Gerald D. Arrington is the Commonwealth’s Attorney for Buchanan County, Virginia. He is a 2001 graduate of the University of Virginia’s College at Wise where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Government & Political Science and was captain of the mock trial team.
In 2004, Arrington graduated magna cum laude from the Appalachian School of Law in Grundy, Virginia. While at ASL, Gerald received the top student awards in Trial Advocacy, Remedies, and Virginia Practice and Procedure. He was also an Editor for the Appalachian Journal of Law and Vice-Chair for the Moot Court Board.
Gerald began practicing civil law in the Fall 2004 in Lebanon, Virginia and later began his career in public service when he was hired as the Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney for Buchanan County in 2005. Shortly thereafter, he joined the ASL Faculty adjunct professor of law teaching Legal Process I & II.
In 2008, Arrington hung his shingle and formed Arrington Law Office PLC where he represented clients in both civil and criminal cases until his successful election for Commonwealth’s Attorney in 2011.
During his tenure as Commonwealth’s Attorney, he was recognized by the American Legion for his work prosecuting the embezzlement of funds, which were earmarked to support American troops overseas, by their Treasurer, and later recognized by the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries for his prosecution of elk poachers.
Gerald also serves as a Member of the Board of Directors for the Virginia Association of Commonwealth’s Attorneys, and most recently was appointed to serve as a member of the Virginia Criminal Justice Conference, which a non-partisan group of prosecutors, defense attorneys, judges, legislators, and law professors who work together to make suggested revisions to Virginia’s criminal justice system.
Gerald has two sons, Dylan and Jackson; Dylan is enlisted and serving in the USAF and Jackson is an upcoming high school freshman. In his free time, Gerald enjoys whitewater kayaking, smoking bbq, and enjoying the outdoors. He looks forward to continuing his service to Buchanan County and the Appalachian School of Law.