Commonwealth's Attorney's Office Case Assignments

In the Alexandria Commonwealth's Attorney's Office, prosecutors specialize by the types of crime (for example; domestic assault, sexual assault, or burglary) the defendant is charged with. Some crime types such as larceny and traffic offenses are assigned in rotation.

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Effective February 25, 2019

Bryan Porter, Commonwealth's Attorney

OCA Administration, Homicide, Crimes Against Administration of Justice, Legal 
Opinions, Police Internal Affairs, Grand Jury, Expungement Petitions

Team One - White Collar/Traffic Unit (WTU)

Molly Sullivan, Chief Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney
OCA Administration, Major Crimes as assigned, Arson, Mental Health Initiative, Involuntary Commitment Appeals, Probation and Parole matters, Electronic Evidence Order/Warrant Review

Audra O'Brien, Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney  
White Collar cases, Vehicular Manslaughter and Maiming, Crash Team Liaison

Antwoine Coleman, Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney  
Traffic Misdemeanors, appeals thereof, Felony DUI offenses, Felony Eluding  

Team Two - Special Victims Unit (SVU)

Cathryn Evans, Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney
SVU Supervisor; Major Crimes as assigned, Burglaries, Extradition. Sex Offender Registration, Electronic Evidence Review

Amanda Tassa, Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney
SVU cases as assigned, Law Enforcement contact for Child Sexual Assault cases, Child Abuse and Neglect cases, Felony Hit and Run 

Earin Earp, Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney

SVU cases as assigned, Law Enforcement contact for Adult Sexual Assault cases, Firearm Offenses 

Maana Parcham, Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney  
Domestic Violence, Offenses by adults in JDR Court, Appeals thereof 

Robert Strange, Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney  
Offenses by juveniles; appeals thereof

Team Three—Violent/Vice Narcotics Unit (VCU)

David Lord, Senior Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney
VCU Supervisor, Major Crimes as Assigned, Robbery, Drug Court Administration, Electronic Evidence Review

Jessica Smith, Senior Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney
 Major Crimes as assigned, Felony Assaults, MJGJ investigations, Electronic Evidence Review 

Patrick O'Brien, Senior Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney  
Vice/Narcotics cases, Law Enforcement contact for Drug offenses, Prescription Fraud, Assault on Police Officer cases as assigned

Joe Martin, Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney  
Patrol PWID and Possession of Drug cases, Gang offenses, Assault on Police Officer cases as assigned, Asset Forfeiture

Brittany Jones, Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney  
Criminal Misdemeanors, appeals thereof, Felony Larceny cases as assigned


"Major Crimes" are assigned at the pleasure of the Commonwealth's Attorney. Major Crimes are cases that in the opinion of the Commonwealth's Attorney must be assigned to an experienced prosecutor due to extreme complexity, gravity or the novelty of issues presented. All homicides are considered Major Crimes.

"Special Victim Crimes" are assigned at the pleasure of the SVU Supervisor. Special Victims crimes include Child Sexual Assault, Adult Sexual Assault, Child Abuse and Child Neglect cases. 

"White Collar Crimes” include identity and welfare fraud, false pretense, embezzlement, forgery and uttering, credit card offenses, and DMV Fraud.  
Other felony cases including all felony possession of narcotics cases, felony larcenies, felony worthless check, felony destruction of property, and other felony offenses not otherwise designated are assigned by the Chief Deputy to assistants in rotation.

 Issues or questions related to electronic evidence orders or search warrants should be directed to one of the assistants designated as “Electronic Evidence Order/Warrant Review.” Once prepared, Electronic Evidence search warrants or orders should be e-mailed to Donald Harrison-Wright who will ensure that they are assigned to the appropriate assistant.