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Bryan Heaton Schempf

Bryan Heaton Schempf

Practice areas:

Family, Litigation, Military Law

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1974

  1. Family: 50%
  2. Litigation: 35%
  3. Military Law: 15%



Retainer (Sometimes)

Attorney Endorsements

2 total

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Bryan. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jon Wood

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Jon Wood Wills & Living Wills Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact Info

Schempf & Ware, PLLC

4000 George Washington Memorial Highway.
Yorktown, VA, 23692


VAAuthorized to practice law199710/09/2009
MOInactive voluntarily197401/08/2013

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Chairman's Award for Public ServiceVirginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce2010
Legal EliteVirginia Business Magazine2007
Legal EliteVirginia Business Magazine2006

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerSchempf & Ware, PLLC2011 - Present
PartnerJones Blechman Woltz & Kelly, PC2000 - 2011
MemberStein & Smith, P.C.1997 - 2000
Colonel (Staff Judge Advocate)U.S. Army Training & Doctrine Command1994 - 1997
Colonel (Deputy Judge Advocate)U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps Europe1991 - 1993
Colonel (Command Judge Advocate)U.S. Army Recruiting Command1987 - 1991
Lt. Col. (Deputy Commander)U.S. Army Claims Service (Europe)1984 - 1987

Association NamePosition NameDuration
York County Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Virginia Trial Lawyers AssociationAttorney Member2005 - Present
Virginia Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
Missouri State Bar AssociationAttorney Member1974 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Nickelson v. U.S., 284 F. Supp. 2d 387 (E.D. Va. 2003)The Federal Court of Appeals dismissed the appeal on the grounds that it had limited jurisdiction to review an agency head's unexplained refusal to follow an administrative judge's recommendation regarding renewal of a security clearance.
U.S. ex rel. Watkins v. AIT Worldwide Logistics, et al., E.D. Va., Case No. 2:04cv 116The Department of Justice intervened in the case, and the "relator" was awarded a share of the award which was reached by settlement.

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Publication NameTitleDate
The Army LawyerRelease of Information1981
The Army LawyerPublish or Perish: An Analysis of the Publication Requirement of the Freedom of Information Act1980

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1974
United States Military AcademyN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1969