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About the Office

Welcome

Welcome to the OAG

As Attorney General, it is my duty to fight for greater justice, equality, opportunity, and security for all Virginians, and to provide legal services to the Commonwealth's agencies, boards, commissions, colleges and universities. We are the Commonwealth's law firm, defending the interests of Virginians and Virginia government.

We also work with law enforcement throughout the Commonwealth to prepare for emerging public safety threats and to promote successful, secure communities. That means vigorously defending criminal convictions, prosecuting significant crimes like child exploitation, cyber crimes, elder abuse, theft of state property, and environmental crimes. When requested by local Commonwealth's Attorneys, we will assist with specialized prosecutions.

I hold myself and the employees of the Office of Attorney General to the highest ethical and legal standards, and will bring to bear any resources that are necessary to ensure that Virginians' interests are defended and our Commonwealth is a safe place to raise a family, start a business, or enjoy retirement.

We are here to serve you and offer many resources related to consumer protection, identity theft, internet safety, public safety, and other important issues that Virginians face every day. If we can be of any help, please don't hesitate to contact us.

image of Mark R. Herring's electronic signature