Brendan Scott Hefty

Office: (804) 780-3143


Brendan is a shareholder in the firm. His practice is focused on representing local and regional governments in Virginia.  His experience includes serving as general counsel to various localities, including municipal governments, counties, regional jail authorities, economic development authorities, regional water and waste authorities, criminal justice training academies, and social services departments.   He routinely advises his clients on matters involving contracts, public procurement, employment law, land use, economic development, and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act.  Brendan has drafted and worked on numerous contracts involving the planning and construction of both large and small scale public capital projects and is experienced with the legal issues that pertain to bid solicitations, contract preparation, review and negotiation, project management, the Public-Private Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act of 2002 (PPEA) and design-build projects.  


  • University of Wisconsin B.A. (2000)
  • American University M.A., International Affairs (2004)
  • University of Wisconsin J.D. (2009)


  • Virginia State Bar
  • Wisconsin State Bar
  • Local Government Attorneys of Virginia, Inc.

Selected Publications/Presentations

  • Design-Build and the Virginia PPEA: Should Local Governments Choose Design-Build? International Public Procurement Conference, Seoul Korea (2010)


  • Law Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy