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Chuck Slemp ('09)

After Chuck Slemp graduated with a dual degree in Law and Government, he opened his own firm in 2010 where he is licensed to practice in TN and VA. A native of Wise County, Virginia, Slemp returned to Southwestern Virginia after his time at Regent to raise a family and focus on his private law practice. "My practice focuses on wills and estate administration, local government law, criminal, and domestic relations cases. In addition to the solo-general practice, I hold two positions that account for the bulk of my work - General Receiver and Commissioner of Accounts. I was appointed in 2012 by the Circuit Court of Wise County and the City of Norton as General Receiver for the Court. That means that, essentially, I serve as trustee for monies held by the circuit court. I was also appointed as the Commissioner of Accounts for Wise County and the City of Norton, overseeing all fiduciaries who qualify before the Court as executor, administrator, trustee, conservator, or guardian and trustees in foreclosure."

Among his other accomplishments, Slemp was appointed by former Governor McDonnell to the Virginia Commission on Youth, which is a standing bipartisan joint commission of the general assembly. While serving on the Commission, he was also a part of the statewide steering committee for the "Virginia Adopts: Campaign for 1,000," an effort to promote foster care adoption in Virginia. McDonnell also appointed him to serve on the legislative Advisory Commission on Mandated Health Insurance Benefits and in 2013, he was selected to serve on the board of directors at Norton Community Hospital. Slemp recently announced his bid for commonwealth's attorney in Wise County which will be determined by a special election later this year. 

We wish Chuck all the best with his many endeavors, including his election as president-elect of the Wise County Bar Association for 2015 and his bid for commonwealth attorney in Wise County. Congratulations, Chuck, and may the Lord continue to bless you mightily as you change the world around you through your Christian leadership.