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.

FOIA Officer


The County Attorney is the FOIA Officer for the following County entities:  County Administration; Board of Supervisors; Constitutional Officers, IDA; and CPMT Board.   The County Attorney is NOT the FOIA Officer for the following entities:  School System; DSS; Services Board; Service Authority; RIFA; SR RIFA; Dan River Business Development Center; LEO; PCCAA; Roanoke River Basin; LEPC; WPPDC; Danville-Pittsylvania Community Services Board; and TLAC.


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.