Kelly Lackey appointed as City Attorney

May 29, 2024 | Fredericksburg Business News, Fredericksburg City News |

Kelly J. Lackey has been appointed as the new Fredericksburg City Attorney.

Fredericksburg City Council made the appointment at its meeting on Tuesday, May 28th, with immediate effect. Lackey replaces Kathleen Dooley, who recently retired.

Lackey has worked as a local government attorney for 15 years, beginning as an Assistant City Attorney in Chesapeake. Prior to being appointed as City Attorney, Lackey had been Fredericksburg’s Special Projects Counsel, a post she started in February. She served as the King George County Attorney from November 2021 to January 2024.

Lackey serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Local Government Attorneys of Virginia Inc., and was recently elected Vice President of that organization. She has volunteered for the Virginia State Bar as a member of the Professionalism Faculty, offering training in ethics and civility to new lawyers from 2022 to present.

Lackey earned her B.A. at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass., and her J.D. at the William & Mary School of Law in Williamsburg.

“We are delighted to appoint Kelly as the new City Attorney,” said Mayor Kerry Devine. “It has been a pleasure getting to know her through her work as Special Projects Counsel this spring. She possesses a reputation for integrity and professionalism at the highest levels, and a breadth of experience in all aspects of local government law. The City Council looks forward to working with her for years to come.”

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