Arlington County Board Selects MinhChau Corr as New County Attorney
Published on November 09, 2021
Arlington County Board Selects MinhChau Corr as New County Attorney After conducting a nationwide search, the Arlington County Board has selected MinhChau Corr as the new County Attorney for Arlington County Government. As chief legal counsel to the Board, Ms. Corr will report directly to the County Board and lead an office of 14 attorneys and 3 paraprofessional staff. The County Attorney’s Office (CAO) provides legal counsel and advice to the County Board, County Manager and staff, County departments, agencies, boards and commissions, and the Retirement Board. Ms. Corr’s team also provides representation to them in litigation in state and federal court, as well as before various administrative agencies.
MinhChau Corr is an excellent lawyer who will serve Arlington well. She’s served with distinction as an Attorney and later Deputy County Attorney in Arlington since 2010 and has earned the respect of colleagues in the County Attorney’s Office and the County Board.” Stated County Board Chair Matt de Ferranti. “We are happy to recognize her work ethic, leadership, and commitment and we look forward to working with her over the years to come.”
Ms. Corr joined the Office of the County Attorney in January of 2010 and has served as Deputy County Attorney since 2018. She has served as the Acting County Attorney since spring 2021. Prior to serving in leadership roles in Arlington County, she also worked for Xerox. She is a member of the Local Government Attorneys of Virginia and serves on the Board of Governors for the Virginia State Bar’s Local Government Section and the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority’s Council of Counsels.
Ms. Corr was born in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and immigrated to the United States with her family in 1991. The first in her family to graduate from college, she has a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Florida and a J.D. from the George Mason University School of Law. She lives in West Springfield with her husband, two daughters, and a menagerie of bad animals.
Ms. Corr assumes the role previously held by Stephen MacIsaac, who left his post in spring of 2021 to join the Virginia Railroad Express.