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Walter Chester Zaremba

also known as Walt Zaremba

About me

Walter C. Zaremba began his legal career in 1993 as a General Practice Attorney concentrating on estate planning, contract law, business organization and domestic relations.

Walt's legal practice has evolved into a firm which dedicates itself to Estate Planning and Elder Law. The firm's mission is to ensure that clients are provided with an estate plan that "works." In other words, the firm is committed to creating an estate plan, tailored to the individual client that enables the client, not the court system or governmental bureaucracies, to stay in control of their health and wealth regardless of their current and future circumstances.

In 1995, Walt was elected to serve his community as a member of the York County Board of Supervisors serving the citizens of the first district. He is now in his fifth four year term. Walt considers himself privileged to serve the citizens of York County which includes the town of Yorktown where America's freedom was won on October 19, 1781. He is immensely proud to be of service in assisting to shape the future of this American Legacy.

After high school, Walt enlisted in the United States Army and rose through the ranks from Private to Colonel. He was a Special Forces (Green Beret) Officer during his first combat tour to Vietnam in 1966. During his second combat tour to Vietnam in 1970, he served as the Operations Officer of a Direct Support Artillery Battalion. He is a much decorated Officer; awarded both the National Distinguished Services Medal as well as the Purple Heart. His overseas tours, in addition to Vietnam, included assignments to Germany, Italy, Korea and Somalia. He is a graduate of the Command and General Staff College and the Army War College.

Walt earned his B.A. in Political Science from Texas Lutheran College; an M.A. in Political Science from Kansas University; and a J.D. from Wayne State University. His Civic and Community Service includes Honorary Chairman "First Night of Williamsburg 2001"; Williamsburg Kiwanis Club Board of Directors; Williamsburg Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Board. he was inducted into the Field Artillery OCS Hall of Fame, Fort Sill, Oklahoma in June 2004 and the Keyport High School Hall of Fame 2002, Keyport, New Jersey. Walt is married to a life long Williamsburg resident, Laurel Denby; they have three children and five grandchildren.


Languages spoken: English, Italian

Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 45%
    21 years, 750 cases
  2. Elder Law: 30%
    21 years, 125 cases
  3. Probate: 20%
    21 years, 64 cases
  4. Guardianship: 5%
    21 years, 37 cases



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    Professional, knowledgeable, and lighthearted. Walt works hard to provide his clients an affordable estate plan for their unique needs.


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Contact info

Zaremba Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law

123 Bulifants Blvd
Williamsburg, VA, 23188

123 Bulifants Boulevard
Williamsburg, VA, 23188



VAAuthorized to practice law199303/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Purple HeartU. S. Army1971
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Principal AttorneyZaremba Center for Estate Planning & Elder Law2002 - Present
AttorneyFerris & Associates1999 - 2002
Principal AttorneyWalter C Zaremba PC1992 - 1999
ColonelUS Army1959 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
Elder Counselcharter member2007 - Present
Wealth Counsel LLCmember2002 - Present
York County Board of Supervisorselected official1996 - Present
Virginia State Barmember1992 - Present
Williamsburg Bar Associationmember1992 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Wayne State University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
University of KansasPolitical ScienceMA - Masters (summa cum laude)1977
Texas Lutheran UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts (summa cum laude)1972
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Enrolled Agent BreakfastWhen is an Irrevocable Trust a Grantor Trust for income tax purposes?2014
Planning in Uncertain TimesHow to Avoid Losing Thousands of Dollars to Taxes2010
Civic MeetingEstate Planning with no Estate Tax: Gone Today; Here Tomorrow2010
Annual Conference on Special Needs PlanningTransitional Planning for your Child with Special Needs2010
MeetingEstate Planning in Turbulent Times: It's a Jungle Out There2009
Annual Conference on Special Needs PlanningTransitional Planning for your Child with Special Needs2009
Annual Conference on Special Needs PlanningTransitional Planning for your Child with Special Needs2008
MeetingElder Law Issues or What Do you Mean Tri-Care doesn't Cover That2007
Annual Conference on Special Needs PlanningTransitional Planning for your Child with Special Needs2007
Annual Meeting of Government AttorneysThe Case of the Shoemaker with No Shoes or Why Attorneys don't Estate Plan2004
MeetingEstate Planning for Military Officers2002