New City Attorney Appointed
Mayor Richard West and the Chesapeake City Council have announced the appointment of Jacob P. Stroman as the new City Attorney. Stroman replaces Jan Proctor who retired from the position earlier this year.
Stroman comes to Chesapeake from the Virginia Attorney General’s Office where he served as Senior Assistant Attorney General and Chief of the Construction Section. In that position his responsibilities included construction litigation, contract forms and other issues for state agencies including the Virginia Department of Transportation, the Department of Military Affairs, and public colleges and universities. He has also served as Chief Staff Attorney for the Supreme Court of Virginia, County Attorney for Spotsylvania, Virginia, and Deputy City Attorney for the City of Norfolk, among other positions.
Stroman earned his Bachelor’s degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, graduating cum laude. He earned his Juris Doctor from the University Of Virginia School Of Law. Stroman is a former president of the Local Government Attorneys of Virginia, Inc. He has earned the “Leaders in Law” award from Virginia Lawyers Weekly. Stroman has been a presenter on numerous local government law topics to the Virginia Municipal League, the Virginia Association of Counties and the Local Government Attorneys of Virginia. He recently authored an article on public contracts which appeared in the February 2018 edition of The Virginia Lawyer.
Stroman and his wife Maureen have one son, J.P., a corporate and specialty insurance underwriter in Richmond, Virginia.