Michael W.S. Lockaby

Phone: (540) 387-2320
Fax: (540) 389-2350
E-mail: MikeL@guynnwaddell.com

Mike Lockaby represent localities, authorities, school boards, and other political subdivisions of the Commonwealth of Virginia, as well as constitutional officers both as general counsel and litigation counsel. He has experience both in in-house comprehensive advising and litigation at the administrative, trial, and appellate levels. Although Mike is knowledgeable about most areas of local government law, particular specialties include land use, utilities, internet and telecommunications, procurement and public finance, economic development, personnel, and constitutional and Dillon Rule issues.

Mike currently serves as the attorney primarily assigned to serve as County Attorney for Botetourt County, Virginia, as well as maintaining an active litigation and transactional consulting practice. He was full-time in-house County Attorney for Louisa County from 2013 to 2015, and represented localities in private practice for seven years prior to his time in Louisa County.


Bar Admissions

  • Virginia State Bar
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Professional Associations, Memberships and Community Service

  • Virginia State Bar
    • Virginia State Bar, Local Government Section
  • Local Government Attorneys of Virginia, Inc. (LGA)
    • Chairman, LGA ad hoc Committee on Public Procurement Act Reform (2014‑15)
    • LGA Fall 2015 Conference Committee

Articles and Presentations

  • 2015 Public Procurement Act Amendments, Journal of Local Government Law, Vol. XXVI No. 1, Summer 2015.

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