Who We Are

The Local Government Attorneys of Virginia, Inc. (LGA) was founded in 1975
Our members are
  • Cities, counties, and towns of the Commonwealth, represented by their civil legal counsel
  • Governmental organizations
  • Private law firms that specialize in local government matters
  • Members of the judiciary

LGA has over 300 members, represented by more than 800 public and private attorneys

What We Do

  • Provide CLE credit specifically focused on local government law
  • Furnish information and support to assist local government attorneys in performing the duties of their positions
  • Offer a forum for communication and exchange of ideas of import to local government attorneys
  • Address litigation or legislation that is significant to Virginia local governments
  • File amicus briefs when litigation is generally significant to local government

The Benefits of Membership

The Members' Section consists of additional searchable content that is available only to LGA members, including the LGA listserv, the membership directory, the LGA Handbook, current and past conference handouts, current and past issues of the Bill of Particulars, and LGA committee work product, such as model ordinances and legal memoranda.

Learn About Membership

Member News

After having served in the Chesapeake City Attorney’s Office for several years, including as Deputy City Attorney and Interim City Attorney, Catherine Lindley ([email protected]cityofchesapeake.net) is now the Chesapeake City Attorney. Congratulations, Catherine!

See Who's Doing What Here




Curt Spear receives the the 2023 A. Robert Cherin Award for Outstanding Deputy or Assistant Local Government Attorney at LGA's Spring Conference In Roanoke. 
Read Resolution Honoring Curt Spear

The following officers and directors were elected at LGA's Annual Meeting on April 20, 2023, for the 2023-24 year, beginning September 1, 2023:

 Election of Officers and Directors - Details Here