Jennifer R. Parham

Attorney, Partner

Jennifer Parham practices in the firm's Commercial Real Estate section. She is experienced in representing clients in a variety of real estate transactional matters including solar developments, commercial and residential purchase and sale agreements, leases of all kinds, mortgage financing, and restrictive covenants and easement agreements. Prior to joining Spotts Fain, Jennifer served as in-house counsel for a real estate and mortgage company. In that role, she managed all aspects of mortgage lending compliance.


  • University of Virginia School of Law (J.D., 1996)
  • University of Virginia (B.A., with distinction, 1993)

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Virginia State Bar
    • Real Estate Section, 2011-Present
  • Richmond Bar Association
    • Real Estate Section, 1997-2005, 2016-Present
    • Executive Committee, 1999-2003
  • Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Richmond
    • Member, 1999-2002, 2017- Present
    • Network Liaison Committee, 2017-Present
    • Programs Committee, 2001-2002
  • ChamberRVA
    • Richmond Council, 2018-Present

Previous Employment

  • Capital Center, L.L.C., Company Counsel, Loan Counsel, Associate Counsel
  • Needle’s Eye Ministries, Inc., Director of Women’s Ministry
  • Williams Mullen, Associate
  • FloranceGordonBrown, Associate

Community Involvement

  • Church Hill Central Civic Association
    • Founding Member, 2009-present
    • President, 2013-2021
  • Urban Hope, Inc.
    • Board Member, 2009-2016
    • Advisory Board Member, 2017-2019
  • Richmond Christian Leadership Initiative
    • Member, Class of 2008
    • Board Member, 2008-2010
    • Mentor, 2008-2012
    • Content Advisor, 2011-2019
  • Third Church
    • Member, 1984-Present
    • Elder, 2000-Present
    • Sunday School Teacher, 2012-2019

Honors and Awards

  • YWCA Outstanding Women Awards, 2012 Honoree for Human Relations & Faith in Action

Off the Clock

As a real estate attorney and longtime president of her civic association, Ms. Parham has chosen to focus her pro bono legal services on helping create affordable housing in gentrifying neighborhoods. She is also passionate about the intersection of racial reconciliation and faith, through both her personal relationships and through engaging in citywide efforts to bring about equity and justice. A SCUBA diver and former Ultimate Frisbee enthusiast permanently sidelined by injury, she now seeks out new adrenaline-inducing adventures.