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Acting Solicitor General

The Office of Solicitor General represents the Commonwealth in the Supreme Court of the United States, the Supreme Court of Virginia, and federal circuit courts in non-capital cases that call into question the constitutionality of a state statute or that bear on sensitive policies of the Commonwealth. The Office also assists other Divisions of the Office of Attorney General with constitutional and appellate issues.

 

Photo of Trevor S. Cox - Acting Solicitor General

Bio

Trevor S. Cox serves as Acting Solicitor General.  He previously served as Deputy Solicitor General and Executive Division Counsel.  Before joining the Office of Attorney General, he worked in the Richmond office of Hunton & Williams LLP, where he represented public and private companies and their officers and directors in litigation matters involving securities, corporate governance, and mergers and acquisitions, and in a variety of matters involving Virginia law. He holds a bachelor's degree from Harvard College, a master's in history from Trinity College (University of Cambridge), and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. He is active in a number of nonprofit organizations in the Richmond area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acting Deputy Solicitor General & Executive Division Counsel

Photo of Matthew R. McGuire - Acting Deputy Solicitor General

Bio

Matthew R. McGuire serves as Acting Deputy Solicitor General & Executive Division Counsel.  He previously served as Assistant Solicitor General.  Before joining the Office of Attorney General, Matt worked in the Washington, D.C. office of the law firm Jones Day, where he represented public and private companies in litigation involving primarily administrative and constitutional law issues.  Prior to that he served as a law clerk to the Honorable E. Grady Jolly of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.  He holds a bachelor’s degree from North Carolina State University and a J.D. from George Mason University School of Law (now the Antonin Scalia Law School).  He was born and raised in Virginia and has spent most of his life in the greater Richmond area.