CowanGates | Attorney | Frank Rennie

Frank Rennie IV


Frank Rennie has practiced law at CowanGates since graduating from the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond. Prior to law school, Frank served on active duty in the Navy following graduation from the U.S. Naval Academy. Frank’s practice has an emphasis on civil trial work, including commercial litigation, creditor’s rights, eminent domain, and personal injury.

Frank also serves as general counsel to several boards, commissions, and agencies, including Southside Electric Cooperative in Crewe, Virginia,  and serves as County Attorney for Lunenburg County, Virginia. He is a frequent lecturer in the area of property rights, condemnation, and eminent domain. Frank represents clients throughout Virginia, and acts as local counsel for many out of state clients. He practices in all State and Federal courts.

Frank is active in many church and civic organizations, including service on several charitable boards. He is active in the local Fellowship of Christian Athletes Chapter and is active in the Virginia War Memorial Educational Foundation.

Frank is also well qualified to assist military families as he has more than 35 years of military service. He served our nation as a Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy Reserves, where he was assigned as the deputy director for operations for the U.S. European Command in Stuttgart, Germany.

CowanGates | Attorney | Frank Rennie

Frank Rennie IV


“Lunenburg County Board of Supervisors has employed CowanGates for our County Attorney services since July of 2009. It is a pleasure to work with our attorney, his associates and staff. The firm has handled our needs in a professional, cost-effective, meticulous manner. The dedication and personal touch of our attorney and staff has made the difference in how our legal matters are conducted.”

Tracy G., Government Law Client

“Both my wife and myself would like you to know how appreciative we are of the services provided to us…We know how hard you worked and we would like to thank you for the services of Frank Rennie. We both believe that we could have not been in better hands in handling our defense. Because of you, and the firm of CowanGates…you will be referred by us to anyone looking for top notch service. Thank you again.”

CowanGates Client
CowanGates | Attorney | Frank Rennie

Frank Rennie IV

  • Civil Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Local Government
  • Land Use and Property Law
  • Eminent Domain/Condemnation
  • Electric Cooperative General Counsel
  • Virginia
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

University of Richmond, The T.C. Williams School of Law, Richmond, Virginia

U.S. Naval Academy

  • United States Navy Reserves, Rear Admiral
  • Chesterfield County Bar Association
  • Richmond Bar Association
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Powhatan County Economic Development Authority
  • U.S. European Command in Stuttgart, Germany, Deputy Director Operations
  • Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce
  • Electric Cooperative Bar Association
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • West End Assembly of God
  • U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association
  • Retired Flag Officers Association (U.S. Navy)
  • Crater Training Academy Foundation
  • Fork Union Military Academy Board of Trustees
  • Powhatan Leadership Institute
  • Virginia War Memorial Foundation, Chairman
  • Southside Opportunity Fund
  • Virginia, Maryland and Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives
CowanGates | Attorney | Frank Rennie

Frank Rennie IV