Mr. Harvey Bryant

For almost 14 years Harvey Bryant led a 90 member office prosecuting approximately 16,000 criminal charges per year in Virginia’s largest city. He retired at the end of 2013. Since elected Commonwealth’s Attorney in Virginia Beach he has served as Virginia Association of Commonwealth’s Attorneys’ president, Commonwealth’s Attorneys’ Services Council chairman, and served on the board of directors of both organizations for 13 years, representing the Second Congressional District. He has served as chairman of the Criminal Law Section of the Virginia State Bar Association and represented Virginia on the National District Attorneys’ Association board of directors. He is a gubernatorial appointee to Virginia’s Criminal Sentencing Commission and serves on the board of directors for the Virginia Criminal Justice Foundation. He served as chairman of the Governor’s task force on asset forfeiture in 2012 and on Virginia’s Attorney General’s advisory committee on restoration of civil rights in 2013.He was awarded the Human Rights Award for Achievement in Government by the Virginia Beach Human Rights Commission in 2013. From 1987-2000 he was a supervisor in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Virginia, Norfolk and Newport News Divisions, which duties included supervising Special Assistant United States Attorneys from every branch of the service. After graduating from the College of William and Mary, he served in the U.S. Army for three years followed by five years in the Army Reserves. He graduated from the University Of Richmond School Of Law, was in private practice for nine years and was a prosecutor for over 30 years.

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