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General Counsel

The General Counsel leads the Office in its public integrity efforts, such as compliance with the Conflicts of Interests Act and the Office’s ethics policy and gift ban as well as the Freedom of Information Act, which governs the public’s access to existing documents. Counsel oversees the procurement and management of outside counsel engagements to insure that, when outside counsel is required, state bodies receive top-flight legal services at a savings to the Commonwealth.

 

Pam O'Berry

General Counsel

Office of the Attorney General
202 North Ninth Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Pamela O’Berry serves as General Counsel to the Office of the Attorney General.   Prior to her appointment in April, 2021, she served as a judge in the Chesterfield General District Court for twelve years, as a Commissioner and Chair of the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Board and as General Counsel, Deputy Chief and consultant to various police departments including the Richmond Police Department, the Detroit Police Department, and the Prince George’s County,  Maryland Police Department.   O’Berry also practiced law as a civil litigator, a public defender, and as a Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Richmond for eight years.  She has also served as an adjunct professor at both VCU And Virginia Union universities. 
 

O’Berry earned her B.A. (Magna Cum Laude) in English from Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania, and her J.D. from the American University, Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C..   She is also a graduate of the Virginia Executive Institute and was recognized as one of Richmond’s Top 40 Under 40 by Style Weekly.