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Brian A. Pristera

Military law Attorney at Williamsburg, VA

5.0   3 reviews
  • State Years
    Virginia - VA 8 years
    New Hampshire - NH 15 years
  • Licensed for 8 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2016
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State NH
    Acquired 2009
    Inactive No misconduct found

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About Brian

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A Richmond, Virginia native, Mr. Pristera graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. After spending some time as a DuPont engineer, specifically working on Kevlar manufacturing and ballistics applications, Mr. Pristera attended law school at the University of New Hampshire.

On July 4, 2010, Mr. Pristera was commissioned in the U.S. Army in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps. Mr. Pristera spent almost six years on active duty. He spent just over three of those years in criminal defense, working for the U.S. Army Trial Defense Service. His other assignments included serving as the Chief of Legal Assistance, a Special Assistant United States Attorney, and a Contract and Fiscal Law Attorney. Mr. Pristera is currently a Major in the U.S. Army Reserves and continues to work as a criminal defense attorney for the 154th Legal Operations Detachment. He also teaches legal writing at William and Mary Law School.

Criminal Defense Experience
Mr. Pristera has represented clients at General Courts-Martial facing serious felony charges as well as hundreds of clients facing non-judicial punishment and administrative separation. He represented clients under criminal and administrative investigations and was one of the only Captains in the U.S. Army to have the privilege of representing a General Officer facing criminal charges. He has successfully appealed administrative matters to the Secretary of the Army and has an outstanding track record as a relentless and aggressive litigator.

Mr. Pristera is licensed in the State of Virginia and also before the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, United States Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, and United States Court of Federal Claims. His CAAF Bar Number is 34819. He is married and lives in Williamsburg, Virginia.


Pristera Law, PLLC
161A John Jefferson Road
Suite 200
Williamsburg, VA, 23185


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Posted by Jessica | July 3, 2020
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Highly Recommended
Mr. Pristera gave me a voice as a sexual assault victim. The Army Reserve was drowning me in an endless sea of lost paperwork and delays for two years with no answer or end in sight. Mr. Pristera knew exactly who to contact and what actions to take in response to my command's cover-up and the Army reserve staff's incredible incompetence. Mr. Pristera will not let you be ignored.
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Posted by Tony | May 3, 2020
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Thank you.
Look, if you’re sitting there reading reviews for military defense lawyers, then something is your life has gone awry. I’ll save you some time and sanity. Spend the money. Hire Mr. Pristera. You’re about to go through some challenging times. Maybe you made a mistake, maybe your innocent. But know this… the military that you loved is about to try and screw you. I was referred to him by a colleague, and he did not disappoint. Brian is smart, talented, and fights for you. He was always available and always made me feel like I was a priority. He didn’t make me feel stupid for asking questions or being scared. He was empathetic to what I was going through and was honest and realistic about what we could expect. The flat-fee seemed a little steep at first, but it was well worth it, and I probably came out ahead. He saved my sanity and possibly my career.
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Posted by anonymous | December 24, 2019
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Money Returned
Mr. Pristera helped rectify a longstanding DFAS error via AFBCMR such that a large sum of money was returned to me. I am very grateful.


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Work Experience

  • Attonrey
  • Gary Myers, Daniel Conway and Associates
  • 2016 - Present
  • Owner / Attorney
  • Pristera Law PLLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • College Of William & Mary School Of Law
  • 2011 - Present


  • University of New Hampshire School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2006


  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Board Member
  • 2017 - 2020

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Williamsburg Military law Lawyer Brian A. Pristera
Brian A. Pristera
Military law Attorney
Williamsburg, VA
Licensed for 15 years