Loudoun County, Va. (October 3, 2014) – Leo P. Rogers has been selected as the new Loudoun County Attorney. The Board of Supervisors voted Wednesday to approve Rogers’ appointment, effective November 17, 2014. Rogers replaces John R. (Jack) Roberts, who retired in July after nearly 30 years of service with the Loudoun County government, 25 of them as County Attorney. Assistant County Attorney Ron Brown has served as Interim County Attorney since Roberts’ retirement.
Rogers comes to Loudoun from James City County, where he has been the County Attorney since 2004. He began his service in James City County as Assistant County Attorney in 1990.
“I am pleased to welcome Leo as our new County Attorney,” said Board of Supervisors Chairman Scott K. York. “He is very well qualified for this appointment and ready to tackle the many complex legal issues that the county faces as we move into the future.”
Rogers says he is looking forward to working in Loudoun. “As the County Attorney in James City County, I have had considerable experience with land use and development issues in one of the Commonwealth’s fastest-growing communities, which I think will serve me well in Loudoun,” he said.
As County Attorney, Rogers will serve as the chief legal counsel to the Board of Supervisors and county departments and agencies; will be responsible for drafting county ordinances; and defending or bringing actions in which the county or any of its boards, departments or agencies are parties.
Rogers graduated from Rutgers College, where he was a Henry Rutgers Scholar in History, and earned his Juris Doctor degree from the William & Mary Law School.