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James P. Vann, J.D.

James P. Vann, J.D. serves as Division Counsel for the Washington Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). In addition to representing ATF at revocation hearings for firearms and explosives licenses, Mr. Vann provides legal advice to agents and investigators on criminal and regulatory matters involving the Gun Control Act, the National Firearms Act, the Safe Explosives Act, the Contraband Cigarette Trafficking Act, the PACT Act, and other areas where ATF has jurisdiction. Mr. Vann also has been designated as a Special Assistant United States Attorney in jurisdictions throughout the country to assist in the prosecution of ATF cases.

Mr. Vann began his legal career as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney for Virginia. He became a Project Exile attorney after the first year, focusing solely on the prosecution of gun crimes. Mr. Vann received his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Virginia and his juris doctorate from William and Mary School of Law.