where he continues to practice to this day.

Jacob currently counsels clients in a wide array of civil matters.  He has represented plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of State and Federal litigation, including commercial disputes, real estate disputes, personal injury matters, insurance disputes, landlord-tenant disputes and an assortment of personal disputes.  He is seasoned in collection law and has collected millions of dollars for banks, commercial clients and individuals.  He regularly assists banks with compliance matters, particularly with regard to the collection of debt.  He is admitted to practice in the bankruptcy courts of the Western District of Virginia where he represents creditors in bankruptcy proceedings.  Jacob also frequently represents clients in transactional matters.  He handles residential and commercial real estate transactions and closings.  He drafts land reviews leases and loan documents.  He assists businesses and organizations with entity formation, asset sales and other contractual matters.  He also assists clients with wills, represents individuals in social security disability matters, represents individuals and businesses with employment cases.    

Professional Associations

Jacob is a past President of the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Bar Association and a member of the Virginia State Bar.  He is actively involved with Brain Injury Connections of the Shenandoah Valley (BICSV) as an advisor to the organization and Board of Trustees.  Jacob also helps to plan and run BICSV's annual fund-raising and awareness event: the Zombie Run for Brains.  He served on the Board of Trustees for BICSV from 2012 to 2018 and was President of the Board from 2015 to 2018.  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 if you were wondering).

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