Town attorney to become judge

Published 5:58 pm Friday, May 10, 2019



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Wallace Brittle | File photo

Windsor Town Attorney Wallace Brittle has been appointed a judge, and as such, will soon leave his position as the municipality’s legal counsel.

Brittle told Windsor Weekly that the Virginia General Assembly had appointed him a Juvenile and domestic Relations District Court judge in Virginia’s Sixth District, which includes the counties of Sussex, Surry, Prince George, Greensville and Brunswick, as well as the cities of Hopewell and Emporia.

“I have been a substitute judge for a number of years and knew that I wanted to become a Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court Judge,” Brittle said.

The town has since hired Fred Taylor, an attorney and partner with the Suffolk-based firm Bush & Taylor P.C., as Brittle’s replacement, per Brittle’s recommendation. According to Town Manager Michael Stallings, Taylor’s official start date will be after the June Town Council meeting, but the town has a contract in place to allow Taylor to shadow Brittle until such time as he is sworn in as a judge.

Stallings added that while Taylor has limited local government experience, he has done work with local governments in the past.

“We are excited to have Fred on board as our new Town Attorney,” Stallings said.