The Town of Lovettsville seeks a dedicated, responsive, and experienced individual to serve as the legal advisor and counsel to the Mayor, Town Council, Town Manager, and commissions. The Town Attorney is appointed by the Mayor and is a part-time position contracted via an annual retainer or on an hourly basis.

The Town Attorney assists with enforcement of non-criminal violations of Town Code, drafts and reviews contracts, agreements, licenses, permits, deeds, leases, easements, franchise agreements, ordinances, policies, and resolutions. The Town Attorney does not provide legal advice to private citizens; nor are they permitted to make referrals.  Criminal violations of the Town Code typically fall under the purview of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office and Loudoun County Commonwealth’s Attorney.

Interested parties should send a letter of engagement with a detailed resume or curriculum vitae to [email protected]


-Provides oral and written legal opinions and advice on complex matters.
-Prepares, reviews and/or approves various legal documents on behalf of the Town – contracts, ordinances, resolutions, bonds, bids, deeds, leases, policies, etc.
-Researches, interprets and applies laws, court decisions, and other legal authority in the preparation of opinions, advice and briefs.
-Advises on the purchase, sale, exchange and/or leasing of properties.
-Reviews procurement matters to ensure compliance.
-Reviews General Assembly legislation and provides direction to Council, as needed.


Education, Experience and License:
-Juris Doctor from an accredited law school and at least five (5) years of experience practicing law, preferably municipal law or land use; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

-Active license with the Virginia State Bar, qualified to practice in Virginia courts and possesses the ability to qualify in federal courts; ability to maintain bar membership as a condition of continued employment

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
-Comprehensive knowledge of local government, including Roberts Rules of Order, state and federal law
-Thorough comprehension of judicial procedures, rules of evidence and methods of legal research
-Comprehensive skill in formulating legal opinions, conducting complex litigations and professional judgment
-Strong written and oral communication skills, analytical, research and problem-solving skills
-Strong organization and time-management skills
-Ability to deal with competing priorities, varied instructions, and abstract/concrete variables
-Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all public officials, staff and the general public