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Beckman Schmalzle PLC

Leesburg Divorce Attorneys

Our attorneys are experienced working with experts on issues such as business valuation, mental health and capacity, income imputation, and physical and sexual abuse. Family law is a highly fact-dependent and approach-oriented practice area. As such an excellent family law attorney not only needs to be highly knowledgeable of the law, but also aware of how his approach to the case and the other attorneys and parties involved can influence the resolution of the case. In very few other areas of law, if any, can the personalities of the attorneys involved so heavily influence the outcome of the case. Our attorneys approach every case, client, and other attorney always with that in mind.

At Beckman Schmalzle - People Matter.

Practice Emphasis

  • Divorce
  • Child Support
  • Spousal Support
  • Child Custody and Visitation
  • Property Settlement Agreements
  • Pre-Marital Agreements
  • Protective Orders
  • Grandparent / Third-Party Custody & Visitation Cases
  • Adoptions
  • Appeals

Ryan M. Schmalzle

leesburg va attorney spencer beckman Ryan attended East Stroudsburg University in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania where he attained a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy. After college, Ryan moved to southern Florida where managed several successful restaurants and night clubs, including a dueling piano bar. Despite the success of the businesses and Ryan's enjoyment in building them, he never veered from his plan to attend law school.

Ryan studied law at George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, Virginia. His life experience gained as a business manager combined with his drive to excel were a recipe for a very successful and active law school career.

After law school, Ryan accepted an offer to work with Wiley Rein LLP, a large, prestigious firm located in the District of Columbia. Ryan left the corporate feel of the large firm in favor of building a practice that allowed him more direct interaction with individuals and business owners. In February of 2014, Ryan started the law firm of Beckman Schmalzle PLC with Spencer S. Beckman. Being a principal of Beckman Schmalzle PLC affords Ryan the opportunity to work directly with his clients on solving their legal issues.

Ryan lives in Frederick, Maryland with his wife Jennie, his daughter Abigail, and their two dogs, Bella and Owen. He enjoys reading historical nonfiction and various genres of fiction. Ryan is an avid home brewer and regularly brews exclusively all-grain recipes on a brewing system that he and two friends designed and made using old kegs and a few steel bed frames. His most successful recipe so far is Belgian farmhouse style ale brewed with hot chili peppers. Ryan also enjoys gardening, growing his own organic produce, and cooking for his family and friends.


  • George Mason University School of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • East Stroudsburg University, B.A. Philosophy

Court Admissions

  • All Virginia Courts
  • The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • The United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • All Maryland Courts
  • All District of Columbia courts.


  • Virginia State Bar
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Loudoun County Bar Association
  • Fairfax County Bar Association
  • Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar

Spencer S. Beckman

leesburg va attorney spencer beckman Born in Leesburg, Virginia Spencer grew up in Chantilly. While in law school, Mr. Beckman was a member editor of the Southeastern Environmental Law Journal, a mentor in the peer mentor program, and a member of Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity. Upon graduation, Mr. Beckman worked as a public defender at the Richland County Public Defender's Office in Columbia, South Carolina.

In 2010 Mr. Beckman moved back to Northern Virginia and began practicing family law and criminal law in Fairfax. Shortly thereafter he became an associate attorney at Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC where he enjoyed connecting with his roots in Leesburg. Two years later Mr. Beckman along with his good friend and colleague Ryan M. Schmalzle formed Beckman Schmalzle PLC.

Mr. Beckman lives in Loudoun County, Virginia with his wife Kara and their two children.


  • University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D.
  • University of Tennessee, B.A. History, summa cum laude

Court Admissions

  • All Commonwealth of Virginia courts
  • All South Carolina State Courts.


  • Virginia State Bar
  • South Carolina State Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division

203 Harrison Street, SE, Suite H
Leesburg, Virginia 20175
Phone: 703-722-0717

Main Web Site: Beckman Schmalzle PLC, Attorney at Law

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