Retired Yorktown attorney Edward L. Chambers, Jr. died at his home in Williamsburg on Dec. 25. He was 73.
Born in High Point, North Carolina, Mr. Chambers practiced law for more than 40 years. A graduate of the College of William & Mary law school, Mr. Chambers moved to Yorktown after graduation where he began working in private practice. His practice areas included family law, military divorce representation, custody, domestic assault and property division, as well as civil litigation and small business representation.
Mr. Chambers was involved in his community and served on many local committees, including the Yorktown Bicentennial Committee, the March of Dimes, Friends of Yorktown Victory Center, Yorktown Arts Foundation and the Fourth of July Committee. He also volunteered with the Virginia State Bar and served for many years as a commissioner in chancery, a special justice and as a substitute judge for the 9th Judicial Circuit.
He was a past president of the York-Poquoson Bar Association.
Mr. Chambers’ dedication to the legal profession did not go unnoticed. In 2010, he was inducted as a fellow of the Virginia Law Foundation and was selected as a member of the I’Anson-Hoffman Inn of Court.
He is survived by his wife, Jane; his son, Jack; his stepson, Ben; his sister, Gwynn; and many cats.