Assistant Commonwealth's Attorneys

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Joseph W. Lee, III

JWLEE

jwlee@co.augusta.va.us

Chief Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney

  • University of Virginia (B.A.)
  • Capital Law and Graduate Center (J.D.)

Joseph Lee joined the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office in May of 2016, bringing with him 10 years of prosecutorial experience in the Commonwealth. Joseph began prosecuting as a member of the Lynchburg Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office in 2006.  For close to nine years, from 2006 until 2015, Joseph prosecuted complex narcotics cases, violent adult felonies, to include robberies and homicides as assigned, felonious assaults and misdemeanor criminal offenses and traffic offenses.  In 2015, as a Senior Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney, Joseph supervised a team of prosecutors in drug prosecutions in the City of Portsmouth Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office before joining the Augusta County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office.


Alexandra "Alex" Meador

AMEADOR

ameador@co.augusta.va.us

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney

  • James Madison University summa cum laude (B.A.)
  • University of Virginia, School of Law (J.D.)

Alex joined the Augusta County Commonwealth’s Attorney's Office in June 2015. She prosecutes a range of felonies and misdemeanors, but primarily specializes in the prosecution of child sexual abuse, adult sexual assault and domestic violence cases.  Prior to joining the office, Alex served as a law clerk for Chief Justice Donald W. Lemons of the Supreme Court of Virginia. Between college and law school, Alex worked for four years as the youth programs director of a grassroots non-profit organization on Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota.  Alex is a member of the Augusta/Staunton/Waynesboro Multidisciplinary Taskforce for Child Abuse and the Blue Ridge Criminal Justice Board’s Juvenile Justice Committee.  She provides domestic violence training to local law enforcement officers and has served as a Judicial Proceedings Content Instructor in local area Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner training.  Alex has also completed specialized training in a variety of areas, including forensic interviewing, sexual assault nurse examinations, strangulation, adult non-stranger sexual assault, domestic violence, juvenile court practice and procedure, child abuse, economic crimes, and DUIs.

 

Lorna E. Port

lport@co.augusta.va.usLPORT

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney

  • Political Science, Hofstra University (B.A)
  • Washington & Lee University School of Law (J.D)

 

Lorna joined the Augusta County Commonwealth's Attorney's office in February 2016.  Before becoming an Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney, she served as a Magistrate for the Commonwealth of Virginia in Prince George and Henrico counties.  During law school, Lorna volunteered with the Lynchburg Commonwealth's Attorney's Office, Project Horizon, and Blue Ridge Legal Services, earning an award for extraordinary public service.  She served in the United States Army from 2003 to 2009, and worked as an analyst with the Department of Defense between college and law school.  Lorna specializes in the prosecution of adult sexual assault cases, drug related crimes, and animal control cases.  

 

Kyle F. Powers

kpowers@co.augusta.va.usKPOWERS

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney

  • Hampden-Sydney College (B.A.)
  • Mississippi College School of Law (J.D.)

 

Kyle Powers joined the Augusta County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office in 2016. While with the office, he has covered a wide variety of cases, from traffic offenses to murders. Kyle has also been appointed as Special Prosecutor in a number of cases in the counties surrounding Augusta County. While in law school, Kyle spent time interning for the Waynesboro Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office as well as for the judges for the twenty-first Judicial District of Virginia. He was born and raised in the City of Waynesboro and returned to the area in 2014 to practice law. Upon his return to the area, he worked for the law firm of Thomas Weidner IV, PLLC. with a focused practice in criminal defense. Mr. Powers serves as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney for Augusta County as an undertaking to serve and protect the community in which he was raised.

 

Holly M. Rasheed

hrasheed@co.augusta.va.usHRASHEED

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney

  • Blue Ridge Community College (A.A.S)
  • University of Virginia (B.A.)
  • University of Richmond School of Law (J.D.)

 

Holly Rasheed interned in the Augusta County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office in the summers of 2013, 2014, and 2015. After graduating from University of Richmond School of Law, she returned to the office as a Bridge to Practice Fellow in the fall of 2016. Before becoming an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney, Holly worked as an Associate at the law firm of Nelson, McPherson, Summers & Santos, L.C. in Staunton. In March of 2017, Holly began working as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney for Augusta County; she primarily prosecutes cases in the General District Court and Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court. Additionally, Holly is the Secretary of the Augusta County Bar Association, and she is a Board member of Valley Children’s Advocacy Center.