Ryan Samuel Named Arlington Deputy County Attorney

Published on January 19, 2022

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Arlington County Attorney MinhChau Corr has selected Ryan Samuel as the new Deputy County Attorney.

Mr. Samuel, who joined the County Attorney’s Office (CAO) in 2018, serves as a board member for the Local Government Attorneys of Virginia and is a member of the Virginia Workers' Compensation American Inn of Court.

“Ryan has been a valued member of the County Attorney’s Office and has contributed greatly to ensuring the County receives high quality legal service and advice,” said County Attorney MinhChau Corr. “I am confident his commitment to local government service and considerable skills will enable the County Attorney’s Office to continue its long tradition of providing high quality legal services and counsel to the Board and the County.”

The CAO provides legal counsel and advice to the County Board, County Manager and staff, County departments, agencies, boards and Commissions, and Retirement Board, and also provides representation to them in litigation in state and federal court, as well as before various administrative agencies.

Prior to joining Arlington’s CAO, Mr. Samuel was an Assistant City Attorney in Chesapeake, VA. He was recognized with Inside Business’s Hampton Roads Top 40 Under 40 in 2017, the City of Chesapeake’s Public Service Award (2015), and the Norfolk Collegiate School Young Alumni Achievement Award (2015).

Mr. Samuel graduated magna cum laude from Hampden Sydney College with a B.A. in History and Political Science. He earned his J.D. from Wake Forest School of Law where he served as the Executive Online Editor of the Wake Forest Law Review and the Executive Director of the Public Interest Initiative. He lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife.

Mr. Samuel assumes the role previously held by MinhChau Corr, who was selected as the County Attorney by the Arlington County Board in Nov. 2021.

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