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Andrew McRoberts Selected as Attorney for Mathews County

Published on: 5/25/2012

Andrew R. McRoberts, a Government group lawyer at the Sands Anderson firm, has been chosen by the Mathews County Board of Supervisors to serve as county attorney on the retirement of the current lawyer Richard Harfst, firm President Lee Byrd announced today.

"Andrew will be under contract to the county to furnish legal advice and service to the Board as needed, a job he is eminently qualified to do through his experience as county attorney in Culpeper and Goochland and, over the last three years, among our clients across the state," said Government group leader Daniel M. Siegel.

McRoberts focuses his work on land use and zoning, subdivision, real estate, tax assessment, special service districts, and other specialized advice and litigation for local governments in Virginia as well as for private clients needing a lawyer with local government experience and insight. He is the managing editor and chief author of  the Virginia Local Government Law Blog ( on local government issues and legal information in Virginia, for which he was recognized as a Leader in the Law in 2010 by Virginia Lawyers Weekly.

McRoberts earned his law degree at the University of Richmond School of Law and his bachelor's degree from the College of William and Mary. He is a past president of the Local Government Attorneys of Virginia.

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