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Office of the County Attorney
Office of the County Attorney

MISSION:

Consistent with our commitment to professionalism, we endeavor to provide only the highest quality legal services to the Board of County Supervisors, as well as County government staff in the performance of their duties.  The Office functions as both advisor and advocate as it pursues the Board's goals while remaining dedicated to principles of ethical behavior, efficiency and accountability.

MEET THE COUNTY ATTORNEY:

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MICHELLE  R.  ROBL                                                                                                                                                            

Ms. Robl was appointed by the Board of County Supervisors as the Prince William County Attorney on December 1, 2015.  She has worked for the County in the County Attorney's Office, since 1993, and she served as Deputy County Attorney for six years before being named Acting County Attorney on June 13, 2015.  She represents the Board and various County agencies before all levels of the Commonwealth and federal courts and administrative bodies, in various local government areas such as employment discrimination and personnel law, law enforcement and internal affairs issues, child abuse and neglect law, land use, contract matters, and general liability defense.  The Office includes a total of eighteen lawyers, and eleven support staff of paralegals and administrative support.  

Ms. Robl is philosophically committed to the practice of preventive law on behalf of the County – proactively addressing legal issues at the inceptual state to avoid costly, time-consuming and unwanted litigation.

Ms. Robl earned her Juris Doctor degree from the George Mason University School of Law, and her undergraduate degree from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, (Virginia Tech).  Among other affiliations, she is currently on the Board of Directors of the Local Government Attorneys Association of Virginia, and was Past Chair, Vice-Chair and Secretary, to the Virginia State Bar 5th District Section III Disciplinary Committee.  

GENERAL TASKS:

This Office represents, first and foremost, the Board of County Supervisors and County agencies in all civil matters. For example, it represents the County Exective's Office, Police, Fire & Rescue, Department of Social Services, Prince William Self-Insurance Group, and other County entities with its primary representation of the Board.  The Office drafts and prepares County ordinances and legislative proposals; defends and brings actions in which the County shall be a party; and in other matters, advises and represents the general County government.

CONTACT US: 

Main Number:  703-792- 6620  

Fax: 703-792-6633

County Attorney's Office, 
One County Complex Court, Suite 240
Prince William Virginia 22192


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