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County Attorney’s Office

101-D Mounts Bay Rd.
Williamsburg, VA 23185


Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 8784
Williamsburg, VA 23187

Directions - Directory


P: 757-253-6612
F: 757-253-6833


Hours of Operation


8 a.m. - 5 p.m.




County Attorney

The County Attorney’s Office provides counsel to the Board of Supervisors, Planning Commission, Economic Development Authority, James City Service Authority, Williamsburg Area Transport Authority, Williamsburg Regional Library, and County staff; represents the County in court and in administrative proceedings; drafts and reviews ordinances and resolutions; reviews contracts, bond documents, and deeds; prepares legislative proposals for submission to the General Assembly; reviews and tracks state legislation which may affect the County’s legal rights and obligations.

The County Attorney's Office does not provide legal advice or opinions to citizens and cannot represent citizens in personal or private legal matters.

Michelle Gowdy - County Attorney
Max Hlavin - Assistant County Attorney
Allie Kotula - Assistant County Attorney
Rae Gustave - Legal Secretary
Liz Young - Paralegal

Office of the Attorney General - 804-786-2071
State Corporation Commission - 804-371-9733
State Office of Consumer Affairs - 800-552-9963


Sources for Private Legal Representation:
Virginia Lawyers Referral Service:
Peninsula Legal Aid: Williamsburg Office

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