County Attorney

Contact Information

Phone: (540) 658-8636

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 339
Stafford, VA 22555

Rysheda McClendon
County Attorney

David Honadle
Deputy County Attorney

Jeannise Ewing
Assistant County Attorney II

Lauren Lucian
Assistant County Attorney II

Kathryn Stegmuller
Assistant County Attorney

Wendy Meyer
Assistant County Attorney

Office of the County Attorney

To provide adaptive and creative legal solutions, and lead with integrity.

Who We Are and Our Duties
The County Attorney is appointed by the Board of Supervisors and serves as its chief legal advisor.

The County Attorney’s Office represents and provides legal advice to the Board of Supervisors, County Administrator, and County departments and staff. To the extent that no conflicts exist, the County Attorney’s Office provides legal advice and support to the Constitutional officers and their staff, the Registrar and her staff, and Boards, Commissions, Committees, and Subcommittees created, and members appointed, by the Board of Supervisors.

This Office does not provide private representation or legal advice.  This Office performs civil work on behalf of Stafford County; it does not prosecute criminal matters.

If you need private representation or legal advice, you may wish to contact the Lawyer Referral Service (, which is sponsored by the Virginia State Bar, or Virginia Free Legal Answers (, sponsored by the American Bar Association. 

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