Wade A. Kizer – Résumé


November, 2000 – December, 2011
Commonwealth’s Attorney for Henrico County,Va.– an elected Constitutional Officer for Henrico County.
Member – Virginia Commonwealth Attorneys Services Council
Member – James River Juvenile Detention Center Commission
Member – Henrico County Community Criminal Justice Board
Instructor – Henrico County Police Academy

June, 2000 – November, 2000
Acting Commonwealth’s Attorney, Henrico County.

September, 1986 – June, 2000
Senior Trial Attorney for Henrico County Commonwealth Attorney’s Office. Responsible for the prosecution of felony and misdemeanor cases in Circuit, Juvenile and General District Courts. Chief homicide prosecutor; instructor, Henrico County Police Training Academy. 1990 –1992, Special Prosecutor, Richmond Metropolitan Multijurisdictional Grand Jury and Narcotics Task Force. Responsible for leading an investigative grand jury comprised of members from the City of Richmond, Henrico, Hanover and Chesterfield counties investigating and prosecuting complex drug cases. Cross designated as special assistant United States Attorney for Eastern District of Virginia.

July, 1985 – September, 1986
Assistant Commonwealth Attorney, Hanover County,Virginia. Responsible for trial of criminal cases in Circuit, Juvenile and General District Courts.

May, 1984 – July, 1985
Associate, May, Miller and Nooney, Richmond,Va. Primarily handling defense of automobile negligence cases. Defense of criminal and traffic cases.

May, 1979 – May,1984
Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney, Henrico County ,Va.


Juris Doctor, 1979, University of Richmond Law School. Managing Editor, University of Richmond Law Review, 1978-79; McNeill Law Society; Student intern, United States Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Virginia.

B.S., Business Administration, 1976, Virginia Commonwealth University. Core studies, real estate and urban land development.

Community Activities

Glen Allen Ruritan Club