J. Vaden Hunt

County Attorney
Title: County Attorney
Phone: 434-432-7720
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Since January of 2011, J. Vaden Hunt, Pittsylvania County Attorney, has provided legal counsel to the Board of Supervisors, the County Administrator, and most County officers, departments, commissions, and boards. He also represents the County in most litigation matters. Primarily, his legal work is civil, except for the prosecution of some limited criminal misdemeanors involving Animal Control, Building Code compliance issues, and other similar fields. 

Vaden has a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Virginia and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Richmond School of Law. Before attending law school, he worked for two years as a Litigation Legal Assistant in a large Washington, D.C., law firm to ensure that being an attorney was a career he wanted to pursue. Following law school, Vaden worked as a Litigation Associate Attorney for a Richmond, Virginia, mid-sized law firm. He also worked as an Associate Attorney at a small Lynchburg, Virginia law firm, and as the first full-time, in-house County Attorney for a Central Virginia County.

Vaden took this job because he is very civic-minded, enjoys problem solving, and was excited about taking on the challenge of being the first full-time, in-house Pittsylvania County Attorney. Through all his work, Vaden strives to make the County a better place to live.Vaden’s day-to-day job involves, inter alia, drafting contracts, conducting legal research, counseling Board of Supervisor members, drafting ordinances, drafting deeds, providing general legal advice, and reviewing contracts.

Vaden is a member of the Virginia State Bar, the Local Government Attorneys of Virginia Association, and the Pittsylvania County Bar. During his free time, he likes to cook, travel, read, and coach/attend youth sports. Vaden is also an avid University of Virginia fan. He is married and has two children. 


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