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Commonwealth's Attorney
Commonwealth's Attorney

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Paul B. Ebert is the Commonwealth's Attorney for Prince William County. He directs 23 Assistant Commonwealth's Attorneys, who provide Prince William County and the Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park with more than 450 years of legal experience, including more than 390 years in criminal prosecution.
The Commonwealth's Attorney Office works closely with multi-jurisdictional police departments and magistrates to provide 24-hour legal advice. The Office also handles Special Prosecutions in other jurisdictions, delivers state-wide lectures, teaches at the Police Academy and conducts mock trials to educate state and local law enforcement.
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute
  • George Washington School of Law
  • Former Justice of the Peace for the City of Falls Church, Virginia
  • Former Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney for Prince William County
  • Engaged in the general private practice of law 1963-80
  • Prince William County Commonwealth’s Attorney, 1968-Present
  • Past President, Virginia Commonwealth’s Attorneys Association
  • Past President, Prince William County Bar Association
  • Founder and First Chairman, Commonwealth’s Attorneys Services Council
  • Former Member, Advisory Committee/Rules of Virginia Supreme Court
  • Lecturer at Training Seminars for Attorneys and Law Enforcement         Personnel
  • Former Chairman, State Bar Criminal Law Section Board of Governors
  • Founding Member, Board of Directors, Prince William County Crime Solvers
  • Member, Manasseh Lodge, Kena Temple
  • Member of various civic associations and recipient of numerous civic awards
  • Member, No. Va. Community College Police Science Advisory Committee
  • Member, Governor’s Task Force for Effective Prosecution of Domestic Violence
  • Member, Legislative Task Force for Juvenile Justice Reform
  • Appointed Special Prosecutor in various Virginia Jurisdictions
  • Member of the Virginia State Bar
  • Member of the Prince William County Bar
  • Member of the American Bar Association


  • Recipient of "Leaders in the Law Award" from Virginia Lawyer's Weekly, October 2010
  • Recipient of Harry L. Carrico Professionalism Award, from the Criminal Law Section of the Virginia State Bar, 2006
  • Recognized by the American College of Trial Lawyers for Outstanding Leadership as Chair,  2005
  • Recipient of Robert F. Horan Award Outstanding Virginia Prosecutor, 2004
  • Recipient of Arthur W. Sinclair Professionalism Award from the Prince William County Bar Association, 2004
  • Recipient of Northern Virginia Victim Assistance Coalition Champion Award, 2004
  • Inducted into the America’s Prosecutor’s Home Run Hitters Club, 2004
  • Recipient of the Trial Advocacy Excellence Award from the Association of Government Attorneys in Capital Litigation for 2003-2004
  • Recipient Lifetime Achievement Award from Virginia Homicide Investigator’s Association, 2003
  • Recipient of Outstanding Service Award from the Virginia Association of Chief’s of Police, August 13, 2002
  • Recipient of Greater Manassas Area Good Scouter Award, 2002
  • Recipient of Homicide Investigator of the Year Award, from Virginia Homicide Investigator’s Association, 1999
  • Recipient of the Trial Advocacy Excellence Award from the Association of Government Attorneys in Capital Litigation for 1997-1998
  • Received National Recognition by National Center for Missing and Exploited Children,  1987
  • Recipient of Robert F. Horan Award, Outstanding Virginia Prosecutor,  1997


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