County Attorney

Overview

The County Attorney’s Office stands as the primary legal pillar for Warren County. From offering legal guidance to representing the County's interests in legal proceedings, our mandate covers a comprehensive array of civil matters.

Responsibilities

  • Legal Consultation: Provide legal advice to the Board of Supervisors, County Constitutional offices, General Registrar, County Administrator, Department Heads, staff, the Department of Social Services, and other County entities.
  • Legal Representation: Represent the County in state and federal courts, ensuring the best interests of Warren County are championed.
  • Insurance Coordination: Collaborate with the Virginia Association of Counties' insurance programs for the County's defense.
  • Document Oversight: Draft, review, and ensure the validity of various legal documents like ordinances, contracts, memoranda of understanding, deeds, leases, and easements.
  • Enforcement Prosecution: Spearhead the prosecution of violations relating to zoning, building codes, fire codes, animal control, and other codes endorsed by the Board of Supervisors, in alignment with the Commonwealth's Attorney.

In essence, our commitment is to provide Warren County with steadfast legal representation, guidance, and advocacy.

Resources for the Public

  1. Public Defender's Office

    Criminal Representation
    Phone: 540-631-1163

  2. Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney

    Criminal Prosecution
    Phone: 540-636-5441 
    Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney Website

  3. Virginia State Bar

    Lawyers Referral Service
    Phone: 800-552-7877
    Virginia State Bar Website

  1. Blue Ridge Legal Services

    Legal Aid
    Phone: 800-678-5021
    Blue Ridge Legal Services Website

  2. Attorney General Jason S Miyares

    Consumer Protection and Complaints
    Phone: 800-552-9963
    Attorney General's Website