County Attorney


The County Attorney's Office provides legal counsel to the Board of Supervisors, the County Administrator, and all County officers, departments, agencies, commissions and boards. The County Attorney's Office also represents the County in matters of litigation. All legal work is civil in nature with the exception of the prosecution of criminal misdemeanors involving Animal ControlCode Compliance and the Treasurer's Office.  All other criminal matters are prosecuted by the Commonwealth's Attorney.

No private representation is provided by this office.

If you need private representation, you may wish to contact the Lawyer Referral Service, which is sponsored by the Virginia State Bar, at 1.800.552.7977 or Virginia Legal Aid at 1.866.LEGL.AID (1.866.534.5243).  The Public Defender Office can be reached at 540.899.4814. 

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Contact Information

Main: (540) 507-7020
Fax: (540) 507-7028

9105 Courthouse Road
Spotsylvania, VA 22553
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Mailing Address:
PO Box 308
Spotsylvania, VA 22553

Office Hours:
8:00AM - 4:30PM
Monday - Friday

County Attorney
     Karl R. Holsten

Deputy County Attorney
     Susan E. Cooke

Senior Assistant County Attorney
      Willian E. Moore 

Senior Assistant County Attorney
     Alexandra Spaulding 

Assistant County Attorney
     Jessica M. DesNoyer

    Susan B. Eggen

    Samantha R. Horton

Legal Assistant 
      Carey R.  Majean