Mission Statement

 

The Office of the Richmond City Attorney endeavors to render timely legal services of only the highest quality to the City Council and the City Administration, consistent with its commitment to professionalism. 

The Office functions as both advisor and advocate as it pursues the City's goals while remaining dedicated to principles of ethical behavior, efficiency and accountability.

 

Laura K. Drewry

City Attorney

 

Contact Us - City Attorney

Office of the City Attorney

City of Richmond

900 E. Broad Street, Suite 400

Richmond, VA 23219 USA

Phone - (804) 646-7940


Process Service

Process may be served at the Office of the City Attorney between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

 

OUR ATTORNEYS

Bonnie is the deputy city attorney of the Operations and Development Division of the Office of the City Attorney

Employed since 2006

J.D., University of Richmond, 1991

She is the primary contact for

  • DCAO for Economic Development and Planning
  • DCAO for Operations
  • Economic Development
  • Economic Development Authority
  • GRTC (Board and Administration) 

Her primary practice area of responsibility is

  • Grant Contracts

Gabriel is an assistant city attorney in the Governance and Finance Division of the Office of the City Attorney.

Employed as an attorney since 2022

J.D., George Mason University, 2014

He is the primary contact for

  • Assessor
  • Budget & Strategic Planning
  • Community Wealth Building
  • Finance
  • Retirement Board

His primary practice area of responsibility is

  • Bankruptcy

 

John is assistant city attorney in the Civil Litigation Division of the Office of the City Attorney

Employed since 2023

Sharon is senior assistant city attorney in the Civil Litigation Division of the Office of the City Attorney

Employed as an attorney since 2023

She is the primary contact for

  • Police

Her primary practice area of responsibility is

  • Richmond Police Department

Lindsey is senior assistant city attorney in the Operations and Development Division of the Office of the City Attorney

Employed as an attorney since 2023

J.D., University of Richmond, 2005

Rhanelle is assistant city attorney in the Civil Litigation Division of the Office of the City Attorney

Employed as an attorney since 2023

J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2005

She is the primary contact for

  • Police

Her primary practice area of responsibility is

  • Richmond Police Department

Tori is an assistant city attorney in the Governance and Finance Division of the Office of the City Attorney.

Employed as an attorney since 2022

J.D. North Carolina Central University, 2018

She is the primary contact for

  • Citizen Service & Response
  • Minority Business Development
  • Registrar
  • Strategic Communications & Community Engagement

Her primary practice area of responsibility is

  • Council Legislation
  • General Assembly

John is assistant city attorney in the Operations and Development Division of the Office of the City Attorney

Employed as an attorney since 2023

J.D. University of Richmond, 2022

His primary practice area of responsibility is

  • FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) - Records

Keisha is senior assistant city attorney in the Human Services Division of the Office of the City Attorney

Employed since 2018

J.D., University of Richmond, 2000

She is the primary contact for

  • Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities

Her primary practice area of responsibility is

  • DSS (Department of Social Services) Litigation

Laura is the City Attorney for the City of Richmond. 

Employed since 2006

J.D., George Mason University, 1996

She is the primary contact for

  • Chief Administrative Officer
  • City Council
  • Mayor

Shannan is assistant city attorney in the Civil Litigation Division of the Office of the City Attorney

Employed since 2020

J.D., University of Richmond, 2016

She is the primary contact for

  • Library Board

Her primary practice area of responsibility is

  • Liability Litigation

Neil is senior assistant city attorney in the Operations and Development Division of the Office of the City Attorney

Employed since 2013

J.D., College of William and Mary, 2012

He is the primary contact for

  • Planning and Development Review

His primary practice areas of responsibility are

  • Land Use and Planning
  • Real Estate Transactions

Andrew is assistant city attorney in the Operations and Development Division of the Office of the City Attorney

Employed since 2017

J.D., William and Mary 2010

He is the primary contact for

  • Affordable Housing Trust Fund Board
  • Housing & Community Development
  • Public Works
  • Sustainability

His primary practice areas of responsibility are

  • Affordable Housing
  • CDBG (Community Development Block Grant) Programs

Alexandra is assistant city attorney in the Human Services Division of the Office of the City Attorney

Employed since 2018

J.D., University of Richmond, 2014

She is the primary contact for

  • Justice Services

Her primary practice area of responsibility is

  • DSS (Department of Social Services) Litigation

Sophie is assistant city attorney in the Operations and Development Division of the Office of the City Attorney

Employed since 2023

Greg is the deputy city attorney for Blight Abatement in the Office of the City Attorney

Employed since 1998

J.D., George Mason University, 1993

He is the primary contact for

  • Fire & Emergency Services
  • Towing Advisory Board

His primary practice areas of responsibility are

  • ABC (Alcoholic Beverage Control)
  • Code Enforcement
  • Collections
  • Parking and Towing
  • Permits, Property Maintenance & Zoning Enforcement
  • Tax Delinquent Property Sales & Tax Enforcement

Susan is senior assistant city attorney in the Governance and Finance Division of the Office of the City Attorney

Employed since 2013

J.D., College of William & Mary, 2012

She is the primary contact for

  • Emergency Communications, Preparedness & Response
  • Information Technology
  • Procurement Services

Her primary practice area of responsibility is

  • Contract Review

 

Wirt is senior assistant city attorney in the Civil Litigation Division of the Office of the City Attorney

Employed since 2017

J.D., University of Richmond, 1994

He is the primary contact for

  • GRTC (Registered Agent)
  • Inspector General
  • Risk Management

His primary practice area of responsibility is

  • Liability Litigation

Emily is assistant city attorney in the Operations and Development Division of the Office of the City Attorney

Employed as an attorney since 2023

J.D., William & Mary Law School, 2018

She is the primary contact for

  • Public Utilities (Gas and Electric)
  • Public Utilities (Water, Stormwater and Wastewater)

Matthew is senior assistant city attorney in the Human Services Division of the Office of the City Attorney

Employed since 2015

J.D., University of Richmond, 2012

He is the primary contact for

  • Animal Care & Control

His primary practice area of responsibility is

  • DSS (Department of Social Services) Litigation

Janet is deputy city attorney for Human Services in the Office of the City Attorney

Employed since 2009

J. D., Wayne State University, 1985

She is the primary contact for

  • DCAO for Human Services
  • Social Services

Her primary practice area of responsibility is

  • DSS (Department of Social Services) Litigation

Tabrica is deputy city attorney in the Governance and Finance Division of the Office of the City Attorney

Employed since 2006

J.D., University of Richmond, 2001

She is the primary contact for

  • City Clerk
  • Council Chief of Staff
  • DCAO for Finance and Administration

Her primary practice area of responsibility is

  • Conflict of Interests Act
  • Council Legislation
  • FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) - Meetings

Al is assistant city attorney in the Civil Litigation Division of the Office of the City Attorney

Employed as an attorney since 2023

J.D. Duke University, 2004

He is the primary contact for

  • Human Resources
  • Personnel Board

His primary practice area of responsibility is

  • Employment Litigation (administrative)
  • Liability Litigation
  • Workers' Compensation

Caitlin is assistant city attorney in the Governance and Finance Division of the Office of the City Attorney

Employed since 2017

J.D., Washington and Lee University, 2015

She is the primary contact for

  • Procurement Services

Her primary practice area of responsibility is

  • Contract Review

 

 

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