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County Attorney’s Office
Ruth Ellen Kuhnel
County Attorney

5204 Bernard Dr., Suite 431
PO Box 29800
Roanoke, VA  24018-0798

Ph: (540) 772-2007
Fx: (540) 772-2089

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The Office of the County Attorney provides legal counsel to the Board of Supervisors, Constitutional officers, County staff, and County boards and commissions. Upon request the office provides written legal opinions to County officials and staff. The office represents the County in court and in administrative proceedings; drafts and reviews ordinances and resolutions; drafts and reviews contracts, bond documents, and deeds; prepares legislative proposals for submission to the General Assembly; reviews and tracks state legislation which may affect the County’s legal rights and obligations. The office is composed of four attorneys and two support staff and is led by the County Attorney who is appointed by and reports to the Board of Supervisors. 

Eldon James serves as the County's Legislative Liaison for its legislative interests before the General Assembly.