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Stephen D. Lentz

Senior Counsel


Stephen D. Lentz is Senior Counsel with East Coast Trial Lawyers, PLC in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Prior to joining East Coast Trial Lawyers, Steve guided his former firm Lentz Law Group, which he founded, to become a boutique business and estate planning practice, serving clients in the areas of corporate formation, complex business transactions, entertainment law, intellectual property, non-profit law, foundation and church/ministry representation, simple and complex estate planning, and elder law. He has counseled corporations and non-profit organizations in both the United States and around the world.

One of the top 5 “Church Law Authorities” in the U.S. representing denominations and churches in all 50 states and every province in Canada.

In addition to his legal practice, Steve serves as adjunct professor at Regent University School of Law, where he has taught Wills, Trusts & Estates, Law Practice Management, International Business Transactions, and Entertainment Law. He also served as Adjunct Faculty of Regent University’s Graduate School of Communications where he taught Media Law, Policy and Ethics.

Prior to establishing the Lentz Law Group in Tidewater, Virginia, Steve spent fifteen years in the television industry. From 1997-2000, he was the President of Middle East Television. He was responsible for crafting the legal strategy to change the commercial broadcast laws in Israel to permit non-Israeli television entities to run advertising targeted at Israel. Middle East Television became the largest super-station in the Middle East, reaching a potential audience of over 100 million viewers in seventeen Arab countries and all of Israel. Steve functioned as in-house counsel, and appeared either in person or by counsel before the Israeli Supreme Court six times in the fourteen months prior to 1999.

From 1993 to 1997, Steve was the President and CEO of Fit TV, and was instrumental in building the company into an attractive national niche cable network. As in-house counsel, he was responsible for both employment and television broadcast law compliance as well as entertainment contracts. During this time, he regularly dealt with issues related to interstate commercial law and emerging cyber-law issues. He helped craft the strategy to sell the company to Fox Sports in 1997.

From 1985-1993, Steve was the Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales for International Family Entertainment, where he managed advertising sales offices in New York, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, London and Hong Kong. He was part of the strategic management team that led to International Family Entertainment’s successful IPO and later sale to Rupert Murdoch for $1.8 billion.


  • Supreme Court of Virginia, Virginia State Bar
  • Supreme Court of Tennessee, Tennessee State Bar

Professional Affiliations

  • Virginia Bar Association
    • Business Law Section
    • Corporate Counsel Section
    • Trusts & Estates Section
  • Adjunct Faculty, Regent University School of Law
  • Adjunct Faculty, Regent University Graduate School of Communications


  • 2017-2018 Top Lawyers of Coastal Virginia, COVABIZ Magazine, January 2018.
  • 2018-2019 Top Lawyers of Coastal Virginia, COVABIZ Magazine, January 2019

Areas We Serve

Our law firm proudly serves clients injured anywhere in Virginia or North Carolina on personal injury claims, including cases with traumatic brain injury, spinal and neck injury, wrongful death, and more serious injuries. As Virginia Beach personal injury attorneys with many years experience, our team of lawyers will be ready to fight for you. If you were injured on the job, our Virginia Beach Workers Compensation lawyers are ready to serve you.

Call 757-352-2237 or fill out the online contact form for a free consultation about your personal injury, workers compensation, or other attorney services. Our firm adopts a team approach to every case, so while one primary lawyer will be assigned to your case, you have the benefit of an experienced team of lawyers, all working on your side. We are located in Virginia Beach, VA, and serve clients who were injured anywhere in Virginia or North Carolina.

381 Edwin Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Ph: 757-352-2237 | Fax: 757-352-2220

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