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City Attorney, Jacob P. Stroman
|Phone: 757-382-6586||Fax: 757-382-8749||Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Address: 306 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322|
Jacob P. Stroman Appointed City Attorney on July 1, 2018
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.
The City Attorney is the chief legal advisor of City Council, the City Manager, and all departments (excluding the Department of Education), boards, commissions, and agencies of the City in all matters affecting the interests of the City; has management and control of all law business of the City; institutes and defends all legal proceedings in state and federal court, as well as before various administrative agencies, to protect the interests of the City; attends City Council meetings; prepares ordinances and resolutions; draws or approves all bonds, deeds, leases, contracts, or other instruments to which the City is a party; and has such other powers and duties as assigned by City Council.
The City Attorney’s Office does not provide legal advice or opinions to citizens and cannot represent citizens in personal or private legal matters. If you need private representation, you may wish to consult your personal attorney or contact the Virginia Lawyer Referral Service at 800-552-7977.
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