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Ruth Ellen Kuhnel

Ruth Ellen Kuhnel, County Attorney
Phone:  (540) 772-2012
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A 24-year resident of the Roanoke Valley, Ruth Ellen began working for the Roanoke County Attorney’s Office in 2007 representing the County in a variety of matters, specializing in land use, contracts, and litigation on behalf of the Department of Social Services.  She assumed the County Attorney position in 2015.  Ruth Ellen received her undergraduate degree from the University of Mississippi (1984) and her Juris Doctor from Washington and Lee University (1987). 
 Peter Lubeck
Peter S. Lubeck, Senior Assistant County Attorney
Phone:  (540) 772-2009
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Peter originally grew up near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania before receiving his Bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University (2001) and his Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration degrees from The College of William and Mary (2005).  Peter has been practicing law since 2005 and joined the County Attorney’s Office in February 2013.  Peter enjoys living and working in Roanoke County. 
 Mary Beth Nash
Mary Beth Nash, Senior Assistant County Attorney
Phone: (540) 772-2008
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Mary Beth joined the County Attorney’s Office in December 2015.  Mary Beth received her undergraduate degree from University of Virginia (1990) and her Juris Doctor from West Virginia University College of Law (1995). 
 Rachel Lower
Rachel W. Lower, Assistant County Attorney

Phone:  (540) 283-8899
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A native of nearby Craig County, Rachel joined the Roanoke County Attorney’s Office in 2015. She received her undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech (2011) and her Juris Doctor from Liberty University School of Law (2014). 
 Melissa Beaman
Melissa Beaman, Legal Assistant

Phone:  (540) 772-2071
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Melissa grew up in the Roanoke Valley and began working for Roanoke County in 2012 as a Legal Secretary for the Department of Social Services before joining the County Attorney’s Office in August of 2014. Melissa will graduate from Virginia Western Community College with an A.A.S in Paralegal Studies (2016).  
 Emily Mounce
Emily Mounce, Legal Assistant
Phone:  (540) 772-2007
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Originally from Richmond, Virginia, Emily received her Bachelor’s degree in English from Virginia Tech (2013). She began working for Roanoke County in 2014 as the Legal Secretary for the Department of Social Services before joining the County Attorney’s Office in December 2015.