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Practice Areas

Schempf & Ware is prepared to meet all of your professional and personal legal needs for individuals and businesses throughout Hampton Roads.   
Trust and Estate Litigation


No one ever hopes to be involved in trust or estate litigation after the death of a loved one, but Schempf & Ware is prepared to help you deal with these matters including:

  • Challenges to Wills

  • Estate Administration

  • Challenges to Trusts or Trustees

  • Requests for Accountings

  • Defense of challenges to Wills, Trusts, or Trustees


If you are involved in a trust or estate dispute, contact us today for a consultation.

Personal Injury 


Schempf & Ware handles all ranges of personal injury matters including:


  • Motor vehicle accidents 

  • Slip and falls

  • Dog bites

  • Wrongful Death

  • Premises liability

  • Medical Malpractice



If you've been hurt in an accident or are involved in a civil dispute, contact Schempf & Ware for a consultation.  

Criminal and Traffic Law


Schempf & Ware handles a wide range of traffic law matters including:


  • Driving offenses

  • Traffic court

  • Assault and Battery

  • Firearms

  • Drug Offenses



Contact us today if you've gotten a ticket, been arrested, or been charged with a crime. 


Real Estate Law

Schempf & Ware handles all real estate matters including:


  • Zoning and land use matters

  • Real estate transactions and closings

  • Disputes with contractors

  • Representation of Homeowners' Associations

  • Civil and criminal zoning or land use violations 

  • Challenges to real estate tax assessments


If you have a real estate dispute or transaction, contact Schempf & Ware today for a consultation. 

Military Law

Schempf and Ware handles military law matters including:


  • Courts-martial

  • Separation boards

  • Correction of Records

  • Security Clearance

  • Claims against the military 


As a former active duty Colonel in the United States Army and former Judge Advocate, Attorney Bryan Schempf has the experience and skill to handle your military matters. 


Contact Schempf & Ware if you need representation in any military law matters. 

Civil Litigation

Schempf & Ware handles all ranges of civil litigation including:


  • Products Liability

  • DefamationMalicious Prosecution

  • Wrongful Death

  • Landlord and Tenant Disputes

  • Contract Disputes

  • Medical Malpractice

  • Whistleblower Claims

  • Federal Tort Claims


If you are involved in a civil dispute, contact Schempf & Ware today for a consultation.

Business Services

​Schempf & Ware provides commercial services such as:


  • Business organization and dissolution

  • Advice on compliance with state, federal, and local laws

  • Drafting and reviewing contracts


Although the attorneys at Schempf & Ware are prepared to litigate for you, we can also provide you with advice that may help you avoid litigation altogether.


Contact Schempf & Ware if you need advice on business matters or representation in a business transaction. 

Appellate Law

​Schempf & Ware practices appellate law in front of the Virginia Supreme Court and the Virginia Court of Appeals.  Schempf & Ware will handle all phases of the appeal from written briefs to oral arguments.  


If you want appeal a case from circuit court or are an attorney seeking a law firm to handle your appeal, contact Schempf & Ware today. 


Family Law


Schempf & Ware provides family law services including:


  • Divorce

  • "Military" divorce

  • Child custody, visitation, and support

  • Spousal Support

  • Division of Property

  • Adoption

  • Paternity

  • Guardianship and Conservatorship

  • Name changes

  • Prenuptial and Separation Agreements



Family law matters can be the hardest to deal with personally, so let us help you navigate through this process.  Contact us today if you are involved in any family law dispute to discuss your options and determine the best course of action.  

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