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James City County hires new Assistant County Attorney

Date: July 29, 2005
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Ruth Richey, Communications Specialist

Phone: (757) 253-6864
Email: rrichey@james-city.va.us

 

James City County has hired a local government attorney experienced in zoning, land use and code enforcement issues as the new Assistant County Attorney. Adam R. Kinsman started his position here July 25.

 

"Adam is a welcomed addition to our legal team," said County Attorney Leo Rogers. "He has an extensive background in land use and planning matters. His prior representation of other local governments will be a great asset to the County."

 

Kinsman most recently worked for Sands Anderson Marks & Miller in the local government practice group where he provided legal counsel for several Virginia counties. He also has assisted several local governments in drafting revisions to their local Codes and assisted in the comprehensive revision of a subdivision ordinance. In addition, he has done extensive work on matters relating to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act and various tax issues affecting local governments.

 

Kinsman previously worked as a comprehensive planner for York County from 1997 to 2000 before joining Sands Anderson. In York, he handled numerous applications for rezonings, use permits and special exceptions.

 

Kinsman earned his J. D. from T. C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond. He was admitted to the Virginia State Bar in 2003. He also has a bachelor's in environmental science from the University of Virginia. He is a member of the Local Government Attorneys of Virginia, Inc. (LGA).

 

A graduate of Bruton High School, Kinsman plans to move back to this area from Chesterfield County where he and his wife currently reside.

 

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