Gentry Locke Adds Civil Defense Litigator Joshua E. Lepchitz to Norfolk Office

NORFOLK, Va. (November 15, 2023) – The Virginia law firm Gentry Locke is pleased to announce that Joshua E. Lepchitz has joined the firm’s Norfolk office as an associate in the Civil Defense Litigation Group.

“Josh has tremendous experience with the rules and procedures of the criminal courts in Virginia and has demonstrated his commitment to providing exceptional client service and we are pleased to welcome him to our team while continuing to grow our presence in Norfolk,” said Gentry Locke Managing Partner Brett Marston.

Gentry Locke announced the opening of its Norfolk office in March 2023, marking the firm’s fourth office in the Commonwealth and identifying Hampton Roads as an area for development.

Prior to joining Gentry Locke, Lepchitz worked as an associate at a boutique criminal defense firm in Norfolk after spending three years as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney for the city of Norfolk. While in the prosecutor’s office, he prosecuted misdemeanor and felony offenses ranging from traffic infraction appeals to murder and managed a high volume of cases to prepare for trial, maintaining an understanding of current criminal code to make complex decisions and negotiate plea deals to advance justice.

Lepchitz earned his J.D. from the University of Richmond School of Law and his B.A. from The College of William & Mary. He is a member of the Norfolk Portsmouth Bar Association. Lepchitz is a supporter of the fine arts in his local community and is a member of the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art and of the PRISM Society, which is for Young Professionals in Support of the Virginia Opera.

About Gentry Locke

With 79 lawyers practicing across a range of disciplines, Gentry Locke brings uncommon thinking and deep experience to the legal and business challenges of companies, institutions, organizations, and individuals — a commitment the firm has met since 1923. Operating from offices in Roanoke, Lynchburg, Richmond, and Norfolk, Gentry Locke serves clients in Virginia and across the United States. Meet the firm’s dynamic attorneys and learn more about its fierce drive to achieve success for its clients by exploring our website.

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