Staff List

Attorneys

Andrew R. Newby, County Attorney
Board of Supervisors; County Manager’s Office; Department Heads

Lee Ann Anderson, Chief Deputy County Attorney
Police; Human Resources

Megan Lisa Watkins, Deputy County Attorney
Henrico County Public Schools

Ryan P. Murphy, Deputy County Attorney
Economic Development Authority; Recreation and Parks; Planning

Audrey J. Burges, Deputy County Attorney
Social Services; Libraries; Fire; Mental Health

John D. McChesney, Senior Assistant County Attorney
Sheriff

Mary Kathryn Hart, Senior Assistant County Attorney
Henrico County Public Schools

Denise M. Letendre, Senior Assistant County Attorney
Public Utilities; Building Inspections; Social Services; Human Resources

Sean C. O’Hara, Senior Assistant County Attorney
Public Works; General Services; Community Revitalization

Karen E. Dottore, Assistant County Attorney
Social Services; Court Services; Community Corrections

Rachel Hart Jewell, Assistant County Attorney
Henrico County Public Schools

Alyssa D. Brown, Assistant County Attorney
Real Property; Purchasing

Allison Bridges Larkin, Assistant County Attorney
Social Services

Sara L. Maynard, Assistant County Attorney
Police; Registrar; Finance

 

Support Staff

Karen W. Grizzard, Business Supervisor

Pamela J. Miller, Paralegal

Shawnique N. Wilkerson-Smith, Paralegal

Peter Mugamba, Paralegal

Donna L. Moyer, Administrative Assistant

Barbara C. Wright, Administrative Assistant

Tamula Torres, Administrative Assistant

 

Andrew R. Newby

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Date Joined County: June, 2010

Education: B. A., University of Virginia (2005); J.D. (summa cum laude), University of Richmond School of Law (2009)

Previous Experience: Law Clerk, Chesterfield County Circuit Court (2009-10)

Professional Associations and Positions Held: Henrico County Bar Association: President (2021-2022)

Licensed to practice in: Supreme Court of Virginia; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia; U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

 

Lee Ann Anderson

Chief Deputy County Attorney

Date Joined County: June, 2009

Education: B. A., College of William & Mary (1991); M.I.A., Columbia University (1993); J.D., New York University School of Law (1999)

Previous Experience: Associate General Counsel, Circuit City Stores, Inc. (2007-09); Senior Associate, ReedSmith LLP (2006-07); Associate, Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler, LLP (1999-2006).

Licensed to practice in: Virginia and New York; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia; U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York

 

Megan Lisa Watkins

Deputy County Attorney

Date Joined County: February, 2022

Education: B.A., Davidson College (2010); J.D., University of Virginia School of Law (2016)

Previous Experience: Counsel, Sands Anderson (2021-2022); Assistant County Attorney, Henrico County Attorney’s Office (2018-2021); Lewis F. Powell Fellow, Legal Aid Justice Center (2016-2018)

Licensed to practice in: Supreme Court of Virginia; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

 

Ryan P. Murphy

Deputy County Attorney

Date Joined County: April, 2021

Education: B.A., University of Virginia (2007); M.A., George Mason University (2009); J.D. (magna cum laude), University of Richmond School of Law (2014)

Previous Experience: Law Clerk, Supreme Court of Virginia (2014-2016); Attorney, AquaLaw (2016-2017); Assistant County Attorney, Henrico County Attorney’s Office (2017-2020); Assistant Counsel, Virginia Housing Development Authority (2020-2021)

Licensed to practice in: Supreme Court of Virginia; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia; U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia

 

Audrey J. Burges

Deputy County Attorney

Date Joined County: June, 2022

Education: B.A., Longwood College (2001); J.D., University of Richmond School of Law (2004)

Previous Experience: Assistant Attorney General, Virginia Office of the Attorney General (2017-2022); Assistant County Attorney, Henrico County Attorney’s Office (2012-2017); Davenport & Poindexter (2011-2012); Strother Law Offices (2007-2011); Jennings & Jennings (2006-2007)

Licensed to practice in: Supreme Court of Virginia; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

 

John D. McChesney

Senior Assistant County Attorney

Date Joined County: October, 2015

Education: B.S.F.S., Georgetown University (1994); J.D., Washington and Lee University (1999)

Previous Experience: Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General (Virginia) (2012-2015); Attorney, Rawls, McNeils, & Mitchell, P.C. (2002-2012); Law Clerk, Court of Appeals of Virginia (2000-2001); Law Clerk, Supreme Court of Virginia (1999-2000)

Licensed to practice in: Virginia, Florida, and West Virginia (Inactive); United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia; United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia

 

Mary Kathryn Hart

Senior Assistant County Attorney

Date Joined County: March, 2018

Education: B.S.Ed University of Virginia (1986); JD., University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law (1994)

Previous Experience: Partner, Thorsen Hart & Allen, LLP (2016 TO 2018); Associate, with James B. Thorsen, Esq. (2007 to 2016); Sole Practitioner (2003 to 2007); Associate, Barnes & Batzil, P.C. (2001 to 2003); Managing Attorney, Department for Rights of Virginians with Disabilities (1998-2000); Sole Practitioner (1995 to 1998).

Professional Associations and Positions Held: Member, Henrico Bar Association; Former Board Member & Chair of Special Projects, Metropolitan Richmond Women’s Bar Association; Former Member, Metropolitan Richmond Family Law Bar Association; Former Board Member, Virginia Coalition for Students with Disabilities

Licensed to practice in: Supreme Court of Virginia; U.S. District for the Eastern District of Virginia; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

 

Denise M. Letendre

Senior Assistant County Attorney

Date Joined County: April, 2014

Education: B.A. (valedictorian) Rutgers; The State University of New Jersey-New Brunswick (2010); J.D., University of Virginia School of Law (2013)

Previous Experience: Robert F. Kennedy ’51 Public Service Fellow, University of Virginia School of Law (2013-14)

Professional Associations and Positions Held: Member, Henrico Bar Association; member, Law School Liaison Committee, Local Government Attorneys of Virginia, Inc.

Licensed to practice in: Supreme Court of Virginia; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

 

Sean C. O’Hara

Senior Assistant County Attorney

Date Joined County: September, 2022

Education: B.A., West Virginia University (2008); J.D., University of Richmond (2011)

Previous Experience: Associate County Attorney III, Montgomery County, Maryland (2019-2022); Senior Associate, Kiernan Trebach, LLP (2015-2019); Associate, Hartel DeSantis & Howie, LLP (2013-2015); Associate, O’Connell & O’Connell, LLC (2012-2013).

Licensed to practice in: Virginia, Maryland, District of Columbia; United States District Court for Maryland.

 

Karen E. Dottore

Assistant County Attorney

Date Joined County: February, 2015

Education: B.A. The Catholic University of America (2009) (Phi Beta Kappa); J.D., University of Virginia School of Law (2012)

Previous Experience: Assistant County Attorney, Prince William County Attorney’s Office (2013-2015); Law Clerk, Alexandria Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court (2012-2013).

Professional Associations and Positions Held: Member, Henrico Bar Association

Licensed to practice in: Supreme Court of Virginia

 

Rachel Hart Jewell

Assistant County Attorney

Date Joined County: July, 2020

Education: Liberty University – B.A. (summa cum laude) (2011); University of Richmond, School of Law (magna cum laude) (2019)

Previous Experience: Judicial Law Clerk, Richmond Circuit Court (2019-2020), English Teacher, Amherst County High School (2012-2016)

Licensed to practice in: Virginia

 

Alyssa D. Brown

Assistant County Attorney

Date Joined County: October, 2020

Education: B.A. (with distinction), University of Virginia (2015); J.D., William & Mary Law School (2018)

Previous Experience: Associate, Penn Stuart (2018-2020); Claims Counsel, Kinsale Insurance Company (2020)

Professional Associations and Positions Held:  Executive Editor, William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal (2017-2018); Treasurer/Secretary, Washington County Bar Association (2019-2020)

Licensed to practice in: Supreme Court of Virginia; U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia

 

Allison Bridges Larkin

Assistant County Attorney

Date Joined County: December, 2020

Education: B.A. (cum laude), Christopher Newport University (2007); J.D. (cum laude), University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law (2010)

Previous Experience: Campbell & Campbell, P.C. (2011-2013), Parcell, Webb, & Baruch, P.C. (2013-2020)

Professional Associations: Member, Henrico Bar Association

Licensed to practice in: Supreme Court of Virginia

 

Sara L. Maynard

Assistant County Attorney

Date Joined County: September, 2021

Education: B.S. (magna cum laude), Virginia Commonwealth University (2017); J.D. (cum laude), University of Richmond School of Law (2020)

Previous Experience: : Judicial Law Clerk, Henrico County Circuit Court (2020-2021)

Licensed to practice in: Virginia

 

Karen W. Grizzard

Business Supervisor

Date Joined County: September, 1978

Education: B. A., James Madison University (1976)

Professional Associations and Positions Held: Henrico Area Mental Health & Developmental Services Board (2018- )

 

Pamela J. Miller

Paralegal: Litigation

Date Joined County: April, 2002

Education: B.S. in Governmental Administration, Concentration in Legal Studies (ABA approved, Pre-Law Program), Christopher Newport University (1998)

Previous Experience: Paralegal/Office Manager, Saunders Law Office (1998-2000); Paralegal, Brenner, Evans & Yoffy, P.C. (2000-2002).

Professional Associations and Positions Held: Member, Local Government Paralegal Association of Virginia, Inc. (2002 to present).

 

Shawnique N. Wilkerson-Smith

Paralegal

Date Joined County: August, 2013

Education: B.A. in Criminal Justice, Minor: Legal Studies (Valedictorian), Virginia Union University (2008); Master’s In Public Administration, Concentration in Administration of Justice, George Mason University (2010)

Previous Experience: Legal Secretary, Henrico Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office (2013-2018); Courtroom Clerk, Richmond Circuit Court (2011-2013)

 

Peter Mugamba

Paralegal

Date Joined County: October, 2020

Education: Bachelor of Laws (LL. B), Uganda Christian University (2014); Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (BAR Course), Law Development Center – Kampala (2016); MSc. International Defense and Security, Cranfield University at the Defense Academy of the United Kingdom – Oxfordshire, United Kingdom (2018); Paralegal Studies, A.A.S, Northern Virginia Community College – Alexandria

Previous Experience: Legal Assistant/Paralegal, Mughal Law Firm (2019-2020); Clerk, Zeija, Mukasa & Co. Advocates-Kampala

 

 

 

Contact Us

County Attorney

Phone
(804) 501-4342

Fax
(804) 501-4140

Mailing Address
P. O. Box 90775
Henrico, VA 23273-0775

 
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