Joseph T. “Tom” Tokarz II has been appointed county attorney for Henrico, effective Aug. 15.
Tokarz joined the Henrico County Attorney’s Office in 1980 as an assistant county attorney and has served as deputy county attorney since 2011. He was named acting county attorney in June, following the retirement of Joseph P. Rapisarda Jr., who had served as county attorney since 1982.
Tokarz holds a law degree from the University of Virginia and a bachelor’s degree in business management from William & Mary.
As county attorney, he will lead an office with a 21-member staff and a $2.6 million budget for fiscal 2020-21. The county attorney is responsible for providing legal services to all of Henrico’s boards, commissions, authorities and administrative offices.