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Michael Bruce Ware

Litigation Attorney at Yorktown, VA

4.9   35 reviews

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About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    50%
    Have tried hundreds of cases from State to Federal Court. Am andmitted in all Virginia State courts and the Eastern and Western Federal District Courts. Many cases involve the automotive industry (Car Dealers and Manufactures and automotive sales and repair) as a speciality. In addition ,I have a lot of experience in Contract and Business disputes many of which involved the construction and development Industry..

    38 years, 500 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    30%
    Criminal Defense was my initial forte in the legal profession which allowed me to be in court on a daily basis and obtain a working relationship with the Judges. Since those initial years I have maintained this part of my practice as I have found that most all business employees, and their family members, on one occasion or another, find themselves facing this unknow side of the law. Thus keeping abreast of the defense practise has been important to my clients.

    38 years, 500 cases

  3. DUI and DWI
    10%
    Included in Criminal defense

    38 years, 500 cases

  4. Car accident
    5%
    Included in Litigation

    38 years

  5. Construction and development
    5%
    I have significant knowledge of the Building industry that I use in litigation cases and for resolution of construction and development issues

    38 years

Licensed for 37 years
State VA
Status Active
Acquired 1985
Updated 12/27/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Michael

Schempf & Ware PLLC
4000 George Washinton Memorial Highway
Yorktown, VA, 23692

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | August 21, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Misdemeanor Criminal Offense
I hired Mr. Ware to represent me in criminal court for a misdemeanor case. He was extremely thorough in explaining the law and what I could reasonably expect. He did not promise an outcome but together we developed a compelling defense strategy which he successfully presented to the Judge. I would highly recommend him to anyone and would hire him again.
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Posted by Jim | February 14, 2022
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Life Saver
I hired Mr. Ware to defend my Medical School bound daughter. A criminal conviction would of ruined her acceptance. She received a wreckless driving ticket 20 mph over the speed limit. She made a bad decision and no doubt was speeding. Mr. Ware was able to use his experience to get the ticket reduced to 10 mph over 55 in a 45 and a total fine of $132. I am at static that a ticket that resulted in a criminal conviction and possibly jail time was reduced. He definitely saved my daughter’s future. I highly recommend Mr. Ware
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Posted by Elias | October 23, 2021
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Best outcome
Amazing lawyer . Got my reckless driving ticket reduced to defective speedometer . I have been a client of MR ware for years and I will not dare go to court without him . I have also used him for other legal issues and he was always helpful . He will always be by your side and you will have no worries once the matter is in his hands !
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Posted by Ed | August 12, 2021
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Great Attorney
Reduced a reckless driving ticket to a speeding ticket. Very professional and wonderful to see in action. I would recommend him over and over. Thank you sir!
Posted by anonymous | January 31, 2021
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Reckless driving
I hired Mr. Ware and went to court Jan 26 2021 and he got the case dismissed. He knows the law very well and I watched greatness that day. I'm a truck driver and he saved my license and career Period. I highly recommend him for any traffic offense. Reckless driving charge dismissed. Thank u sir
Posted by Fred | August 3, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Very good
Mr. Ware represented me in a traffic litigation. we were successful to minimize the Consequences. I would recommend him
Posted by Joey | July 15, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Friendly, helpful, and experienced.
I hired Mr. Ware to represent me after I received a Reckless Driving ticket (which is a class 1 misdemeanor). When we went to first meet him, he was very welcoming and reassuring. We talked about what could happen to me, and what he would try to do for the outcome. He was friendly to my mother and I and even played some guitar with me. I left feeling confident that the worst wouldn’t happen, and it didn’t! My charges were reduced to a simple speeding infraction, nothing on my permanent record which was a huge weight off my shoulders as a 19 year old in college. I would absolutely recommend Mr. Ware.
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Posted by Bryan | January 20, 2020
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Outstanding Attorney
Michael took care of my reckless driving with speed case quickly and professionally. Excellent professional attitude justified by a laid back manner that relaxed me in a stressful time. If you need a great attorney in the York County / Newport News area, He's the one and only I would use.
Posted by Jonathan | January 15, 2020
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Quintessential
I would highly recommend Attorney Mike Ware to represent anyone who finds their self in need of assistance. Attorney Ware has a professional, yet pleasant demeanor. He made me feel very comfortable in his presence and In the Courtroom. He got all the relevant facts needed to represent me and with his skills my charge was dismissed. Much thanks to Attorney Mike Ware, you are now and will continue to be the man I call if I find myself in need.
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Posted by George | July 23, 2019
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Extremely Satisfied
I contacted the Law Offices of Schempf & Ware concerning a Traffic Violation and was contacted immediately by Mr. Ware for details. After consultation, Mr. Ware advised me that although I had an "Excellent" driving record, he would accompany me to court to avoid getting negative points on my record, which he did. Mr. Ware was Professional, Courteous and Knowledgeable and I left Court with "No Points" added to my record. Thank You Mr. Ware!
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Posted by anonymous | July 20, 2019
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best decision excellent attorney
i used mr ware for two tickets one was dismissed and the other a got a excellent outcome had i not hired Mr ware and represented myself for both tickets i wouldn't have gotten a good outcome he is very knowledgeable and professional i would hire him again if need be you cant go wrong hiring Mr ware it will be a excellent decision you make
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Posted by Charlie | July 16, 2019
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litigation
A friend recommended Mr Michael Ware,and I was so relieved that he handled all aspects of my case. His knowledge,preparation and experience resulted in a very favorable outcome at court. Thank you for your excellent service and I am happy to recommend you.
Posted by Susan | July 10, 2019
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Highest praise for Michael B. Ware.
Mr. Ware explained the probable outcome of my case & advised me to take the driver's education refresher course which I did. He put me at ease immediately. Mr. Ware was knowledgeable and professional. Best of all, he always followed up in writing with his advice.
Posted by anonymous | July 5, 2019
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traffic infraction
I contacted Mr. Ware regarding a citizen's complaint of a traffic infraction. The complaint did not include time nor location of the alleged offense. I did not want this offense to go against my driving record since I have an extremely good driving record that spans over 50 years and I felt the charge was not factual, according to my recollection. Mr. Ware represented me at a hearing and the judge ruled in my favor. I would not have been able to state my defense in the professional, knowledgeable, and concise manner in which Mr. Ware did.
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Posted by Allan | October 5, 2018
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Competence and Confidence
I am pleased to have been represented By Michael Ware. I could tell from my first meeting that I liked his demeanor. He knows what he is doing, he gathers the information, and gives you the likely scenario. Doesn't sugarcoat it or string you along. He got the right results for me when my case could have twisted in difference directions. Mike, here's to you, thank you, but I hope I don't need your services again.
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Posted by James | May 5, 2018
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Very professional and kind!
I am a waterman and was in need of a lawyer. After talking to a couple of people Mr. Ware was recommend. I had a consultation with him and hired him. We went to court and Mr. Ware won my case. I am very happy with his services. He's very professional but also has a sense of humor. If I ever need a lawyer again (which I hope not) it would be him.
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Posted by Alynn | October 26, 2016
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Best decision
I contacted Mr. Ware following a friend's recommendation and I am very pleased to also recommend Mr. Ware. From the initial consultation to the completion of my case, Mr. Ware and his staff were extremely professional and competent. This was my first experience not only with receiving a ticket but also having to hire an attorney. To say I was concerned and nervous is an understatement and Mr. Ware sensed that. At the completion of our consultation he told me to relax and let him handle my case. I did just that and I was not disappointed. I highly recommend Mr. Ware to anyone who needs a competent, compassionate and committed attorney.
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Posted by Gary | June 15, 2016
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Trustworthy attorney you can count on!
Mr. Ware is an exceptional attorney who is professional, personable and thorough. We thought we should approach our case a certain way, but he suggested a different way, which resulted in a win. He is also very knowledgeable about area judges. Definitely a trustworth attorney you can count on!
Posted by Chris | May 14, 2016
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Great Results.
Michael Ware has represented my family in both criminal and traffic cases. He was highly recommended by former clients, and we've been more than satisfied with the outcome in each case. His experience and familiarity with the area judges, officers, and attorneys makes him adept at navigating the court system to achieve the best possible result. Mr. Ware was able to get the charges dismissed and prevent any permanent record. I would definitely recommend him without reservation.
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Posted by Tomas | April 20, 2015
Satisfied
I had never had an encounter with the law until this year. I was falsely accused about petty larceny I was frustrated and disappointed of the investigation system until I found Michael and his firm My family and I appreciate his preparation, persistence and personality . The charges were dropped and the case against me was dismissed. I strongly recommend Mike and firm SCHEMPH & WARE, PLLC of legal consultants .They will do a great job.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Schempf & Ware
  • 2011 - Present
  • Partner
  • Jones Blechman Woltz & Kelly P.C.
  • 1985 - 2011

Education

  • Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1985
  • Christopher Newport University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1982

Associations

  • Newport News Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Williamsburg Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Virginia State Bar, Litigation Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • I'anson-Hoffman American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Legal Elite
  • Virginia Business Magazine
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (3)
Endorse Michael
Litigation Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I had cases against Mike for numerous years when I was a prosecutor in Newport News. They are battles. He does an awesome job and he fights very hard on behalf of his clients and gets them fantastic outcomes. If I got in trouble, I would hire Mike in a split second to protect my freedom. Awesome guy and an awesome lawyer!!!"
Litigation Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike is one of the best stand-up trial lawyers on the Peninsula. He is always prepared and always persuasive."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Michael. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Mike is an excellent attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Ware is an intelligent, well prepared, and zealous advocate for his clients. I have served as opposing counsel on dozens of cases with Mr. Ware, and have always found him to work tirelessly to achieve the best results for his clients. I heartily endorse this attorney."
Unknown Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Michael and I were partners in a firm and I have had an opportunity to view his work first hand. He is a highly skilled and successful litigator and I would recomend him completely."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mike is an excellent attorney, but more importantly a true problem-solver. I have worked both with and against him in business litigation matters. He is keenly aware of the need to work efficiently and effectively to obtain his clients goals. When needed, Mike also has a good courtroom presence."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Yorktown Litigation Lawyer Michael Bruce Ware
Michael Bruce Ware
Litigation Attorney
Yorktown, VA
Licensed for 37 years