County Attorney

Responsibilities
The County Attorney's Office provides legal counsel to the Board of Supervisors, the County Administrator, and a majority of county officers, departments, agencies, commissions, and boards.

The County Attorney's Office also represents the county in matters of litigation. All legal work is civil in nature, with the exception of the prosecution of criminal misdemeanors involving Animal Control, some Code Compliance issues, and the Treasurer's Office. All other criminal matters are prosecuted by the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office.

Private Representation
No private representation is provided by this office.

If you need private representation, you may wish to contact the Lawyer Referral Service, which is sponsored by the Virginia State Bar, at 800-552-7977 or Virginia Legal Aid at 866-534-5243.